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Welcome to Stiperstones class! We are a friendly bunch of year 1 children. Our teacher is Mrs Hopwood and our teaching assistants are Miss Storey and Mrs Kings.


Welcome back!

Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed a restful Easter break. This term our topic is ‘Location, Location, Location’. If you, your family or friends are going on holiday (or for a day out) we would love to receive a postcard from you to help us locate different places around the UK and the World.  Please send your postcards to Stiperstones Class, The Wilfred Owen School, Monkmoor Campus, 5 Woodcote Way, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury SY2 5SH  alternatively please email any photos to


As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to me.



In English we will start our learning by watching ‘There’s a Rang-Tang In My Bedroom’. From this we will find information to create a non-chronological report.  After this we will look at traditional tales before moving on to learning about stories from other cultures.



In Maths this term we are focusing on all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). We will be applying our knowledge in regular problem solving sessions.



Using numicon to help us with our maths!


We will be starting our learning journey in the rainforests of Borneo where we will find out about the magnificent orang-utans and the dangers they are facing. We will then travel to Brazil to explore the country and culture.  We will then compare this to our local environment.



Children will be given the opportunity to change their books three times a week. All children will have a daily phonics session. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words.


Forest Schools.  

Forest School is on a Friday morning (for all children) Please can your child come to school wearing suitable clothing (warm old clothing) and bring their uniform to school to change into after the session.



We have P.E on a Monday and a Wednesday but it's good to keep our P.E kit in school during the week.


If you child has pierced ears and can not remove the studs then please send your child with surgical tape or  plasters so that the studs can be covered during PE.



Key dates


6.5.19—May Bank Holiday

24.5.19 Football Lunch and Non Uniform Fundraiser

27.5.19– Half Term

3.6.19– PD day

10.6.16-Phonics screening check week.

19.6.19 Sports Day

28.6.19 Class assembly

1.7.19– Move up day

10.7.19—Reports sent home

11.7.19 Parents opening evening

22.7.16—Last day of term







Children will have weekly spellings for them to practice at night. They will be tested on these on a Friday.  Children will have number fact books sent home. We would be grateful if you could help them learn their number facts. All children have log in  details for ‘My Maths’ and ‘TT Rock Stars’. Please come and speak to me if you are having difficulty logging in to either of the websites.



Letters and sounds.

All children in Year 1 are required to undertake a phonics check. In this they read a mixture of real and alien words by using their phonic knowledge. Please do not hesitate to come and speak to me if you need more information  about this.


. More information about this can be found here.


These are some useful websites to help your child prepare for this.

Please note these link to external websites and therefore the content can not be guaranteed.


Letters and sounds

Phonics play

Mystery object lands in playground!

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