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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 Lansley, Mrs Groom, Miss Deacon and Mrs Garner.


Welcome back!

Welcome to Stiperstones class! We hope you all enjoyed a lovely break and are now ready to learn! Our topic this term is ‘Take One Picture’ and we will be using the picture ‘Men of the Docks’ by George Bellows as our inspiration. We will look at journeys and take a trip on a riverboat.


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



We will start the term getting to know each other and creating an information report about ourselves. Following on from this we will focus on the theme of ‘Journeys’ and look at the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ before writing a story about our own journey. Later in the term, we will look at information reports and produce our own information leaflet about the local area. 



In Maths this term we are focusing on number recognition and place value (how many tens and units there are). We will then move to looking at how we add and subtract numbers to 20.        We will be applying our knowledge in regular problem solving sessions.



Using numicon to help us with our maths!



 In Geography, we will start by thinking about what a journey is and discussing a journey we have been on in the local area. We will then look at journeys around the world. In History, we will look at how travel has changed and the impact that this has had on journeys. In Art, we will be looking at the role horses have played in travel and will create our own clay horse and we will make a cart in our DT lessons.


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.

In P.E this term we will be focusing on multi-skills (developing a range of skills), football, dance and gymnastics.



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.




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:

09.09.19 After school clubs begin
20.09.19 Jeans for Genes Day non-uniform (denim)
24.09.19 School photographs
26.09.19 European Day (Italian lunch)
27.09.19 Harvest Festival
24.10.19 Parents Evening
25.10.19 PD day
28.10.19 Half term
5.11.19 Bonfire Lunch
29.11.19 Christmas Fair
12.12.19 KS1 Nativity                                    

18.12.19 Christmas Dinner                                     

20.12.19 Break up for Christmas Holidays




Children will have weekly spellings for them to practice at night. They will be tested on these on a Friday. Please send their spelling folder into school on a Friday.

Children will have number fact books sent home. They are tested on these on a Monday and receive a reward in assembly when they have completed all their challenges. Children can practice their times tables on ‘TT Rockstars’ and ‘Mathster’.



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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