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Welcome to Year 1 - Murphy Class


Welcome back to the Summer Term! We hope you had a lovely Easter break! This is where you can find out about our learning in Year 1, our current topics and any useful websites to help you at home.


You can also see some pictures of our classroom and some of our activities. Don’t forget to follow the school Twitter page for more updates of what we are up to in Murphy class!

Summer Topic

School Days!

Welcome back to the Summer term! 


Our topic this term will be 'Childhood!'.


In the School Days project, your child will have the opportunity to take part in a traditional Victorian class and will learn about the differences between schooling in the Victorian era and schooling today. They will learn about objects found in a Victorian classroom and how they were used. They will research Samuel Wilderspin, an important figure in the development of schooling for young children in the Victorian era, whose ideals are reflected in schooling today. They will learn to describe the passage of time through study of past, present and future tense vocabulary.


Our Literacy learning will begin with a text about Bats. The children will spend time looking at a variety of Non fiction texts and identify features such as headings, diagrams and contents page. The class will spend time creating their own reports about Bats. We will then move onto the text 'Little Read and The Very Hungry Lion' where the children will focus on narrative. We will spend lessons developing reading, spelling, and handwriting skills.


In Maths we will be developing our understanding of place value. The children will be practicing to count in steps of 2's, 5's and 10's and looking at numbers up to 50. We will then move onto blocks about fractions and time. The class will look at finding a half of shapes and of a quantity. We will learn to tell the time to the nearest hour and half hour. 



  • PE will on a Monday and Tuesday so children should come to school in PE kit on these days.
  • Homework will be set on a Friday - to be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday. Any problems with this please let us know.
  • Guided and individual reading will take place throughout the week so remember to send in reading folders.
  • Reading books will be changed on a Friday.


If there is anything you need to ask or find out then we are here to help so please contact the school to arrange a time to chat.

We look forward to working with you all.


Miss Willer and the Year 1 team

Useful information to support your child in the project 'School Days!'


Below are two PDF documents.

- The first is a topic information sheet showing you the main areas of learning.

- The second is list of vocabulary that will be taught during this unit.


I have also added the home learning tasks - If you wish to do any extra learning with your child at home. 

Here are some photos of our fabulous learning!

The web links below might help you even more at home.