Year 1 Newsletter.

Year 1


This term, Year 1 will be looking in to Steve Backshall as part of their RESPECT curriculum. Steve Backshall is a BAFTA-winning English naturalist, writer and television presenter, best known for BBC TV’s Deadly 60. He has explored many parts of the globe and documented his discoveries and adventures. During this topic, children as adventurers will travel to Borneo. We will be looking at endangered Samaritan Rhinoceros, saving hump-back whales, Siamese Crocodile eggs and building shelters in the wild. Children will undertake Steve Backshall style survival missions weekly in which they will have the opportunity to display and develop all values of the RESPECT curriculum, particularly teamwork, resilience, communication and self-awareness.

General information

Spellings are given out on a Tuesday morning each week and should be practised for 10 minutes each day. A spelling test takes place every Friday.

Homework is given out on a Tuesday and should be completed and brought back to school by the following Tuesday. In addition to Maths and English, children will be provided with a homework menu for their adventurer. This provides children with an opportunity to undertake a variety of homework challenges all related to their explorer, Steve Backshall. Some homework examples related to their current explorer are; creating fact files on deadliest animals, looking at lifecycles, drawing handprint animals and making a habitat. Last term, Children were very engaged with their homework menu and enjoyed taking part in all the different challenges.


Monday: 3:15-4:00

-  Art club

Tuesday: 3:15-4:00

-          Homework club

-          Phonics club


-          Multi skills – 3:15-4

-           Ipad 3.15 – 4 pm     

Please see your child’s class teacher if you wish to put names down for a place.

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