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Callicroft Primary

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Term 1

We have already completed our first piece of art work as Year 1.

We worked hard to draw our self portrait and wrote about ourselves during progression day. This work has produced our first display as year 1.


PE will be on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school in the correct PE kit for that day.

Thank you

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This term our topic is Lost in Space. We will be looking at what a astronaut needs to wear to go into space and designing and making a rocket. We can even go on our own visit into space using our own class space ship!



Within English we will be working on writing caption and sentences using phonics to spell and using the punctuation of capital letters and full stops and the use of finger spaces. The skill of phonics is essential and there will be a big focus on the reading and writing using phonics. We will be working in the following phonics:

ai, a-e, ay, ey

ee, ea, y

ie, i-e, igh, y

oa, o-e, o, ow

ue, u-e, u, ew

We will also be working in reading and spelling tricky words. Words that can be practiced will be sent home in a word box. These will include tricky words, phonics words and non sense words to help prepare for out phonics screen test in term 6.

Week 1


This week we will start our new book for English. Can you guess what It will be about from the door?

 Our book is Man on the Moon. We have made aliens from playdough that could live on the moon.

Week 2


This week we have been practicing our writing. We have been making spacemen and then writing a speech bubble.



In maths we have been finding 1 more and less. 1 more means add 1 and 1 less means take one away.



We have starting to learn at home to. We have been practicing our, reading, writing and Maths. Some of us have been using our creative skills and designed and made a rocket.

 Week 3

This week we have been focusing on counting in twos. We have learnt that if you count from 0 you only say even numbers.

Week 4

This week we have been thinking about what shapes are used the make a rocket and then looking at junk to make our first attempt at model making. When have then designed out final rocket to start building next week.

We have has some super rockets made for homework which has helped up with inspiration for out design.

This week we have also started a new book in English. We are now working on Beegu. It is all about a little alien who crashes to earth and tries to make friends. We have written a class poem about what makes a good friend.

Week 5

This week we have been continuing our work on addition. We have been using addition in real life situations - we have been shopping. We have been finding totals of 2 items.

We then started problem solving. We had to work out all the things we could buy with 10p.

In topic this week we have been following our plans to build a rocket. We have had to think carefully about what shapes to use and how to join the parts together.

 Week 6


This week we have been writing letters to Beegu. We have been using 'and' and writing questions to find out more about Beegu.


This week we have using our addition and subtraction skills to find the missing numbers in number sentences.

5 - ? = 3              7 + ? = 10               ? + 4 = 9


This week in topic we had a visitor. He is an is working in a team on getting the first rocket to Mars. he brought in his telescope and vision goggles. It was like being in space!!!!