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School will be closed for an INSET day on Friday 22nd December. Back to school on Monday January 8th 2018

Giraffes Y1

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Welcome to Giraffes!


Mrs. Shaw is our Teacher.

Miss Richards, Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Maskery are our Teaching Assistants.



Look at our beautiful Christmas stars we have made!

Don't they look lovely on our Christmas tree?

Don't they look lovely on our Christmas tree? 1
Look at our photos taken on our  Yorkshire Wildlife Park Visit
And our wonderful display!  We even made a book about our visit!
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We are looking forward to an exciting Autumn Term 2017 !

Our topic for the Autumn term is 'Could a Polar bear live in Africa?'




Our daily reads in the Autumn Term will be -

Abigail, Elmer, Six dinner Sid, selfish crocodile & Giraffes can’t dance .






Maths is lots of fun in Giraffes!

Cool Count - counting forwards and backwards in ones, counting in twos, fives and tens.

Daily Bursts - 2d and 3d shapes, measuring, position and direction, telling the time.

Skills - Counting, Number and Place Value, Securing Number Facts, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Fractions. Measurement and Geometry.



Focus for this Autumn term we will be writing a non-fiction report about Zebras,a recount of our trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, descriptions and stories based on The Emperors Egg and The Day the Crayons quit. Rainbow Grammar.



Throughout the Autumn term in Science,we will be learning about Living things and their Habitats using Identifying,Classifying and Grouping skills.



Our creative work will focus on Art: Investigating Henri Rousseau and creating a jungle wall display!



In music this term our focus
will be Year 1 – Animals.

Music Express unit of work.



In P.E our focus this term will be Ball Skills, Coordination and team games

and real P.E skills.

P.E is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please remember to bring your P.E kit - shorts, T-shirt and pumps/trainers.

In R.E we will be learning about Christianity and Judaism

and the Christmas Story.



Remember to read every night and get your diary signed - you will earn a star stamp each time!

We read everyday in school so you will need your reading book and reading diary with you every day.


Also, have a go at reading a book using your BUG CLUB account!


Written homework will be given out on a
FRIDAY and collected in the following FRIDAY so that it can be marked and new homework given. Please encourage and help your child to complete their homework. Regular READING at home and weekly SPELLINGS are also part of homework.


THANK YOU for your support, it really does make a HUGE difference to your child's learning.


Spelling Quiz
We also have a Friday spelling/phonics quiz and it would be really helpful if you could support your child in practising their weekly spellings. Please make sure your child has their reading diary with them and practise spellings every day using look, cover, write check.



We will be focussing on E safety, How to use Purple Mash and stop animation.



This term our focus will be where do we live in the world? dentifying the seven continents. Landscapes and geographical features of Africa, and the people that live there.








Have you seen the kids zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!


Children in Year 1 across the country take part in a Phonics Screening in June. They

have to read 40 words (20 real words and 20 “alien” words). You can help your child

by practising on

Parent Booklet - Everything you need to know to help your gorgeous giraffe.