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Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers.  This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.

Curriculum Newsletter

Welcome to Venus Class!


Welcome to Year 1!


Your teachers in Venus Class are Mrs Berridge and your teaching assistant is Miss Apsey.


Your new learning experience is      Fetch the Vet


Please see our curriculum newsletter at the top of page for more information



We will be visiting Southill Vets, on the afternoon of Wednesday 8th January and will have Longleat visiting our classes on Thursday 9th January. The children will discover facts about different animals and how to care for them.



We would like to share some of our work with you during an assembly in the school hall on

Wednesday 12th February at 2.45 pm



Take home task

Please can you make a model of your pet, or a pet of your choice, and bring it in to school with a leaflet telling us all about how you care for your pet or a pet you would like.

Hand in date: Friday 7th February 2020


Learning Experience

During this Learning Experience children will immerse themselves in the life of pets and come to understand about the work of vets and the importance of looking after animals properly. They will learn scientific facts about their own bodies and compare themselves to animals. By studying the senses children will further understand what we need as humans and then how we grow and develop. Art is a big feature of this experience with children building on skills and knowledge week on week and seeing the work of famous artists and how to emulate them.



We will be creating our own information texts about animals and the work of the vet. Children will be able to formulate and write questions using the question mark correctly and go on to use the exclamation mark. We will concentrate on developing a love of reading a variety of texts and being able to answer comprehension questions.

One of our texts will be Oh no George! By Chris Haughton, this will lead to lessons developing children’s ability to understand why characters behave in the way they do, learning to predict and evaluate texts and then on to further writing tasks to embed grammar and vocabulary expected at Year One level.



We will be working on embedding place value and reading numerals within 50 and beyond. Children will work on addition and subtraction and solving one step problems using concrete objects and pictorial representations with missing number problems such as 7 = x + 4.

We will work towards the Year One expectations of being able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.


How you can support your child at home


  • Reading at least 5 times a week and talking about the book to develop comprehension skills.
  • Weekly homework tasks completed including tricky words.
  • Learning number bonds to 10/20 and 100.
  • Learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Working on the take home task with your child.



If you have any questions about Year 1 please speak to a member of the Year 1 team who will be more than happy to help.




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