Class 1CI 2017 - 2018

Mrs Capel

Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Ireland

Year 1 class teacher

Miss Davis

Welcome to 1CI

1CI is taught by Mrs Capel, Mrs Ireland and Miss Davis (our HLTA) teaches during our PPA time every other week.

Please use our class page to find out what we are learning about and doing during the year. Take a look at what we have been up to in the Gallery section.


Our theme for this term is...Christmas Surprises!

We have lots of fun things planned this half term, including: designing and making our own printing blocks for a Christmas card and wrapping paper; finding out about how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian Britain and learning about which traditions we still celebrate today. 1CI want to find out if Father Christmas visited children in Victorian times. We think he did!

In Music, we will focus on developing our sense of rhythm using our voices and instruments to represent characters and moods. We will also be learning some traditional Christmas carols and singing our songs to perform at our KS1 Christmas nativity. We hope you can come to see us!

There will be lots of practical activities taking place in Science, learning through prediction and exploration. We will be finding out what materials everyday objects are made from and sorting them by their properties.


More detailed information about the class theme can be found by opening the “Curriculum Plan” which can be found in “Files to download” lower down the class homepage. 



We will doing lots of writing this half term based on our reading of books with a 'Christmas Surprise!' theme.


Through the writing opportunities that we provide this half term the children will continue to develop their sentence level skills, including-

  • Use of capital letters and full stops.

  • Remembering finger spaces.

  • Making our sentences better by using powerful verbs

  • Using story language sentence openers

  • Rereading and improving our sentences


We will also have a focus on spelling. We will revise and learn the spelling rules

- adding 'ing', 'ed' and 'er'  to verbs (where the root word does not change)

- adding 'e' if a word ends in a /v/ sound



Find number bonds within 10

Use number bonds to find related addition and subtraction facts

Using the addition (+) subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs

Compare addition and subtraction statements using < > symbols




Please ensure that you read regularly with your child at home as well as practising the common exception word.

Practise counting on and back and recording numbers up to 20, starting at any number. * Extension up to 50

Please practise the spellings that we send home to learn each week. It is very important that your child begins to spell more accurately as well as phonetically.

Please don't just do the homework, keep practising by looking at the information shared on the parents board.

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and will be collected on Thursday the following week.


Weekly Overview


  • Change Reading Books.


  • P.E.


  • Change Reading Books.


  • Homework due in.


  • Change Reading Books.

  • Homework set.



Files to Download

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