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Alfred Salter Primary School

Building strong relationships, celebrating difference and creativity today.
Inspiring individuals who will fulfil their potential as world citizens of tomorrow.

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Our teachers:

Indigo Class:      Charlotte

Amethyst Class: Laura and Nadia

Sheila (Cover Supervisor)

Our routines:

P.E. -


Indigo - Indoor

Amethyst - Outdoor



Indigo - Outdoor

Amethyst - Indoor



Spellings will be given out on Mondays.

Spelling Tests will be on Fridays. 


Home Reading Books:

These will be changed on Monday and Friday. 


About our class:

Year One is an exciting year where we begin to explore other areas of our creative curriculum.

We enjoy lots of fun in English and Mathematics where we learn through drama and challenging practical activities.

We focus on our writing skills and expand our love for reading by taking books home to share with our parents and carers.

During Year One we enjoy participating in many subjects such as art, music, drama and P.E. The children get to express their personality and develop lifelong skills.

Throughout the year we have the opportunity to go on trips and outings to support our learning.



Week beginning 3rd December 2018


In English this week we have been retelling our new version of 'Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants' by Giles Andreae. We have swapped the underpant-stealing giant for a ferocious dragon! The children have been doing really well at including story language in their retellings and they will be writing their new versions later in the week.


In Mathematics, the children have been working on sharing objects into equal groups and finding half of quantities and shapes. You can support your child's learning by discussing halving in everyday contexts, for example when cutting fruit, or sharing out toys, coins or food. 


Here is a link to a website with a sharing game - please choose the 'Moveable Objects' section as the children are at an early stage of sharing equally, and will need to be able to physically share the objects into groups. Although the children may notice the division symbol (÷), they are not expected to be able to recognise or use this symbol until Year 2. 


Next week, we will be busy rehearsing for our Christmas performance. Please encourage your child to practise their song words that were recently sent home, and please ensure your child brings in their costume (in a bag labelled with their name) as requested in the letter sent home today. 


Watch this space for more news and photos from Year 1!