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Year 1 Ladybirds

Welcome to Ladybirds class page!


Our teachers are Mrs Evans and Mrs Sargent.

Mrs Heal and Mrs Valley will also be working in our classroom.

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Spring 1 2018 Bulletin

Spring Term 1st Half 2018

Our learning this half term:

In English we are learning to:

  • Write sentences that are grammatically correct by making sure words are in the correct order
  • Use and in our sentences to add interest
  • Read and respond to stories form other cultures


In maths we are learning to:

  • Find addition and subtraction facts of numbers to 20
  • Identify patterns of numbers and shapes
  • Identify properties of 3D shapes
  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 and count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10


Our Learning Journey question this term is ‘Where do different animals live?’

In Geography we will be going on a journey around the world to learn about it is like where different animals live.

In Science we will be learning about Polar Explorers and what they need to wear in the cold. We will be having a visit from an explorer too!

As artists we will be exploring hot and cold colours in our paintings.

In Design and Technology we will be designing and making an animal hand puppet

Our Jigsaw theme is ‘Dreams and Goals’ and our RE theme is Christianity

In PE a gymnastics specialist will be working with us 

Autumn Term 2nd Half 2017


Our learning this half term:


In Literacy we are learning to:

  • Write with capital letters and full stops and use adjectives to add interest.
  • Share, read and write poems on a theme – fireworks and autumn
  • Orally retell a story using time openers such as first, then , next etc


In Mathematics we are learning to:

  • Identify patterns of numbers and shapes
  • Understand and use position and direction language
  • Talk about and find fractions – half, quarter and whole
  • Count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s


In Science and Geography we are learning about the weather and how it changes with the seasons. Ladybirds and Butterflies will be visiting Corporation Park to look for signs of autumn and winter. In Science we will also learn about different materials through the theme ‘Celebrations’

As artists the children will be creating firework and autumn themed pictures using different media, ipads/laptops.

In History we will be asking ‘Why do we remember the 5th of November?’ We will discover why we celebrate bonfire night.

As musicians the children will be listening to and learning about a piece of music called ‘The four seasons’ composed by Vivaldi.


Important Date:


Tuesday 21st November - Visit to Corporation Park in the morning.

Autumn Term 1st half 2017


In English we are learning to:

  • Read and perform stories with repetitive patterns.
  • Begin to write sentences with capital letters and full stops.
  • Talk about the stories we are reading with understanding.


In Mathematics we are learning to:

  • Read and write numbers to 20.
  • Recite numbers forwards and backwards to 50.
  • Recall addition and subtraction facts for each number up to 10.



Our learning challenge questions are about houses & homes


 In Science we are learning about our bodies and senses and will be finding out about the different materials (plastic, metal, wood, etc) that may be used to build a house.

As artists the children will be sorting fabrics and threads, before making collages using different shades and textures of paper.

In History we will be asking "What was life like when our grandparents were children?” We will be looking at artefacts from Blackburn Museum and are planning a visit to discover how objects in our homes have changed in the last 100 years.

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Look carefully at these houses. How many different materials can you find?



Year 1 Homework

  • One piece of maths and one piece of literacy sent home on a Thursday. Please bring completed homework to school on Monday.

  • Home reading – 3 times per week

  • Spellings –  given by your phonics teacher on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

Counting By 1 Song Video

Farmer Pete (Number Fun)

Farmer Pete - a Number Fun song by Dave Godfrey that helps children understand Number Bonds to 10. For more information on all Dave's Number Fun resources, visit

double number song (adding doubles 1-10)

Counting By Twos Song

Counting By Tens Song

Weekly Spellings

Websites to support our learning:

Letters and Sounds

To help your child with their letter sounds please follow the link below. You will be able to hear the letter sound and sing the phonics songs.


Scroll to the bottom of the page to "Interactive Phonics Presentation"


Remember to visit the kids zone for lots of fun learning activities.