Marpool Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Year 1

Welcome to Chestnut and Willow Base!

 This week, we are:

learning about nouns and verbs.  We are learning that a noun is the name of a person, place or thing and that a verb is a doing word.  We are making collections of these words so that we can use them to write a sentence.

learning the new word 'alarming' and using it in sentences as we talk.  Alarming means something that might be worrying or shocking.

learning the new sounds: short oo (as in book) / long oo (as in zoo) / ar / or

learning about ordinal numbers - this is the position of something.  Ordinal numbers can tell us who is first, second or third in a line.  We are also learning to order groups of objects, such as 2 pens, 3 pens, 4 pens.

To support us at home, you might: 

encourage your child to use the word alarming in a sentence. What might have made you feel alarmed?  

In our PSED sessions we have been talking about people who are special to us.  Who are your special people?  It might be someone who lives in your house, it might be a friend, it might be a Grandparent, it might be a teacher.

Continue to share reading experiences at home.  Share your new reading book.  Remember to write in your Reading Record each time you read.  

Challenge me to use ordinal numbers in my everyday life.  I might make a Lego tower with different coloured bricks.  Can I tell you which brick is first, second, third?

Spelling Test - Practise spelling these words in readiness for our spelling test next Monday 19th:  are you they my was


Parent Information:

Year 1 Autumn Letter 2021


Monday is our Forest School day - please remember suitable footwear and a warm/waterproof coat.

Please remember to bring your coat and water bottle to school everyday.

Wednesday is our PE day - please come to school in your PE kit and leave your uniform at home!

Reading - The teaching team have sent an email about reading in Year 1.  Please take the time to have a read and let us know if we can support you with reading at home.

Pleaser read the handout to support writing comments in your child's reading record.


Did you know that some families might be eligible to apply for the Healthy Start SchemeWith Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on: milk; fresh, frozen and tinned fruit and vegetables; tinned and dried pulses and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

 Year 1 Photo Gallery

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