Newton Class Y1

We have two classes of Y1 pupils and Newton Class is one of them.
We are part of the Discoverers Stage, working closely with the rest of Year One and Year Two across Key Stage 1. All of the Year One adults work closely together and know the children in both Newton and Fleming classes well. We also encourage the children to play, work and learn together across the two Y1 classes.
Our class is named after Sir Isaac Newton, the famous mathematician and physicist and recognised to be one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time.
Miss Flude

Class Teacher

Mrs Bunce-Mace (Tues-Fri)

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Dearing (Mon/Tues)

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Steele


This half term our learning them is “Journeys - Near and Far.”


Our Enquiry question for this half term is 'Would you rather live in the town or the countryide and why?" We will be thinking about little journeys we regularly make, the methods of travel we use such as walking, bicycles, cars and buses. We will also think about travelling to more distant places using trains and aeroplanes. We will be learning about Queen Elizabeth II as our significant historical person of national interest.


In English, we will be using Talk 4 Writing to innovate and invent a narrative based on 'The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse'.  We will also be using cross-curricular links to make fact-files and reports about a contrasting locality we are researching in history and geography.


In maths we will be starting our place value within 50 block and then move on to the early stages of multiplication and division.  We will also be counting in 2s ,5s and 10s which will help us with this.


In science we will be focusing on animals including humans.  We will be learning about basic parts of the human body and learning about our senses.


During our music lessons we will be spending the first three weeks focusing on 'Sing for the King' so we are ready to wow the parents at our coronation celebration.  We will also be learning a pop song called your imagination.  


SCARF will focus on rights and responsibilities, helping children to think about what we are responsible for looking after in our lives.


RE will look at what we learn from sacred books over the course of the half term.


We have changed from one long PE slots to two shorter slots spread over two days.  We will be using the hall for our 'jumping' topic and outside areas for rackets, bats and balls.


You can see a more in-depth plan of this half terms learning in the attachment below.


Classroom Essentials 

Newton's outdoor PE session will be led by Miss Flude on a Monday.  Our Indoor session will be led by Mrs Steele on a Thursday.  We would like PE kits to stay in school where possible so the children always have them and can fully participate in every lesson.  PE kits will be sent home at the end of this half term.  Please make sure all items are named (including shoes).


Please continue to send your child in with a named coat and water bottle each day.  It is soon to be suncream season, please put suncream on your child before they come into school.


We have sent home bespoke phonics homework for each child.  Spellings and phonics video weekly homework will resume after the children have completed phonics screening checks in the week commencing 12.6.23. 


Any messages for parents will now be sent out from the office through e-mail.  Please make sure you check your e-mail regularly.


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