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St. John's C.E. (C) Infant School

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YEAR 1 - Yellow & Green Classes

Use these fabulous, fun ideas to help you learn more about out topic - Winter Time!

Welcome to Year 1 for Parents - if you have any questions about Year 1, check here for the answers. If the answer isn't here, contact us via Class Dojo or by ringing the office and leaving a message.

At the beginning of January our Topic is...


Winter Time!

We will find out about the weather and seasonal changes. We will carry out scientific experiments, investigate how to make cold colours by mixing paint and read the story Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?

Things to practice with your child:


Read for 10 minutes every day! Reading is good for you. It relaxes you, it takes you to exciting places, it teaches you new things and it is fun.



Can your child recognise the RWI sounds that we use as the building blocks for reading and writing?

RWI sounds

Children are taught to recognise the sounds within words and use these for reading and spelling.

e.g. sh o p  becomes shop,     p air  becomes pair



Explore different ways of making a total systematically:

For example

0 + 5 = 5, 1 + 4 = 5, 2 + 3 = 5, 3 + 2 = 5, 4 + 1 = 5, 5 + 0 = 5

Can you use a similar pattern to find ways to make 6, 7, 8  or 9?



Practise counting in 1s forwards and back. Can you count to 100?

Practise counting in 10s, 5s and 2s. 

Can you say 1 more or 1 less than any number to 20?

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Here are a couple of sites to get you moving!

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