Peacocks - Year 1 - Mrs Matthews & Mrs Pendlebury

Welcome to Year 1!

Keep checking on our learning journey with Mrs Matthews and Mrs Pendlebury throughout the year.

PE is on a Tuesday. Please can you ensure your child has an indoor and outdoor PE kit as we often go outside for PE - even in the cold weather. This should include appropriate footwear i.e. pumps or trainers. We also participate in the daily mile each afternoon, therefore having appropriate footwear in school throughout the week is ideal.

Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle every day. We also provide children with a piece of fruit each day.

Homework goes out on a Friday and is due back the following Friday. Your child cannot get 'Learner of the Week' if they haven't brought it back! If your child's homework is brought back on time, they will receive 5 DOJOs for determination.

Within the class, children are also rewarded with dojo points for a variety of things which reflect the school's learning behaviours; Independence, Determination, Pride, Respect, Curiosity and Resilience. The highest point scorer will receive a prize from 'The Friday Prize Pot' each week.

In Peacocks Class, we are passionate about all our learning! One way we can really improve our learning at home is by reading. Your child is listened to at least once a week. Each child has a set reading day, check with Mrs Matthews or Mrs Pendlebury if you have forgotten your child's reading day. It is important that their reading book and reading record is in school on this day to ensure it can be changed and that their stickers can be updated (records needs to be signed if your child has read).

If your child's reading book needs changing, place it in the blue tray. We also participate in one hour of reading each morning and a guided reading session per week. Your child can read any books/ texts at home alongside school reading books and these can be written in the reading diaries too! We encourage this to ensure our children love what they read!

If you have any questions about your child's progress or learning, please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Bentley, Mrs Smith or Miss Moseley and we look forward to sharing this learning with you ...

Home Learning during School Closure due to Covid-19 Coronavirus

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have put together an overview of the key focuses in Year 1 from spring term to summer term. Please read through and continue to support your child's learning on a daily basis. Thank you for your support.

Year 1 Team

Y1 - Penguins and Peacocks - Guide to Learning from Home

Things you might like to download:

100 Books To Read In Key Stage 1

Autumn 2 Term


Our topic for Autumn 2 is 'Moon Zoom'.

Numeracy: Place Value and Measurement.

Literacy: Story Writing and Poetry.

Class Visit: The Dome - Multiskills.


Our Autumn 2 Learning

Our topic this term has started with a bang! We discovered an alien craft in the hall that we had to investigate the children looked for clues to find the missing alien pilot.

This half term we will investigate scientifically around the materials found at the crash site and even making our own space music!

Here are some pictures of our fantastic Mathematicians showing their comparing skills with length and height. We used non-standard measures to measure objects around the classroom and even a teacher or two!

Autumn 1 Term


Our topic for Autumn 1 is 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'.

Numeracy: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Shape.

Literacy: Letter and Diary Writing, Character Descriptions and Fact Files.

Class Visit: Twycross Zoo.


Our Autumn 1 Learning

We have had a great start to the term! We have continued to show how we can count within 20 and beyond as well as using our knowledge of counting to support addition and subtraction.

This half term we have been reading tales from the Beatrix Potter treasury in Peacocks Class and we have loved listening to the stories of Peter Rabbit and his friends. Peter Rabbit went missing, his mother and his friends sent letters to our class for us to help solve the mystery. Peter was found safe and well snuggled up in Mr Brian's office.

To finish off the term, we visited Twycross Zoo and had a wonderful day seeing a variety of animals as part of our topic.

Thank you again to all the grown ups who supported our express day at school; this was huge success and hope you enjoyed it as much as us!