Ireland Wood Primary School
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Pupils  »  Year 1  »  Autumn

Class Newsletter

Please see our class newsletter for important information. Updates are also sent via Parent Mail. Please disregard 100% Attendance Week noted on copies sent home with children. In light of the current situation, this will not be going ahead at this time.

Weekly Spellings & Homework

Your child will have a spellings test in class every Wednesday. They are given opportunities to practise these throughout the week in school but we ask that you please support them in practising these at home also. Your child can choose a fun way to help them practise their spellings from the spelling menu on the reverse of their list. Topic homework is optional. We will share this in class and your child will be rewarded with team points / stickers if they do try any activities.

Autumn Term Dinner Menu

Please help your child to choose what they would like to have for dinner and complete the sheet. Your child can choose between a meat option (red) or vegetarian option (green). This can then be returned to your child's class teacher. Thank you.

First Week Back!

This week we are focussing on settling back into school routines, Investors In Pupils and PSHE. We are still enjoying some choosing time and trying some group work.


Today (14.09.20) we discovered a mysterious egg in our classroom! We think it could be a dinosaur egg. We have made a nest for it and have been busy transforming the classrooms into a dinosaur utopia. Do you know any exciting dinosaur facts already?

When dinosaurs roamed the earth...

1A have loved learning about Pangea and the 7 continents of the world this week in our topic lessons. Here is a video of us singing our favourite song! Can you believe we have only had two lessons - the children are doing so well at remembering the continents already :-)

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This week in maths we have been thinking about different ways to sort objects, counting (1:1 correspondence), and matching amounts to numerals.


This half term we are learning how to log in to the school laptops and Purple Mash independently. This may seem a simple task to adults who log in to devices daily but to children it can be very difficult. They have to navigate the cursor using a pressure sensitive touchpad, know how to press the left to select, read upper case letters on the keyboard, spell their name, remember a password. Phew I'm exhausted just typing this! Practise makes perfect so have a go at logging in to Purple Mash at home :-)rnrn Stay safe online - remember not to share personal details. Parents please ensure you monitor your child's online activity. Purple Mash is a safe educational website that Ireland Wood subscribes to. We are also enjoying learning how to code our new 'Code & Go Robot Mouse'.