Welcome to the Sticklebacks' Class Page


Every few weeks we will update anything new we have been doing in class for you to have a look at.

Our topic this term is Fire and Ice. During the first half term, we will focus on The Great Fire of London and after half term we’ll be studying polar explorers, and animals and their habitats.



We have started looking at fairy stories with a focus on nouns that we can pick out from them.  We will be writing labels and captions and simple sentences, joining our ideas using ‘and’.

Our phonics continues to follow the Read, Write, Inc. programme and we focus on spotting ‘special friends’ (vowel and consonant digraphs) and segmenting words using our ‘Fred talk’.

The class novel this term is The Twits by Roald Dahl.  We are learning how to answer questions about stories we listen to.

We will have regular handwriting and spelling sessions focusing on the Year 1 Common Exception Words.


Our Maths has started with number and place value.  We are revising counting forwards and backward within 10.  We are learning to identify one more and one less than a number and we are showing different ways of representing numbers to 10 using a range of equipment.  We are also making sure our digits are the correct way around when we write them. 


One of PE sessions this term is Forest School on a Tuesday with Mr Pemble.  We got out into the woods and the outdoor classroom whatever the weather so please make sure your child has suitable wet weather gear for those wet and windy days.

Mrs Blake teaches the second PE lesson on a Wednesday.  The focus this term is Locomotion (running) and we play lots of fun games. 


Our Science topic is Weather Art.  We are observing and recording the changes in the weather and have made wind socks and will be making wind spirals and other weather station equipment.



In PSHE we are discussing our emotions and how we respond to different situations.  We also have weekly circle time where we use Family Links.

The Life Bus has also sent some additional work in a support to the virtual session in school.