Crick Primary School


Mrs Faupel and Mrs Usher are our class teachers.

 Our teaching assistant is Mrs Plumridge. 

Mrs Baker and Mrs Harris also work in Year 1.

Things to note:

  • PE is on Fridays. On these days please send your child into school in their PE kit. PE may be inside or outside, so please dress for the weather! If your child has long hair, please tie this up on PE days and remove earrings.
  • This term (Summer 1) woodland learning will take place on a Tuesday morning. Please see separate letter for advice on what to wear and bring. 
  • The children have the opportunity to read in school every day so please make sure their books and reading diaries are in school every day. If your child needs their book changing please encourage them to put their books in the 'to be changed box' first thing in the morning.  
  • Water bottles should be brought to school daily. Please make sure these are named.  
  • Please make sure all jumpers and book bags are named.
  • A healthy snack can be sent in for playtime. We also provide fresh fruit as a snack. 

Summer 2 2024

Week beginning 1.7.24

Shape has been our maths theme this week. the children have named and described 2D and 3D shapes. Here we are making 3D shapes and patterns. 

Week beginning 24.6.24

This week we have been tackling time. The children have learned o'clock and half past. At home, practice finding o'clock and half past on an analogue clock. If you don't have an analogue clock, this website has a teaching clock. Select the analogue clock, set it to 1 o'clock, set it to 30 minute intervals and it will show you different o'clock and half past times. The children will know that the shorter hand is the hour hand and the longer hand is the minute hand. 

Week beginning 17.6.24

On Wednesday, we had a brilliant day at the Black Country Living Museum. The children were impeccably behaved and we had loads of fun! Here are some photos from the day.

Week beginning: 10.06.24

In maths we are beginning a unit of work about money. The children are learning to recognise all the coins and notes and understand their value. In this day and age, the children do not have much experience handling coins, therefore we would appreciate it if you could give your child some coins and notes to explore, name and count. Perhaps they can count out the correct number of 1ps to match a 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p coin.  

Week beginning: 03.06.24

This week we have started a new unit of writing based on the book called Grandad's Secret Giant by David Litchfield. At the start of the week the children thought about everything they know about giants. they then painted their own giants and gave them a  name and a character. Next, they looked at the front cover of the book and predicted the story. Finally, they read the first few pages and sequenced the story so far. Here are our wonderful paintings!

Please find below this term's newsletters, homework menu and topic web. 

 Summer 2 Class Newsletter1.pdfDownload
 Summer 2 Homework Menu (1).pdfDownload
 Summer 2 Topic web.pdfDownload
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Summer 1 2024

Week beginning 20th May 2024

We loved having our grown ups in to help us today. We made our puppets and they turned out brilliantly!

Week beginning 13th May 2024

Poetry this week! We have read Buckingham Palace by A.A. Milne. We text mapped the first verse to help us learn it. See if your child can remember it!

Week beginning 6th May 2024

Our Geography lesson was What is an ocean? We found out that an ocean is a large body of salt water, and that there are five oceans in the world. We looked in atlases to locate the oceans and we learned that the pacific ocean is the biggest ocean. 

Week beginning 29th April 2024

We enjoyed our visit to the sky dome today and we learned lots about the planets and stars through some fascinating stories. It was very dark inside so the photos are not great!

We also had loads of fun in our music lesson learning about tempo. Tempo is how fast or slow the music is. Here we are dancing along to a classic piece of music!

Week beginning 22nd April 2024

In maths, we are learning to make arrays and count the number of rows and columns. We have also practiced counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10. Please keep practicing this at home!

Week beginning 15th April 2024

In our reading lesson this week, we read Can't you Sleep Little Bear by Martin Wadell. We predicted the next part of the story, although most of the children already knew the story really well! Then we looked for repeating phrases and made a list of them. We practiced reading the phrases with expression. Here we are! 

We also had a fantastic first week at the woods! Here we are getting VERY muddy!

 Summer 1 Class Newsletter (1).pdfDownload
 Summer 1 Homework Menu (1).pdfDownload
 Summer 1 Topic web (1).pdfDownload
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Spring 2 2024

Please find attached this term's newsletter, topic web and homework grid.

 Spring 2 Class Newsletter 2024.pdfDownload
 Spring 2 Homework Menu 2024.pdfDownload
 Spring 2 Topic web 2024.pdfDownload
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Week Beginning 25th March 2024

Design and Technology windmills!

Week Beginning 18th March 2024

We loved African drumming and dancing this week! 

Week beginning 4th March 2024

World book day 2024!

Week beginning 26th February 2024

Today, we started a new history topic all about the Victorians. We started this week learning about Queen Victoria? Did you know Queen Victoria had NINE children? Just imagine all those children!

Spring 1 2024

Please find this term's newsletter, homework grid and topic web below. 

 Spring 1 Class Newsletter.pdfDownload
 Spring 1 Homework Menu (1).pdfDownload
 Spring 1 Topic web (1).pdfDownload
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Week beginning 12th February 2024

We had some interesting visitors this weeks - dragons! The children were super excited and were shocked when the naughty dragons kept disappearing and turning up in random places. We had fun naming the dragons and writing about them. Have a look at these amazing examples.  

Week Beginning 5th February 2024

This week's geography lesson was all about Antarctica. We learned that it is very cold, it has no countries, hardly any trees or plants grow there and no people live there all the time. Scientists study there, but after a few months they go back home. We also learned that Emperor penguins and Macaroni penguins live in Antarctica. Here are the fabulous penguins we made! 

Week Beginning 29th January 2024

Today we celebrated NSPCC number day. We had heaps of fun playing games and exploring numbers. 

Week Beginning 22nd January 2024

In Maths today we were placing numbers on a blank number line, which is trickier than it sounds! We learned that to estimate means to make a sensible guess and we learned to look for clues before making an estimate. For example, looking at the starting number on a number line and the end number.  

Week Beginning 15th January 2024

In geography we are learning about the continents. We can name all the continents and we are enjoying learning about a different continent each week. This week was Asia. We found Asia on the world map and we found some of the countries in Asia. We learned that it is the biggest continent and looked at the varying physical features such as deserts, mountains and tropical rain-forests. (Most of the children decided they COULD climb Mount Everest without too much of a problem.)

We also discovered that the tallest building in the world is in Asia and we found out that giant pandas, red pandas, black bears and Indian cobras all live in Asia. Rhys was excited to share with us that he has adopted a red panda, and Nico said his mum's favourite animal is a red panda. We were particularly interested in the dragon bridge in Vietnam as it shoots out water and even fire on special occasions. It was suggested that we might have a trip to Vietnam, but we decided the risk assessment might be a bit much. 

Week beginning 8th January 2024

This week we have started work on a new text, Avocado baby by John Burningham. On Monday, we found some avocados in the classroom and we looked at them and chopped them up! We then read the story and used a text map to help us learn the story. on Thursday we used drama to act out the story, which was great fun! 

Autumn 2 2023

Please find this term's newsletter, topic grid and homework menu attached below. Please also remember to read with your child at least three times a week, access NumBots and practice the weekly spellings. Thank you! 

 Autumn 2 Class Newsletter.pdfDownload
 Autumn 2 Homework Menu.pdfDownload
 Autumn 2 Topic web.pdfDownload
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Week beginning 11th December 2023

What an exciting week! We've had the nativity, the pantomime and lots of Christmas activities in class. The children were absolutely brilliant in the nativity and we were super proud of them all! Today, Mrs Plumridge baked Christmas biscuits that looked like stained glass windows with the children. They were delicious! 

Week beginning 4th December 2023

This week we have been rehearsing the Christmas play and we can't wait to perform to you all next week!

We have continued working hard on our phonics and most of us have completed a practice phonics check. (A couple of children will do this next week as we ran out of time!)

Here are some examples of the kinds of words we are learning to read. Some are real words, and some are pseudo words. We call them alien words. 

Week beginning 27th November 2023

Year 1 are beginning to get a little bit excited about Christmas! This week we have put up the Christmas tree and as part of RE, we have talked about advent. We made advent wreaths and learned the candles are symbols of peace, hope, joy and love. We discussed hope and made a list of the things we hope for this Christmas. 

Week beginning 20th November 2023

This week we have started our new Geography topic about the continents. We looked at the United Kingdom and named the four countries. Next, we drew our own maps. Here are some of them!

Week beginning 13th November 2023

This week we are learning to write instructions. This is our new text map:

Week beginning Monday 6th November 2023

On Thursday we walked to the church to learn more about Christianity. We found out about the font, the altar and we read the story of Noah's Ark. We even sang a song!

The church warden's were brilliant and made all the learning fun. They even answered all of our tricky questions!

Thank you very much to Zona, Barbara and John. 

Week beginning Monday 30th October 2023

Thursday was outdoor learning day! We were learning to use and in a sentence. Mrs Faupel filmed our sentences in slow motion by accident, which made us giggle! But with a little help she was able to speed them up and here they are! 

Autumn 1 2023

Please find this term's newsletter, topic grid and homework menu attached below. Please also remember to read with your child at least three times a week, access NumBots and practice the weekly spellings. Thank you! 

 Autumn 1 Class Newsletter (1).pdfDownload
 Autumn 1 Homework Menu (1).pdfDownload
 Autumn 1 Topic web (1).pdfDownload
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Week beginning 16th October 2023

Year 1 are authors! Over the last few weeks we learned the text Elmer by David McKee. We then innovated it with our own ideas. Our new story was Zelda the Koala. We wrote our own stories and made them into books. Here are some of the finished books! 

Week beginning 9th October 2023 

This week in PSHE we talked about friends and what makes a good friend. We sat in a circle and we all gave another person a compliment. Here are some of the lovely compliments!

"I love our play dates."

"I love how you make me giggle!"

"I love how you cheer me up."

"I like playing with you."

"I like your shoes."

"I love you."

"I love your trousers."

" I love your trainers." 

Week beginning 2nd October 2023

This week in PE we played a fun game: Mrs Faupel called out a Mr Man name, and we had to do the action. can you guess what they were? 

We also practiced our throwing and catching ball skills. 

Week beginning 25th September 2023

In English we read a poem called Snail by John Drinkwater. We enjoyed performing the poem and we found all the rhyming words. We wrote our own sets of rhyming words and matched pictures and words that rhyme. We enjoyed finding out facts about snails and we wrote a sentence about one of the facts we learned.  

Week beginning 18th September 2023

In maths this week we used the vocabulary more, less, fewer, greater and equal. Today we used the mathematical symbols greater than > and less than < to compare two quantities. 

Week beginning 11th September 2023

This week we have been finding 1 more than a number. We have also been subitising using tens frames. Today we used first, then and now boards to make up addition stories. 

Week beginning 4th September 2023

Here we are performing our version of Humpty Dumpty!

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Here are some great websites you can use at home 

    • Phonics Play - Some great phonic based games to play.
    • Phonics bloom - More great phonics games to play. 
    • NewsroundThe home of news and fun facts for kids.  

    • Top marks - English and Maths games to play. Try the daily 10- quick arithmetic skills. How quick can you get? 
    • Oxford Owl - This is a great website where you can read books online - for your child to read or to read together. 
    • Cbeebies bedtime stories - Lovely bedtime stories read by lots of different people!
    • Storyline online - Lots of stories for you to listen to with your child. 
    • Numberblocks - an animated show exploring numbers in lots of different ways!
    • Alphablocks on the BBC - Great short shows practicing different phonics sounds, great for practicing blending.
    • Once upon a pictureSome great images to promote discussion, role play and lots of suggested literacy activities! 
    • BBC Supermovers - number songs and dances
    • Go Noodle - fun fitness videos 
    • Read, Write, Inc- useful phonics information and guidance. This is the programme our school follows for phonics.                                         


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