Crick Primary School


Mrs Faupel and Mrs Usher are our class teachers.

 Our teaching assistant is Mrs Plumridge. 

Mrs Baker and Mrs Sewell also work in Year 1.

Things to note:

  • PE is on Tuesdays and 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.
  • 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. 

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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