Welcome to Budbrooke Primary School

Year 1 - Elm 2022 - 2023

Miss Carroll

Miss Carroll

Miss Thorpe

Welcome to Elm class, 

Year 1 

Our new Summer 1 topic is called 'Rio de Vida' and has a Geography focus. 

Dancing feet, step to the samba beat. Shake it, shimmy, hands in the air, wave your flags in the cool night air. Come join the party down in Rio, keeping the rhythm with your party shaker. Bright colours, patterns and feathers. Can you make a headdress or party mask? Meet magical creatures from Brazil’s myths and legends and create your own too. Be as fancy as you like. Let’s get down to Rio where football is king, and practise our skills on golden beaches. Now we need to plan a celebration with fabulous music and song. Let’s invite parents and friends to come along. Bem-vindo ao Brasil os meus amigos.

Phonics Screening Check

The Phonics Screening Check will take place in June and I have stuck in a sheet in the front of your child's homework book so you know which sounds they are struggling with. Phonics is best when practise in short and regular bursts. 

Some fanastic sites for phonics practise are: 




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This term we are lucky to have Onside delivering PE sessions on a Tuesday afternoon. Our PE lesson with Miss Thorpe with then take place on a Wednesday afternoon. Please could children keep a drawstring bag containing their P.E. kit in school so they can change into their P.E. kit on the relevant days.

Reading and Phonics

Encouraging your children to read from a young age is essential and we will send a reading book and reading diary home for you to explore together.  Please record any reading you have done with your child in the reading diary.  

In year 1 we will deliver daily phonics lessons and we will introduce the children to new sounds as well as new High Frequency Words. Can we please ask that you practise these with your child and encourage them to use them in their writing. The weekly homework will also be based around the phonics sound that we are looking at in class. 

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This half term, we will be comparing and describing lengths and heights and mass/weight. We will also measure lengths and heights and weight/mass as well as recognising half and a quarter of an object, shape and quantity. 


If you would like to support your child with our learning related to 'Memory Box' them try the following:

       -   Make a memory box of family items and precious memories. 

       -   Look back at family memories and videos together. 

       -   Compare pictures of your child from different ages and stages of their life. 

       -   Read book such as The Ugly Duckling, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, My Grandma is Wonderful, Alfie and Grandma and Any Julia Donaldson books. 


Each week we will send home English homework. This homework will be based on activities that we have done in class the previous week. ‚Äč

Homework will go out on a Wednesday and will be due in the following Monday. 


Here are some pictures from our Teddy Bear's Picnic




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