Brinsley Primary & Nursery School

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Brinsley Primary And Nursery School - Year 1

    Who’s in the class

  • Profile picture of Mrs E Patterson

    Mrs E Patterson
    Assistant Head Teacher
  • Profile picture of Mrs M Wingrove

    Mrs M Wingrove
    Class Teacher
  • Profile picture of Mrs S Turner

    Mrs S Turner
    Teaching Assistant

Class Name: Chaffinches


Our text for this half term is 'Bog Baby' by 'Jeanne Willis'.

We'll be writing character descriptions, using adjectives to describe and using speech bubbles to show what the Bog Baby is thinking. We'll be writing sentences and recounting events, as well as retelling the story of 'Bog Baby'.

We'll also be sorting and describe domestic and wild animals, which animals live in England, what can animals do that humans cannot and labelling the parts of the body. 


Please check Class Dojo regularly for updates, photos and information.




 Welcome to Year 1!Image result for clip art chaffinch

We hope that your child enjoys their time in our class. Please see the Newsletter at the bottom of the page to see what we will be doing.

 Phonics Screening

Phonics is very important in Year 1. In the Summer term the children will complete a phonic screening test. Throughout Year 1 we will be working hard towards this screening at the end of the year. Children need to be able to recognise sounds and blend them together to read both real and nonsense words. Throughout the year we will invite parents to meetings and workshops to give ideas on how you can support your child at home.





Reading is an essential part of your child's learning. Your child will be sent home with a colour banded book to match their ability and a guided reading book, which they will have shared in a group at school. Please take time to look at and read their reading books and any other books, with them. When you have read with your child please record this in their reading record. Each time your child reads they will get a stamp on their reading record chart, up to a maximum of two per day.

Please follow the link below to access your child's bug club: 


P.E. will take place on Thursday with our Next Level Sports coaches. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on these days. In colder weather please ensure this is weather appropriate (eg tracksuit and trainers). Please also remember that children need to have their hair up in a pony-tail and to remove earrings and other jewellery for P.E. If your child has newly pierced ears please pop in and see us.





Spellings will be sent home in the next coming weeks. We ask that you help your child to practise their spellings. These will be checked on a Friday and new spellings will be given out. A copy of the spellings will also be posted on our Class Dojo page. Spellings can be practised in different ways such as writing them out using paint, or in sand or practising them with magnetic letters or making a game up with them. You can also look out for them when reading and when you’re out and about. Top Tip: pick words at random rather than going down the list when you are practising the spellings!


Home learning websites:

Below are a list of useful websites in which you can access, they are all aimed at your child's age.










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