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Wike Gate Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN8 5PQ

01405 812200

Mrs Sarah Hall

Brooke Primary School

At the heart of it all is the child.


Welcome to Year 1EJ


A big welcome back to everyone – I hope that you have all enjoyed the Christmas holidays at home with your families!


New Topic

This half term our new topic is Memory Box.


“Can you remember being small? Being a baby and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or a best-loved book? Memories are special… Let’s make some more!”


As part of this topic we will be going on a trip to Cusworth Hall. I hope that that children will gain valuable information from this experience and can incorporate what they have learned into their work.


In English, we will be looking at a variety of books including:

Once There Were Giants

Queen Victoria’s Knickers

Paper Dolls  


We will also be watching clips from the film Mary Poppins.


 Children will be learning to:

  • Listen to and discuss a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
  • Link what they read or hear read to their own experiences
  • Discuss word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently
  • Discuss the significance of the title and events
  • Make inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
  • Predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • Participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say



Children will be learning to:

  • Count in 10s
  • Find one more and one less than a given number
  • Identify 2D and 3D shapes
  • Find half and quarters of a shape or an amount.
  • Solve addition problems
  • Solve subtraction problems



As part of our Science lessons the children will investigate the five senses and the body parts linked to them. They will also reflect upon how they have changed since their birth. We would therefore appreciate one baby photo, with your child’s name recorded upon the back, to be sent in during the first week back. These will be returned at the end of our topic.


Things to remember!

  • Our PE day is on a Tuesday - please bring your child’s PE kit every Monday.


  • Please support your child with their homework which will be given every Thursday and return it by Tuesday. House points will be awarded for homework that is handed in on time.


  • Please encourage your child to use the pre cursive handwriting at home as well as practising the various phonics sounds.



Thank you for your continued support.


Miss Jones


At the heart of it all is the child.