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Wike Gate Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN8 5PQ

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Mrs Sarah Hall

Brooke Primary School

At the heart of it all is the child.


Year 1 – Mr Moore


Hello and welcome to Year 1 My name is Mr Moore and along with Miss Clegg we will be working to support your children this year. I am very excited to have moved down to Year 1 and I am looking forward to working with your children and yourselves.


We hope you have had a fantastic summer and I can’t wait to hear all about the adventures and excitement that you have had.


                                  Paws, Claws and Whiskers


We will be beginning the year with the topic Paws, Claws and Whiskers. We will be focusing a lot on the care of animals and looking at where different animals live across the world. 
We will be looking at our sketching skills in Art, using different media to create pictures and paintings of different animals. We will study the Artist Henri Rousseau and his famous painting ‘Surprise’. 





In the first half term we will be focusing on using our phonics to help us write labels and simple sentences. We will be focusing on a range of different books including; Dear Zoo, The Tiger that came to Tea and Meerkat Mail. We will also be looking at a range of different Non-Fiction texts about animals. 

We will be thinking carefully about our Year 1 punctuation expectations, including finger spaces, full stops and capital letters.  

The children will be taking home spellings each week from the Year 1 Common Exception word list. It is important that they learn these words ready for their spelling tests and to use in their writing. 


In Mathematics we are going to begin the year by focusing on place value, addition and subtraction and 2D/3D shapes. 

We will have a big focus on recognising and writing our numbers to 20 as these are important number we will be using in the first half term. 


PE kit

We strongly advise that all children bring both their indoor and outdoor PE kit on a Monday morning and take it home on a Friday for washing.  

Our PE days this term are Tuesday with Miss Goulter and Friday with Mr Moore.

It is important that the children have the correct kit that follows school uniform policy. 

Indoor PE – Black Shorts, Plain White Top, Plain Pumps

Outdoor PE – Plain Tracksuit bottoms/joggers, Plain Top, Plain joacket/Hoody/Jumper, Trainers


Please make sure that all the children’s PE kits are clearly labelled and are in a labelled bag.  


Water bottles

We recommend that all children have a water bottle in school every day, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day. We have a designated area in the classroom where we keep our water bottles and can fill them up at the water fountain in our shared area. You can purchase a school water bottle from the office or use an alternative bottle. It would be really useful if you can make sure that your child's full name is on the bottle, in case we have more than one of the same bottle.


Thank you for taking the time to visit our class web page. We hope you have found the information above useful and continue to visit our page as it is updated throughout the coming year.


If you have any further questions or concerns about your child beginning their journey in Year 1 please do not hesitate to come and see myself or Miss Clegg. 


Mr Moore 


At the heart of it all is the child.