Sandown School

Sandown Primary School

Sandown Primary School
Thomas Becket

Year 1 2017-2018

 A warm welcome to the year one page!

Our teaching team consists of Mrs Hunnisett and Mrs Lovesey in 1H and Mr Thompson, Mrs Harper and Mrs Borg in 1M.

This year our topics are:

  • Term 1 – The rhyme zone

Children will be exploring the work of Julia Donaldson and recognising rhyming words.

  • Term 2 - A Jolly Postman's Journey to Christmas

Children will look at the story of the Jolly Postman and preparing for our Christmas play!

  • Term 3 - Fire and Ice

During this term we shall lean about the Great Fire of London and the Polar regions.

  • Term 4 - Walk the Plank

We will be learning lots of things about pirates!  

  • Term 5 - Dangerous Dinosaurs

Our children will be travelling back in time to learn all about the dinosaurs and we hope to plan a visit to Wingham Wildlife Park.  

  • Term 6 – Our wonderful world

We shall be looking at the environment around us and what we can do to keep it clean!


Reading is absolutely essential for your child/ward to make progress during their time at school so PLEASE do hear them read daily if possible.

Games on the field will be on Fridays. It would really help if your child/ward has trainers and a track suit (or similar) for games as the field can get muddy and, as the weather becomes cooler, they need to be warm!

P.E. will be on Wednesday afternoons in the hall.

Please ensure your child/ward’s kit is in school for those sessions and clearly labelled. We appreciate that it’s not always possible to have a pair of trainers for both school AND home, so we just ask that trainers are brought in for Fridays and the children can take them home until needed for the following Friday.

We would like the children to bring in a NAMED water bottle daily so they can keep themselves hydrated.

Please do not hesitate to come and see us if you need to discuss anything!

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Term 3 spellings


Term 3 Fire and Ice

We have been learning about changes and how water turns to ice when it gets cold. We enjoyed chopping up fresh fruit and mixing it with water and juice before putting our creations in the freezer.

After waiting for a long time for the water to freeze we got to enjoy our healthy snacks. We came up with lots of words to describe how delicious they were!