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Jupiter Community Free School

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Year 1

Year One

Key Stage One

The children in these classes are in the first year of the National Curriculum Key Stage One Programme of Study which covers a two year period.


You can contact the Year One teachers by emailing:

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Wk commencing 14th October 2019


In literacy we have continued our focus on non-fiction texts.  We have read a variety of information texts to support us in writing our own fact book about the moon. Each day we have added a new page to our book. We have thought hard about appropriate subheadings and facts to match.  


In maths we have been looking at positional language and direction. We are all becoming more confident with such language as… under, in, beside, next to, above, on top and behind, We are trying hard to learn our left and right and have been using objects to learn about half, quarter and whole turns.


During theme we have been looking at Halloween and how it was celebrated in the past and how people celebrate now.  

Wk commencing 7th October 2019


We have had another great week in Year 1.

In literacy we have continued to focus on the moon. We read statements and decided if they were fact or fiction. We have also started to learn about exclamation marks. We have read various sentences and decided if they should have a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.

In maths we have been looking at 2d shape names and properties.

We had a great time during theme making our own sheet of paper. We researched Frogmore Paper Mill in Apsley.



Wk commencing 30th September 2019


In Literacy, we have started reading a new book – Sidney, Stella and the Moon.


The children have taken inspiration from the story to find out facts about the moon. We have written a missing poster for the moon and are building up to write our own non- fiction text! We have also used the conjunction because in a sentence.


In maths, the children have continued their focus on addition and subtraction. This week the children have been solving addition and subtraction calculations to find the missing number. For example…                  12 +  ____ = 15            10 - ___ = 4


Theme has seen the children research Max Whitlock. They have designed a medal for him and recalled facts they have learnt.


Please can you save and send in milk bottle tops for an art project we will be completing soon.

Wk commencing 23rd September 2019.


Year 1 is well and truly underway. The children are settled into their new class routines and have been working hard.

In Literacy this week we have been using adjectives to describe a character. We have used role-play to act out our own version of The Naughty Bus story. We are using a storyboard to plan our own version of the story.


In maths this week we have been solving addition and subtraction calculations, working out number bonds to 10 and 20 and doubling numbers.


Our topic this term is Our Community. We have been using maps to find our favourite places in Hemel Hempstead, compared Hemel Hempstead in the past to the present day and written some facts about the area we live in.


Please continue to ensure your child is reading every day at home and that a note is being made in their reading record.


Should you need to contact any Year 1 teacher please use this email address: