Sir Isaac Newton | Y1

Class Teacher: Miss Bates
Unqualified Teacher: Mrs Connelly
Teaching Assistant: Miss Brown

Our class is named after the famous scientist and mathematician, Sir Isaac Newton. We have already learned a little about his discoveries, from the law of gravity to splitting light into the colours of the rainbow! Over the year we will be discovering even more about him. Have a look at the picture and see what other discoveries he made.

We will also be finding out about many other fun and exciting things throughout the year including Grace Darling and the lifeboat rescues, allsorts of animals and travelling around the world and through time exploring seaside holidays.

To ensure a smooth transition, for the first term our afternoons will allow children the opportunity to learn through play as they adapt to the changes in Year 1. As the year progresses and the children settle there will be less play based learning and more structured lessons.

Important things:

Homework is given out on Fridays and to be returned by the following Wednesday for marking.

Reading books will be changed once a week on a Monday, when your child will be given 2 books to share across the week. The books will be changed only if they are read and recorded in the Reading Record book.

If you would like to practice reading with your child at home, there are some great games on Phonics Play. Please click on the following link: We would like the children to read as many books in Year 1 as possible. This can be any form of reading: comics, stories, fairy tails or online books on

Please ensure that every item of your children’s clothing and book bag is clearly labelled with their name.

If your child wears earrings, can they please be removed or covered in tape for our P.E lessons on Wednesday and Thursday.

We look forward to the year ahead and seeing your children grow and develop into inquisitive, enthusiastic learners. If you have any questions or wish to inform us about your child please feel free to speak to us at the end of the day.