This page is intended to help you feel involved in and informed of everything we do.

Please take the time to explore our page where you will find lots of important information about your child's learning.


In our class, we encourage the children to be; 


We are always ready to learn.

We are patient and we pay attention so that we can be super learners!


We look after each other and the school property.

We take care in all that we do.


We listen carefully so that we are safe at all times.

We use our kind hands and we follow the instructions all of the time.


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   Welcome to the Dinosaurs class page!

Here you will find all of the fun learning that the Year One children are completing.

You can also find more on our Class Dojo page!


                                                  Come and meet our ROAR-some team! 



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This Summer 1 half term our topic will be:

‘Which birds and plants would Peter Rabbit find in our park?’


The children will be scientists observing the changes across the four seasons; they will observe and describe the different types of weather associated with the seasons and how the day length varies. The children will be identifying and naming plants, working scientifically to observe and contrast plants and their changes over time, within an additional unit in science focusing on Plants. Here, they will name a variety of common and wild garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. They will also identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.

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In English, we will be completing lots of fun learning activities based on the stories of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Browne, and ‘The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff’ by Jonathan Langley. ‘  The children will be creating a class story map for each story and using it to retell the story, and later innovate it, including lots of super story language! They will be writing sentences based on their story, ensuring they include their ‘Just Do It rules’ (including capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, Fred talk to spell, and ensuring they read and check their work makes sense). Year One children will also be taught how to include appropriate adjectives (being describing words, eg 'enormous', 'scary') within their writing, and well as conjunctions (eg 'and', 'but'). In addition to this, they will be taught to correctly use question marks (Who was that?) and exclamation marks (Bang!) within their writing.  After learning to retell each story, we will spend some time innovating it; amending our story map accordingly and writing new sentences based on our innovated story. We will also be learning to plan for our writing; breaking each story up into a beginning, middle and end.  

We can't wait to see what the children achieve! 








As always, we will be working hard on our phonics.

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At Hamilton Academy, we use the RWI phonics scheme. Please watch the videos below to help explain what this is and how you can best support your child.


To support your child further with their reading skills,  please click onto the links below to watch Read, Write, Inc's engaging phonics videos for the children to watch when learning set 2 sounds. Your child will already be familiar with the routines used in Read, Write, Inc.

Phonics - Read Write Inc. - Raynham Primary School

                                                                                                      Phonics screen information

In June, all Year One children across the country will sit their National Phonics Screen. To find out more about what's involved, watch this short video:



In Maths, our clever Mathematicians are learning all about:

Multiplication, division, halves and quarters, position and direction.

You can support your child at home by encouraging them to count in 2s, 5s and 10s, as well as completing their 'Big Maths' multiplication quizzes, which they bring home each week. Could they group count their peas at dinner time and see how many they have if they have 5 groups of 2? Can they count them 2, 4, 6, 8, 10? etc.

You can use the vocabulary of 'share', 'equal' and  groups' as we start to teach them about the concept of division, and how we divide quantities equally between a given number of groups. Conversely, you could try dividing a quantity into groups of a specific number. For example, if you have 20 peas, could you share them equally into 4 groups? How many would be in each group? Or, could you arrange the 20 peas so there are 4 i each groups? How many groups would you have then? 

You can continue to support your child at home by sustaining their understanding of numbers to 50; counting up to these numbers, finding one more/less, recognising and writing the numbers - ensuring numbers are formed correctly- and being able to order number cards correctly. Can they also identify how many tens and ones are within that number? 

Check out these fun videos and games to support your child's maths:


At school, we offer children a range of strategies to choose from when calculating: concrete (using counters or physical items to count/subtract with), pictorial (drawing dots then adding more/taking some away by crossing them out), or abstract (using a number line and counting forwards/backwards along it, ensuring one jump per number counted). 



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Don't forget to log into your child's TT rockstars account to practice their times tables too! 

Times Tables Rock Stars: Play


You can further support your child's maths through the new '1-minute maths' app, from White Rose Maths. Click on the link below to find out more...

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Thank you for taking the time to read our class page.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to the Year 1 team.


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