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The Beacon C of E (VA) Primary School

'Living life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)


1 Beacon Place, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2SR

01395 264300


Year 1: 1P 2021 - 2022


Your teaching team are Mrs Pow and Mrs Davis

Miss Pavey also supports children in year 1

(On a Tuesday morning, Ms Wylie teaches music & Miss James teaches RE)

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This half term's topic is....

Moon Zoom

KS1 Cornerstones Project – Moon Zoom | Barmby on the Marsh

CRASH! What’s that in the playground? Let’s go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone – it looks like a UFO has crash landed. Find out who might have landed by exploring the craft and investigating scattered scientific specimens. Create a ‘Welcome to Earth’ box for an alien explorer. What can you put in it to help explain what life is like on our planet? Would you like to be an astronaut? You’ll need a pretty sturdy spacecraft if you do. Start off small by making an air-propelled rocket. How far can you make it travel? Find out the names of the planets. There’s Mercury, Neptune, Mars and – do you know any others? I’ve forgotten the rest. Then, an alien is found. Can you help get him home? It’s got the experts in a right kerfuffle. Professor Pong doesn’t know what to do. Are you ready for take off Year 1? Hold tight. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… LIFT OFF!


Reading books will be changed each Friday when your child will bring home 1 or 2 reading books which match their reading ability. We suggest children are heard read at least 5 times a week - little and often is very effective. Please comment in the accompanying yellow reading journal each time your child has read at home to an adult and send reading folders into school EVERY THURSDAY.Children Reading Clip Art Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

This year we will be starting our class Rocket Reading challenge. For every 10 reads completed, children move their rocket to the next planet and receive a certificate in achievement worship. We would like to emphasise the importance of reading a book more than once. The first read should be to decode the words using their phonic knowledge; the second should be to increase their reading fluency, and the third time to develop their understanding of the story further. When reading in school, we always love spending time talking about the story with the children, this discussion is vital for developing comprehension skills.

Home Learning 

New activities will come each every Friday in reading folders and will generally consist of number facts, tricky word spellings and key phonic sounds.

PE days

Daily LEAP every morning

Friday - outdoor games with Mr Troman - wear PE kit to school (yellow t-shirt, jogging bottoms/leggings & suitable footwear)

Useful websites (Click for the links)

Hit the Button Maths game (yr 1-6) | Nailsworth CofE Primary School

Newsletters and Curriculum Information

Year 1 Curriculum map

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning will take place most Thursday afternoons, weather permitting. We will be undertaking Beach School activities. Please wear suitable shoes, coat and trousers to school and bring wellies in a bag.  Also, please wear a hat and gloves in the cold weather. We do supply all-in-one wet weather suits when raining. Extra adult helpers are required for these sessions. Let the office know if you can help.

The EYFS Outdoors: 38 Outdoor Learning Activities | Famly

Home Learning support resources