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Methley Primary School, Savile Road, Methley, Leeds LS26 9HT

0113 3862540

Methley Primary School

Welcome to

Methley Primary School

Mrs Reynard and Mrs Falkingham welcome you to our Year One page.


Our Current Learning

Our topic this term is WILD WILD WORLD.

Maths  - Week Beginning 15-7-19 - We will continue our work on time, consolidating reading and writing o'clock and half past times. We will consider the most appropriate unit of time to use for measuring, e. g, a holiday plane trip would be measured in hours, saying the alphabet might be measured in seconds, whereas brushing teeth could be measured in minutes. We will also compare time, using the vocabulary of 'faster'/'slower; 'earlier'/'later'.

You can help at home by asking your children to see what they can do, e. g,  in 10 seconds (how many star jumps/write their name), or how long does it take to cook the pie? etc, so that they get a feel for time. Look at timetables and ask you child to work out some relevant problems, e. g, what time is the next train to .....?

 English - Week Beginning 15-7-19 - In writing we will be completing narratives about how we might feel if we were to go to and land on the moon.

In reading we will be engaging in information retrieval skills for our new text " The Way Back Home" by Oliver Jeffers, related to the anniversary of the moon landing theme for this week.

 Topic (D.T) - Week Beginning 15-7-19 - We will be designing and writing about our own space suit, and designing a poster advertising a trip to the moon.

 Topic (ART) - Week Beginning 15-7-19 - We will be engaging in moon art, making landscapes and the planets, using a range of mediums.

    Throughout all our learning children are challenged with different activities both with the teachers and working independently in provision. This allows children to work in areas they enjoy and display learning in different ways. 


Spellings - Week Beginning 15-7-19 -  Continue to secure all Year 1 common exception words(CEWs).

In lieu of phonics - Week Beginning 15-7-19  -  Please practise coin recognition and using money in real life situations. Also make reference to the o'clock and half past times on the clock



Important information

 The children absolutely loved sports day. We certainly have some amazing athletes. Thank you for your support!

N.B) - WB 15-7-19 is our 'Moon Landing 50th Anniversary' theme week, so much of our work will be based around this event. (On Tuesday 16th July at 2.32pm it will be 50 years since the launch of Apollo 11)

Please note that we will collect all the children's reading books next week in order to complete an audit.



Please encourage your child to read as often as they can (little and often) and sign their reading record book. The reading ladder incentive starts afresh after each holiday. Ten reads =bronze certificate, another ten silver, and another ten gold (within each half term). Children are then entered into a prize winning raffle.

We try to ensure the children take their water bottles home at the end of each week to be thoroughly cleaned. Please ensure they bring them back on the Monday. Thank you

Books are changed on a Tuesday & Friday, if reading records have been signed by parent/carer. Don't forget to read at least 3 times for a ticket in our reading raffle. We are also promoting moving up the reading ladder - a step for each read with a certificate for achieving 10 reads.

PE kits to be brought on a Monday and taken home on a Friday.   Please ensure your child has indoor and outdoor kit.  

Indoor kit consists of navy/black shorts and a white t-shirt.  Outdoor kit consists of navy/black tracksuit, white t-shirt and trainers.

This half term Mrs Falkingham's class  and Mrs Reynard's will both do PE on Wednesday and Friday

Thank you


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