Year 1

Here you will find the latest information, useful information and any other important news regarding Year 1.On the right hand side, you will also find downloadable copies of all the class newsletters; these outline the work your children will be doing in each specific half term.

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Spring 1 Recommended Reading List for Year 1

The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield

Young Chris is an astronaut. A very busy astronaut. Saving the planet from aliens is much more important than taking baths or going to bed. Because at bedtime the worst sort of alien appears - darkness. But when Chris watches the first moon landing on TV, he discovers that there is a dark out in Space that is much darker than he's used to. It's the darkest dark ever, and he realizes that the unknown can be . . . exciting!


The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson


Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing - he is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents. Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope and a black cat who takes him exploring. He realizes that through these encounters that dark is super after all.


One Giant Leap by Don Brown

This lyrical introduction to the first person to walk on the surface of the moon traces the life of Neil Armstrong back through his childhood, his years as a airplane pilot, and his historical moon landing in the Apollo 11 moon mission on July 20, 1969. Full-color illustrations.

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