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Welcome to Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School.

Year 1

Spring term 2

This term year 1 will be looking at the human body as one of our topics. Our other topic will be all about Judaism. 


We learnt lots last term with our last topics, Animals and Houses and Homes. The children are always so enthusiastic about our topic work.


For the last couple of weeks in our English lesson we have been reading doing lots of activities around Handa's Surprise as part of our stories from other cultures work. The children tried different fruits from the story and wrote adjectives.

A (rare) sunny afternoon using the outdoor gym.


Our P.E lessons are always on a Thursday afternoon. This term our focus will be on Dance. It is very important that all children bring their P.E kit. This includes, T-shirt, shorts and pumps.


This half term year 1 will be starting their swimming lessons. This will be every Tuesday morning until the summer term. Children need to bring a swimming bag with a swimming costume (trunks for boys - no bermuda/shorts style) and a towel. It is essential that the children come into school on time (9.50am) as we leave on the mini buses promptly.  



Spellings will be given to your child each Tuesday. It is important that your child reads through these and practises them. This will help their reading and writing skills.

Reading at home


Reading at home is essential for your child's development and ability to learn. To support your child, please listen to them read regularly. The children can achieve a star on our class reading chart every time they read at home.  


We also have a whole school reading raffle which the children are entered into every time they read with an adult at home. The more times they read, the more chances they have at winning the raffle which is drawn at the end of each month.


We have a 'Take me home' book box in the cloakroom. These are books which the children can read and change at their leisure. Please help yourself!