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Felmore Primary School

Believe it to achieve it


Davenants, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1QX


Year 1 Blog (Coral and Turquoise)


Coral Class: Miss Davis, Mrs Larke and Miss Ayers


Turquoise: Miss Osborne, Miss Adams, Miss West, Mrs Chamberlain and Miss Ayers


PE - Every Wednesday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in full PE kit (outdoor) with all jewellery removed, in particular earrings.



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Hello and welcome to another exciting theme.

We will continue to use our new curriculum – Dimensions. Our learning will continue to be cross curricular and theme based. This theme has a historical content – Children’s Champion – this theme is linked to Dr Thomas Barnardo. We will look at researching facts related to him and the impact he made to others. We will look at a range of elements within this theme –

Courage - Dr Barnardo showed courage when he challenged society’s norms by accepting all children and refusing to allow discrimination between the ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor.

Commitment - Dr Barnardo was committed to providing the best care for all children, regardless of race, disability, or circumstance.

Creativity - He came up with the idea of fostering and adoption, to enable children to live fulfilled lives within families.

Community – Dr Barnardo had helped the East End community by getting thousands of children on the streets by the time he died.

This theme will last for 3 weeks. 

Please find attached our What I Should Know (WhISK) sheet; on here you will find what our learning will be focused on.

Our homework will be based on key skills and the WhISK sheet.

Use the WhISK sheet to broaden your understanding of our Children’s Champion theme.

With an adult can you find out some facts related to Dr Thomas Barnardo – when was he born? Which era? Look at images, what were his clothes like? Did he have children? See if you can find an interesting fact to share in class – make sure that you focus on the language, a long time ago,

Year,  decade,  century, ancient,  modern,  long ago,  timeline,  date, order, similar,  different, important,  living memory,  remembers, inventions, homes, houses, grandparents’ time, the older generation, memories, drawing, photograph, opinion, artefact



This will be your homework for 3 weeks. Pick things from the WhISK sheet to embed your learning and broaden your understanding.

For example, ask your grandparent or great grandparent what was lifelike when they were little, what did they do at school?  Do they have any photos or artefacts that they could share with you?

Can you record a timeline of someone in your family?

Birth – school – marriage – children

See what else you can come up with, use the WhISK sheet to help you. 


Read and write your numbers to 15 in numerals (remember to record your numbers the correct way) and begin to write them in words, use look, say, cover, write check.

Count on and back in ones to 15 from any GIVEN number.

E.g. 5, 6, 7, 8

13, 12, 11,10

Spellings will be given out weekly, read them, say them, cover them and write them.

When you have spelt them correctly put them into sentences.