Welcome to Year 1

The teachers in Year 1 are:


 Miss Samantha Farrall-1F           Miss Gemma McMullen-1M          Mr Bradley Reed-1B

Year Group:  1       

Term: Autumn 1

In English, we will be looking at the author Julia Donaldson and exploring a variety of fiction stories. We will be focusing on ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Tiddler’ and ‘What the Jackdaw Saw’. We will be learning how to write lists, captions, sentences and will start to look at how to write instructions. We will be also looking at poetry based on animals. In Maths, we will be learning all about number and exploring our understanding of measure. We will be developing our number knowledge through learning about place value, addition and subtraction. We will be developing our knowledge of measure by exploring weight, size and height. In Topic, we will be focusing on animals. We will be identifying and classifying different types of animals, and looking at the characteristics of animals. During this half term we will be investigating animals from around the world and looking at the climates that these animals live in. In PSHE, we will be looking at how to stay safe in school. In RE, we will be looking at the festival of Shabbat. Our school values for Autumn 1 will be looking at responsibility and respect. In Computing, we will be developing our typing skills and creating a character description and typing up our own story. We will be looking at how to use ICT safely both in school and at home.

Our PE days this half term are Tuesday for 1F and 1R and Wednesday for 1M.

Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school on these days.

Children will change their books every Monday and Thursday. Your child may receive the same book more than once as we encourage the children to re-read and revisit texts to build their fluency.  The class LSA will choose a book this is appropriate for their needs. Please support your child by hearing them read every day for 10 minutes and writing a comment in their reading diary.

We will be sending home a sound mat for children to practice their letter sounds (phonics).

If you need any support with phonics please talk to your class teacher, we are happy to help!

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