Year 1

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Welcome to Year 1…

Our year 1 team are:

Mr. Ormrod (Class Teacher)
Mrs. Morris (Teaching Assistant)

Autumn 2019

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school, we hope you had a very restful summer and are as excited as we are to start the new school year!


This term in Geography, we have explored different weather types, as well as the impact these have on humans, in particular, our choice of clothing. Through Music, we explore beats, tempo and pitch, performing ‘Rhythm in the Way We Walk’ for our final piece. In Art, we are focusing in Giuseppe Arcimbolo and his use of different objects to create the human form. Science has been a great chance for us to explore Plants and the different parts of a plant. We have planted our own beans and are excited to see them grow! We will also be experimenting with colour, through mixing and matching via a colour wheel. Our English book has been ‘Pattan’s Pumpkin’, and Indian Traditional Tale. Our Come & See topic has been Families, looking at both our own and Jesus’ family, before we begin to move on to ‘Belonging’.

After half-term, we’ll be switching and focusing on The Lonely Beast, as a means to introduce newspaper reports. We will investigate Animals (Including Humans) in Science, with a specific focus on a range of animal habitats.

Maths will begin with Place Value to 20, moving to Addition and Subtraction just before the half term. After the break we will focus on Shape, then Addition and Subtraction, Place Value to 50, Length & Height and ending with Weight & Volume.

News Books

In Year 1 this term, we’ve introduced News Books to our class on a Monday morning. This gives the children the opportunity to write about what they’ve enjoyed from throughout the weekend, as well as giving me an insight in to the fun they get up to when they aren’t here!


Children will continue to learn to read within school, with us adding even more focus onto phonics and guided reading sessions in class. Their books will be changed regularly (if they’ve been read at home) and so just a friendly reminder to take every opportunity to read at home with your child – every night if possible – as it makes such a difference to their learning as a whole!


Homework will continue to be sent home each Friday, to be returned on or before the following Friday. This will be a piece or phonics or maths work, as well as their usual spellings. This should be worked around reading at home. These may be an extension of the work we covered in class that week, or just some extra to really secure their learning.

Useful Notes

Snack is still 50p per week, with that providing milk and biscuits in the morning each day and fresh fruit in the afternoon. P.E is Tuesday afternoons and all children will need a kit in school to be able to access P.E fully.

Any queries or questions, feel free to catch me either of a morning or an afternoon to arrange a meeting.

Curriculum Overviews

Mathematics Overview of Learning