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Year 1

Our Year 1 team are:

Miss Short ( Class Teacher)
Mrs Traynor ( Teaching Assistant)

Year 1

Welcome back to a brand new school year. The children look so smart and are settling well into year 1 and getting used to the routine. We have lots of exciting lessons planned across the curriculum for the next half term.


This half term our core texts is ‘One Day on our Blue Planet’ which is about a young lion cub and his life in the savannah in Africa. The children will be retelling part of the story and writing character descriptions.

We will also be continuing with our daily ‘Read,Write Inc.’ lessons, including lots of phonics and reading and writing  opportunities. Please continue to read the books sent home with your child.


In maths we will be learning about place value and addition and subtraction within 10. In the second part of the term we will be learning about shapes and numbers to 20.

Come and See

In our Come and See our first topic is all about Families. We will also be learning about Belonging and the sacrament of Baptism.


In science we are learning about animals including humans and seasonal change from autumn to winter.


In geography the children will be learning about the weather around the world. The children will also be learning about seasons which is linked to our science topic.


In music the children will be following our Charanga topic ‘Hey You’. The children will be learning to sing this ‘rap song and learn the actions. They will also use some instruments to accompany the music. 


In art we will be learning about the artist Seurat and learning all about pointillism. The children will be creating their own art work using this technique.


In computing our topic is ‘What is a computer?’ In this unit children will learn about the different parts of a computer and iPad. They will learn new skills, tips and tricks. The children will be able to see the inner workings of a computer and build their own includes a range of continuous provision activities.


The children will be learning about invasion games. The children will learn how to throw and catch and learn some basic defending skills. The children will take part in some team games.


Our topic for this half term is ‘.’What helps us to stay healthy?’

Useful information

  • Snack is 50p per week
  • Reading books are changed regularly. Please ensure you read with your child as often as Year 1 is an important year and their ability to read and understand texts is crucial. Oxford Owl should be used to read ebooks linked to Read Write Inc. (as well as the book bag books.)
  • Homework- handwriting, spellings are given out weekly to practise at home.
  • Every child has an Oxford Owl password, which can be accessed at home. User names and passwords will be been given to each child in year 1. Please come and see me if you need this information resending.
  • PE is on a Thursday. The children can come to school in their PE kits and trainers. Please ensure your children has a yellow polo shirt, their school jumper/cardigan and navy or black shorts. In cold weather the children may wear dark jogging bottoms.

Thank you

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