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 Welcome to Year 1 

The Year One team:

Miss Cooper 1C

Mrs Lavelle

Mrs Bruce

Mrs Beckett 1B

Mrs Campbell

Mrs Erasmus



Half Termly Topics

Autumn 1 - Dinosaur Planet
Autumn 2 - Paws, Claws & Whiskers
Spring 1 - Splendid Skies
Spring 2 - Superheroes
Summer 1 - Enchanted Woodland
Summer 2 - Moon Zoom


Our topic this half term is:

Dinosaur Planet


This half term, our topic is ‘Dinosaur Planet’.


To begin this topic, the children will take part in a Dinosaur launch day, in which they will have the opportunity to discover the wonder of the dinosaurs, by locating and identifying fossils from some of the most iconic dinosaurs. 


In English, the children will begin by reading 'Dear Dinosaur' and writing a postcard to a Dinosaur telling them about their summer holidays. Then they will write sentences recounting the Dinosaur launch day. In addition to this, the children will develop their grammar knowledge and begin using this in their retelling of stories. Then the children will learn about how to write and follow instructions. 


In maths this half term, the children will be focusing on number, specifically place value within 10. They will begin by sorting, counting and representing objects in different ways (e.g. numicon, counters, on a number line). The children will then begin to find one more and one less than a given number, alongside reasoning questions. Then the children will begin to compare numbers and use language such as equal, more/greater, less/fewer. To complete this half term, the children will then focus on ordinal numbers in practical ways.


During topic lessons, the children will name and locate the world's seven continents using world maps, atlases and globes. They will colour code the different continents on a world map to show where different fossils have been discovered. In addition, the children will compare life during the age of the dinosaurs with modern life. Focusing on the life a significant individual by sequencing main events of their life. The children will have the opportunity to think about questions they would like ask the significant individual and use role play to answer these questions.




Homework is set on a Friday and is to be returned by Wednesday the following week.


Please make sure that your child brings their water bottle, reading book and book bag into school every day. Your child may not necessarily read on the same day each week so it is really important that they come prepared every day. We cannot issue the next book until the previous book has been returned. Thank you for your support with this matter.


Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school at all times. 

They will be sent home at the end of each term to be washed.


Thank you parents and carers for supporting your children at home with their reading and phonics.

It really does make a difference.


Important dates for your diary:


4th September - Children back to school

10th September - Meet the Teacher (9-9:25am)

11th September - Dinosaur workshop

25th September - Break up for half term 

4th November - Children back to school

19th November - Parents evening (3:40-5:30pm)

20th November - Parents evening (5-7pm)

29th November - Non uniform day

6th December - Christmas fayre (KS1 Hall)

12th December - Year 1 Christmas performance 2pm

13th December - Year 1 Christmas performance 9:30am

19th December - Year 1 Christmas party

20th December - Break up for Christmas!


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