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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:

Paws, Claws and Whiskers



To begin this topic, the children will take part in an animal workshop for our launch day, in which they will have the opportunity to meet different animals and learn all about what they like to eat and where they live.


In English, the children will begin by reading the story 'Dogger'. We will look at adjectives and what adjectives can be used to describe Dogger. From this, the children will create a lost poster for Dogger, thinking about all the important information needed. Then they will think about a character's feelings and explain how Dave felt when he lost Dogger and when he found Dogger. In addition to this, the children will look at diary entries and will write their own diary entry as if they were Dogger when he was lost.

In addition to this the children will also read 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. They will begin by listening to and discussing what they liked and disliked. Then they will create their own invitation inviting the tiger to their party. Then the children will sequence the main events from the story and have a go at retelling the story. 

Towards the end of the term, the children will then look at the Christmas Story and retell the Christmas story.


In maths this half term, the children will be continuing their focus on number, specifically place value within 10. They will move their learning on to looking at comparing numbers and statements, using greater than, less than and equal to symbols. Then they will learn about repeating patterns and properties of 2D and 3D shapes. 


During science lessons, the children will learn how to identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. In addition they will identify which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Then the children will describe and compare the structure of common animals and identify and label the basic parts of the human body. The science lessons will be very practical and including many practical lessons. 




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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