Class 1

We are pleased to let you know that your child can receive a daily phonics lesson whilst schools
are closed. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your
child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education. Please Click here to access the resource


Year 1 Autumn 1st Half Term


Our topic this half term is called ‘Who am I?’ We shall be getting to know each other and welcoming our new class members.


In Mathematics we will be:

  • Revising numbers to 20, reading writing and ordering.

  • Learning our number bonds to 10

  • Revising addition and subtraction rules

  • Learning about place value for numbers to 20


In English we will be:

  • write sentences by:

  • Saying out loud what they are going to write about

  • Composing a sentence orally before writing it

  • Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

  • Re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense

  • Discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils

  • Reading aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.

  • Learning to spell common exception words from the year R/ 1 list using our school spell zoo scheme.

In Science we are learning how to:

  • Carry out scientific inquiry involving questioning, collecting evidence through observation and measurement.

  • Pose simple scientific questions.

  • Identify ways of finding out about themselves.

  • With help, conduct simple investigations


In Geography we are learning:

  • That different cultures in different localities have different food, clothing, housing.

  • That the world extends beyond their locality.

  • How to describe the geographical features of the school site and other familiar places.

  • How to make maps and plans of real and imaginary places, using pictures and symbols.

  • About the countries their families originated in and with support be able to locate these on a map or globe.

  • How to express views on the attractive and unattractive features of an environment.


In ICT we are learning:

  • Open a word document.

  • Insert a picture

  • Change the font size and style

General Reminders for Year 1


PE is usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Due to current restrictions your child will initially need just their P.E pumps or a pair of trainers. We will inform you when we are able to commence our full P.E lessons where your child will need a full PE Kit in school, this is a plain white t shirt, navy shorts and pumps. Can I ask that parents please put their child's name in their pumps. Thank you

Phonics play is a fantastic resource to further your child's love for reading and spelling. The children in year 1 really enjoy phonics and it would be fantastic to continue this at home. The username and password for this site have been stapled to the inside of your child’s blue reading record book.

We have a jumper box in class where the children are free to take their jumpers off during the day. Please put your child's name in their jumper to avoid any confusion.

Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is important that you and your child read every night. When you have read with your child please sign their blue reading record, without this signed the children will not be able to change their book for a new one.



​Learning Logs -

​Keywords and Spellings - Every week your child will be individually tested on a 1:1 basis on their keywords. If your child reads all their keywords clearly and confidently then they will be given the next set. All keyword testing will be done on a Wednesday/Thursday.

The children also bring home a set of spellings to learn each week linked to their phonics. Please practice with your child. They have a look cover write check sheet to begin their practice and a purple spelling book for further practice. Spelling tests are on a Friday.

If you have any queries or questions please feel free to come and speak to me at the door in a morning or at home time.

Thank you for your constant support

Mrs Foster

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