Building bright futures

Autumn Term

Welcome to Year 1

The Year 1 teaching team are very excited about the school year ahead. The students have settled into their new class with ease and we have enjoyed getting to know them. We look forward to an exciting year of learning for the students. the teaching team is as follows:

Class Teacher: Caroline Klejdys-Lord

TA: Hafsa Begum

TA: Taneya Begum


In Maths this half term we are focusing on number. We will be working with numbers to 20 and beyond. We will be learning about addition and subtraction and we will be trying to record our work. All children will start to write addition and subtraction calculations and use classroom resources to find the answers. In addition we will learn to count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Please practise this with your child at home. Also, we will look at measuring items around the classroom.


In Literacy we are trying really hard to use our phonics to help us become independent readers and writers. We will be looking at lists, captions, menus and postcards. We will also be reading stories with repetitive patterns. Our main book this half term will be 'We're going on a bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen. we are aiming to write full sentences with a capital letter and a full stop.


In Science we are learning about animals, humans and plants. We will start by looking at parts of the body and the role of the skeleton. We will have some hands on gardening opportunities which will support our understanding of growing plants.


In RE we will be learning about how and why people pray. We will be writing our own prayers and making a Prayer Book. We will be learning about the bible and other special books.


We will be focusing on History in our topic time this term. We will be thinking about changing in living memory and the vocabulary that we can use to describe theses changes. As part of our topic we are going to learn all about toys and how they have changed 


In PE this term, Year 1 will be learning about invasion games and some net/wall games. They will be participating in sports such as football, tennis and badminton. children will be working on passing, dribbling, attacking space and movement skills.

How you can help?

Please remember that your child has PE on a Wednesday and a Thursday so they need to bring in their PE kits on Wednesday mornings. They can leave their PE kit at school overnight and take it home on Thursday.

Year 1 will change their reading books and get homework on Thursdays. Children will only be able to borrow books if they bring the other borrowed books. They will require their book bag to keep the books and homework in and to transport to and from school safely.

Children can change their books as many times as they like during the week. Please remind your child to do this. It is important to read with your child every day for at lest 10 minutes.

If you are unsure about the homework please speak to a member of staff in year 1. 

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