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Welcome back to Year 1!

We hope you had a brilliant half term. We are looking forward to another fun-packed half term full of exciting learning opportunities!



We will be following the Talk for Writing scheme again this year and will begin Autumn term looking at a variety of genres. Our key texts are The Night Pirates and How to be a Pirate. The children will produce their own version of the stories and we will focus on capital letters, finger spaces and full stops as well as writing instructions.


Reading is a vital part of learning in Year 1 and we would love our children to develop a love of reading and a rich vocabulary. The best way to do this is by sharing lots of books together at home as well as at school. Home readers will be changed every Friday so please make sure you fill in the reading record and send them in each week.


We will also be sending spellings home every other Friday. Helping your child to learn these at home will really help them with the spelling activities we will be doing in school.



During the Autumn term we will be building on the children’s knowledge of addition and subtraction and we will be investigating shape. A great way to help your child develop their maths is to count every day activities (e.g. walking up the stairs, taking items out of the shopping bag etc.)

We will occasionally send home number formation sheets to help your child.



Our topic, ‘Yo Ho Ho’ has strong links to geography, science and history.

Science – light sources

Art – Picasso, self portraits cont.

RE – What do Christians and Jews believe about creation?

Geography – Compass points

Computing – Coding

DT - baking

History – Toys

PE – Dance



Build a Bear trip, fundraisers – movie night, disco.

KS1 / EYFS Christmas Play 16th, 17th December.


We have P.E. every Thursday. The children should have a white t-shirt, black shorts and a pair of velcro or pull on pumps (no laces please). Please make sure that P.E. kits are in a bag and all items are clearly named. Please let your child practise getting changed into their P.E. kit at home.


If you have any queries or worries, contact us via the Junior Office. Please inform us if your child is being picked up by an adult at the end of the school day who is not on the list.


Thank you for your support.


Mrs Burch, Mrs Sheffield and Miss Bedford