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Welcome back after half term Year 1!

We are so excited to be welcoming you all back after the Summer holidays. We hope you are all as excited as us to be starting a new year in Year 1. We have got lots of exciting things planned and will be doing lots of new learning. Year 1 is a little bit different to Reception, but most importantly we still love to have lots of fun and work as a team!

 Your teacher is Mrs Jones. Sometimes Miss Proudlove will teach you too!

Our Learning in the Autumn Term

This half term our learning is based around the book LOST AND FOUND
by Oliver Jeffers.

Lost and Found: Oliver Jeffers : Jeffers, Oliver, Jeffers, Oliver: Books


Reminders & Preparation

PE on Mondays and Fridays - please send your child in PE kit on these days. For uniform guidelines - see the main website.

Coats - even in good weather, please send your child's coat in. It may simply hang on the pegs BUT in the event of a weather change, it means your child can keep warm and dry.

Water bottles Please send in a water bottle for your child daily. Before the following day begins, please wash and refill your childs bottle. NO JUICE. Please DN NOT put water bottles into book bags as they leak all over our reading books!

Bookbags -  Please bring in books/bookbags every day and these are kept in drawers. We aim to hear your child read weekly. In bookbags there will be - 1 x reading for pleasure book, to develop a love of reading and 1 x Phonetic text, to develop the mechanical skills needed to be a good reader. Should you feel your child has exhausted their reading for pleasure text and they can confidently answer questions about the story, we will check/swap the text at our earliest convenience but please be patient as we are busy teaching lessons and helping the children all day and it can be tricy on some days!!


Learning Intentions:

Here is an overview of the learning we hope will take place this term!!

Autumn 1


Seasonal changes & Materials

Design Technology

Designing & making a healthy wrap



Greetings, colours & numbers


Mondays & Fridays – Please wear PE kit


Pip the Penguin gets lost in our school - Understanding maps


What does the Bible say God is like?

Why did Jesus tell the lost Parables?


We are treasure hunters


Tell me a story - To compose a piece of music based on a fairy tale and notate using a storyboard.


Fairytale Art & Studying a famous artist

Personal Development

No Outsiders - Elmer the Elephant & Anti-bullying

Autumn 2


Materials & Seasonal changes


How stories have changed over time



Bonfire night & Christmas


Mondays & Fridays – Please wear PE kit


Pip the Penguin gets lost in our school - Understanding maps


Harvest & Christmas


We are TV chefs


To explore long & short sounds & compose a piece of firework music

Design Technology

Building structures

Personal Development



Spellings & Word Recognition

Here are the Year 1 common exception and high frequency words. Common exception words often do not always sound and look the same, meaning they are difficult to 'sound out'. High-frequency words are those words which are met frequently within the texts your child will experience in Year 1.


This is a list of regular and irregular words that we would like our children to learn whilst in Year 1.

Feel free to practise these at home in any way you want but here are some examples:
Use chalks in the garden
Use water and paintbrushes outside
On a steamy shower panel whilst keeping clean!
Type into a word document
Use special pens/pencils
Write onto leaves!



Taught daily, Phonics aims to enrich your child's vocabulary and enable them to spell and read words - initially regular words and as they beconme more competent, irregular words - which follow alternative spelling patterns.

As a school we follow the Floppy's Phonics scheme, however, here are some free digital flashcards for you to practise with your child.

Please note: not all of our scheme's sounds are here but there are lots to practise!! 




Another useful website to enjoy:



We follow the Power Maths programme in Numeracy lessons. Each lesson follows a teaching sequence, made up of number revision, new teaching, applying what we have learnt, attempting a challenge and finally, reflecting upon our work. 

For more information visit 


Useful websites & Educational Learning Platforms





Water Bottles

All children have been given a school water bottle. This needs to be brought to school each day having been washed and re filled with fresh water from home. Children will be reminded at the end of the day to bring home their lunch bag and water bottle to be washed ready for the next day. We have turned off our water filter system so children will not be able to fill up their water bottle in the usual way. All classes have access to drinking water throughout the day should the children require extra water.


Please ensure your child brings a coat to school each day. We had a rainy start to the term but we are trying as much as possible to allow the children their outdoor breaks which may mean us putting coats on to go out in the rain as much as possible without getting too wet. Please ensure all coats are clearly named.


Our PE days are Monday and Friday. On these days we ask that your child comes to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.

Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and school jumper. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.


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