Year 1

Class Teacher: Miss Ellis

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome back for our second term in school! The first term has been very exciting with everyone settling into the new school year, we are now ready to start the run up to Christmas!


We change our reading books every Wednesday. We recommend you read every night with your child to support them in every aspect of their learning.


I have sent home a sheet with all of the spellings for the following term, children will be tested every Friday. We are practicing common exception words at the moment as these are the words that are regularly in reading books.


Our PE days are Monday and Friday. Children must bring their PE kit into school with them and we will get changed before the session. Our school PE kit is a plain white T-shirt, black shorts, leggings or joggers and trainers or pumps.

What are we learning?

In English…

This half term, we will be reading, ‘The Great Explorer’ by Chris Judge. We will be using this exciting text to practise writing complete sentences using a capital letter, full stops and finger spaces. We will also explore how the characters are feeling in the book. This will help us with our outcome of writing our own sequence of events in the story. Throughout the half term we will be practicing our letter formation and holding a sentence and writing it.

In Maths…

This term in Maths we will be practicing counting from 0-20, we will practice counting from zero forwards and backwards to zero. Additionally, we will be practicing writing numbers 0-20 as a numeral and a word. We will then move on to learning lots of methods of how to add and subtract with numbers 0-20.

In Science…

This term we are going to be learning about everyday materials. We will be learning about what materials everyday objects are made from and questioning why that specific material is used.

In RE…

This term we will be learning about The Creation Story. Children will be learning how God created our world, we will take time to appreciate what god created for us. We will then start to look at how pollution and global warming is ruining the planet and think of ways in which we can help change this. Moving on towards Christmas, we will be looking at reasons why we as Christians celebrate Christmas.

In Topic…

Our enquiry question for this term for Topic is ‘What is outside our window’ within this unit of work we will be working on our map reading skills, we will be using a map to see what is around Shaw and our school. We will then start to learn about the seasonal changes and weather patterns within the UK. Finally, we will look at the hot and cold areas of the world Equator. In Art we will be looking at abstract art, and start to recreate some of our own work focussing on the work of Beatriz Milhazes.

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