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Autumn 1

Our Year One Curriculum Update will give you an overview of our learning for the half term and some ideas of how you can help at home.

Week beginning 26th September

What's a super week of learning 1G have had!

This week we started our new story, This is the Bear and enjoyed learning more about the characters using drama and writing our own speech bubbles for how they were feeling at different parts of the story.



In maths we've been counting backwards, finding one more and one less than a number and used this to find missing numbers in sequences. Some children are still finding counting backwards a little tricky so some additional practise at home would be useful.


In music we have learnt all about the different instruments in an orchestra, listened to different pieces of music and said how they made us feel and played different musical instruments in time to the beat. We really enjoyed our music sessions this week!

Week beginning 19th September

Fridays are officially the best day of the week! (according to the children) as they love getting stuck into their design and technology projects with Mrs Hermans. Below are some photos from this week and the last two weeks of work.

In English this week we have started some poetry using the nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty and have been practising making our own rhyming couplets. In Basketball we have been working on bouncing and controlling the ball and had lots of fun playing games 😊

In Science we have been identifying everyday materials that different objects are made from and grouping them. Maybe you would like to go on a Material hunt at home and find as many different objects as you can made from the same material. We would love to see the results!


We just wanted to say a big thank you to all those children (and parents who helped them) complete their homework. The written sheet and reading homework are an important part of the children’s phonics learning which provides additional opportunities for children to consolidate the learning they have done in class as well as practise their segmenting and blending skills.


Next week

We look forward to seeing you at our Meet the Teacher meeting on Wednesday (28th September at 4.15pm). It is a chance for us to let you know a bit more about some of the things the children will be learning in Year One and how you can help at home. We look forward to seeing you there,

Miss Green and Mrs Hermans



Week beginning 12th September

It's been a super week in 1G! The children have really enjoyed learning lots of new things.


This week we have been geographers thinking about where we live, identifying what town, city and street we live on. We have learnt about addresses and postcodes and found out how a letter reaches its destination. As homework we wondered if you could help your child find out what number and road/ street they live on and maybe take a short walk up and down the road to see how houses/ buildings are numbered on the different sides of the road. Some children may even want to learn their postcode as well!


Have a lovely weekend and I will see you on Tuesday 20th Sept,

Miss Green

Next week

The children are enjoying their DT lessons on a Friday with me, learning how to assemble their structures using different joins however we are fast running out of boxes and tubes! If you have any small boxes and tubes e.g. kitchen roll holders, please can you send them into school for us. Thank you,

Mrs Hermans



Week beginning 5th September

The children have settled well into the routines of Year One and it has been lovely to see all their smiling faces in the morning. They have really enjoyed being with all their friends again after the summer holidays and loved learning and playing together this week. So if anyone has come home and told you that they’ve done nothing this week at school… then I’m sure you will enjoy the photographs below.


We are still hearing the children read and will send home their reading books early next week. We will be available in the playground before and after school if you have any questions.


Mrs Hermans is looking forward to seeing the children on Friday and I can’t wait to see you all on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend everyone,

Miss Green


Next week

Please can your child bring in a water bottle filled with water so they can access it throughout the day and it would be helpful to check that your child’s jumper or cardigan is named as they can get easily mixed up.

Please see the note below about PE.



Monday 5th September

Hello everyone and welcome back to school smiley

The children have settled well into their new classroom and enjoyed the different activities we have done. We have had a wonderful day together and I cannot wait for tomorrow!

Just to let you know that PE this half term will be on Wednesday's and Thursday's and the children can come to school in their PE kits on these days. 

Miss Green