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Year 1 Class Staffing

Mrs J Scattergood

Mrs P Massey


Class Saint



 Autumn 1 in Y1 

The Virtues & Values this half term are

 ‘Curious & Active’.

We are going to be listening to & sequencing the story of Creation; we will be giving thanks for all that is created for us by God.


Science Topic

Animals including humans

We will be learning about our body parts, how to name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and to link the body parts to senses / function of senses

History or Geography Topic

Know the names of the four countries that make up the UK

We will be looking closely at the make-up of the United Kingdom, their position on the world map and the flags that represent them. We will also be learning our address and understanding where we live in relation to other places we may or may not already know in the UK

Art/DT Topic

Know the names of the primary and basic secondary colours

We will be learning about the primary colours and how we can use them to make secondary colours. We will also be looking at the simple concept of line and, joining both concepts together, we will study and emulate the style of Mondrian.


Create, store & retrieve digital contentWord Processing

We will be set a task from Techno-land to get typing on our keyboards! We will learn how to create, alter, store and retrieve our written content.



Class Text

Autumn 1 

Stickman Julia Donaldson

We will be exploring our topic

Once upon a time’. To help us understand the meaning of beginnings and the importance of ourselves and our families we are going to be listening to and working with a range of texts. Stick Man is just one of these books, written by our class author Julia Donaldson.


Homework/Reading Expectations

Daily Homework

  • Daily maths homework (small blue book) will be four questions practising the four basic operations; they should be completed and returned daily.

Weekly homework

  • Children will receive one piece from either science, art, DT, History, geography, Computing or PSHE (these subjects will be rotated and linked to the class topics).

Reading Diaries

  • Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by and an adult at least 3 times a week (a member of staff will check the diaries on a Monday Wednesday and Friday)


  • Spellings will be given out every Monday and then tested, in the form of dictation – also practising high frequency words – every Friday.

‘Reading for Pleasure’  - not required to be written into the diary as the children are keeping their own record in class


Particular focus this term

In Autumn 1 Y1 literacy focus

We will be continuing to enjoy stories, linked to our topic, written by our class author, Julia Donaldson amongst other authors.   We will be practicing skills such as:

 Sitting correctly at the desk

Begin to form lower case letters correctly with correct spacing

Write simple dictated sentences

Write sequenced sentences that can be understood

In Maths to know and use numbers

We will be consolidating the basic understanding of numbers, reading, writing, sorting and counting on & back. We will also be able to represent and identify 1 more and 1 less than a given number and say which amount has less (fewer) or more



Autumn 1- PE: General Skills

On Tuesday mornings we will be working alongside Port Vale focusing upon skills such as moving with control and care, repeated actions and skills and using equipment safely.

Don’t forget to have your named PE kit in school every day; white school t-shirt, blue / black PE shorts (no leggings), socks, pumps.


Everyday Sounds and Classroom Percussion Timbres – We will be listening to everyday sounds and sounds from particular places or occasions. We will explore the classroom percussion instruments and learn to follow symbols when playing instruments. We will practise taking turns and listening when making sounds and we will ‘compose’ some musical patterns of our own.

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

18th September    – Topic Day

22nd September    – Parent Teacher  Target meetings 3.30 – 6pm

23rd September    – Parent Teacher Target Meetings 5.30 – 8pm

6th October          - Phonics afternoon 2pm   Phonics Evening 6pm

w/b 5th October   - Anti-bullying & disability awareness week

Topic Day - September 2019