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Tiger Class Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

Autumn Term 1

September - October 2018


Tigers, welcome to your new class! I am really looking forward to a fun and exciting year with you all!


English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘Lost and Found’. By the end of this topic, the children will be able to retell a well-known story. Children who are ‘Working Deeper’ will write their own version of a well-known story.

Throughout this topic, the children will;

  • Plan simple sentences by saying out loud what the writing will be about.
  • Orally compose a sentence before writing it and recognise sentence boundaries.
  • Write down some key words or ideas, including some new vocabulary drawn from listening to books.
  • Write short narratives ensuring that many sentences are sequenced accurately and some simple description is used.
  • Begin to link ideas or events by subject or pronoun.
  • Check written work makes sense through rereading with other pupils and the teacher.
  • Read work aloud clearly.
  • Use and to join words and clauses.
  • Use capital letters for names of people, places and days of the week and the personal pronoun ‘I’.
  • Use some full stops and capital letters.
  • Use some question marks.
  • Use some exclamation marks.
  • Write from memory simple dictated sentences.
  • Make phonetically-plausible attempts to spell words that have not yet been learnt.
  • Spell some words containing previously taught phonemes accurately.
  • Write some common exception words accurately.


Phonics will take place daily, following the Read, Write, Inc. scheme. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading and spelling.


Our Maths focus is Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Geometry. By the end of term the children will be able to:

  • Count to ten, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.
  • Count, read and write numbers to 10 in numerals and words.
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.
  • Given a number, identify one more or one less.
  • Count in multiples of twos.
  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts (within 10)
  • Add and subtract one digit numbers (to 10), including zero.
  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.


In Science, the topic will be Everyday Materials. During this topic, they will learn to identify objects and the material they are made from and the properties of materials.


In Geography, the children will be focusing on ‘around our school and the local area’. This will involve the children using a variety of maps, locating places/landmarks on a map, using directional and locational language, discussing different areas within the environment and what they are used for, expressing their views of the local area and identifying physical and human features within the local area.


In Art, we will be focusing on sketching. We will be exploring different shapes, line and patterns and will be using a variety of mediums including pencils, pastels and charcoal to draw things in our local environment. The children will also be researching a local artist and discussing what they like and don’t like about their work.


The PSHE topic we will be focusing on is ‘Myself’. This will include the children learning about how people change as they get older, the value of memories and sharing memories with others, how to work together and follow rules when playing games and the importance of co-operation.


In Computing, we will be focusing on E-Safety. This will include how to stay safe online, regarding our personal information and understanding who we can and cannot trust online. At the end of this topic, the children will create a poster telling others how to stay safe on the internet.


This half term in RE, the children will be focusing on “How did God show his love for the world?”.


PE will take place on Mondays and Fridays, this half term the children will be focusing on Gymnastics and Ball Skills. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school each day.


From Mrs. Gregg

I will be teaching the class on a Thursday.

We will be starting the day with Read, Write, Inc.

We will then move onto RE. The religion we study in Year 1 is Christianity. We have a Big Question which we investigate each half-term. Our Big Question for Autumn 1 is, ‘How did God show his love for the world?’. We will be looking at the Christian story of creation. The children will need their wellies or other outdoor shoes in school that day (in a named bag please!) as we will be out on the field.

After playtime, we will be investigating numbers in our maths lessons. We hope to go outside when we can – making the most of having our wellies in school!

In the afternoon we will be studying science. Our topic for Autumn 1 is Everyday Materials. Over the year though we will be looking at The Seasons.

I will send home ‘Talking RE’ and ‘Talking Science’ homework each week. This might be asking your child to find something at home to share the following Thursday or to talk to you about a topic relevant to our next lesson. Thank you in anticipation of your support and I hope you enjoy supporting.



Mrs. Knight will be working with the children alongside myself on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Mrs. Gregg will be teaching the children RE and Science on Thursdays during my PPA.

Miss Phillips will be teaching the children Music on Monday afternoons.



Homework will be sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday. This will include work to consolidate the children’s learning from that week.


Water bottles

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school each day.


If anyone has any questions they would like to ask me, please feel free to see me after school or arrange an appointment.


Many thanks,


Miss Morris