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Welcome to Year 1!

Autumn Term 1

 September - October 2019


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 Oliver Jeffers.


Throughout this unit, all children will:

  • Use some full stops and capital letters.
  • Plan simple sentences by saying out loud what the writing will be about.

Children who are working deeper will:

  • Use full stops with greater control.

Writing opportunities throughout this unit:

  • Character description.
  • Missing poster.
  • Diary entry.
  • Setting description.
  • Instructions.
  • Information poster.


Read, Write, Inc

Read, Write, Inc. will take place daily. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading, writing and spelling. 


Our Maths focus this half term is place value to 10 and addition and subtraction. By the end of term the children will be able to:

  • Count to 10, forwards and backwards.
  • Count, read and write numbers to 10 in numerals and words.
  • Identify one more and one less than a given number.
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations.
  • Use the language more than, less than, most, least and equal to.
  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10.
  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition, subtraction and equal signs.
  • Add and subtract one digit numbers to 10.
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.


The topic for Autumn 1 is Everyday Materials. We will be investigating a variety of materials to decide what properties they have. We will be using vocabulary such as stretchy, squashy, hard, rough etc. The children will be working in their science groups and will be handling lots of different objects. Each science group will have a captain who will be in charge. The captain will change each half-term.

Vocabulary for this half term - wood, plastic, glass, paper, water, metal, rock, rough, smooth, bendy, hard, soft

We will also be studying the ‘Seasons’ over the year as another science topic.

The vocabulary for this topic is - summer, autumn, winter, spring, sun, day, moon, night, light, dark.


We have a science star each week. Somebody who added something special to our lessons. 

Science Stars!

Science Captains


In Geography, the children will be focusing on ‘Our Local Area’. Throughout this topic, the children will:

  • Locate buildings on a map.
  • Name key human features associated with a town/village.
  • Label key features on a map.
  • Use directional language.
  • Discuss their opinion about what they like and dislike in the local area.
  • Draw simple maps.


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 dislike about their work.


The religion we will be focusing on this term is Christianity. Our Big Question to investigate for Autumn 1 is, ‘How did God show his love for the world?’. We will be looking at the Christian story of creation.

RE will be taught on a Thursday and they 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. ​​​​​​​


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


The PSHE focus is ‘I can like myself the way I am’ and will be focused around the text ‘Elmer’ by David Mckee. The children will begin to understand the ways in which they are different and how to make their classroom welcoming to others.


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.



Mrs Gregg will be teaching the children on Thursday afternoons during my PPA.



Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and needs to be returned the following Monday. 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