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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

I am Mrs Delpeche and am delighted to be teaching Year 1 this year.

In our class we are supported by Mrs Moore and Miss K.

This term our topics are Toys and Home Sweet Home.


We have P.E on a Thursday and Forest School on a Tuesday.




In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Be responsible readers and read every night.
  • Bring their book bag every day and write (with support) in their reading record.
  • Organise their belongings so that they are ready to learn.
  • Complete all the home learning tasks set.
  • Learn Year 1 statutory spelling lists.
  • Practise their real and alien words ready for the Phonics test.
  • Practise their lovely leads in their handwriting.
  • Talk about what they have been learning each day in school.
  • Practising quick recall of number facts such as doubles and halves, number bonds to 10/20 and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Find out some facts about our topics below.


Autumn Term Learning

This term in English we will be looking at the Books ,The Rainbow Fish, Little Red Riding Hood and My Christmas Star. We will be using the Writing Rainbow to secure and build on our basic sentence structure (capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, making sense, using our sounds to spell). We will also have extra practise with our handwriting and spelling of Year 1 common exception words. In Reading we will continue to read individually and as a group, developing our Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explaining and Sequencing skills.


In Maths we will be focussing on counting and working with numbers up to 10. We will be learning how to make number bonds. We will start to learn about addition and subtraction within 10 and 20.


In Science we will be learning about materials. We will be learning the names of a variety of materials and identifying what material a variety of objects are made from.

In Computing we will be learning about online safety and exploring Purple Mash. 

Our History topic this term is Toys of the past. We will be learning how to describe toys and look at the similarities and differences.

In Geography we will be learning the names of the seven continents of the world and identifying the countries and capital cities of the UK. 

In Art  we will be be exploring the unit -Drawing .  The children will have the opportunity to develop their drawing skills and use a range of tools. They will learn about the artists Bridget Riley and Zaria Forman. In D&T the children will be exploring the unit- Mechanisms. They will be making their own moving story book using levers and sliders.


We will be taking part in the PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘ Being in my world' and 'Celebrating Difference.


In R.E we will be exploring Christianity and exploring the question' Does God want Christians to look after the world?


In PE we will explore the fundamental skills of balancing, running, changing direction, jumping, hopping and skipping

In Music we will learning about the differences between pulse, rhythm and pitch and learn how to rap. 

They will also explore a Reggae and Hip Hop song .



All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place. 


Recommended Websites


Recommended Websites:  

BBC Bitesize

Oxford Owl (reading Site)

BBC Phonics help

Phonics Play

Phonics games

Phonics Games

 Oak National Academy




Our First Forest School Session