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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

I am Miss Bell and am delighted to be teaching Year 1 this year.

The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to the year ahead.

In our class we are supported by Mrs Moore, Mrs Brock and Mrs Watson.

This term we will be learning about Toys

We have P.E once a week on Tuesday


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

  • Be responsible readers and read every night
  • Complete all the home learning tasks set
  • Read through their study books  
  • Practice adding and subtracting on numbots


This term in English we will be learning set 1 and 2 RWI sounds. We will be practising recognising ‘special friends’ in words and blending sounds to read words. We will then focus on sentence work.

In Maths we will starting Maths No problem. We will be staring with a focus on working with numbers to 10 and then move onto number bonds, addition and subtraction within 10 and then working with numbers up to 20.

In Science we will be learning about everyday materials and what different materials that toys are made from. We will then be learning about the differences between seasonal and daily weather patterns as well as observing and describing daily weather patterns.


We will be learning how to stay safe on line and then studying grouping and sorting as well as pictograms in computing. 

Our History topics this half term are ‘Toys in the past’ and ‘Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot’.

In DT our topic will be ‘Playgrounds’ where we will be learning about mechanisms.

In art our topic is ‘Colour Creations’ where we be exploring colour mixing and the work of Kandinsky.

Our topics will be ‘Being me in my world’ and ‘Celebrating Difference’ in PSCHE. 

In R.E we will be exploring the Christianity enquiry - Does God want Christians to look after the world?

We will also be studying the Charanga music units ‘Hey You’ and ‘Rhythm in the way you walk’ where we be learning about finding the pulse.

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. 

Home Learning projects

This half terms home learning projects are due in on Wednesday 14th October. I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful work!

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