Year 1

Year 1 - Autumn 1 2021

Welcome back to school!

I hope you have all had a lovely summer and ready for Year 1. 


PE will be every Wednesday starting 8th September. Please have your PE kit in school for this day. 

PE kit is  white T-shirt, shorts and pumps - all items to be named please and in a bag ready to store on your own named peg. As the weather turns colder you may want to bring track suit bottoms instead of shorts. Please can these also be named. Thank you. Pupils will also be able to wear their jumpers or cardigans as well. 



Please bring your reading book, log and bag in everyday. LOGINS for Numbots and Bug Club will be placed inside your reading log and pupils will also have opportunities to access these learning opportunities at school as well as at home. 

If you can read at least 3 times at home per week you will earn extra dojos. 

 Bug Club: Bug Club reading books will assigned to each child. Their login's will be placed inside their reading logs. Pupils can also read these books and complete the online activities matched to the book. See the link below.



Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on the Friday that week. 



 Our text this half term is The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd Stanton. 

The Secret of Black Rock: 1 : Joe Todd Stanton: Books

 This is a Return Story book. Our focus this half term is to sequence sentences to form a simple narrative to create a simple return story. 

Other books we will be reading linked to this book are: Into the Blue by Nicola Davies and South by Daniel Duncan. 



Pupils will have daily phonics lessons using Read Write Inc. Pupils can play phonics games at home to help them such as:



We will focus our maths on counting, number and place value and addition. 

You can learn to recall all the number bonds to 5 or 10 to help you. 

Can you say one more and one less for any number upto 5 or 10? 

 Numbots: Pupils will be given a Numbots login. This will also be placed inside the cover of their reading logs. Pupils will have access in school and can play at home to unlock maths levels. 



Our topic this half term is Animals including humans. We will be learning to identify animals and sort them into groups. We will also be learning about types of animals and what animals eat. 

Do you think a lion is a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore? 


Our topic is the Great Fire of London. We will learn about how it started, what caused it to spread and how we know about it. This man is Samuel Pepys and he kept a diary. We will be looking at why this is important. 

Samuel Pepys - Wikipedia

Thank you Year 1

Mrs West

  • Mrs Davies

    Year 1 Class Teaching Assistant

  • Miss Rigby

    Year 1 Teaching Assistant