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Welcome to Year 1 and the Autumn Term!

This half term our topic is ‘Hello I’m New Here’ and is a Geography and Science based topic. We will be using the book ‘Aliens love underpants’ to inspire the children to think about finding ways around our school, following directions, introducing someone new to our school. We will also be learning about Marrakech in Morocco and the similarities and differences between our country and Marrakech. Our aliens crash landed in school on the first week of term and are called ‘Mark and Spencer’.

In Maths we will be focusing on place value and addition and subtraction. This will be covered by counting forwards and backwards, reading numbers, finding missing numbers, comparing groups/objects/numbers and adding and subtracting using objects to support us.

In English we will be focusing on using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces in our sentences. We will be learning about joining 2 sentences together using ‘and’, ‘but’ and ‘because’ and start using adjectives to make our sentences more interesting. We will also begin our Read Write Inc phonics sessions as soon as the phonics assessments have been completed.

This year as a school we are using Dojo points instead of team points. The children all have a monster who we add their points to. The points are being given to the children for showing our school values.

As the weather becomes more changeable please make sure your child has a coat in school to wear at playtimes and lunchtimes.

PE days are:

Kipper Class- Monday and Tuesday

Jasper Class – Tuesday and Friday

Please ensure PE kits are labelled and in school at all times.


Jasper Class – Mrs Burton (Mons, Tues) Mrs Weston (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

Kipper Class – Miss Billing

Teaching Assistants : Mrs Wrightson, Miss Pitkin (am) Mrs Miller (pm)