Year 1

Autumn term

Welcome to Year 1! We hope that you are well rested after the summer.

Spellings and homework go out on a Wednesday. Homework books should be returned to school on Monday. Your child’s spelling test will also be on Mondays.

Helping support your child to read is vitality important and we encourage your child to ‘strive for five’. For every 10 home reads your child achieves they will be issued a certificate in recognition of their hard work. Children will read to an adult at school at least once a week.

We will have PE this half term on a Monday and Wednesday this half term. We recommend that your child leaves their PE kit in school during the week in case we have any timetable changes.


Please find below an outline of the areas of learning for our half term.

In Numeracy we will be learning all about Number: Place Value (within 10).
In Reading We will be working in our guided reading groups. Our focus author will be Oliver Jeffers.
In English We will continue to work together as a whole school on a project ‘No Outsiders in our School.’ Our English focus narrative writing.
In RE we will be Learning about God.
In  Geography and History We will be exploring Ellesmere Port in our topic This is Me.
In PE We be having a PE Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure earrings are removed.
In ICT We will using Purple Mash to explore ICT.
In Science We will be learning all about Seasonal Change.


Your support at home is invaluable. Please help your children with their phonics, spellings, reading, homework, counting in 2, 5 and 10’s and number bonds to 10 and 20 as frequently as you can.

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school every day.

If you have any questions or any issues please do not hesitate to contact any of the Year 1 team.

It was lovely to see you at our recent Meet the Teacher meeting. If you were unable to make the meeting please find attached information.



Best wishes,


Mrs Lancelott, Mrs Lyttle and Mrs Walker