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Welcome to Year 1 Autumn Term 2019


I’m thrilled to be back after summer and eager to be teaching your child.  The topic this term is ‘Animals – penguins, possums and pigs’, we will learn all about different animals and categorise them in different ways. We will learn stories by the same author such as Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers.  We will write Non Chronological Reports such as an information poster or booklet. We will read a range of poems linked to animals and penguins such as The Animals Went in Two by Two, a traditional poem. 


In science we will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, and including pets). We will find out and describe how animals look different to one another and group animals together according to their different features.


In Year 1 we are a team supported by Mrs Rushton, Mrs Doherty, Mrs Coulston and Miss Ritchie.  Our class motto is ‘teamwork makes a dream work!’. Year 1 is made up of wonderful superstars and I am proud to be their teacher. Wednesday afternoon will be taught by Mrs Eastwood supported by Miss Ritchie.


Key Information

  • Reading Books - children are expected to read daily at home.  Please practise the reading and spelling of high frequency words on a regular basis.

  • Spelling words will be given out on a Friday, to be tested the following Friday.

  • P.E. is on Wednesday and Friday, please ensure a full PE kit is in school.  

  • Year 1 classroom is open from 8.45am and children may be picked up from 3.15pm.





A class learning plan called our Curriculum Map is published for each of the three terms of the school year that details the content of each subject being studied during the period.
Click on the link below to view the maps.



Welcome letter to parents 2019

Year 1 Curriculum Map 2019 Autumn Term - Animals

Spelling of the Reception High Frequency Words

Year 1 High Frequency Words

100 High Frequency Words to spell and read

Year 1 Grammar Glossary

Year 1 Phonics Glossary

Number pairs that make 10 poster to help with Mathematics

Year 1 Welcome Meeting September 2018