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A very warm welcome to the Autumn Term! 
We hope you all have had a wonderful summer.
The staff look forward to seeing you at the 'Meet the Teacher Evening', where you will find out all about Key Stage One and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your child's education. 
In the meantime, if you have any queries please see me before or after school and I will be more than happy to help. 


Please see the Autumn 1 Key Stage 1 Newsletter at the bottom of this page, it contains useful information and will be updated every half term. 


Important Dates

Monday 10th September- Meet the Teacher Evening 5:30-6pm in the School Hall 

Tuesday 18th September- Individual School Photographs 

Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th September- Parents' Evening

Our topic this term is "Who Keeps us Healthy?" - We will be finding out about famous people from the past that have made contributions to our present day understanding of the importance of health and well-being. This will include Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. 

Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times.
This term, PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday.

Please check your child's book bag for letters and information daily.



PE kit needed

Thursday PE kit needed

Reading book due in


Our Curriculum Focus this half term

Maths- Following the Maths No Problem approach we will be looking in detail and developing our maths skills in: 

- Counting to 10 including counting objects to 10 

- Number bonds to 10

- Comparing numbers to 10 including comparing amounts of objects 


Phonics- We will be working on phase 5 of the letters and sounds programme. In this phase the children will learn new graphemes for reading.
English- We will be working on a fiction text Jolly Postman
       The reading skills we will be developing are:


- Applying phonic knowledge and skills appropriately

- Reading accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words

- Reading common exception words and words with more than one syllable

- Reading aloud accurately

- Discussing the significance of the title and events

- Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done

- Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far

- Developing pleasure in reading

The writing skills we will be developing are:

- Saying out loud what we are going to write about

- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

- Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’

- Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark

RE- Our themes will be, 'God and Creation' and 'Harvest'  

SEAL- New Beginnings- we will be looking at our school community and how we can make it a happy and safe place for everybody. 
cience- Parts of an animal- We will look at the physical features of different types of animals through investigation. We will also look at the five senses. 


Learning at Home

Spellings will  be sent out shortly.
Home Reading Books are changed every Friday.
Bug Club will be set on Friday’s every fortnight- please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the website and we will do our best to solve any issues.

Reading Books
We will change Year 1's reading books every Friday. The purpose of the home reading book is to consolidate decoding skills and comprehension and develop fluency and expression. Please read with your child each week, asking them questions about the story, and sign the reading record so we know to give them a new book. Any additional comments in the reading records are welcomed. Bug Club will also be updated every fortnight.

In school the children will also have two guided reading sessions each week. These sessions will provide differentiated teaching of reading and will secure progress by providing opportunities for children to practice their learning. We currently use a breadth of reading schemes including Bug Club books, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins and Big Cat.

In the teaching of Phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. Children are taught within differentiated groups for 20 minutes daily.


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