Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 


Dear Parents/Carers,

The children have settled into Year one very well and have been working very hard. Please find below an overview of the topics we will cover in Autumn 2. We hope you will find this useful.


The topics we will be covering are: stories with familiar settings where we will be enjoying the story of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’, instructional writing and poetry based on the theme of winter. 


The children will gain understanding of ordinal language, using words such as ‘first’, ‘second’ and ‘third’, as well as directional language for left and right. By the end of the half term, the children will have learnt how to count and compare numbers to 20 in a range of contexts. They will also learn how to read, write and manipulate equations using these numbers.


This term the children will be learning what we mean by the term ‘past’, and how their own childhoods differ from those of their parents and grandparents.  If any parents/ grandparents would like to come in and share their experiences with the children, please do let us know! 

Design &Technology

This term the children will be designing and making a moving picture book based on the story ‘The night before Christmas’.


In Art children will be layering patterns and materials to make a collaborative piece of art inspired by Gustav Klimt.


In Science this term the children are continuing to learn all about materials and their properties.  They will also continue observing how leaves change depending on the season and will consider how the seasons and weather changes as the year progresses.


Children will be learning songs that feature within our Christmas production. Please note our KS1 Christmas concert will be held on Thursday 14th December at 10.30am at St. Michael’s Church. 

ICT and computing

In ICT the children will be exploring how to make and edit a movie using iMovie software.


Children will be learning about different types of celebrations. They will be learning about how people celebrate their birthdays, Hanukkah, Diwali, the story of Christmas and how Sikh’s celebrate the birthday of Guru Nanak.


Children will be learning to count up to 10 in order to give their age. They will also be learning Christmas vocabulary and French songs.

P.E. days

Please ensure that your child has suitable clothes and trainers for outdoor P.E. and that everything is clearly labelled.  As in Autumn 1, please note if your child has P.E. period 1 or period 2 they are to come to school dressed in their P.E. kits with their school uniform in their P.E. bags. If they have P.E. period 3 or 4 they will come to school dressed in their school uniform with their P.E kits in their bags.


Monday – Period 3 Dance with Ms Robbins

Tuesday – Period 3 Games with Ms George


Tuesday – Period 1 Dance with Ms Robbins

Wednesday – Period 2 Games with Ms George


Monday – Period 1 Dance with Ms Robbins

Wednesday – Period 3 Games with Ms George


Monday – Period 3 Games with Ms George

Tuesday – Period 3 Dance with Ms Robbins


Monday – Period 2 Dance with Ms Robbins

Tuesday – Period 2 Games with Ms George

Reading books

The children receive a guided reading book from their class teacher once a week. This book is read as a group and will be changed by the class teacher.   Please ensure that your child’s guided reading book is in their book bag everyday, as their reading day may occasionally change.

Reading diaries

All children have a reading diary which needs to be in their book bag at all times. Please read the class teacher’s comments and write any comments you wish to make after reading with your child at home.

Theatre trip

Year one are going to the theatre! A letter will be sent out soon with details for your child’s class.

Many thanks


The Year 1 team


Download the Year 1 presentation to parents

Download the Year 1 SPAG letter 2015/16

Download the presentaion on  Early Reading and Writing at Belleville