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Welcome to the Autumn Term in Y1!

Extraordinary Explorers

We have begun our autumn term by exploring the topic of 'Ourselves'. We have been looking at the book Only One You by Linda Kranz and thinking about what makes us unique. Towards the end of the first half term we are going to be finding out about extraordinary explorers and we will be focusing on Amelia Earhart. We are going to be looking at the book, The Great Explorer by Chris Judge.


In RE, we will be learning about our Golden Rule which is 'treat others as you would like to be treated' as well as Christianity. During SMSC, we will be exploring British Values and setting targets for the year ahead. In DT, we are going to be researching, designing and creating our own model aeroplanes. During our Computing sessions, we are going to be making animations linked to our topic and begin exploring basic algorithms using bee bots. During our weekly music sessions, we will be looking at the use of sounds to retell a familiar story. In History, we are going to be looking at explorers and in PE we are going to be developing our fundamental skills with Argyle. 



This term the children will be continuing to develop their understanding of number. The children will be using their understanding of numbers and applying this to place value to 10. Following this we will use our knowledge of numbers within addition and subtraction.

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This term the children will continue to develop their reading and writing skills from Foundation Stage.  The children will take part in 5 weekly phonics sessions where they will learn a range of sounds and apply them within reading and writing. We will complete 2 whole class reading sessions where the children will predict, infer meaning, question and summarise stories. Each week the children will complete creative writes where they will develop their use of capital letters, full stops, fingers spaces and letter sounds to spell words.


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WISH WEDNESDAY will take place once a month on the following dates

19th September

10th October

14th November



1J and 1M will have their PE sessions on a Thursday and Friday afternoon.



Please can you ensure all of your child's belongings are labelled and that all earrings are removed. Unfortunately, teachers and support staff are not able to remove the children's earrings for them.