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Year 1

Welcome to the Autumn Term in Year One

Our topic this term is ‘Ourselves – Family History’



This term the children will continue to develop their reading and writing skills. 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. The children will also complete creative writes where they will develop their use of grammar and vocabulary.  We will start by reading the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and then move on to ‘The Ugly Duckling’ by Hans Christian Anderson. 



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 exploring using our knowledge of numbers within addition and subtraction.



In Science, we will be investigating ‘animals, including humans’. We will be finding out about many different animals, including pets. We will investigate what they eat and compare them to ourselves. We will also be learning about how the human body works by drawing, labelling and using our senses.


Other Subjects

In RE, we will be learning about our Golden Rule which is 'treat others as you would like to be treated' . We will also explore what it means to be part of a faith community. During PSHE, we will be exploring settling into Year One and learning about our rights and responsibilities. In Design Technology, we will be using different joining techniques to create puppets. During our Computing sessions, we are going to be developing our understanding of algorithms using beebots. In 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 our family histories and also the history of Prince Rock School and the local area. In PE we are going to be develop our fundamental skills suing throwing and catching and apply these to games.



PE Days

1SW PE will take place Monday and Tuesday.

1J PE will take place Tuesday and Wednesday.


Key Dates and General Reminders

We visit the library on a Friday PM. Spelling quiz will be on Friday AM.

Homework will be given out in a homework book on a Friday and will be due in on the following Thursday.

We will send home details about ‘wish Wednesday’ dates very soon so please check your child’s bookbag. This is an opportunity for you to look through your child’s learning with them and to answer any ‘wishes’ or comments that the teacher has written for them.


We are all so excited about the year ahead! We can’t wait to learn lots, work together and have lots of fun!