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I'd like to say that Mrs Martin and I are looking forward to this year and to teaching your children. We hope it will be both and exciting one and a memorable one for them and us! Please don't hesitate to come and speak to us if you have questions or concerns, the door is always open.


Thank you!


Mr Jones




Year 1 Terms 1 and 2





English - 

This term we will begin our learning with the text One Day on our Blue Planet. This book and others support and link nicely to our topic which is Africa. The children will engage in a range of activities, building on their skills, including reading and writing. We shall be looking at non-fiction texts too. On Mondays we shall concentrate on comprehension skills, enabling and challenging children to show their understanding of what they read or have read to them.



Phonics - We shall be embarking on a new phonics scheme in week 3, Read Write Inc. Children will be assessed on their phonics during weeks 1 and 2 then will begin their learning at the appropriate phase and sounds. Children will then begin to bring home reading books linked to that sound. The intention is for the children took enjoy reading more as they will be able to read more fluently and understand each text more easily. Please ask if you have any questions.


Maths - our journey begins with place value, counting skills, recognising and ordering numbers, understanding more, less and equal too. Then onto shape and addition and subtraction later in term 1. The children should be encouraged to count and view numbers where possible to support this area of their maths learning.


Science - Seasonal Change - looking at the four seasons and how the weather and physical aspects of our environment change during these different stages in the year. 

Animals including Humans - looking at different animal groups and species, studying their structure then looking at us humans and how we are made and our different senses.


PE - Striking and fielding. Cricket weekly on a Monday of morning in Term 1 and then every other Wednesday we will try a variety of ball sports, sharpening those hand eye coordination skills, throwing, striking and catching.


Topic - Africa

Question: Would you rather live on the African savannah or English grasslands?



All our learning will be based around answering this question.  All work in other curriculum subjects, History, Geography Art and DT will be linked to the topic and our aim will be to answer this question. 

Weekly Routines.


Wednesday is PE and Forest School day (alternate weeks)

Please can children have a complete and named kit in school

and those children with earrings have these taken out for PE days! On days when it is Forest School, please can children bring in appropriate clothing for working outside.