Year 1

Homework is sent out on a Friday and needs to be returned by Wednesday at the latest. DO NOT upload this on Class Dojo unless requested to. The children have brought home a yellow homework book, return this so that it can be marked in school.

Weekly Announcements

Always check weather forecast and provide your child with a named coat if it is going to rain.

Week beginning  1st December 2023
Book bags returned so books reading book can be changed 
Homework books to be returned
PE clothes and trainers.
PE clothes and trainers.
Book bags returned so books can be changed. Sharing books to be brought home for weekend.
This half term our topic is:

Courageous Knights and


Dangerous Dragons


In autumn 2 in Year 1 our topic is called ‘Courageous Knights and Dangerous Dragons.’


In English the children will be listening to lots of different stories about knights and dragons. They will also be learning information about knights and castles.  Using these facts, the children will go on to write information sheets about knights to develop their grammar and language.  They will also continue to try hard to remember to use their capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in the correct places in their writing.  The children will continue to learn their phonic letter sounds and digraphs and try applying these in their writing as well as developing their reading skills.


In Maths we will be focusing on numbers up to 20. During this term the children will be learning how to count forwards and backwards, comparing numbers using the =, > and < symbols and using fact families to solve addition and subtraction sums. We will also be looking at the properties of shape. Throughout children will be challenged with maths problems to check their understanding.


In Science the children will be learning about Everyday Materials. They will be identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials and sorting them into different groups. Our investigations this term will be exploring the properties of ice and building walls to test how strong materials are.



Our topic focus this term is Geography. The children will be discussing what our local area looks like and making simple maps of the area closest to our school. They will also be discussing ways in which they could improve our local park.


In RE the children will be investigating the question: How does a celebration bring a community together? They will be comparing celebrations from the Muslim and Christian communities.


In D&T the children will be exploring how different leavers and sliders work and building some of their own.


We are an active school and we regularly have active/movement times throughout the school day. Our PE lessons this term will focus on hockey, basketball and dance. In class we will be discussing our health and well-being and how sleeping helps with this.


Year 1 is a time of great change for children. Throughout we will encourage the children to become confident and independent learners; and reflect about our school values throughout the school year. Please continue to record your reading at home in your home/school diaries.


Year 1 Planning 2022-23

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