Year 1 Autumn 1 – 2018

Welcome to Year 1!   The children have settled really well and we look forward to lots of exciting learning.  Our topic for this half term is called This is Me!   Here is what we will be focussing on in each subject area:

To write labels, captions and simple sentences.  To re-visit recognition of Phase 2 and Phase 3 letters and their sounds in order to read and write.  To focus on correct letter formation.  To share together and read a wide variety of books to help develop a love of stories and reading.


To count forwards and backwards in 1s to 30.  To recognise and write numbers to 30.  To begin to gain an understanding of place value.  To recognise and describe common 2D and 3D shapes.  To measure objects using non-standard units of measurement (hands, cubes etc). 

Religious Education

The Catholic Faith: Looking at ‘God’s Great Plan’ and exploring the beauty of God’s world through circle time discussions and activities, drawings, music and dance.


To name and understand the uses of the different parts of our body.  To explore our senses and the important role they play.  To discuss the importance of healthy eating (link to Harvest) and exercise and relate to growth.

Geography (alternating every half term with History)

To discuss ‘belonging’ in relation to our family, church and community.

To explore our local environment facilities.  To look at the different ways to keep safe. 

Art and Design

Still life and portraiture; to develop drawing skills and attention to detail.

To create collages related to the different food groups.  To make clay face masks of the young and old.


Singing songs related to Harvest, autumn and the different parts of our bodies.

Exploring instruments and controlling their sounds.

Physical Education

Circle games to promote turn taking and team games with a focus on ball skills.


Exploring programmable toys and using algorithms to make them move.


Building an awareness of self and others and rights and responsibilities in relation to behaviour for learning.  To explore our feelings.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 18th September – Meet the Teacher meeting at 6.30pm to 7.00pm in your child’s classroom.  

Tuesday 9th October – Visit to Manor House Gardens and Library.

Friday 12th October – Harvest Festival at 2.15pm in the main hall.