Year 1

Year 1

Miss Roe

Our learning

Welcome back to the new school year!


We are focussing on the story ‘Scaredy Squirrel’ and we are going to do some writing about Squirrel’s adventure in his tree. We will make lists and labels and write sentences trying to use capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and making sure that our sentences make sense.


In Maths we will be counting and writing numbers accurately to 10, finding one more and one less than a given number and adding and subtracting numbers within 10. We will also be developing reasoning skills and a greater understanding of numbers within 0-10. We will also be learning about money and time, focusing on O’clock and half past.


This term our topic is all about plants, animals and their habitats. This term our topic is all about plants, animals and their habitats. We will be learning how to classify common animals and also categorise animals by what they eat (carnivore, herbivore and omnivore). We will be looking at animals and comparing them to the human body.

Outdoor learning/Forest school                                                      

This term we will be learning about plants and trees. We will be looking at the change of seasons and thinking about what happens to the plants, trees and animals at this time of year.                                                               If your child has wellies at home please could they bring them into school for our outdoor learning on Monday morning.


We will be focussing on feelings and emotions. How our behaviour affects other people and what we can do to make someone feel better. In RE we will looking at the wonders of nature linking to our topic.

 PE kits

Dance and PE for Year 1 will  be held on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please can you make sure that your child has their full PE kit for these days. To remind you school PE kits are red t-shirts, navy blue/black shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms and a pair of black pumps.


Homework will be set every Friday, please can you support your child to complete their homework and return it the following Wednesday so it can be marked. Each week children should choose one task to complete from the topic menu which is in their homework books

 Early morning reading and home reading books

Please ensure that your child brings their books into school every day as we aim to hear children read on a one to one basis as much as possible. We continue to ask that you support your child at home by listening to them read every day and discussing the story that they have shared with you.

Early morning reading will continue this year, where children are invited into school on a selected day to read with a member of staff. This session starts at 8:30am. This is an opportunity for your child to develop their reading so please take advantage of this. Your child will be given a set day, but they are welcome to attend every day.

Thank you for your support with your child’s learning.

Miss Roe