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Year 1

Autumn Term:

Happy Autumn term! We hope you have all had a restful break; we are all looking forward to an exciting term ahead!



Our topics this term are called ‘Superheroes’ and ‘Dinosaurs’. We will be using a variety of fiction texts as our stimulus: Supertato, Eliot Midnight Superhero, If I had a Dinosaur, Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs and many more! The children will be writing labels and captions, story writing and producing instructions and information pages related to these books. Pupils will continue to follow the Read Write Inc scheme for phonics and will be taught in small groups as they were in reception.


Our topic will be linked to the books we are reading and using in our literacy lessons.

In art & design we will be designing a superhero outfit and making fossilsIn science we will be looking at the human body and senses and identifying common animals. In history the children will be finding out about two famous figures Edith Cavell and Mary Anning (two real life superheroes!). In geography we will be looking at simple compass direction and routes on a map. 


This term the children will be consolidating the core number concepts learned in Reception.  This includes counting on from any number, finding one more or one less than a number to 20 and solving one-step addition and subtraction questions.  We will also begin learn how to count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 (we will use counting songs from YouTube).





We will continue to learn about - and explore – shapes. The children will revise the names and properties of common 2D shapes; they will also learn about 3D shapes and their properties. In addition the children will learn how to describe direction, movement and position.


Your child will need to wear the following kit: light blue t-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls or trainers. 

PE days are as follows:

1H- Wednesday afternoon

1AW – Tuesday afternoon

1C – Tuesday morning

1M (VR) – Monday afternoon

1G (VR) – Tuesday afternoon


Home reading books will be changed on your child’s PE day.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment to see your child’s teacher.


Thank you for your continued support.


Yours Sincerely,

The year one teaching team.

Mr Harris, Miss Curzon, Miss Allan, Miss Watson, Miss Whytock, Miss McHugh and Mr Greenwald