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Autumn 1

Welcome back and welcome to Year 1!

Here is a helpful guide to what we will be learning this term in Year 1.

Our topic this term is….

Fairy Tales

We will be looking at different traditional tales throughout this term. Each week we will be focusing on a different traditional tale, looking at what is similar about the different tales and what differences we can find. We will be linking the stories in with all aspects of what we are learning. What is your favourite traditional tale?


Our theme this term links very closely with our English work. Some of the tales we will be reading are; Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Three Little Pigs and The Elves and the Shoemaker amongst others. We will be reading the story, thinking about the characters, sequencing events and role playing these tales. We will be focusing on writing full sentences with capital letters and full stops, sequencing events to retell stories and starting to think about adjectives to describe the characters.

Key words: capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, character, adjectives, sentences.


This term we will be focusing on numbers 0-20 and beyond, counting up and back from any number, ordering numbers, comparing numbers, forming the numbers correctly in numerals and starting to write the numbers in words. We will also be working on addition and subtraction of numbers and really understanding our number bonds. We will also be learning how to count in 2's, 5's and 10's. 

Key Words: addition, number bonds, ordering, subtraction, number line, position, sequence.


PE will be on Mondays. Please could your child arrive at school wearing their PE kit on these days. They will need warm clothing as PE will be outdoors. A sweatshirt with no hood and joggers are fine.


We will be continuing with the use of Tapestry for Year 1 children this year. This is to ensure a smooth transition from Reception and to ensure we match the learning to your child's individual needs.


You may find your child coming out of school telling you they received a ‘shooting star badge’. This means your child has been a superstar! They may have been kind to another a child or completed a task really well or shared resources. Feel free to shower them with praise when they get home, they will have worked really hard.


Key Dates:
Half term October 26th - 30th October 2020

End of term 18th December 2020

We are sure the children will have a great term and we look forward to working closing with you to ensure your child has the best opportunities and that they enjoy all that we offer in Year 1.