Welcome to Year 1          Autumn 2 Term

Meet the Team 

Wendy Goodall                                                                 mrs-brooksbank

Mrs Goodall – Class Teacher.                   Miss Millar – Teaching Assistant                Mrs Brooksbank – Reading Volunteer   

Welcome back!    Hope you had a good half term holiday

Useful Class Information

PE  Our PE day is Tuesday. All children need a PE kit in school – It helps if all items and pump bags are named



Reading books are sent home everyday and we ask parents to sign the reading log every night when you have heard your child read. We appreciate parents help with reading and it has proven that it helps children to make more rapid progress with their reading.

Mr Sloth

year-1-web-015Mr Sloth is our class teddy. He chooses 1 child to come home with every Friday and we ask them to look after him for the weekend. They also need to record their time with him in his special book.

Base Groups

The children may talk to you about this. Base groups happen on Friday morning. The children will now belong to a group(Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald or Topaz) where they will have opportunities to discuss their behaviour, attendance, smartness and effort each week. Children who stay green all term will obtain a good to be green badge to wear.


We ask that any money which is to be  handed in to school is in a named envelope.You can then give it to staff on the door at the start of the school day.

Please ask school staff if there is anything else you need to know. We are always happy to help.


The children have worked very hard in Autumn 1 and they are making good progress.

Next term we will be starting off with a non- fiction focus. The children will learn about the difference between fiction and non-fiction writing. They will look at a selection of books and sort them into fiction and non fiction. They will be  looking for features found in stories and information books.

In the run up to Christmas we will be using the story of The Snowman to capture the children’s imaginations.The children will continue to use the checking grid to remind them to check their work when they think they have finished.



We will begin the term by returning to look  at place value.

Then we will move onto multiplication. The children will be counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

They will be learning to recognise and use the times sign in simple calculations.

They will be making sets of objects and working out how many altogether by counting in 2’s, 5’s or 10’s.

The children will learn the 2 times table.

In the run up to Christmas the children will be learning about 2d and 3d shapes.

They will learn to name and describe the properties of 2d and 3d shapes.

They will use 2d and 3d shapes to make pictures and models.

The children will be going on shape hunts around the school. Which shapes will they see?


Our science topic this term is light.

We will be reading the story of The Owl who is scared of the dark and the children will help Plop, the baby owl in the story, understand why we need the dark.

They will explore light and dark, night and day, light sources, colour, and materials that reflect and retract light. The children will use their  skills of prediction, observation and explanation when recording their findings in a fair test.



Our RE topic this term is

Winter Celebrations

We will learn about bonfire night, the history behind it and why it is celebrated.

The children will consider the story of Guy Fawkes and make opinions about his character.

The children will learn about Remembrance day and the meaning behind this special  day.

The children will learn about special days which are important for people who have different religious beliefs. We will fins out about Divali and  Hannuka. In the run up to Christmas we will think about the christian celebration called advent and then the Nativity.

We will be rehearsing for our own Nativity Play.



This term our topic is Where in the world is Baby Bear?

Baby Bear has decided to go on his travels. The children will receive a postcard from Baby Bear each week as he reaches a different destination around the world.

The children will learn about many different contrasting locations such as Egypt, America, Australia, China and Switzerland and Lapland. We will consider different activities in these locations and also the climate and the lifestyle. The children will decide -would you like to live there?