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Autumn 2 News

Autumn 1 was a brilliant half term for everyone in year 1! We had lots of fun whilst learning.


Our topic this half term is 'The Jolly Postman'.


In English, we will be studying story of 'The Jolly Postman' and eventually writing our own version of it. The children will be able to choose which people the Jolly Postman will deliver to. We are developing our writing skills, remembering to write words and full sentences including full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. This also includes using our Phonics to help us spell accurately!


In Maths, we are developing our range of numbers and moving onto the numbers to 20. We are sorting, counting forwards and backwards and representing these numbers with lots of objects and equipment. After we have secured the place value knowledge, we will move onto adding and subtracting using these numbers.


Have a look at our half termly topic letter to take a closer look into what we are doing in other areas of the curriculum.


Handwriting stars

In Year 1 we are really focusing on handwriting and presentation. Therefore we have a handwriting star of the day for each class - someone who has tried really hard to improve. This is not always the best handwriting, but the children who put in the most effort to improve.

Autumn 1 handwriting superheroes.mp4

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Picture 1 Esrom
Picture 2 Henry
Picture 3 Tche
Picture 4 Pherell
Picture 5 Isla
Picture 6 Rowyn
Picture 7 Marcus
Picture 8 Charis

Cursive Handwriting

Year 1 Spellings
Due to the KS1 Nativity on Friday we didn't have time for our weekly spelling test! 
Therefore the children will be tested on the spellings for the week ending 8th December on Tuesday 12th December. 

New spellings will go out on Friday 15th December for the children to learn over the Christmas holiday.

Chilli challenge homework


A huge thank you to all the children and their adults for all their hard work with the chilli challenges this half term. We have had a great variety – lots of models, pictures, sentences and even some pictures from your time at home!


Next half term’s chilli challenge grid is available below. 


The deadline for Autumn 2 chilli challenges is Friday 15th December.

Keep an eye out of chilli challenge picture updates!

Autumn 1 chilli challenges.mp4

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General Information



1HA Monday and Thursday

1HT Tuesday and Thursday


Spellings - given out on Friday and tested the following Friday.


Maths - we have a new online system called MyMaths which all of the children’s maths homework will be set on. Each child has a unique username and password to allow them to log on and access it. The homework set is specific to what we have done in class. We hope you like it as much as we do!


Reading - please send reading records and books to school everyday. Once your child has read to you, sign the reading record and comment if you wish. Children can change their reading books when we can see that the book has been read at least once at home. Please don't be afraid to read a book a second or third time with your child - every little bit of reading is practise!


Talk to us - if you would like to discuss your child we are usually available after 3.25pm (after we have safely seen the children out) or you can make an appointment via the school office.



Photos from our Under the Sea WOW day

We had lots of fun reading 'The Snail and the Whale'. We did lots of activities in themed areas - Antarctica, a coral reef, the beach.
Can you remember what activities you did in each area?

WOW day video 2.mp4

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We have been learning all about numbers to 20. To  help us understand what each number is, we have been making it using lots of different equipment. We’ve been using cubes, numicon and base 10.

Maths - building numbers to 20.mp4

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In Science, we have started to learn about materials and what materials different objects are made of. We went on a walk around the school to see if we could spot the different materials.

Science - outdoor walk to spot materials.mp4

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In R.E, we have been thinking about what God looks like and the kind of God he is. We have started by looking at the story of 'The Prodigal Son'. The story is about forgiveness which God always does. The children acted the story out using a special story sack.


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Acting out the story of the shark with no teeth.

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