Year 1

What are we learning this half term?



This half term we will be reading the story of Gruffalo’s child, we will be looking at the different characters and settings in the story and telling our own stories. We will continue to use adjectives in our writing to make our sentences more interesting, use the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’ , as well as ensuring we use punctuation correctly.

We will be reading the Christmas story and learning about how Christian people celebrate Christmas.



We will be learning how to recognise British coins and notes, we will be telling the time to o’clock times and drawing our own hands on to clocks. We will continue to carry out addition and subtraction calculations and use number lines to find the answers to the questions.

We will be learning how to find missing numbers in addition and subtraction calculations. We will also carry out simple division problems through sharing and word problems, as well as finding simple fractions of shapes into halves and quarters.


Topic Work

This term we will continue our topic ‘Let’s Celebrate’, where we learn about festivals, such as Diwali, bonfire night and Christmas.




This half term we will begin to look at our senses. We will find out about our five senses and use them to carry out simple experiments, such as ‘guess the smell’ and sound games.



This half term we will continue to learn about E safety, making sure children understand that some games and films are for children of certain ages. We will be talking about stranger danger and being safe in all different situations. Children will continue to use I pads and laptops in the classroom.



This half-term our challenge will be linked to the story of the Gruffalo’s child. The children will write a letter to invite the Gruffalo’s child to our classroom for a ‘midnight feast’. Using skills that they learn over the course of the half-term, the children will have to plan a menu for the feast and will then prepare the food that they have designed. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!




Please could children bring their PE kit every Monday and leave it at school.


Please bring book bags and reading books to school every day. If you feel your child’s book needs changing, please place it in the designated place in your child’s classroom. It is not always possible to read with all the children every day, so please be patient, we do not change children’s reading books daily. Please make sure that you sign or make a comment on each book when you have heard your child read so we know how they are reading at home. The expectation is that you read with your child and sign the log 3 times a week.

We will continue to send home spellings every Friday.

Thank you for your continued support.

The year 1 team.

> European Language Day

 In Year 1, we celebrated Lithuania which is where Mrs Remeikiene is from. We found out some facts about the country, locating it is on a map and looked at how it is different to UK. We painted white storks and drew our own grass snakes as these animals are important in Lithuania. We were very lucky as a parent, also from Lithuania, brought in some yummy home-made Lithuanian treats for us all to try. They were delicious. We all made and tried some Lithuanian soup called Šaltibarščiai. In the afternoon we joined the whole school parade in the playground where we waved our Lithuanian flags. We learnt how to say some Lithuanian words. To finish the day Mrs Remeikiene read us the story of jack and the Beanstalk in Lithuanian and translated to English. It was a fantastic day!













> Year 1 Castle Day

On Friday, we celebrated our topic this half term by having a Castle day. We came to school wearing clothes that people in a castle would have worn. We had everything from knights, Lords, Ladies, Kings, Princesses, cook and jesters. Our parents came into school in the morning to help us to make and decorate crowns. We then enjoyed a variety of castle themed activities in the classroom. After break we went into the ‘Great Hall’ where we had a banquet. For entertainment, we took part in medieval dancing and played some games.




> Letters

Year 1 November Newsletter With Challenge

Castle Day Year 1

European Day of Languages Year 1- Lithuania

Year 1 Newsletter Autumn Term 1

Year 1 Conisbrough Castle Trip