Year 1

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What are we learning this half term?


This half term in Literacy we will be reading traditional tales and writing stories. You could help your child by reading some of these stories at home. E.g Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and The Beanstalk. Please discuss with your child the characters, settings, beginning, middle and end of the stories that you read together. In school we will be acting out and re-telling these stories and writing about them. We will be using these ideas to make up our own traditional tales. Please keep up with daily reading and practise correct letter formation at home.


We will be learning to write and solve simple addition and subtraction calculations. We will also be practising counting larger groups of objects and writing numbers carefully, ensuring they are the right way round.

We will be learning to recognise and work with numbers up to 100. We will be focussing on place value finding out how many tens and units are in a number.

Please practise daily, counting in 2s, 5s 10s. Mental addition and subtraction. e.g 1 more than 5, 6 +3 =. Please remember to use practical objects if they are struggling.

Topic Work

This term our topic is ”Through the key hole”, during the half term we will be learning about castles, Kings and Queens, as well as looking at maps of the United Kingdom.

Family Homework

Linked to our topic about castles, Kings and Queens, we would like to invite you to work as a family to create a model or a piece of art work to celebrate this topic. For example, you could make a model of a castle, you could draw a picture of a King or Queen, you could paint a picture of a castle, the choice is yours! Please bring your completed homework to school as soon as you have completed it, but by 21st September.

Castle characters for the day.

On Friday 28th September we will be having a dress up day. If children would like to, they may dress up as a King, Queen, Jester, knight, princess etc. On this day, one adult is invited to stay with your child in school until 9.30a.m. to join in with some creative work. We will be making crowns for the children to wear for our afternoon banquet.


This half term we will begin to look at seasons and we will be planting bulbs learning about the different parts of plants and how they grown.  


This half term we are learning 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.



On Monday 17th September we will be visiting Conisbrough castle. The letter for this trip was sent before the school holidays. If you have misplaced the letter, please go to the school office for a copy. If we do not receive enough contributions towards the trip, it may have to be cancelled.

 Please could children bring their PE kit every Thursday. The children will need PE clothes that are suitable to wear outdoors, as the children will initially be outside for their PE sessions. Please remember you will not be able to drop PE kit of at the office anymore.

Children SHOULD NOT be wearing earrings, white Tshirts, trainers or grey and black jumpers in 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.

Thank you for your continued support.




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