Year 1

Starling & Woodpecker

Welcome to starling & Woodpecker

Starling is taught by Miss C Rose and Woodpecker is taught by Miss L Henson

things to celebrate

We are really looking forward to welcoming the children back after the Summer Break.  We can’t wait to share their learning journey with them!

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Things you need to know

Autumn Term Information

Welcome to Year One, we really look forward to welcoming your children back to school and beginning the next part of their learning journey.  

In Autumn Term we will be building on the skills that the children have learnt in foundation by incorporating some continuous provision style learning alongside a more formal way of learning.  

Our English learning will be focused around the theme of London, we will be developing the children’s sentence skills and building up the skills to do a big write focussing on a recount. We will also be introducing our big topic question ‘Was the Great Fire of London really great?’ where children will learn about the history of the Great Fire of London and also geographical elements connected to London and the United Kingdom  

In maths we will begin to look at place value up to and including the number 20. Children will be using manipulatives and working practically to gain secure knowledge which will have a positive impact on future learning and applying their skills to problem solving and reasoning type questions.  


PE Days

Indoor PE Wednesday

Outdoor PE Thursday

Home Learning

• Reading for Pleasure Book(s) – Your child will bring a book(s) home they would like you to read to them.
• Little Wandle Book – This book your child will read to you to develop their fluency and accuracy. It will focus on the sounds they have learnt in their phonics lessons. Please record their read in their reading record with any comments.
• Learning Task – This task will be optional. The curriculum area which it focuses on will vary each week based on the needs of the children in the year group.
• Spellings (Common Exception Words)
Each week your child will have 6 spelling words to learn that will be ‘checked’. Their class teacher will communicate when the ‘check’ will be.

Year Group Trip's

To be confirmed in the Autumn Term