Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Dennehy

Mrs Blair


Welcome to Class 1


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Autumn Term 2   2023-24

Welcome back to the second half of our Autumn Term. We hope you had a wonderful break and were able to do all the things you love!

We begin our English work with a dedicated poetry week based on the poem 'There are no such thing as monsters' by Steven Yarlett. We will look at rhyme and write our own class poem. Our main English focus will be based around a beautiful picture book entitled 'Nibbles the Book Monster' by Emma Yarlett. This follows the adventures of a mischevious monster as he chews his way through some much-loved traditional stories. It is a wonderful story of excitement and turns us all into determined detectives! The rich, descriptive language in the text and wonderfully detailed illustrations will hopefully inspire some fantastic work.

Phonics will continue daily and sounds covered will be sent home weekly for practise.

In Maths we will be looking at place value in 2 digit numbers, simple addition and subtraction, recognising coins to £2 and making amounts in pence, measuring length and height using standard and non-standard measures and counting in patterns of numbers.

Topic work has a History focus this half term. We will be considering the question 'Why was Charles sent to prison?'  It looks at the importance of messenger pigeons during WW1 and how communication methods have changed over time. This investigation enables pupils to interpret a range of historical evidence relating to life and times in Britain during the period of the First World War, to develop key historical concepts such as continuity and change and cause and consequence. More details and a useful vocabulary list can be found in the History Knowledge Organiser below. 

In Science our topic focus is 'Animals'. The children will look at different animals and their habitats.  We will go on a minibeast hunt and investigate what different animals need.  The Science Knowledge Organiser contains more details in the link below.

Children will all be given 2 reading books per week and would all benefit from reading every night. Little and often is best! Homework and spellings will be sent out on Fridays to be handed in by the following Tuesday. We really appreciate your support in this matter. 

P.E. for Class 1 will be each Monday (yoga) and Wednesday and the children should come into school wearing their P.E. kits on these days. 

Fruit snacks are available daily free of charge. Fairtrade cookies are sold by Year Six children on Wednesdays for 40p and toast is for sale on Fridays for 20p.

Please check the class page regularly for updates and photographs of what we have been getting up to in class. 

Each child should have their own login details for both Purple Mash and Active Learn. Both online learning platforms offer a great range of learning activities that children enjoy in school.

Remember if you want to contact us, please use the email address

-Many thanks 

Mrs Blair and Mrs Dennehy

If you need an extra link to reading activities. The Learn Live Read Channel will feature one Live read every week day at 10.00. Here's the link!


Useful links

Active Learn Login

Purple Mash

Music Links

Mini Music Makers

RNSO music challenges

Stomp Style Body Percussion

Mental Health links:

Please also visit the school's dedicated mental health and well-being page for more information on where to get support.

Welcome to the Class One Learning Hub!

Click on the icons below which will take you straight to the website. The website will give you ideas and activities for their age related learning journey. We will add to this over time. Don't forget to look on Google Classroom for your latest activities!

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