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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 


In English our focus will be through reading stories, poems and information texts;

segmenting multi-syllabic words for reading and writing; understanding and using
sentences with full stops and capital letters; capitalisation for names and the I pronoun;
knowing what nouns are and about adding adjectives to add detail.


In Maths we will be covering pictograms; tallies; graphs; simple fractions; time; number order, doubles; sequencing numbers and money totals.

In Science we will be doing a short unit on the seasons: the children will be looking for further signs of autumn. They will be learning about how the weather changes and the days begin to shorten. We will also be learning about the different groups of animals and how they are suited to their environment. We will also be learning about looking after animals.


We are learning about representing information graphically: pictograms, bar charts; selecting and entering information and about e-safety.

In Geography we are learning about U.K geography – where we are in relation to the world; the countries that make up the U.K; some of the main cities; using maps and atlases; some of the key features of a city and what the weather is like in the U.K..

In Art we will be printing using fingers and a variety of forms of print blocks.

In P.E the children will be doing gymnastics and multi-skills games: travelling with, sending and receiving a ball.


The Music unit is Sounds Interesting: identify way sounds can be made and changed.
Christmas songs.

In French the children will be learning about counting, colours, animal names and simple rhymes.

For PHSE is getting on and falling out: friendship and working together; listening to others when they are talking; knowing how to be a friend when we have fallen out.

In R.E the children are learning about What Christians believe and how they worship, Christian stories and about the Christmas story.

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record, it is part of their weekly homework. P.E will be on a Monday and Tuesday. If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to come and see me.