Year 1

Autumn Term 2016

Teacher(s) : Miss Mulla 

Teaching Assistant: Val



In our Literacy sessions this term, we will be reading various texts such as; Bug Alert, Fang and Pest in a Tent.

We will begin to explore different sentence structures and the use of grammar such as the use of capital letters, full stops and connectives. We will begin to build our bank of adjectives we use to make our writing come alive.  A key focus will be to build on hand writing using the correct formation i.e. making some letters tall, and others hang below the line. 



We will be continuing to build on our phonic knowledge this term.  We do this using a range of interactive games as well as incorporating these skills into our reading and writing sessions.  In preparation for the Year 1 Phonics Screening in June, we will be practicing how to read and write words from the Year 1 curriculum.   



The children take part in guided reading sessions five times a week, where they read a book appropriate for their level.  Children will be put into groups depending on their reading level and will carry out daily activities that link to the text they are working on.



In maths, we will begin to explore number sense and number bonds to numbers within 20. Children will develop a clear understanding of numbers to 20 using concrete and pictorial resources. Children will continue to explore addition and subtraction strategies using a range of resources. Children will also develop an understanding of shape and space.



This term the children will learn about Plants.   We will be concentrating on developing the children’s scientific skills of observation and investigation.  We will be concentrating on developing the children’s scientific skills of observation and investigation.  Children will have the opportunity to explore how the plants have changed in relation to the season; the different environment plants live in, the difference between a flowering plant and non-flowering plant. 



In computing, the children are continuing to work through the new curriculum whilst growing in confidence using laptops as well as iPads.  We have new iPads in class that will be used for cross curricula work.



In P.E, the children we will be focussing on developing our knowledge and skills of games and activities. Children will explore different games that require various techniques and skills that we have covered throughout the year.

Please note that P.E. lessons are on Friday.

Children are expected to have a P.E. kit comprising a separate change of appropriate clothing: t- shirt, shorts, tracksuit bottoms, trainers/plimsolls. Children without this kit will not be allowed to participate for health and safety reasons and will complete theoretical work associated with P.E. If there is a valid reason why your child cannot take part, please ensure your child brings a letter to school.

Homework will be given out on a Monday and is expected to be returned on Friday.  Homework will consist of:

  •                    A piece of Maths work related to the work in class from that week.
  •                    7 spelling words following a particular spelling rule which will be tested on the Friday.
  •                    Read and Respond must also be completed every night (Monday – Thursday)