Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready for the Autumn term.

The teacher in Year 1 is Mrs Fowler. The teaching assistants are Miss Hooley and Mrs Whalley.


Autumn 1 Learning
During Autumn 1 we have been doing lots of place value practise in our Maths work. In English we have read the story of Dogger, practised using capital letters and full stops, and have written our very own Dogger story.

In Science we have looked at everyday materials. In our Topic learning we have studied the history of toys – we ended this by visiting Portland Basin museum and taking part in a fun workshop where we got to play with lots of old toys and find out what it was like to be a Victorian school child.


Autumn 2 Learning
Next half term we will be learning how to solve addition and subtraction problems and exploring shapes. We will think about how we can make our sentences better by using adjectives and adverbs of time. For our Topic learning we will be learning about our local area.


Homework will be given out on Thursdays, and will be expected back in on the following Tuesdays. This may be Phonics, Writing, Maths or Topic related. If you need any help understanding what to do with the homework, please come and see either myself, Miss Hooley or Mrs Whalley!

Reading Books

Reading books and records will go home every day. Please bring them back into school every day, so they can be listened to by an adult. It is important that the children read as much as possible (with an adult) at home, in order to maximise their potential. Please comment in their reading record whenever you read with them. Books will be changed once a week (no set day).

Snack/ Water

All children will be provided with a free piece of fruit at snack time. If you would prefer to have an extra snack provided for your child by the school, there is a cost of 20p per day (£1 per week). Please pay this to Mrs Whalley on the door on Monday mornings.

Please provide your child with a labelled water bottle. These can only be filled with water (not juice!).


We have P.E. on Mondays and Fridays. Children will need a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps in a bag.

Please ensure these are all clearly named.

Class Dojo

We use Dojo points in school to reward positive behavior. You can see the points your child has been awarded. Please sign up and stay in touch.


These are the topics for Autumn 1.

In Writing we will be working on writing sentences, with capital letters, word spaces and full stops.
In Reading we will be looking at the meanings of words.
In Phonics, we will be continuing to build on our knowledge of Phase 3 sounds, and beginning to work on Phase 4. Some children will be beginning to learn Phase 5.
In Maths our focus is the understanding of number, place value and addition. We will be using a range of practical resources in order to ensure the children can create numbers in a variety of ways.
This half term, our topics are Materials and Toys from the Past.