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The Year 1 Team

Teacher: Miss Wood

LSA: Mrs Collins


The following information might be useful to you if you would like to help your child at home. Please talk to your child about what they have done in their school day.

Overview of our learning.


In Year 1 we like to think of it as 'building blocks' between children's learning experience in Foundation Stage and preparing the children for their responsibilities that come later in school. During the children's time in Year 1, we build on previous learning experiences and skills and encourage each individual to take steps and build on further their learning and independence.


Our Topic this term: Come Outside

Key Text: Jack and the Beanstalk and Jim and the Beanstalk


Overview of our topic: Our topic is based on plants that grow, which has lots of exciting links to Science. We will be looking at animals,  but in particular plants and describing them. We will also try to grow our own bean plant.  The book will further be used to enhance the children's learning experiences with curriculum links to all other subject areas to make learning fun and exciting. 


Literacy - Key Themes:

  • Stories with a pattern
  • Days of the Week and Animal Poems
  • Explanation of Plants


This term we will be focusing on writing at length using all taught aspects as well as checking our work for sense.


Maths - Key Themes: 

  • Place Value up to 60
  • Addition and Subtraction up to 60
  • Money


This term we will be focusing on reading and writing numbers to 60, learning and recalling number facts to 60. Additionally we will be looking at money, recognising the amount of money and adding money.


Physical Education:

Our scheduled hall time is Wednesday Afternoon and Friday Mornings. This half term we will be looking at Athletics.

In some circumstances our PE slot may not be available (visitors in) and may have to be moved. Due to this reason please can you make sure your child has their PE kit in school every day.

Sometimes PE will be outside, which will mean children will need warm clothing and trainers as well as indoor PE kit with plimsolls. If jewellery is worn please remove this on PE days.



Homework is very important as it helps your child to go over and practice what they have learnt in school. It also helps to keep you informed on their current progress and topics within the classroom. Homework will vary each week to do with our topic including: writing, maths and creative skills.


Spellings and reading three times a week is also essential to help your child to develop and progress.



Spellings - All Year One Groups

Year One Overview 2016 - 2017