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Friday 11th September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,                                                                            Welcome to Year 1!  We are really looking forward to a great Autumn 1 term. The teacher in 1M will be Ms Akhtar and the teaching assistant is Ms. Vogues. The teacher in 1S will be Ms Tariq and the teaching assistant will be Ms. Chalon. Ms Kulpa will be assisting in Year 1S as well.

PE lessons will take place every Tuesday Morning and Friday Afternoon. Children will need to come into school wearing their P.E kit. This should be a t-shirt, shorts or jogging bottoms and plimsolls or trainers.

Curriculum News - Autumn 1

For our Creative Curriculum topic our key question is:  Who Am I?

English: Our core text is ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon.

Overall aims of this teaching sequence:

 To explore a high quality picture book which allows children to put themselves inside the story and

empathise with characters and their issues and dilemmas

 To engage with illustrations throughout a picture book to explore and recognise the added layers of

meaning these can give to our interpretation of a text

 To explore themes and issues, and develop and sustain ideas through discussion, enabling children to make connections with their own lives

 To develop creative responses to the text through drama, poetry, storytelling and artwork

 To write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for characters

We will be learning to use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks in our writing. We will also be learning to use the suffixes –ing, -ed, -er and -est and also the prefix ‘un’.

Maths This term we will cover the following topics. You can find examples of some of the things we will be covering in each topic in brackets.

Place Value (counting, reading and writing backwards and forwards from any number up to 100)

Addition and Subtraction (within 20 - using concrete objects and number lines)

Shape (recognising, naming and sorting common 2-D and 3-D shapes)


Our topic for the first half term will be ‘Humans’ We will learn to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Reading books

Reading books will be changed every Fridays. Please remember to bring your old ones back to school and your reading record. 

Please remember to label your children's item of clothing. 

Yours faithfully,

                                        Year 1 Team.


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