Welcome to Year One. Our class teacher is Mrs Leech and our teaching assistants are Mrs Gear, Miss Sheard and Mrs Sharples. During the Autumn Term we will have PE on a Friday Morning with Miss Kennerley. We will have new spellings and Maths Learn its to take home and practise on a Friday. We will also have some optional topic based tasks that we might enjoy exploring and creating at home – more details will be posted here on a weekly basis. Finally, it would be brilliant if we could read with an adult at home every day for ten minutes.

In Year One we also like to celebrate learning that we have done at home and we encourage one another to share projects, special news and places we have visited. We do this through show and tell, which will take place on a Friday afternoon during Golden Time. 

We would like to share with you the philosophy that will underpin all our learning this year.
Year One is a great place to be, a place where there will always be a buzz of learning and a place where we will learn a lot through play, hard work and being part of the team.


AUTUMN 2018 TOPIC – ‘Into the Woods’


This Autumn Term our topic isInto the Woods’. We will be having a very exciting day on Monday 10th September to launch our topic. We will be working in our school grounds all day to: Build dens, search for hidden animals, make stick men, tell stories around a campfire and toast marshmallows to name just a few of our activities. We will be learning about survival skills in the woods and having lots of fun! If you would like to see how our topic is woven into our curriculum, please look out below for the topic overview. 

One of our main authors this term is Julia Donaldson. 


Week Beginning: Monday 17th September    

Our theme in Class for the next few weeks is around:  

The Gruffalo 

In Class this week in Literacy we are: Responding to rhymes and simple patterned stories, then joining in with them, with and without music, actions and other enhancements.   

The children will visualise and comment on events, characters and ideas, making imaginative links to their own experiences.

In Class this week in Maths we are: Counting systematically up to and beyond 20, using objects and drawings to help us.

In Class this week in Topic we are: Finding out about our locality, observing the changing seasons and learning about the primary and secondary colours of Art. 


Optional Learning Tasks for our Topic:

An idea for a task you might like to do together at home is (this is not homework just simply ideas):  

Reading: The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldon. 

Watching: The film or stage versions of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldon and comparing them to the text.   

Doing: Collecting objects found in the woodland, such as sticks, stones, bark and pine cones. We would greatly appreciate any of these objects being brought into school so we can use them in the outdoor area.  

Design a creative piece of art themed around the Gruffalo and bring it into school for us to see or take a photograph of it.   

Making finger puppet.

Thinking: Which phrases are repeated in the The Gruffalo?  Why do you think the author chose to have repeated phrases?   




A brilliant website with lots of activities and information about the Gruffalo.   


songs to learn number bonds to 10 


A game to practise the numbers to 10 


A game to practise number bonds to 10