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Half Term Reading

Below is a link to our Autumn Reading Bingo. We would like you to complete as many of the reading tasks as you can and share your completed bingo board with us on Twitter @ChrissiesSpeke.

You can access free online books by signing up at 

Autumn Reading Bingo

Below you will find lots of information about our class, including what we have been up to. If you are having to stay at home due to self-isolation, please click on the isolating at home star, which will take you to a new page containing activities that will help you to keep pace with your class. 

Welcome to 1H.


The class teacher is Mrs. Hosker. Ms. Franklin also supports the class when required and Mrs Bird, Miss Finlay and Mrs Williams also work in our class.


We always try our best and have lots fun while we learn in Year 1!

Autumn 2

This term our topic is based on toys.

We will be reading some fantastic fiction, non-fiction and poetry books about toys. We will predict what will happen, answer questions and compare them to other books. We will continue to use our phonic knowledge to help us write our own story about finding a toy.


In science lessons, we will be naming and describing materials as well as looking at the different properties of the materials. We will look at lots of different toys and explore the materials they are made from.

History lessons will involve us looking at how toys have changed over time. It would help your child if they could talk to you or another family member about toys or games you used to play.


Towards the end of the term, we will make a moving toy car in DT. We will learn about the axle, axle holder and the chassis and the part they play in making a vehicle move.


The main focus for maths is addition and subtraction within 10. We will use part whole models to help us. We will also look at fact families eg

2+3= 5










We will have a week learning about Judaism. We will listen to stories about Abraham and Moses. 

Our final theme for Autumn term is Waiting. We will talk about how, during Advent, we wait and prepare for Jesus' birthday.



Our theme for this half term is 'Getting on and falling out'. We will talk about what it means to be a good friend, what we should do if someone is being unkind and how we can manage our emotions.


In PE lessons, we are learning about the importance of keeping active and working together as a team.


Our focus for computing this half term is internet safety. We will start with a week devoted to this. In year 1, we will talk about telling adults when you do not trust something online or are frightened by something.

Autumn Term


Our first half term in 1H will be  exciting as we will be getting to know our new teachers, areas of the classroom and how we learn in year 1.


Our main priority is to ensure that our children feel happy, confident, safe and secure in school. The children will have lots of opportunity to talk, play and express their feelings.


Our first book was 'The Colour Monster'. This will give us the opportunity to talk, recognise and address different feelings and emotions. We took part in various activities to help us understand our feelings. Children really enjoyed listening to the story and using activities to explore their feelings.


We will be learning about the different ways we can make numbers, use number lines and have even practice how to spell numbers to 10!


We have been talking about the different seasons. We have learned about how the weather and trees change throughout the year. We have read the book ‘The Lumberjack’s Beard’ to introduce the theme. The children are really enjoying the new story about Jim. In class children are using resources linked to the story to support their learning.

This week has been an exciting for everyone as we have been learning about our local environment and exploring habitats for animals. We made a hedgehog house and started to clear out our bug hotel ready for us to build it up again with wood, sticks and other natural materials. Can't wait to see which insects will make it their home. We also found a baby frog while outside carrying out a scavenger hunt. We talked about caring for wildlife within our environment. Children are enjoying using their own pot of dough to create upper and lower case letters of the alphabet as well as numerals. We are learning about the habitats of insects and creatures as we have spent time building up the bug house using natural materials. The children really enjoyed being outdoors and creating the bug house together. We are also reading the stories about Percy the park keeper and children are listening with attention and great interest. Children enjoy checking if any hedgehogs have visited the hog house. We are learning about belonging in our RE as we have recreated a baptism in class. Children are talking about the aspects of baptism.





Super scientist fortnight as we continue to build the bug house and learn about Sir Joseph Banks. He was a botanist. Ask your child about this.

Summer reading and Summer fun activities

Sample timetable for home learning

English Literacy Counts March 2020

Year 1 Curriculum overview


In Year 1 we teach phonics daily. Phonics is the learning and application of the letters and sounds children need in order to read and write. Phonics is split into phases based on children's development. Links to phonics games can be found at the bottom of the page. Please play these games with your child.


Class information


Diary Dates



Water Bottles


Children can bring in a water (and only water) in a named bottle so if they get thirsty they have access to a drink throughout the day. Unfortunately, we don't have the facilities in class to provide drinks, please provide your child with a clearly labelled drink. Thank you.



Our PE day this year is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE lit on Wednesdays. They can wear tracksuit bottoms over their shorts. No PE kits are to be brought into school.


Book Bags


Reading books will be changed once a week. They are to be brought into school and placed in a box on a Friday. They will be changed and sent back home on a Monday. Any books brought in after Friday will have to wait until to following week to be changed. 




The Spelling Shed and Maths Shed

Our school has signed up to 'The Spelling Shed'and 'The Maths Shed'. Your child has taken home a password which will enable them to log onto the site. The spellings for the week will be on there for the children to learn in a fun way. There will also be a score board. Let's make our class be the top spellers in the school






Homework Menu


Every half term, a homework menu will be given out with a selection of tasks to be completed, across all areas of the curriculum. It is your choice how many you complete, however you must do at least one and hand it in by the end of the half term. Your completed work will be celebrated. 


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