Year 1 – Autumn Newsletter

Well done to our children who have worked so hard during the last half term!


Our topic, ‘You’re An Explorer’ continues in this half term. Throughout this topic the children will be learning about and exploring what our local area was like in the past compared to now – this will require the children to speak to grandparents/older members in your family – more information to follow.

We will be having a ‘Tiger who came to tea’ tea party linked to our English and history topic, exploring Traditional Tales – date TBC. To celebrate our English book, ‘Nibbles, the book monster’ we will be having a ‘Mischievous Monster Day’ on Tuesday 24th November. We will do lots of fun activities based on our book and would love the children can come into school dressed up as a monster and we


This term our PE sessions are Tuesdays. The children need come to school wearing their P.E. clothing: jogging bottoms and a top, dark coloured bottoms only or grey no patterns and a white T shirt/school jumper. You do not need to buy new clothing for this; please use what you have that is appropriate. Please do not send your child into school wearing a football kit or any ‘fancy’ gym clothing.

Home Reading

Your child will be allocated reading books from our school reading scheme which allows your children to develop independence and fluency. Reading books will be sent home every Monday and need to be returned every Friday. If your child finds their reading book too difficult or easy, please let us know in their Home Reading Record Book. We will send home additional books on Activelearn – if you have forgotten you log in details please let us know via Class Dojo and we will resend them to you.


We will now send spellings home for your child to practise based on what we have been learning in our Monster Phonics sessions in the week. The spellings will be uploaded to Class Dojo. We will occasionally send homework which will be posted on the Class Dojo story (if you do not access Class Dojo, please let us know so we can get you connected). As well as Class Dojo we will send work home on Activelearn, please check regularly – homework will be directly linked to what we’re learning in class.


The wonderful Ana will continue to teach the children Spanish every Thursday morning for 30 minutes.


Some Christmas activities in school will be slightly different this year, we promise that the children will still have a wonderful time and we will make the Christmas period as special as possible.

Teachers & Support Staff:

Miss Bedford (1O), Mrs Brackenridge (1B), Miss Hamood and Miss Madison all work closely together throughout Year 1 ensuring that all children are offered the opportunities to access a wide and varied curriculum.

Miss Bedford and Mrs Brackenridge