Miss Brierley

Hello, I’m Miss Brierley
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next academic year.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Halford

Hi, my name is Mrs Halford.
I am an ETA in Year 1 I love listening to children read and seeing them blossom!

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Mrs. Benn

Hello, I’m Mrs. Benn,
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next academic year.

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Miss. Ellis

Hello, I’m Miss. Ellis,
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next academic year.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Miss. Bruines

Hello, I’m Miss. Bruines,
I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next academic year.

Class 1B curriculum

Autumn term

Our topic this term is

 ‘What a Wonderful World!’

We will be focusing on different countries and their climates.  This will be a lovely theme for us to explore using talk for writing and from this we will be able to create our very own letters and postcards.



As theologians we will :

  • Be able to recognise the story of : Creation, Noah and the Ark, The Annunciation, The Visitation and The Birth of Jesus.
  • Begin to retell the religious Bible stories through art work, drama and writing.
  • Recognise that the rainbow is a religious symbol.
  • Recognise some signs and symbols of Advent and Christmas and use some religious words.
  • Recognise some ways in which we can look after God’s World.
  • Recognise some ways in which we and Christians prepare for Christmas.
  • Be able to talk about feelings of God’s World and experiences of being loved.
  • Be able to talk about Christmas and how it makes us feel.



As writers and communicators we will :

  • Include full stops, capital letters and finger spaces within our writing
  • Use phonics to help with spellings
  • Read stories about different animals and countries
  • Writing postcards.
  • Writing letters.
  • To be able to ask and punctuate questions accurately.
  • Begin to use cursive writing
  • Use drama to explore stories in greater depth.


We will :

  • Discuss what makes a good friend
  • How to play nicely with others
  • How to act when people need help
  • Be aware of people that can help us
  • Try out best to be kind and caring to others


As geographers we will :

  • Locate the 7 continents & 5 oceans
  • Locate the 4 countries of the United Kingdom
  • Identifying where people go on holiday – warm places.
  • Developing basic geographical language to refer to key physical and human features.
  • Keep a weather chart – looking at rainfall and temperature.

Design and Technology

As designers we will :

  • Be able to evaluate our/peers work stating what we like and dislike
  • Use a variety of equipment
  • Use a range of materials
  • Design and make a boomerang


Our topic will be focused more on geography. Our next topic will look at history. 


As mathematicians, we will :


  • Count, read, write, identify, represent, double and half, and use comparative language of numbers within 10.
  • Addition and subtraction within 10. Combination and partitioning. Represent and use number bonds; read, write, interpret, represent and solve.
  • Shapes and patterns— Recognise common 2-D and 3-D shapes; describe position, direction and        movement.


  • Numbers within 20—Count, read, write, identify, represent, double and half, and use comparative  language.
  • Addition and subtraction within 20 – Represent and use number bonds; read, write, interpret and solve one-step problems.


As scientists we will :

  • Identify animals including humans.
  • Identify and name carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • Describe and compare the structure of a variety of animals.
  • Identify, name, draw and label parts of the human body and name the senses.

Physical education

  • Physical Education (P.E.) – will take place in both classes on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.
  • P.E. – As athletes we will :
    • Be able to follow instructions
    • Be aware of health and safety
    • Understand why we need to warm up and cool down
    • Safely use a variety of apparatus.


We will :

  • Use sound recording equipment.
  • Develop our skills in saving and storing sounds.
  • Develop collaboration skills as we work as a group.
  • Understand how a talking book differs from a paper-based book.
  • Talk about our use of ICT.
  • Share our recordings with an audience.
  • Recognise common uses of information the technology beyond school.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully.


As artists we will :

  • Use a range of drawing techniques to complete observational drawings of animals and landscapes.
  • Use our pencil/drawing techniques to copy/design postcards.
  • Mix paints to make hot/cold colours.


As musicians we will :

  • Be able to play musical instruments from different parts of the world.


  • Homework and Reading– Homework and an additional piece of phonics work will be sent home every Friday evening.
  • Homework is to be returned by the following Wednesday in order for children to be awarded Dojo points.
  • Please send in your child’s reading book on their allocated day written on their book bag and we will change your child’s book once a week or when they have finished their book.
  • Please remember to write in your child’s reading record to acknowledge you have listened to your child read. It is also very important to check your child’s understanding when reading.
  • Finally, please remember to access Bug Club once a week.

School Trips

Year one will visit the Seaside in the Summer term. Further details will be sent out closer to the time

PE Important Information

  • A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps (indoor use) / sports trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school.  As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months.
  •  If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.  Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.  Long hair must be tied back.
  • Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times.  All P.E. kit must be labeled clearly with your child’s name.  If it becomes lost, it can easily be returned to the rightful owner. If your child does not have their P.E. kit in school you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.

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