Class 1D

If you need any further information or assistance with regards to your child’s learning please feel free to contact us after school.  Miss Freeman, Miss Downs, Mrs Burwood & Mrs Rodway

 Welcome to Year One!


During Autumn Term 1, our focus text is ‘Stanley’s Stick’. Children will develop their sense of empathy, sustain their ideas through talk and explore and interpret the story through creative activities including art, drama and drawing. They will write for meaning and purpose in a variety of forms, including: predictions, letter writing and poetry.

During Autumn Term 2, our focus text is ‘Bedtime for Monsters’. Children will think and talk about their response to the book, use prediction skills, ask questions and make connections with their own experiences. They will explore the text through role-play and storytelling and use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences. Children will think about the meanings conveyed in the illustrations and develop storytelling skills. They will write in a variety of narrative and non- narrative forms including: labels, lists and captions, instructions, character descriptions and retelling the story.

Throughout Autumn Terms 1 and 2, children will be learning to use capital letters for the start of sentences and for the personal pronoun I, full stops at the end of their sentences and finger spaces between words. They will be introduced to the grammatical terms adjectives, nouns, pronouns and imperative verbs and they will begin to use examples in their writing,


During the Autumn Term, children will begin by developing their knowledge of number and place value. They will learn to reliably count and order numbers to 20, estimate numbers more and less than 10, begin to recognise what a teen number is and make teen numbers using partitioning of the ‘ones’ and ‘tens’. They will also find one more and one less of numbers.

Children will develop their knowledge of addition and subtraction: They will add a small number by counting on and subtract (take away) a small number by counting back. Children will learn to recognise the + and – signs and start to record addition and subtraction number sentences using these signs. 

Children will learn about money: They will first learn to identify how much each coin up to 10p is worth, then they will add coins and then progress to finding different ways to pay amounts up to 10p.

Children will learn about measurements: They will learn to tell the time to the hour and know the key times of events in their day. They will begin to estimate and measure length using a uniform unit. Children will learn about symmetry and create their own symmetrical patterns. 

Children will name and describe 2D shapes and learn how to find halves and quarters of shapes.



Families: Children will know and understand about the love and care shown in the family and about God’s love and care for every family.

Belonging: Children will know and understand about belonging to different groups and that Baptism is an invitation to belong to God’s family.

Advent/Christmas: Children will know and understand that Advent is a time of waiting to celebrate Jesus’ coming at Christmas.


Animals and Humans: Children will learn about the human body and consider similarities and differences between themselves and others. They will engage in a variety of activities including drawing and labelling the body and using their senses to conduct an investigation.

Everyday Materials: Children will learn about everyday materials including wood, plastic, metal, water and rock. They will identify and name everyday materials, explore the properties of these materials and carry out a simple investigation. Children will apply their knowledge of everyday materials to sort objects by their properties.



E Safety: Children will learn to be aware of e-safety when accessing websites and what to do if they see something inappropriate. At this stage, children would only be accessing the internet with supervision.


Children will learn the basic computer skills that they need in order to be able to communicate using a computer. Children will learn how to use a computer mouse and how to switch on and shut down a computer. They will apply their mouse skills by launching applications, manipulating windows and opening and saving files and folders.


Toys: Children will compare the similarities and differences between toys from today and toys in the past. They will be introduced to the concepts of 'old' and 'new', and to think about the changes in their own lives and in those of their family or adults around them.

Our School:  Children will learn about the world, starting with their immediate environment, building on the firm foundations from the Early Years Foundation Stage. Children will explore the environment using first hand observations and experience to enhance their awareness along with essential map skills and fieldwork.



Self Portraits: Children will learn about portraits and use of different materials and techniques when making their own. Children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol, and create artwork inspired by them.

Moving Pictures:  Children explore an existing product, draw a simple design of their own and start to understand what design criteria is used for. They will make a picture with at least one moving mechanism centred on the Traditional Tale ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. Children will evaluate their finished product.




Games: Develop basic game-playing skills, in particular throwing and catching.


Movement and Travelling: How to use movement to explore and communicate. How to vary how our bodies move.

Things to remember

All school uniform and PE kits should be clearly labelled. Earrings cannot be worn for P.E. so please remove them.



Book bags should be brought to school every day and your child’s reading book will be changed on Mondays and Thursday. It is very helpful to read, discuss (and re-read) the books sent home. Please comment and sign your child’s Reading Record Book to inform us of your child’s Reading progress. Homework is given out every Friday and is due back in on the following Wednesday. Homework is acknowledged by an adult. Spellings will be tested each week.



Children will learn the rules of the classroom and about relationships within their family and school. Children will learn to understand how to be a good friend and what bullying means.

Children will celebrate diversity, learn about ‘special people’ and identify personal goals.