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Year 1 - Willow Class

Welcome to Year 1 Willow Class







Our Topic this term is Animal Kingdom!



What we are learning in school



We will begin by focusing on numbers, counting, ordering, comparing, and identifying numbers that add up to 10. e.g 7+3=10 or 3+7=10.


Before half-term we will start our addition and subtraction module using part-whole models to explore addition.



This half-term we are looking at narrative writing, particularly texts with repetitive phrasing. Our learning will be based around the stories ‘The Little Red Hen’ and ‘The Gruffalo’. We visit our Library on a Monday.



In Science we will be observing animals and humans, working on our scientific skills of observation and asking questions. We will look at animal group names (bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish) and other ways to group animals.



We will be talking about our feelings and learning the new rules of school.



This half-term we are focusing on History in topic, looking at ‘Toys through the ages’. We will be exploring different features of old and new toys and learning about the language related to the passing of time.



In Art we will be learning about sculptures. We will be designing and making our own sculptures using different materials. We will be exploring the work of a range of sculptors.



We are learning about the importance of E-Safety in Computing and how to log on and off.


PE / Wild Woods

PE will teach us how to master basic movements including running, jumping and hopping through basic invasion games and orienteering.  Our PE day will be on a Thursday. Our Wild Woods day is Monday for Oak Class and Tuesday for Willow Class.



We are going to be focusing on RE next half–term.



In Music we will be using our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.



We will be focusing on D&T in the spring term.


Things you can help with at home



Read all kinds of books, both fiction and non-fiction.

Read and write numbers in words as well as digits.

Say the days of the week in order. Can you start with a different day each time? Can you spell the days correctly?

Say the months of the year in order. How many months are there? Which is your favourite and why? Can you spell the months correctly?



Thank you for your support.


Mrs Mead, Mrs Nowlan-Hunt and Miss Woolnough


Parent Information and Meet the Team

Parent Curriculum Information Leaflet Year 1 Autumn 1

Transition booklet

Transition Video

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Meet Mrs Mead and Mrs Nowlan-Hunt and take a look around your new classroom!

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