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Year One 2020-21

Class Teacher- Mrs McNally


Teaching Assistant- Mrs Brown



Year 1 Parent information PowerPoint September 2020

Welcome to Year One’s class page. Year One have settled brilliantly back into the “new normal” of school life. They have made myself and Mrs Brown feel immensely proud with how they have adapted so well.


Below is an overview of this half term’s learning;


R.E. – In R.E. we will start the half term learning about Families and Celebrations. We will learn about the different celebrations that take place, in particular, marriage and baptism. We will also look more in depth into the different parts of Mass and understand that this is also a celebration. 


English – We are kicking off this half term by exploring Peace at Last by Jill Murphy. We will retell, innovate the story keeping the story structure and then create our own stories. We will then move onto explore other Jill Murphy books, before heading into our Christmas stories. During this half term our focus is making our writing more consistent. We will be working hard to develop our spelling. 


Maths – This half term we will be securing our understanding of place value.. We will be solving missing number problems and developing our understanding of number bonds to 10. We will be introduced to the part whole model and how we can use this to explain our answers. 


PSHE – As we move into Autumn 2, we are still mindful that this is a "new normal" for the children. We will continue to explore our feelings and changes within the classroom. When we get closer to Christmas, we will be considering the importance of our communities. 


Art – This half term our focus is on line. We will explore identifying and creating different types of lines, in a wide variety of materials. 


Music – In music, we will be listening and responding to a variety of music. We will also be exploring keeping and identifying a steady beat.

Year 1 Activity Booklet

Black History Month


In Year One, we have been learning about the life of Maya Angelou - what an inspirational woman she is! Maya Angelou taught us that we should "be a rainbow in someone's cloud." We explored what this meant and how we could be the calm and peace when someone is upset, unhappy or stressed. Maya Angelou also taught us that we can be anything we want to be. The children thought about what careers they wanted to do - the possibility is endless! We have aspiring teachers, astronauts, chefs..

Year 1 Reading List

Phonics Websites

Reading eggs

Your child has been given a username and password for Reading Eggs; this is stuck in the front of their reading record (please let me know if you need a new one), Children are able to read books online which will earn them points!

Maths Websites