Year 1

Dear Parents/Carers,

A very warm welcome to year 1!

Our topic until half term is ‘Space’ where we will be studying fictional stories such as Whatever next and Beegu. We will be looking at the history of transport and how we are able to get into space! In Science we are going to be learning about animals, including humans. Please see the topic web below for more information on our learning this term.

As usual your child will be bringing home new reading books once a week which will then be changed weekly. We aim to listen to your child read at least twice a week (through Guided Reading sessions and listening to them on a one to one basis) so please can you make sure your reading books are brought into school every day to enable us to do so. Please listen to your child read at home at least five times a week and record that you have done so in their yellow reading record. Remember children can earn a reading award!

This term P.E. will continue to take place on a Tuesday afternoon. Please bring your child to school in full P.E. kit on Tuesdays, appropriately dressed for the season. They will wear their kit all day so no need for a change of clothes.

Please ensure your child has a named coat and water bottle in school at all times. We will be venturing out in all weathers so wellies will need to stay in school too! Please make sure all items of uniform are named (especially jumpers) as unnamed items cannot be returned to their rightful owners.

Thank you for your cooperation and support! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Best wishes,

The Year 1 team,

Mr Walsh, Miss Rees, Mrs Mansfield and Mrs Lund.





“Whatever next”


Composing simple sentences

Letter formations - Form lower case letters, capital letters and digits correctly.



Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Properties of shape



History of transport

How transport has changed

What transport is like now?

How did humans travel to the moon.


The world’s continents and oceans.

Our local area

What does the world look like from space?


Multi Skills Practise








Christianity and creation

Year 1 Autumn term - Space