Autumn Term 1 2020
Welcome to Year 1!
Following government guidance school arrival and collection times are now staggered. Year 1 arrival time is now 8.55am on the Key Stage 1 playground and Year 1 collection time is 3.10pm from the Key stage 1 gate at the front of the school. Please do not worry, myself or another member of the Year 1 team will be outside each morning ready to meet your child and welcome them in. We will also walk the children out to the gate to ensure they are collected safely at the end of the day.
This half term will focus on settling back into the school environment and routines. We will support your child with the transition from play based learning to a more formal style of learning which will then be continued throughout the year. During this time we will be introducing key aspects from the English scheme ‘Talk for Writing’ and the Maths scheme ‘Maths No Problem’ ready to fully embed these into our daily learning after half term.
Our topic this half term is ‘Splendid Skies’. This topic focuses on all things linked to seasons and weather. We will be spending lots of time outside looking at weather patterns, recording rainfall and observing seasonal changes. We will also be teaching all PE outside. Due to unpredictable weather please ensure your child has a full PE in school every day.
Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress. Phonics will be taught daily at 9.10am.
Due to the current circumstances interactions with staff will be limited. If you have any questions, queries or photos that you would like to share please email me at