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Year 1 - Otter

Welcome back to school, we hope you had a fantastic summer holidays! We were all very impressed to see the childrens holiday homework. All the children have settled back into class and are looking forward to their learning in Year 1!


Each half term the class page will be updated to show you what your child is learning in school. We will also be sending pictures regularly of your child learning in school to the target tracker app. Please enquire within school if you are still unable to access this. 


Please remember that we will change your child's reading book as often as required, just hand it in on the morning it needs changing. Please ensure your child's book is kept in their bag, so we can read it with them at school. 




English - This half term we will be reading and learning the story 'Giraffe's Can't Dance'. The children enjoyed dressing up as a jungle animal to kick start our learning. During the term the children will be acting out the story, making puppets and writing about story settings. 

Within handwriting we will be starting to learn patterns and the cursive letter formations from the curly caterpillar letter family. In phonics we will continue to learn new sounds and spell common words correctly.


Maths - This half term we will be focusing on number. We will be counting, ordering, adding and subtracting. Now the children are in Year 1 we will be learning and using numbers up to 100. 


Science - This half term we will be learning about our bodies! We will learn all about the different parts of our bodies. We will also be learning about our senses. Towards the holidays we will be discussing the changes of the seasons as we approach Autumn. 


Topic - In topic we learn a different subject each half term. This half term we will be focusing on Geography and learning about our local area. We will be going for a walk around the locality and drawing our own maps. 


Computing - This term we will be learning how to log on and access the computers. 


P.E - In P.E the children will be learning football skills. The children will play games to learn about dribbling, shooting, passing and we will also get a chance to play some friendly matches before the half term holidays.  

In Dance the children will be thinking about Jungle animals and replicating their movements in dances. 


P.S.H.E - The children have already met "Jigsaw Jack" who will be helping them in their PSHE lessons. For the first half term we will be creating a class charter and discussing ourselves.