Class Teachers

Miss C Holland, Miss K Sutherland.

Learning Assistants

Miss S Wright, Miss L Robinson, Mrs H Young.

Topics

This year, our planned topics can be found below. Throughout the year we will be learning about seasonal changes. To support your child, please discuss the weather, seasons and the features of these with them as often as possible. For further support, please share a range of texts about the weather and seasons – a suggested list of key books can be found at the following websites:

https://www.booksfortopics.com/weather

and

https://www.booksfortopics.com/autumn-winter

 

Autumn Term 1

Toys

To support our topic, we have the following visits and workshops planned:To support our topic, we have the following visits and workshops planned:

  • Toys Workshop (teacher led)
  • Mrs Austin’s ‘Show and Tell’ of toys from the 1960s/70s

In Maths, we will be focusing on number, counting, place value, addition and subtraction.

In English, our focus is writing instructions. Our class story is ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes. To support your child in becoming familiar with instructions, please play a range of toys and games with them and discuss the steps needed in order to make them work. To further support your child with the topic, please share a range of texts about toys and discuss toys from the past – a list of suggested key books can be found at the following website:

https://www.booksfortopics.com/toys 

Our PE day is Wednesday. However, we have a variety of events throughout the term that may require kit. Therefore, PE kit must be brought in on Mondays and kept in school until Fridays in line with school policy.

Autumn Term 2

It’s On Fire

To support our topic, we have the following visits and workshops planned:

  • Great Fire of London Workshop (teacher led)
  • Firefighter Visit

In Maths, we will be focusing on addition, subtraction, geometry, place value and counting.

In English, our focus is recount (diary entries). Our class story is ‘You Wouldn’t Want to be in the Great Fire of London’ by Jim Pipe. To support your child in becoming familiar with the events of the Great Fire of London,  please share a range of texts about the topic- a list of suggested key books can be found at the following website:

https://www.booksfortopics.com/fire-of-london

Our PE day is to be confirmed. However, we have a variety of events throughout the term that may require kit. Therefore, PE kit must be brought in on Mondays and kept in school until Fridays in line with school policy.

Spring Term

Into the Woods

To support our topic, we have the following visit planned:

  • Trip to Broughton Woods

In Maths, we will be focusing on consolidating prior learning, addition, subtraction, place value and counting.

In English, our focus is poetry and traditional tales. Our class stories will be ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. To support your child in becoming familiar with poetry, please share a range of poetry texts – a list of suggested key poems can be found at the following website:

https://www.booksfortopics.com/poetry

  • To support your child in becoming familiar with traditional tales, please share a range of these with them, such as:
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

To further support your child with our topic of the woods, please share a range of texts about the topic – a list of suggested key books can be found at the following website:

https://www.booksfortopics.com/growing-ks1

Our PE day is to be confirmed. However, we have a variety of events throughout the term that may require kit. Therefore, PE kit must be brought in on Mondays and kept in school until Fridays in line with school policy.

Summer Term

Pirates – Land Ahoy!

To support our topic, we have the following visit planned:To support our topic, we have the following visit planned:

  • Trip to Cleethorpes

In Maths, we will be focusing on consolidating prior learning, multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, place value, measurement and counting.

In English, our focus is non-chronological report texts, persuasion texts and ‘there and back again’ stories. Our class story focus will be ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ and ‘Captain Flynn and the Pirate Dinosaurs’. To support your child in becoming familiar with ‘there and back again’ stories, please share a range of these with them, such as:

  • The Tunnel by Anthony Browne
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • The Wizard of Oz by Frank L.Baum

To further support your child with our topic of the seaside, please share a range of texts about the topic- a list of suggested key books can be found at the following website:

https://www.booksfortopics.com/seaside

 

Parents

Phonics Support

11 before 11

Our 11 before 11 experiences are flying a kite and visiting a beach.

How to support your child from home

Please help us in supporting your child with the following:

  • Practise counting to and from 0: up to 10 (Autumn term); up to 50 (Spring term); up to 100 (Summer term).
  • Read 5 times a week and record these in Home-School links books.
  • Discuss the world around you to improve vocabulary.
  • Complete homework on time (due on Mondays).
  • Ensure PE kit is in on Monday and left at school until Friday.
  • Ensure Home-School links books are in every day.
  • Share Year 1-level texts with your child, a list of which can be found at the following website: https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-1
  • Visit the local library with your child to borrow books from the suggested book lists.