Year 1 Blog

Autumn Term 1 


The children have come into school brilliantly and are learning their new routines very well.



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This half term we will be using the film ‘The Jungle Book’ as a stimulus for our learning.


  • In English, we will be working on our sentence writing skills.
  • In Phonics, we will be recapping Phase 3 sounds.
  • In Spelling, we will be recapping Year R’s words.
  • In Maths, we will be focusing on number.
  • In Science, we will be learning about what animals eat.
  • In Art, we will be using clay to sculpture a jungle animal.
  • In DT, we will be making a jungle diorama.
  • In RE, we will be learning about the Christian festival Harvest and the Jewish festival of Sukkot.
  • In PE, we will be joining in with both yoga and multi-skills.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.



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We have begun to practise our letter formation. Below is a poster of how our letters look like at school. You could write them, draw them in the sand or even paint them. We are beginning to learn rhymes that go with each letter, to help us remember the letter shape and how to write them.





 In Phonics, we are recapping the below sounds.



Ask your child to sing 'The Monster Song' and how to sound out a word using sausage and beans.


Click on the link to watch videos about how to segment and blend sounds in words to read.