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Welcome to Year 1!


Our teacher in Year 1 is Miss Bedser and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Ottaway.



What are we learning about in the Autumn Term?


We will explore stories set in familiar places, such as Dogger by Shirley Hughes, Traction Man by Mini Grey and Gorilla by Anthony Browne. We will also read and write stories with patterned language, such as The Ginger Bread Man and The Enormous Turnip. We will learn how to write a set of instructions, and will explore poetry focusing on the senses.


We will be practising counting to 100 forwards and backwards from any number and saying 1 more and 1 less than any 2digit number. We will learn our number bonds up to 10 e.g. 6 + 3, 7 + 2, 5 + 5 and our doubles to 10.  We will also learn the ten times table. We will look at 2D shapes, measuring length, and learn the value of different coins and notes.

The Wider Curriculum

We are learning about changes in our own lives, the lives of our parents, and changes to our school in History this term. We will also learn about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. In Geography, we are learning about the geography of Crowthorne and will improve our map reading skills. We are exploring animals and the human senses in Science and are learning about what it means to belong to a religion in RE. In Computing, we are learning what an algorithm is and will explore photography using a digital camera. We will design and make our own salads in DT and will learn how to draw ourselves in the style of Vincent Van Gogh in Art.  We are exploring how to move like animals in Dance and will practise throwing and catching in PE.

Useful Information

Children change their reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We test spellings on a Tuesday and give out new spellings the same day. Children can choose a library book from our school library to take home each week. We visit the library to swap our books each Monday.

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Information for Parents - Year 1

Year 1 Curriculum Overview