Autumn Term 2018

Dear Parents, Carers and Children,

A very warm welcome indeed to Year 1 and to the Elm Class page!

Please do visit our class page to see what we have been learning about and of course feel free to speak to me about anything regarding your child or their learning, my door is always open. Also check out our Twitter page on the website to keep you updated on all things Elm!

To a fantastic year in Elm Class,

With many thanks,

Miss Pope (Teacher)

Miss Howarth (Teaching Assistant)


We will begin this term by looking at the story of Dogger by Shirley Hughes in our Talk for Writing unit. Everyone in Year 1 was shocked to discover that Miss Pope’s favourite teddy bear had gone missing, much like how Dogger goes missing in our story…


During our Phonics lessons, we will be following the Phonics Play scheme of work which provides exciting and engaging lessons on a daily basis.


During this term, we will be looking at place value within 10 before moving onto addition and subtraction within 10. We shall also be practicing our number bonds ready for “Times Table Terminator” in Celebration Assembly!


In Science, we will be looking at the human body with particular reference to our senses. Everyone has also contributed to the class discussion of what we want to learn about within the topic! Such questions include:

Why do we have ears?

How do our fingers work?

Why do we have legs?


In Topic, we will be looking at toys with a particular focus on the question: “Is an Xbox better than what Nan and Grandad played with?” The class have already enjoyed exploring the old toys in our toy shop in the classroom!


In connection with Topic, we will be creating some exciting art work on toys with Miss Martin! The class will be creating different types of art work whilst also gaining a better understanding of toys through our Topic work. Please bring in some old clothes that you wouldn’t mind your child getting dirty for their Art lessons.


This term we will be looking at Christianity and we will bring our R.E lessons to life through lots of exciting role play and drama!


Following on from Reception, we will be continuing our P.E lessons with Premier Sports who will be providing some fun-filled, exciting P.E lessons this term! Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them every Tuesday and Thursday and could you also ensure that their name is on every item of their kit- many thanks.

Please read with your child every night as it fuels the mind and imagination! Reading records must be filled in every time you have read with your child and these will be checked on a daily basis. Reading books will be changed twice a week.

Thank you very much for visiting our class page!