Miss E Taylor 


Mrs L Henshall


Mrs I Kacirova 

Teaching Assistant 


Hello everyone and welcome to Year 1, Elm Class! We are so excited to welcome you all back to school after the summer holidays and to begin our exciting new learning!

This half term, we will continue to improve our independence through both indoor and outdoor provision, developing creative and exploration skills and strengthening a ‘can do’ attitude – all whilst having lots of fun! 


For Autumn Term, we will be looking at the text “Juniper Jupiter” and talking about heroes. We will focus on encouraging the children’s independent writing skills, broadening their vocabulary and writing their own superhero story! 


Phonics will begin to be taught daily in short sessions in the morning, moving to longer sessions after a few weeks. Each day children will learn a new sound. We will be recapping some sounds previously learnt and practising writing CVC words and short sentences. Children will also gain confidence in being able to blend the sounds in words independently and reading High Frequency words. 

Read Write Inc Parent Guide

Read Write Inc How to Say the Sounds


Children will be heard reading each week and they are also encouraged to read at home each night for 10 minutes. Their reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please fill in the Reading Log each time you read with your child to let us know how they got on and if they enjoyed the story!


The children will be focussing on place value for numbers 0-10 to ensure deep understanding of these numbers. We will also look at addition and subtraction as well as 2D and 3D shape work. The children will also have access to Mathletics to enhance their learning. 

Outdoor Learning

Year 1 will continue to access the outdoor area this half term to develop their learning. They have a mud kitchen, nature area to catch & investigate bugs, and a drama stage to show off their acting and musical ability! Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing and footwear for the outdoors, whatever the weather.


PE will take place every Thursday afternoon. Children will be practising running and gymnastics skills this half term. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school. 

Useful Websites

Accelerated Reader


Phonics Bug

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If you have any questions, feel free to make an appointment or email directly:



Home learning

Our home learning is on Class Dojo, please speak to Miss Taylor or Mrs Henshall to gain access.