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Welcome to Year 1!

   The team is Miss Simpson,  Mrs Tasker, Miss Bibi, Miss Ball & Miss Qadoos. 



Welcome to Autumn 1!


Autumn 1’s half-term is a very busy one, where the children will settle in and begin to transition from a play-based Early Years Curriculum while keeping all the elements that make learning fun and engaging. This half-term we are learning about Kings and Queens and our Global Theme is ‘Power and Governance.’

Our first week is ‘Humanities Week’ where we will learn about Antarctica, where it is and what it is like there. We will learn about explorers who went there and what they had to do to survive. The children will also learn which plants and animals live there.

In English we will be learning about traditional tales including Cinderella, where we will write a new ending for the story.

In Maths, we will be focussing on place value and addition and subtraction.  In Book Study we will read, The Water Princess, The King who banned the dark and other good books.




Science sees us learning about the body and its parts and the five senses.

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure that all children are in the correct P.E uniform, hair is tied up and they are not wearing jewellery. The children should come to school wearing their PE uniform on PE days.



Reading is one of the most important skills the children need to learn at this age. We expect the children to read their book at home each day for a short time. This needs to be written in their reading record books. The books you are given will be read throughout the week and will be changed on Fridays.




On Friday we will collect in their reading record books and add the number of reads they have done to the reading challenge chart. Every time they complete 40 reads at home they get to school a book to keep.


As part of Readmore@Phillimore on Wednesdays  we will be holding a library day. Children who have their book bag will be able to borrow a book.


Yearly Overview Year 1 2022-2023