Year 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Coyne


Mrs Wisinger



Welcome to Year One Autumn Term

with Mrs Coyne, Mrs Wisinger and Mr Jones.

                      It has been fantastic to welcome all of Year 1 back to school for an exciting year of learning!

We kicked off our Year with our trip to Chester Zoo, which links to our English, Science and World Knowledge learning across Autumn Term.


In English, we will be using the Story Box approach, which children first encountered in Early Years, to explore themes of our text There's A Tiger in The Garden by Lizzy Stewart. The Story Box ritual is drama-rich and engages leaners through provocations, requiring deep thinking, with a focus on raising the profile of oracy. 

We will also be developing children's love of books with twice-weekly shared reading, group guided reading and sharing a class story.

Reading diaries and reading books will now be collected in on Fridays and new books given out on Mondays. Individual and small group reads will take place in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so please send in your child's diary on these days so that feedback can be added to their diaries. Thank you for supporting your child with their five reads. The new books are designed to ensure children have a sound understanding of their phonics and have the opportuity to discuss new vocabulary with you. 


We are learning about Animals and Living Things in Science. We will be finding out about and describing the structure of a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will also be finding out about the difference between carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.


In Maths, we are building on prior learning and consolidating key skills to become confident and resilient Mathematical thinkers. This term we are working on place value.



Things to remember in Year 1:

  • P.E is on Mondays and Fridays with Mr Forbes.
  • Try for five reads each week.
  • Homework due Wednesdays and given out on Fridays.


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