Year 1 - Otters



Welcome back to Otter class, we hope that you have had a nice break and are ready for lots of exciting learning! We can’t wait to have you back in school!

We are going to spend some time at the start of year to get to know one another and getting settled into Year 1.  


Throughout this term, we are going to read lots of exciting books, but our first focus will be on ‘Traditional Tales’. We are going to start by reading ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’… I hope we do not encounter any trolls on our journey with this story! We are really going to work on our story telling skills and build confidence in this area by doing lots of drama and exploration of the story.


In Maths this term we will start by exploring place value, to see if we can recognise, count and represent numbers within 10.  As we become more confident in this area, we will move on to addition and subtraction within numbers to 10. We are also going to be introduced to 2D and 3D shapes throughout the term.


In Science, we are going to be learning about different animal groups and we will find out what different animals like to eat. We will also learn about humans within this unit, focussing on naming body parts and exploring our 5 senses.


In History, we are going to be learning about farming and how this has changed over the years in our local area. We will be learning about Marshall’s Yard, but not as we know it today.


In RE, we are going to learn about God and what God teaches a Christian. We will explore stories from the Holy Bible through a range of activities. During our PSHE lessons, we are going to learn about what friendship means to us and how to be a kind, positive friend. We will then move on to learn about similarities and differences between people.


This half term we are very lucky as we will have Coach Ollie for one of our PE lessons on a Monday afternoon. In addition to this, we will also be working on gymnastics once a week. Please ensure your child has appropriate footwear.


Please support your children with reading regularly at home and encourage them to complete their homework. Homework will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be returned for the following Wednesday.


We are really excited to see you all again in Otter class. Please do come and see us if you have any questions.


Miss Cassell, Miss Hanson and Miss Cao 😊