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Welcome to Class One!


The Class One Team

Class Teacher: Mrs Everett (Mon, Tue & Wed)

                 Mrs Hemsley (Wed, Thurs & Fri)


Teaching Assistant: Mrs Doyle (Mon-Fri)




Welcome to Class One! We hope you all had a wonderful summer break! We are really looking forward to welcoming you back to school and settling you all in to your new classroom. We are really excited for all of the wonderful things we have planned and will learn about during the Autumn term. 



During the Autumn Term our class topic is 'All About Me' and the 'Local Area'. 

In English we will be reading some traditional tales including the Gingerbread Man and sharing the stories 'Funnybones' and 'Stickman'. We will be developing are handwriting and letter formation and writing labels, captions and lists. We will also take part in daily RWInc phonics lessons to support our reading and writing.


In Maths we will be developing our knowledge of Place Value for numbers 0-100 and be learning to add and subtract single digit numbers.


In Science our topic is 'Animals including Humans'. We will also explore the seasons learning about the changes from summer to autumn and winter.

In Geography we will learn to describe our school and local area. We will also learn to describe and follow a simple route and to create simple maps of our local area.


In History we will be learning about toys then and now. We will learn how toys have changed since our relatives were little.


In Computing we will learn how to use simple programs using the Chrome books including how to use a mouse and keyboard.


In Art we will be using a wide range of materials to create our own collages and will be studying the work of the famous artists Pablo Picasso and Andy Goldsworthy.


In PSHE our topics will be 'Healthy and happy friendships' and 'Similarities and differences'. 


In PE we will develop our fitness, dance and ball skills.


In Music we follow the Charanga scheme of work and our topic will be 'Hey You! Old School Hip Hop'. We will also develop our singing and performing skills in preparation for our Christmas performance.


In RE we will be studying Christianity including the Creation story and the Christmas Story.


Year 1 Curriculum Overview


New reading books are given each week. Please ensure that your child has their book bag in school every day so that we can change their reading book. It is very important to read with your child for at least 10 minutes every night and sign their reading record to let us know they have completed their homework. 


We will also send home links for your child to watch and participate in 'Virtual Classroom Phonics lessons' which mirror our phonics lessons in school. Please support your child by ensuring the complete this homework activity and that they join in with the session.


At The Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks that we set as homework.


Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child’s age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g. by signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)


The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework in not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child’s established home routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.


Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.


Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.

Meet the Teaching Team Powerpoint

Useful Links to Support Learning at Home

Purple Mash Login Guidance

Physical and Mental Health and Well Being