We love learning and innovating stories using actions to help us retell them. We have loved reading fictional stories and finding out about the characters and setting.

In our non-fiction writing we have made recipes, weather information pages, and instructions, and even our own class non-fiction book about Autumn. We often use practical work to initiate our writing (for example, cooking a recipe and then writing up our own version).

We have also enjoyed performing poems, as well as writing our own poetry. We love sharing our homework on a Friday which helps us improve our speaking and listening skills.

Y1 English


The children have been working hard on becoming secure with number order and knowing what one more or one less than a number is. From this they can begin to use their knowledge to work on addition and subtraction. The children played skittles to work on their subtraction and we encourage the children to learn creatively to look for patterns. We have been using Cuisinnaire to learn about number bonds to 10 and 20.

Towards the end of the term we started to work with money and recognising coins.

Y1 Maths


This term, our Explore topic is ‘Great Explorers’.

In their learning this term, the children will begin to work on the following National Curriculum Objectives:

Year 1 have also been talking to one of our members of staff about her adventures, and where she has been exploring. They had lots of questions to ask!

We are keen to encourage children to explore their local area and get outside as much as they can. Perhaps you could take your child to somewhere new in your local area for them to explore (local woods/farm/field/stream)?