Class 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Hughes

Mrs Bradley

Year 1 ( Autumn half term 2 )


It was lovely to meet everybody at parents’ evening! We hope that you have had a good week and have had time to relax and spend time together after a fantastic first half-term in Year One! We are very proud of every single one of you and how you have adapted to your new class. You have all worked so hard and we look forward to another wonderful half-term at this magical time of year which will be extremely busy as well as exciting!

For the first couple of weeks this half term, we will complete our work on Autumn. Then, as it is definitely getting colder, we will change our focus to Winter and Christmas.

In Literacy, our new book from our literacy scheme will be “Nibbles the Book Monster” by Emma Yarlett which looks a lovely read! This half term, we will be developing our understanding of sentences and checking that we use capital letters and full stops. We will be reinforcing finger spaces between words, using our phonics to help us spell and reading back our writing to check that it makes sense. We will also develop how we form our letters correctly by starting them in the correct place, sitting them on the lines and checking that any tails hang below.

Our Science lessons will be based around the theme of Ourselves and our senses. In Topic lessons, we will be looking at how we have changed and creating our own timelines! In Art, we will be painting poppies and in DT, making moving pictures.  In PHSE lessons, we will be learning about what makes a good friend and how to be kind to each other. We will also be continuing with our new “My Happy Mind” scheme.

In Music, we will be learning our songs for the Christmas Play which takes place on Wednesday 13th December at 2pm and 5.30pm. (Details and tickets to follow). R.E. will be taught by Mrs Walker on Thursday mornings during Mrs Bradley’s PPA time and this half term will focus on harvest and Christmas.

Our Numeracy lessons will focus on addition, subtraction and both 2D and 3D shapes, and as before we will send home games or provide links to on-line apps to reinforce our classwork. Thank you for uploading your homework on to Tapestry. It really is lovely to share in your learning and adventures!  Homework as before will be set on Fridays and is due to be uploaded on Tapestry by Wednesday of the following week.

We will have PE on Tuesdays this half term but no Forest School as it is now the turn of Year 2. On Tuesdays, Mr Gibbons and Mrs Hughes will be developing the children’s gymnastic skills and ability to roll, jump, climb and move in different ways on low level equipment before making simple sequences.  For gymnastic lessons, which will be in the hall, the children will need to wear pumps or be in bare feet in order to feel and grip the equipment. Please could you ensure that all uniform is labelled and checked regularly and be aware that for health and safety reasons, earrings must be removed or covered during PE lessons?  

Thank you for your support with reading at home. You are all doing so well with this! It is very important that you continue to show off how you can read your phonics book at home to help you read more smoothly. Little and often is best! Listening to stories and talking about them is also fantastic to develop your love for books and snuggle up together at the end of a busy day! Please could you ensure that you have your reading diary in school every day as well as your reading for pleasure book so that we can swap it on Tuesdays as well as share it with your reading buddy on Fridays?

We look forward to another wonderful half-term working with you!

Kind regards,

Mrs Hughes (Mondays and Tuesdays) and Mrs Bradley (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)

If you have any questions, no matter what they are, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do my best to help in any way we can. Our email addresses are:


Key Dates:

Monday 30th October: Back to school!

Monday 13th November: Start of Anti-Bullying week

Wednesday 13th December: Key Stage 1 Christmas Performance @ 2pm and 5.30pm

Tuesday 5th December: “Santa’s Sparkly Surprise” at the Civic Hall, Nantwich

Thursday 21st December: Last day of term

Friday 22nd December: INSET day

Monday 8th January 2023: Back to school!

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