Welcome to Class 1

Class Teacher: Mrs Corsie

Teaching Assistant: Mr Gunner

Autumn Term Topics



First Half Term: Kings & Queens

Second Half Term: Where We Live


Writing this term



In our writing this term, we will be, Writing to inform: Labels & Captions Instructions and Information Posters.  Writing to entertain: Fairy Stories and Traditional Tales.





Please read with your child for 10 minutes each day. It makes a huge difference to their progress.  As the books get longer, please feel free to read it over several sessions rather than in one go.

Reading books will be changed on Monday and Fridays, with 2 books being given on a Monday.

Your child has free access to a selection of class library books.  When the borrowed book is returned it can be swapped for a new one.  Keep it for as long as you like if you want to share it more than once.


Maths this term



Place Value (within 10)

  • Sort objects
  • Count objects
  • Count objects from a group of 10
  • Represent objects and numbers to 10
  • Count forwards & backwards
  • Count one more & one less
  • One-to-one correspondance
  • Compare objects & numbers
  • Order objects & numbers
  • Ordinal numbers
  • A number line

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

  • Part-whole model
  • Addition symbol
  • Addition fact families
  • Number bonds within 10
  • Addition - adding more & using bonds
  • Finding a part
  • Subtraction - taking away, finding a part, counting back & finding the difference
  • Comparing addition & subtraction statements (a+b>c) (a+b>c+d)


    • Recognise & name 3-D shapes
    • Sort 3-D shapes
    • Recognise and name 2-D shapes
    • Sort 2-D shapes
    • Patterns with 2D and 3D shapes

      Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

      • Count forwards & backwards
      • Write numbers to 20 in numerals and words
      • Tens and ones
      • Count one more & one less
      • Compare groups of objects
      • Compare numbers
      • Order groups of objects
      • Order numbers
    Mathematics National Curriculum




Belonging (Christianity & Judaism)




Everday Materials
Seasonal Changes





Significant People: Queen Elizabeth II, King Edmund, comparing Queen Elizabeth I & Queen Victoria



Remembrance Day





Four countries of the UK and their capitals

Seas around the UK

7 continents and 5 oceans of the world

Studying the geography of the school and its grounds.

Key human and physical features of the surrounding area.


Art and Design



Portraits (Holbein)

Colour mixing

Painting with texture

Collage (Andy Goldsworthy)


P.E & School Sport



Mondays: Stretching (bare feet)

Thursdays: Ball Skills (Plimsolls or trainers)

Ride a bike

Useful Links



Let's Ride (British Cycling)Year 1 Common Exception Words.Year 2 Common Exception WordsYear 1 Grammar Terminology Help

Click here for phonics activities on the Phonics Play website

Click here for Year 1 practical and computer based activities, including phonics.

Click here for free Oxford Reading Tree ebooks.

Click here for Supermovers