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Year 1

The Year 1 Team

Mr Lumby

Mrs Carr, Miss Stockton, & Mr Lawe


PE & Games

Our PE & Games days will be Mondays (indoors) and Fridays (outdoors). 

Make sure you have your kit, including trainers, with you!


Reading Books

Keep reading with your child at home. Remember to return your book bag to school every day. Below are some websites that will help practice reading and spelling tricky words and to practice our focused sounds. 


Keeping in Touch

Classdojo is our main direct platform of commuication between parents/carers and teachers. Please make sure that you are signed up to the Classdojo app and that you check it regularly. 

If you are not able to access Classdojo at the moment, please let us know and we will get access codes for you.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via Classdojo, or via email on:


Mr Lumby -

Autumn 2 Central Idea - Festivals of Lights


When we return after October half-term we will will be starting a brand new project "Festivals of Light". We hope to explore Bonfire Night and Diwali before we jump into Christmas and focus on the story of The First Christmas

Autumn 1 Central Idea - Above & Beyond



Our project for the first autumn term will be 'Above & Beyond'. This is a Science & Technology based project where we will be focusing on exploring the planets, stars, and moons in our solar system, what it takes to become an astronaut, and life on the International Space Station (ISS).  We will be visited by the Planetarium where we will be treated to a fully immersive experience of space and all of the wonders it beholds.


Why not start your Space exploration here through the following websites:


Passport to Space

Space Videos


Literacy, Language, and Communication


In Literacy, we will be looking at the book 'Look Inside Space'. This is a non-fiction text filled with age-appropriate facts all about space. We have chosen to follow this text as we will be working towards creating our very own space fact files by the end of the half-term. Each fact file will be based on the pupil's personal interests and inquisitiveness, and they will be able to direct the aspect of space that they wish to find the most about.


Take a sneak peek inside our book now!!!

Look Inside Space

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To help us learn about the 8 planets in our solar system we will be learning a catchy song filled with lots of fun facts about each of the planets. Watch and listen to the song in the video below and get a head start with our new song!

The Planets Song

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Maths & Numeracy


During autumn term 1 we will be looking at place value and simple addition & subtraction. For place value, we will be focusing on reading and writing numbers to 20 forming and orientating them correctly, counting and ordering reliably up to 20 objects making referents to tens and ones. In addition, we will also be focusing on mentally recalling 'one more' of a number within 20, adding numbers involving up to 10 objects, and number bonds of numbers to and within 10. In subtraction, we will be focusing on mentally recalling 'one less' of a number within 20 and subtracting numbers involving up to 10 objects.


Throughout the year, we will begin to use mental strategies to introduce multiplication tables for 2, 5, and 10 through continuous games and inventive ways to ensure that we can consolidate these by the end of the year.

Tens and Ones Place Value

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Why not take some of your learning home and try these fun maths games linked to what we will be doing in school !!!


Click the links below to try the different games:


Place Value Basketball

Robot Addition

Subtraction to 10

Museum of 10


Have fun !!!