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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Year 1 | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Warndon

Welcome to our wonderful class. In Year 1 this year, you will find our class teacher Miss Thomas and our brilliant teaching assistant Mr Snell. 


I hope you all had a restful summer break and are ready to get back into the excitement of learning, it'll certainly be a thrilling year!

General class information 2021-22

School will begin at 8:50 and will finish at 3:10.

Reading books:  

Please ensure your child's reading wallet containing their reading record and reading book comes into school every day

Please try to read as much as possible with your child and remember to sign their reading record to help them to reach the GOLD star on our class 'Star Readers' chart!


This term our PE days will be Monday (inside) and Wednesday (outside). Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their weather appropiate PE kit (indoor/outdoor) on these days.  

Forest School:

We will continue to have our Forest School sessions with Miss Matzen in the first half of the Autumn term. This will be on a FRIDAY. Children will need to come into school in their Forest School gear on these days.


Homework will be set on Seesaw on a Friday, children are expected complete and upload the work by the following Friday. Homework will alternate weekly between Maths and Literacy work, in addition to one project- based piece of homework which will be set each half term. 

Your child's seesaw code can be found at the back of your child's reading diary in their wallet. 


Our Autumn 1 learning:

 This half term, our learning will be based around the topic 'Brr... it's cold!

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers | WaterstonesIn literacy this half term we will be reading the beautiful text 'Lost and Found' and will be creating a story at the end of this unit. 


In maths, we will be exploring place value within 10 whilst recapping objectives from Reception. We will then move on to addition and subtraction within 10.


In Geography we will be identifying and locating cold areas around the world, with a main focus on the North and South Pole. We will also be delving deeper into local geography, specifically our school and its grounds. 

Maps of Familiar Places | National Geographic Society

In Science, we will be looking at animals and animal groups, mainly birds and mammals. We will be identifying a variety of common birds and mammals and will be describing their structure. 

King Penguin | Facts, pictures & more about King Penguin 

Take a look at our class' topic web to find out what else we will be learning:




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