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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year 1

Important Information

Reading books:  

Please ensure your child's book bag, reading record and reading books are in school every day. Reading books will be changed after your child has read at home.

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


 This term we will be doing PE on a Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school at the start of each week. 

Homework and Spellings:

Homework will be set on a Wednesday, children are expected to hand their completed work in on the following Monday. Homework will alternate weekly between Maths work and Literacy work. Spellings will be sent home on a Monday, in preparation for a spelling test on the following Friday. The weekly spellings will link to our current phonics sounds and our "tricky words".


Every Friday afternoon we will be having Darcie, our school dog, in class with us.  Darcie will be there to read with us and support our learning (and to give us lots of cuddles). For more information about Darcie, please speak to Mrs Jones.


Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school every day and that all of your child's clothing is clearly labelled. 

Curriculum Information

This term our learning is inspired by our topic 'What is it like to be me in St Chads school?'

We will be discovering more about our local environment, through exploring a range of plants and trees surrounding our school's grounds and by observing the different changes across the four seasons. We will also be developing our map reading skills and directional language through researching our town, to identify local landmarks.

We will be reading 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers in our Literacy lessons.

In maths this term,  the centre of our learning will be on number and place value. We will focus on counting to 20, forwards and backwards, from any given number and on counting, reading and writing numbers to 10 in numerals and words. We will also be exploring our Number Bonds to 10, in addition to reading, writing and interpreting mathematical statements involving the addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.


Take a look at our Autumn topic web to find out more...

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