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Year 1

Year 1 @ Mount Street Primary




Welcome to Autumn Term in Year 1



In Maths we will be learning about numbers to 20. We will be learning how to count, order and write numbers. Later in the term, we will learn about 2D and 3D shapes and how to make patterns with them.



In English we will be start the term by learning how to write simple sentences about characters in Julia Donaldson's books. Then we will learn about personal recounts before moving onto alphabet list poetry.



In History, we will be learning all about ourselves. We will be focusing on technology over time, different places in Plymouth and how to use a timeline.



In science, we will be learning about animals including humans. We will be learning how to describe, compare and sort animals according to their characteristics. We will also learn about parts of the human body and which parts link to our senses. We will work scientifically to conduct investigations. 



In DT, we will be researching, designing, making and finally evaluating our own animal hand puppets.



In Art, we will be focusing on learning how to create paintings inspired by Kimmy Cantrell. We will explore different shapes, lines patterns and colours before making our final piece.



In computing, we will be learning about algorithms and how to debug them. Later on we will start learning how to improve our mouse skills and log onto the laptops to make a piece of art online.



In RE, we will be learning all about what it is like to belong to a faith community. We will discuss how we show we belong to different groups and how it feels to belong. Later in the term, we will learn about what Christians believe God is like.



In the first half term, we will be thinking and learning about the topic: being me in my world. We will think about how to feel safe in our new classroom, how be a responsible member of class and what is is like to feel proud of our work. In the second half term, we will be learning about celebrating difference. This will include how to identify bullying and what to do if we or someone we know is bullied.


P.E. will be on Monday and Wednesday. Depending on the weather this could be indoors or outdoors so please bring a full PE kit (including trainers/plimsolls). 

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Home learning

Reading – 10 minutes reading daily. We ask that an adult signs the reading diary and it is handed in at least once per week. This is a whole school focus this year!


Games and PE

Children will need their PE kit in school all week as children  MUST have P.E. kit to take part for health and safety reasons.


Kit:        Trainers, white shirt, blue/black shorts, football/trainer socks.

In colder weather, a plain tracksuit may be worn outdoors for games.


Please ensure that all items of clothing are named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary as cloakroom space is limited.  Please keep your PE kit in school and we will ensure that it is sent home each half term for washing.


As so many of us are spending more and more time online, it is important that the children have a secure knowledge of how to be safe.  We will discuss various issues regarding this each week.  If your child or yourself have any questions linked to their online world, then please do not hesitate to get in touch or have a look at some of the links below.

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