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Year 1

Year 1 @ Mount Street Primary


Welcome to the Autumn Term in Year 1!


Welcome to Autumn Term in Year 1



In Maths we will be learning about numbers to 10. We will be learning how to count, order and write numbers to 10. Later in the term, we will learn how to use part whole models. Then we will move onto adding and subtracting within 10.



In English we will be start the term by learning how to write simple sentences to describe characters and settings in Julia Donaldson books. After half term, we will learn how to write a recount as well as learning about poetry.



In History, we will be learning all about ourselves and the history of our local area. We will learn about our family tree and how to add different family member. We will also look at adding when local landmarks were built to our timelines.



In science, we will be learning about different animals and how to categorise them. We will also be describing and comparing animals. After half term we will be looking at humans and learning how to label the different body parts as well as associate them with a sense. 


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



In Art, we will be focusing on learning about different portrait artists. We will then use what we learn to inspire our own self portrait paintings.



In computing, we will be learning about how algorithms are a set of instructions. We will learn how to write our own algorithms as well as follow them. We will then work on identifying bugs in an algorithm and learning how to fix them.



In RE, the first half term we will on what it is like to belong to a faith community and how it feels to belong. After half term we will learn about what Christians believe God is like.



For the first half of term we will learn about how to feel safe in our new classroom and how to be responsible for our own choices. This will help us with our learning behaviour.


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/daps). 

Useful Information 

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.

Useful Links

Maths Calendar - how many can you do?