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Autumn Term

Welcome to Year 1! We have had a brilliant first week settling back in, getting to know our new teachers and exploring our new classroom. 


We have an exciting term ahead! Here are some of the things we will be doing...


Our topic this term is:

Long, Long ago...!



In Religion - We are learning about families! Our own families, our school family and our Church family.

In English - We are focusing this half term on "Rapunzel" by Bethan Woollvin, "The Last Wolf" by Mini Grey but we will be reading many other books too! We are going to be writing lists, labels, captions and also character descriptions.


In Topic - We will be learning about how things have changed from long ago to now! Did kitchens always look the way they do now?.

We will look at the seasons across the whole year and how these change. As well as this, we will be learning about parts of our body and what these different parts can do!


If you have any questions please feel free to talk to us - we are happy to help you in any way we can! We look forward to working with you this year. 


Miss Scully, Mrs Sandiford and Mrs Rashid.




In our Art lessons we have been exploring mark making and the different types of lines we can make with our pencils! We have learnt about the primary colours and had a go at mixing these to find out what the secondary colours are! We had so much fun and you can see our colour mixing in these pictures.

We have also looked at Van Gogh. We have learnt some things about his life and his art! We had a look at one of his pieces called "Autumn Landscape" and discuessed what we liked and disliked about it - We liked the cool tones he used and the different trees and bushes but surprisingly we didn't like the fact there were no people in it!

In some of his art he dabbed the paint on to create his masterpieces, so we used our fingers to dab paint onto a tree template to create our own masterpieces - Autumn trees! We spoke about warm and cool colours and decided Autumn has a warm tone, so we used colours like red, orange and brown. 


We have started to look at the seasons in our science lessons! We went on an Autumn walk and talked about the features of Autumn. We then collected all the different leaves we could find that had fallen off the trees. There were big ones, little ones, green ones, brown ones... all sorts! We discussed how different all the leaves looked.

After we had collected these we used them for our art lesson where we made our own leaf hedgehogs! They looked amazing and will be up for display in our classroom for everyone to see.


In science we have been learning all about our senses. We did different activities to try out all our senses.

First we went outside to test our hearing and our sight! We could see things like birds, trees, grass and people. We could hear the wind, cars, other people and even a plane flying over us! 

We had some fruit for taste, a mystery box for touch and a mystery (fruity) smell in a bottle! We had a lovely time exploring and writing about our senses.


We also did a hearing experiment. We all went outside and Miss Scully had a tambourine with her. When she shook it we could hear it loud and clear, but when she went further away it got quieter! We also tried covering our ears and then we couldn't hear it at all! We found out lots about our hearing with this experiment. 

Fairy Tale Feast


To start off our "Long, Long ago" topic we had a Fairy Tale Feast! We spoke about what fairy tales were and discussed which ones we already knew. We had our feast of gingerbread men, fairy cakes, jellybeans and other fairy tale themed foods! We then listened to some of our favourite fairy tale music. We all had a great time!