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Reception Phonics information evening 15.9.22

Year 1 Phonics Information Evening (8/9/22) link below:


During Spring term 1, our theme will be 'Investigations'. 


We will be talking about the effect exercise and healthy eating has on our mind and body; and the importance of sleep. We will also be talking about the importance of teeth brushing; and investigating sugar and salt content of various food items. 

We will be learning to write a short sequence of instructions and recount of a recent event. We will be finding out what happens during Chinese New Year celebrations and making cards, weighing ingredients for cooking and trying different foods. 

Year 1


Welcome to Willow class with Miss Deane and Miss Bangs. We love to be creative and have lots of fun with our learning!


Things to know:

Monday- Indoor PE

Wednesday- Outdoor PE






In Literacy this term, we will be focusing on The Tiger Who Came to Tea. We will look at writing a recount of the story (using first, then, next and finally). Then we will have a go at writing a letter using the book as a stimulus. We will finish the term off with some poetry writing.



In Maths we will be looking at numbers to (and sometimes beyond) 50. We will look at breaking these numbers into 10s and 1s, as well as using them for addition and subtraction. We will also look at counting in 2s and 10s, and doubling numbers as well.



Our science this term is focusing on materials and their properties. We will look at sorting materials by material and by property, and learn new words like 'transparent' and 'rigid'.



We are going to be focussing on Neil Armstrong in History this term. We will look at why he is significant and the timeline of his life.



Our topic in Geography is Rutland to Australia. We will look at our immediate environment in Oakham, and then compare it with Australia!



Continuing on our theme of Australia, we will learn about Aztecs and Aztec artwork in our Art lessons.

Spring Term 1- Our learning so far

Our learning

Christmas Nativity and RE learning

Autumn Term 2

Autumn Term 1: A sneaky peek at our environment and invitations to play...

What have we been learning? Term 1