Year 1

Humber – Autumn Term

Welcome to Year 1! In Humber this term will be Miss Welsh and Miss Creighton.


This term the children in Year 1 will be looking at a variety of writing styles. These include; labelling, descriptions, diaries, instructions and invitations.

Our focus for the term will be London, linking to Paddington Bear stories and Samuel Peyps Diaries.


In numeracy lessons we will be covering 2D and 3D shapes, place value, addition and subtraction. We will be using lots of concrete apparatus to support the children’s understanding in numeracy lessons. 

This year we will be learning lots of important skills such as: counting in 2’s, 5’s and tens. The children will be practising counting to 100 and this is something you could also do with them at home. 


Our theme for science this term is Everyday Materials. We will be learning about the materials objects are made out of and the properties of these materials; such as hard or soft, waterproof and transparent.

As the term goes on we will also look at how the seasons are changing around us.


This term we are painters!  The children will also develop basic computer skills, which will be transferable across the curriculum.

PE Kits

Children in Humber will have PE lessons on Thursdays in an afternoon. This term we will be taking part Gymnastics and Dance, learning to control our body’s movements.

The school has provided all children in Year One with a school PE kit, which is washed regularly and must stay in school. Please ensure your child has appropriate footwear to enable them to participate in PE sessions – sandshoes.

If your child wears earrings please ensure these are removed for PE days or if they need to cover up their earrings, please make sure they have plasters to do this. If your child has earrings in or they are not covered up then your child will not be able to participate that day in PE.


The children will continue to bring their book bags home on a regular basis and it is extremely important to remember to send them back to school so the books can be changed. Our book change day is a Friday. The children will also be listened to each week by an adult in school.

The importance of reading at home should not be underestimated. Please actively encourage your child to sit down and read their school reading book with you. Children should be reading regularly at home so they can get their book changed weekly. Also please remember to ask children questions about the book, settings and characters as it deepens their understanding of what they have read!

Activities you could do to help with comprehension include; drawing a character and labelling their characteristics, writing about their favourite character and writing what happens in the story using their own language.

It is also very important that alongside their reading, the children practise and reinforce their knowledge of Phase 2, 3, and 4 phonics and tricky words whenever possible.  These can be found in the middle of their Reading Records.


The children in Humber will get homework at the beginning of each term. The children will have a wide variety of activities that they can complete.  I hope you will support and encourage your child to complete their homework and return it to school by the beginning of the next week.

If you have any concerns or questions then please come and see us at the end of the school day – we will be happy to speak to you. 

Thank you, 

Miss Welsh and Miss Creighton

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