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Welcome to Year 1!

 This half term our topic is The Three Little Pigs. 

…and he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house down…

 Who would do such a thing to those poor little pigs? Who do you think it was?


Find out about the exciting learning we will be doing this half term below.





We are going to be using the traditional tale of The Three Little pigs as the basis for our English work this half term. This story will be used to enrich our own writing and recite the text using ‘Talk For Writing’ actions. We will be writing newspaper reports about what happened to the poor pigs and help to catch the culprit . 



In Maths, we are going to be focusing on developing the foundation children have already gained in Reception. We will be exploring the different ways we can count forwards and backwards up to 100. We will use a variety of resources during both adult lead activities and continuous provision.

At home you can help you child by encouraging them to count objects accurately as well as developing their understanding of number bonds to 10.


This year we will be following a new reading challenge. The children can travel through their class reading challenge adventure and collect gold stars along the way. Each gold star is worth a raffle ticket. There will be a raffle draw every half term and the children have a chance to win a brand new book to keep. We hope you will join us in developing a love of reading in your child by reading regularly at home. If you have any questions regarding our new reading challenge, please do not hesitate to ask Miss Rutter, Mrs Fisher or Mrs Dunne.

Other areas of the Curriculum:

Science:   Our topic, this half term, is linked our text of The Three Little Pigs. We will be exploring the use of different materials to construct houses for the little pigs before the Big Bad Wolf arrives to try and blow down the houses.

History:     In History we will be looking at houses during different periods of time and  comparing them to our own modern houses. Please share a photo of your home so the children can compare them to houses of the past.

 PE:            This half term our PE will continue to develop gross motor skill and movements. We will work on basic skills such as throwing, catching and moving in different ways. Make sure you have a full PE kit in school every Thursday so you don't miss out!

RE:           We will be learning about the story of Creation and how this differs across different religions.

Art/ DT:      Focuing on our topic of The Three Little Pigs we will be designing our  own house for ‘the fourth’ little pig. Using a range of different materials to see which is the best for our houses. 

PSCHE:       New Beginings and British Values.

Music:     We will be working to develop our talents in music. We will be learning new songs and how to change our voices for the audience.

Computing: Lego Builders. 

Staff working in Year 1:

  •  Miss Rutter
  • Mrs Fisher
  • Mrs Dunne
  • Mrs Wade
  • Mrs Warrington 


PE:  Our PE day is a Thursday afternoon. We will have PE sessions both in the hall and outside so please ensure the children have warm joggers and a top for the cooler days. 

Homework:        Homework is set on a Wednesday and is due back in by the following Monday. 

Reading:     Children should be reading a minimum of 3 times per week. Please write this in their diary so we can see clearly when the children are reading. 


Planners should be in school every day as they are checked by the class teacher each morning. As well as recording reads in your child's planner, you can use it for communicating information and notes for the attention of the teacher. Please phone the school office should you require a meeting and we will be happy to help! 

Spellings:   Children in Year 1 will begin spellings after the Autumn Half Term holiday .Children will bring home spellings on a Friday ready for their test the following Friday. Please Densure children have their spelling books with them.

To keep up to date and informed about what we are learning, please follow us on twitter or check our class page as we will keep it regularly updated.

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Many thanks for your continued support. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.