Year 1 2023 - 2024

Miss Purcell

Welcome to Year One!

Teacher: Miss J Purcell

Teaching Assistants: Mrs P Odell, Mrs M Fisher, Miss K Thompson


Autumn Term 1 Learning


Our PE days this half term are Tuesdays and Fridays (Dance). Your child can come to school in their PE kit. PE kits should be a plain white top, navy/black shorts or joggers, a plain navy/black jumper or zip up and trainers. 

Forest School

Our Forest School days are Wednesday. Your child can come to school in their Forest School kit. These clothes should be clothes you are not worried about getting muddy. We ask that children's arms and legs are covered to protect them from stings/scratches.


Our Read to Write text this half term is 'Old Bear' by Jane Hissey. We will be using this story as inspiration to write our own finding narratives and messages. 


Our White Rose block this half term focusses on place value within 10. We will be practising sorting objects, counting objects, recognising numbers as words, 1 more/1 less than a number, counting backwards, comparing groups and numbers.


Materials: Everyday Materials

Naming materials, recognising similarities and differences between materials, describing and exploring properties of materials. 


What is it like here?

Locating features on an aerial photo, making maps of the classroom, draw playground designs. 


How have toys changed?

Discussing our favourite toys and comparing these to they toys our parents and grandparents played with, investigating how teddy bears have changed over time. 



Joining fabrics together, designing a puppet, making and decorating a puppet.


What do many Christians beleive about God? What do different religions believe about creation? 


Using our voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes. 


Meet Your Brain


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