Welcome back to the Autumn  term!

Hello everyone and welcome back to Sapphire Class. I hope you’ve had a lovely Summer Holiday and we’re looking forward to a fun-packed and exciting term in Year 1!

Our Topic this term is “Carnival of the animals!” and will all so be learning about and celebrating Black History.

Please see the rest of our topics outlined in the Curriculum Overview Below:



This term in Maths we will be learning through a range of topics, including number and place value, measure, money and shape.


This term our theme is journeys and exploration. The children will be working with a few books in detail and they will be sharing experiences, using role play and a range of exciting activities to re-tell the stories. The children will be working on labels and captions, informal letters, narratives and story retelling.


This term we will be learning about our bodies, senses and why they are important. We will be finding out about a range of animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.


This term we will be exploring movement through Gymnastics and Dance. PE will be taught every Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the correct P.E kit- white t-shirt and black/blue bottoms.


We will be looking at ideas based around the big question: What responsibility has God given people for taking care of creation?


We will be developing key computer skills.


This term we will be learning about Citizenship including the roles and responsibilities we use at home and in school.

Art & Design-

To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture and line.


The children will be taught to: use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.