Welcome to the Autumn Term in Sapphire Class!

Hello Sapphire Class and welcome back to school in the Autumn Term and in Year 1! I hope you had a lovely summer holidays and are ready for all of the fun and exciting learning we will be doing this year.


We will be reading lots of fun books, including: ‘I Want My Hat Back’ by Jon Klassen, ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Brown and ‘Out and About – a book of first poems’ by Shirley Hughes. We will write postcards, instructions on how to make marmalade sandwiches, letters, posters, poems, fact files and story retells. We will have daily phonics and Daily Supported Reading (DSR) sessions.


In Maths we will be learning about place value within 10 and then to 20, addition and subtraction within 10 and 2d shapes. We will be counting forwards, backwards, adding one more and finding one less and ordering numbers.

Our Topic this term is ‘Putting St Mark’s on the Map’

In History lessons we will be learning about how our local area has changed over time. We will learn about: significant historical events, people and places in our own locality.

In our Geography lessons we will have a visit from Paddington! We will map the school, create a map with its own symbols, compare St Mark’s with a school in Kenya and find the continents and oceans on Google Earth.


In our Religious Education this term we will be asking the big questions:

What responsibility has God given people about taking care of Christianity?

Why are saints important to Christians?

Why is each person important in the Nativity Story?


This term we will be learning about our identity, society and equality (me and others) and keeping safe and managing risk (feeling safe).