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Autumn Term

Welcome to Year One

Autumn 1
Where Do The Leaves Go In Winter?


This first Autumn term we will be learning all about the four seasons as part of our topic.


In Art we will be applying our seasonal inspiration to design and create colourful masterpieces using; paint, chalk and pencils associated with the season.


In Geography we will be exploring the seven continents, identifying their key features. 


We will also be comparing the weather, houses and schools.


To inspire our writing we will be using stories such as Leaf man, Tree, The Gruffalo's child and school expeditions.  


Autumn 2
Can You Be The Next Explorer?




This term Year 1 will explore the 7 continents and the 5 oceans, detailing important facts that they might need to know on their own journey to the North Pole. Yes! we really are going to the North pole. They will research what equipment, clothing and transport would be required to get safely to the North Pole. Throughout their learning they will be detailing the Human and Physical features of the continents, detailing the differences and similarities.  


Throughout our English and topic curriculum they will be enriched in a mixture of independent and teacher led activities as they follow the child centered learning we do here at Maltese Road Primary school. We will be working our minds as we investigate the history in different fun and engaging ways. 



PLEASE NOTE: For Autumn term PE days Monday pm and Wednesday pm .


Toys and Watches

Please keep all toys and watches at home to avoid things getting lost. 



PE this term will be on Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon.

To help us look after clothes please make sure their PE kit is clearly labelled with their name.
Children will have to come in to school wearing their PE kits on the days they have PE. (They will not need a change of clothes)

On PE days long hair will need to be tied up and earrings removed. 

PE kits should include shorts and T shirts alongside trainers or plimsolls. Children are also encouraged to bring jogging trousers and a jumper as outdoor PE will continue all term. If the weather is wet we will use the hall.



Children will have a homework folder which will be sent home .

Inside their homework folders there will be chilli-challenges that they can also complete on top of homework for the week. The are not expected to complete these tasks and it is up to your child, which ones they complete and in what order. When completed they can bring it into class to show what they have done. Every week the children will continue to have phonics and spellings given. A math task will be set via our online portal; MYMATH.  It will be handed out on Fridays and collected in again on Wednesdays.

Children are expected to read three times a week, with it being noted in their reading logs. 


Please remember to use sound buttons and letter lines when completing Phonics homework.


Snack money

£1 donations are put towards additional healthy snacks for the children and any other creative resources.



If you have any questions or concerns do try to catch me at the door, on the playground or arrange a meeting after school.


Thank you.

Mr Hillis

Who could be the next explorer??

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