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Welcome back! - Autumn 1

Year One Parent Newsletter Autumn 1 2017


Welcome back after your holiday and welcome to Year One! We have a very busy year ahead of us!


We will learn about creation and the wonderful world God has made for us. We will learn religious songs and hymns too.


Which material should the Three Little Pigs use to build their house? This is a science based topic where we can explore materials and the purpose they serve. The children will have lots of opportunities for investigations too.


We will write postcards and letters based on the Jolly Postman. This will link to our role-play area of a travel agents.

Our next unit of work will be to write traditional tales. We will start with the Three Little Pigs to link with our topic work.

Guided reading:

Guided reading will take place on Tuesday for all groups. Homework diaries need to be signed for this day and will also be signed by teachers too. This is very valuable source of communication.

Class reading books will be changed on a Monday.


In maths, we will be counting and ordering numbers, saying our times tables, adding, subtracting and using money. We will sing number songs and include lots of practical learning too.


We will learn about the season of Autumn and consider changes we can see. We will complete charts, go on an Autumn walk and produce artwork too.



Homework will be given on a Tuesday and should handed in by the following Wednesday – feel free to hand it in earlier if it’s completed. Occasionally additional topic/science homework may also be given.

It is very important that all homework is completed on time and to the same standard that we expect in school, in order to make it worthwhile. We value your support with this. We will check if homework is completed and if your child misses their homework they will be reminded to complete it for the next day. If it is still not handed in they will lose their rainbow badge until it is completed. (In line with school policy)



Spellings will be given on a Friday to be learnt for the following Friday. The spelling test result will be recorded in the homework diary and any mistakes on the test will be highlighted.



PE is on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the correct kit (yellow top, black shorts and pumps) Please also pack an outdoor PE kit for this term (hoody/tracksuit/ trainers). Lessons will be both indoor and outdoor.

Please see website for diary dates and events and more information on the curriculum and what the children have been up to: http://www.stannesrc.oldham.sch.uk/

Here are the ‘Rainbow Rules’ that we will remind and expect all of our children to follow every day.

  • I will be safe.
  • I will respect others.
  • I will be in the right place at the right time.
  • I will co-operate.
  • I will control my feelings and emotions.
  • I will communicate appropriately and use the correct language.

Thank you for your help and support.      

Mrs McHale and Mrs Hoyle



Autumn 1 learning. (So far)


Embedded Calendar


Homework Weds 18th October due 31st October

Research toys from the past.

Which toys did your Grandparents and parents play with?

Which toys do you like to play with?

Which toys need batteries?

Spellings Autumn 1 2017 Mrs McHale's group

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
fail bake date bay eight grey
mail cake gate day weigh they
sail lake hate may weight was
rain take late pay sleigh is
tail came mate play baby oh
train game made say lady their
laid same age way bacon people
a snake rage said apron Mr
the to safe says table Mrs
do today of are were looked

Mrs Hoyle's group

18/9/17              25/9/17                     2/10/17              9/10/17        16/10/17

sat                                                           an                             am                    dad

pat                           pit                            in                              man                  Sid

tap                           sit                            nip                            mam                 did

sap                           tip                            pan                           mat                  dad

as                             pip                            pin                            map                  and

at                             sip                            tin                            Pam                  sad

a                              it                              tan                           Tim                   dim

                                is                              nap                           Sam                  dip