Year 1 (Class 4)

Welcome to Class 4!

Miss Rutherford

I would like to wish everyone in Class 4 a warm welcome to a new and exciting school year.

I look forward to all the fun activities, adventures and learning we will be exploring together in the coming weeks.

If you need to speak to me or have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

It’s the Autumn term! 

What Year 1 will be learning this term!

RE – Families. We will be recognising how God loves and cares for every family.

Judaism. We will be exploring stories about Abraham and Moses.

Maths – This half term we will be learning about Place Value, Addition and Subtraction.  We will be counting forwards and backwards, reading and writing numbers and identifying 1 more and 1 less.

English – We will be reading stories written by Julia Donaldson.  We will be using our phonics knowledge to build sentences.

Science – This half term we will be exploring the topic ‘Animals including humans’. How many body parts can you name? Which body parts are linked with our five senses? We will also be gathering and recording data to help us answer questions.

Computing – We will be learning what algorithms are and how they are implemented as programs on digital devices.

Art/DT – We will be learning about the artist Picasso and creating our own self portrait.  We will be drawing lines of different sizes and thickness and showing patterns and texture by adding dots and lines.

Topic – We will be learning about our local community.  We will explore our local area and identify the features.

All children will have free milk and fruit every day.

Homework and Home reading

Homework will be given out every Friday. Children will be rewarded with dojos when they complete their homework on time.

Home readers will be changed each week. Your child will have been given a day to bring their book back to school. It would be helpful for you to write a comment. Also, we expect your child to draw a picture about the story and write a sentence if possible.


PE will take place on Tuesday and Friday.

Children will need a full P.E kit and these can be kept in school during the half term.

Class Dojos

We award Class Dojos to children in Year 1 who are always trying their best, being kind friends and helping others.
Who will win the Class Dojo prize for reaching 25 Dojos?