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Term 1 Topic

What are we learning about this term?

Our topic is Journeys - ‘What makes a holiday?’


English: Letter formation, news writing, seaside A-Z, poetry writing, postcard writing, description writing, instruction writing and story writing.


Maths: Number formation, place value (within 20), addition and subtraction (within 20) and recognising money.


Science: Seasonal changes, the human body, the five senses and staying safe in the sun.


Geography: Features of the seaside and how it differs from our locality and becoming familiar with the world map, the continents and the oceans.


History: Seaside holidays in the past.


Religious Education: Story focus – ‘It was Jake!’, Moses and the ten commandments and story – ‘Jonah and the big fish’.


Art: Painting, collage and 3D craft.


Music: Identify different sounds, make sounds and play instruments in different ways and learn ‘Seaside’ and ‘Harvest’ themed songs.


Personal, Social, and Health Education: Jigsaw Scheme – ‘Being Me in My World’.

Physical Education: P.E. coach and gymnastics.


Design and Technology: Design and make a 3D beach hut.


Computing: Design and draw a picture of an ice cream, flag and beach hut and introduce/recap ‘Online Safety’.



Book Bags should be brought to school every day and left in the red crate in the cloakroom.

The Year 1 children will have two reading books in their folders and if read, these will be changed twice a week, on a Monday and Thursday.

The Reception children will receive one book every Friday to reinforce the sounds learnt in the daily phonics lessons. (This will begin towards the end of Term 1).


Reading Diaries

When you have heard your child read, please record the title of the book, the page number your child has read up to and a brief comment about how they read in the Reading Diary.

If nothing is recorded in the Reading Diary, it is assumed the child has not read the school books and they will therefore not be changed.

Please ensure the Reading Diary is in your child’s Book Bag every day.


Physical Education

Please ensure all P.E. clothes are named and kept in school for the whole term.


Show and Tell

Please ensure that any home items brought in for sharing are relevant to the current topic or are pieces of art work or written work that your child would like to share.


Please could your child bring in ‘Seaside’ themed books, pictures, posters and objects e.g. buckets and spades and models to share and talk about. Thank you.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to come and see me.