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Termly Learning Focus


Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back! We hope you have had an enjoyable summer: we are very excited about the year ahead. Here is an outline of what your child is learning about in their first half term in Year 1:

We will be learning many new things:

In Literacy, we are exploring Little Red Riding Hood and using what we learn to inspire our own story writing. In Maths, we are working hard to deepen our understanding of numbers to 10, and later in the term, we will begin to add and subtract. Throughout the term, we are developing children’s ability to record their learning in their books.

Across the rest of the curriculum, we are growing our learning in:



Design Technology




Plants &

Seasonal changes (Autumn)

Geography: The United Kingdom

Textiles: Beautiful bunting

Technology Around Us

Hey you!


Inside: Gymnastics


Co-ordination & Static Balance

In addition, we will be appreciating the outside and taking woodland walks where we will be observing the changes throughout Autumn.

How can you help your child at home? This term, we would like you to identify the different countries in the United Kingdom and discuss what the weather is like.

Daily reading at home remains an important part of your child’s learning and is essential if your child is to progress across the curriculum. Reading journals must be in school every day so adults can use them to record when they read with the children and celebrate the children’s reading at home.

This year your child will come home with a library book, please enjoy it, and talk about it with your child. A text message will be sent to inform you of which day your child will be able to change and/or select a library book. 

Homework engagement will be checked every Friday by an adult in their class. Homework this term will be Spelling Shed and Numbots where children should play a minimum of 3 games a week and Reading, practising 3 times a week. Your child’s login details will be added to their new reading journal and located on the ‘Login Details’ Page.

P.E will take place on a Thursday and Friday afternoon this term for both classes. Children will need to wear their P.E kits to school on these days rather than school uniform. Please note these days may change but you will be given notice. PE kits consists of a pair of trainers/plimsolls, a white t-shirt, dark coloured shorts/jogging bottoms and a jumper. Children with long hair will be expected to tie it up for PE due to health and safety reasons and children with earrings should ensure that they are removed on PE days.

Follow us on twitter to keep up to date @CroylandKS1

If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask. 

Miss Mitchell and Mrs Coleman