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All Saints Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Year 1 Orange Class

Teachers: Mrs Sinfield and Mrs Cook

Our topic this term is Plants and Trees and our key question is 'What plants and trees grow in our local area?' We will explore this through our work in Science, Art, DT and English. We will head outside as much as possible to observe and identify the plants and trees around us. We are planning a visit to Levetts Woods on Tuesday 7th May and would like to invite all Year 1 parents and carers to join us. 

In Maths we will be covering units of work on multiplication and division and fractions. We will practise counting in twos, fives and tens and learn how to make equal groups, focusing on adding, grouping and sharing them. We will find a half and a quarter of a shape or object and of a quantity. 

In PE this term we will be learning tennis skills. Weather permitting, our PE lessons will take place outside. Therefore, your child needs to have a suitable pair of plimsolls or trainers along with their PE kit in school at all times. 



Supersonic Phonic Friends

We will continue our Phonics journey using our exciting validated scheme- Supersonic Phonic Friends. This term we will start Higher Level 5- Switch it Spell sounds. The children will learn new sounds for the spellings that they already know. The children will bring home a weekly Phonics newsletter so that you know what stage they are at with their learning and can support them with this. 

Please read with your child 5 times a week at home- it is vital to the development of their reading that they practise the Phonics skills that they learn at school by applying them to their reading at home regularly. You can also come into the Year 1 classroom after school everyday to read with your child.

Knowledge Organiser

Each term, we produce a knowledge organiser to explain the key areas of the topic we will be focusing on.  A knowledge organiser is a document that contains key facts and information that children need to have a basic knowledge and understanding of a topic.

Most knowledge organisers will include:

  • the essential facts about the topic, usually laid out in easily digestible chunks
  • key vocabulary or technical terms and their meaning
Knowledge Organiser Term 5- Plants and Trees


Homework grids are in the children's homework books. The children can choose to do as many of the activities as they wish. They can hand their homework in at any point in the term- we love to see what they have been doing at home.

Year 1 Homework grid Term 5


 If you have any queries please come and ask us, we will try our best to help!