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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 Fairy Tales and our key question is 'What makes a great Fairy Tale? We will read and retell lots of Fairy Tales, thinking abut the characters, settings and features such as repeated phrases. We will link this to our Geography work by creating maps of imaginary Fairy Tale lands. Also in Geography we will be learning about the four countries of the United Kingdom, and their capital cities. Our Science topic focusses on naming and identifying animal and human body parts and the five senses. In Maths we will be exploring numbers to 10. 

Supersonic Phonic Friends

We will continue our Phonics journey using our exciting validated scheme- Supersonic Phonic Friends. We begin the year by covering Basics 4 where the focus is on blending and segmenting slightly longer words. The children will bring home a weekly Phonics newsletter so that you know what stage they are at with their learning. 

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 Organisers Term 1- Fairy Tales and Animals, including humans


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 1

This term it is Year 1's turn for Forest School every Wednesday, starting 13th September. You will receive a Parentmail informing you which group your child is in. 


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