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Puffin class Autumn term 1

Welcome to Puffin Class! Our teachers are Mrs Hafford and Mrs Weston. Our Nursery Nurse is Mrs Goodman. 

Our topic for this half term is 'Our home' for Year 1 and 'Who am I?' for Reception. These topics will cross over each other at times. .

Important information for all of Puffin class

We have outdoor PE on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Every week the children will bring home two reading books, their reading diary and their sound books. The sound books will have the sounds that they will be learning the following week so they can practise them at home as they learn them in school. They must return their zip wallet with these books in every Friday and the books will be changed. 

Everyday the children must bring in their water bottle filled with water only please.


We will read many different texts in our class. Here are a few of them that we will enjoy in the first half term:



Maths - Reception Autumn term

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English - Reception Autumn term

We have a daily phonics lesson. We will begin with Phase 1 of Letters and Sounds which focuses on listening to and distinguishing between different sounds. We will then move into Phase 2 where we will start to learn about phonemes and blending and segmenting CVC words.

In addition to this, we will enjoy reading texts together and talking about the events and characters in them. We will also talk about if we like them or not and why. We will encourage mark making in different forms throughout our continuous provision. We will begin forming letters as part of our phonics lessons.

Attached are the objectives the children will work through and the Early Learning Goal they will strive to achieve by the end of their Reception Year for Reading and Writing.

Talking and Thinking Floorbook - Reception Autumn term

Where possible, we like to follow the children's choice of learning. To begin our school year we start with 'Who am I?' to help us to get to know the children. We follow the same structure for each theme we cover. We begin with what we know and then we find out what the children would like to learn about. This then determines our learning going forward.


Maths - Year 1 Autumn

Each maths lesson will begin with key skills to recap previous knowledge. We also follow Big Maths which teaches number work and mental recall of number facts. For our maths lessons we follow the White Rose scheme of work. The objectives that the children are aiming to achieve by the end of Year 1 are attached below.

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English - Year 1 Autumn term

We have a daily English session, which incoporates writing and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar).  We also have a daily phonics lesson and guided reading once a week.

Please see below our texts and writing opportunities; these are subject to change. We also provide opportunities for reading and writing across the curriculum.


Science - Year 1 Autumn term

Throughout the year we will be learning about the four seasons and their distinguishing features.

This term we will learn about My Body too. Please see the knowledge organisers below which details our learning.

Theme- Year 1 Our home Autumn term

Through the theme 'Our home' we will develop our Geography, History and Art skills. Please see below for our knowledge organisers.

Homework - Year 1 Autumn 1

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