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St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School

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Year 1 - Beech

Welcome to Beech Class

Class teacher:Miss White


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I hope you all had a lovely summer and are looking forward to the exciting year ahead.


This half term our topic is

‘Animals Allsorts.’



In Literacy we will be reading lots of fiction and non-fiction books relating to animals. We will be learning lots of new high frequency words and using these words to write simple sentences. The children will then be constructing more exciting sentences using adjectives and building up their use of punctuation.

In our phonic sessions we will be recapping Phase 3 sounds and starting Phase 4 sounds. Please see the link below for more information and guidance on the Letters and Sounds programme we follow.


In Numeracy we will be ordering and recognising numbers to at least 20. We will be adding to and subtracting from 10 and we will be using all the language of addition and subtraction. We will also be looking at the value of two digit numbers by partitioning them into tens and ones.


In Science we will be classifying and grouping animals, including humans. We will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and we will also be identifying and naming a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. The children will also be describing and comparing a variety of common animals.


In Art we will be learning about Sculpture. The children will make their own animal sculpture out of clay and will use different tools to add marks and texture to the surface. The children will also be studying the work of a famous animal sculptor named Nick Mackman.


In RE we will be learning about ‘Families’. We will be focusing on the love and care our families provide for us and how we are all part of God’s family. We will then be learning about ‘Belonging’. We will discuss how we ‘belong’ to certain groups and how we belong to God’s family through the sacrament of Baptism.

In Computing the children will be using different software to produce representations of real or imaginary situations. They will dress Bo Bear for different weather conditions, use a paint program to create a representation of a real animal picture and comment on what is imaginary and what is real in an adventure game.


In PE the children will focus on their game and ball skills and develop a variety of ball techniques.


This half term in PSHE we will be covering the following talk topics: New Beginnings and Being a Good Learner, as well as other topics chosen by the class. Talk is very important so please discuss these topics with your children at home. Each week the talk topic will be displayed on our classroom door.


We look forward to an exciting year ahead. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment after school to see me if you have any queries. no