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Term 1 Information

Term 1

We are so excited to be welcoming you back to school and are really looking forward to a fantastic year together!

The 'Meet theTeacher' event will take place on Thursday 16th September, 3.30-4.30pm. The 'Meet the Teacher' powerpoint is now attached below along with our Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum jigsaws for this term 

Term 1 Timings:-

Our class will begin the year by following these times:

Start of day: 8:55am (entering through the white hall door in the key stage 1 playground)

End of the day: 3:30pm (leaving also, through the white hall door in the key stage 1 playground)


Starting from the week beginning 6/9/10, our class PE days will be on Mondays and Fridays.  Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on those days.  


Forest Skills wil take place every Tuesday afternoon, in terms 1 and 4. Please ensure your child comes to school in their Forest Skills clothes on this day.



The first fortnight of school will have a focus on Wellbeing and Mental Health. . The children will be participating in lots of creative activities which will help them to express themselves and discuss their feelings.


As part of our Wellbeing fortnight, for English, we will be focusing our work around the book 'The Sky Garden' by This lovely book will give the children the opportunity to demonstrate their writing and reading skills and will link well to our focus on Wellbeing.

After completing a lovely unit on the book 'The Sky Garden' we will be reading the wonderful book 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey. 

Traction Man Is Here: Grey, Mini


The children will only be required to bring their book bags in on Tuesdays  for Year 1 and Wednesday for Year 2. This should include their Reading Record and school reading books. These will be changed and sent home the same day. The children will take home to 3 books each week.


We will be recapping the letter and sound patterns that the children learnt last year as well as introducing them to new patterns that would have been introduced during the school closure. This will ensure they have a solid understanding before moving onto  either the Y1 or Y2 Curriculum. The Year 2 children would have had to sit the Y1 Phonics Screening Test during the Summer Term but due to school closures last year, these were cancelled. We will be preparing the Year 2 children to take these tests during the Autumn Term.

Please see the attached tab for our phonic lists and homework sheets, we will be having a phonic spelling test every fortnight on a Friday.


Similarly to English, we will be using the first few weeks of term to assess the children’s levels and to identify their next steps. We will be looking at the story books ‘1 is a Snail, 10 is a Crab’ and 'How Many Legs ' to help the children reengage with their Maths learning. We are them moving onto an 'Addition and Subtraction' unit.


 Our weekly Maths Attack tests will take place every Monday, please see the link below to see all of the Maths Attack levels:


This term our topic is called 'Almondsbury and Bristol'

We will be learning about the village of Almondsbury and the City of Bristol. We will be looking at the physical and human features of both place and making comparisons. We will also be looking at the history of these two places and how they have changed over time. 




Our theme in Collective Worship is Trust