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Welcome to Year 1 - Murphy Class




Snow Day Monday 12th December 2021!


Below are some optional learning tasks for your child to complete at home:


Maths - White Rose Addition and Subtraction booklet

Reading - Phonics activities

(Please choose an activity/page that you feel suits your child's ability)


Have fun in the snow! - Can you build a snow man? Send us a photo of your creation!!


Welcome back to the Autumn Term! We hope you had a lovely summer break! This is where you can find out about our learning in Year 1, our current topics and any useful websites to help you at home.


You can also see some pictures of our classroom and some of our activities. Don’t forget to follow the school Twitter page for more updates of what we are up to in Murphy class!

Autumn Topic


Welcome back to the Autumn term! 


Our topic this term will be 'Childhood!'.


In the Childhood project, your child will learn words and phrases related to the passage of time. They will explore artefacts to help them to understand childhood in the past and how childhood has changed over time. They will explore the six stages of life and explore timelines and family trees. Everyday life in the 1950s will be explored, including shopping, transport, family life and childhood. They will also learn about the significance of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 by studying photographs and online sources. The children will use maps to explore how places have changed over time and highlight any similarities or differences between childhood today and childhood in the 1950s. 


Our Literacy learning will begin with a whole school unit around the text 'Small in the City'. This text has been chosen as its visual storytelling lends itself to rich thought and talk for all year groups. The focus on a small child’s journey through a city provides a means to develop discussion, comprehension and writing. We will looking at building our range of vocabulary, writing our own poems and performing poetry. We will continue to build on and use our phonic knowledge to create our own sentences throughout this half-term.


In Maths we will be developing our understanding of place value. The children will be practicing to count both forwards and backwards, order and compare numbers, as well as number lines. We will then begin to look at addition and subtraction, really focusing on deepening the children's understanding of numbers within 10.



  • PE will on a Monday and Tuesday so children should come to school in PE kit on these days.
  • Homework will be set on a Friday - to be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday. Any problems with this please let us know.
  • Guided and individual reading will take place throughout the week so remember to send in reading folders.
  • Reading books will be changed on a Friday.


If there is anything you need to ask or find out then we are here to help so please contact the school to arrange a time to chat.

We look forward to working with you all.


Miss Willer and the Year 1 team

Useful information to support your child in the project 'School Days!'


Below are two PDF documents.

- The first is a topic information sheet showing you the main areas of learning.

- The second is list of vocabulary that will be taught during this unit.


I have also added the home learning tasks - If you wish to do any extra learning with your child at home. 

Here are some photos of our fabulous learning!

The web links below might help you even more at home.