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Spring Term 2022


Happy New Year!


Click the link below to find out about our new topic for this half term.

Autumn Term 2021


Welcome to Year 1!


This term we will be getting to know each other and how things work in our classroom.

The children will be introduced to our class bear, Ahlberg or Al for short, and each week a child will be chosen to take the bear home for the weekend.  The bear will be given to the child who receives the Golden Leaf for super learning, attitude, kindness, effort etc.


We will continue to use Tapestry as a way of showing you some of the things we have been doing in class.  You are welcome to post pictures of anything the children would like to show us too.  We will gradually encourage the children to take photos and upload their own learning.   We will use Tapestry for any updates or things you need to know throughout the term.


Areas of Learning


In Maths our focus will be numbers 1-20 and really getting a solid understanding of these.  We will be learning about shape too.  Children will carry out a range of activities practically and in small groups.  


In Literacy we will be following a phonic scheme called Read Write Inc (more information to follow).  We will also be sharing lots of stories.  In the first couple of weeks we will be sharing a book called 'The Invisible', this story will be a focus across the whole school.


Topics over this term will include:

  • Where we live
  • Seasons
  • Humans
  • Eating healthily
  • Bonfire Night
  • The Great Fire of London
  • RE - stories found in the Bible and Christmas



Please read at least 3 times a week. It’s so important they read little and often, particularly in the early stages of reading.  Please help your child to spot key words and talk about the text together.  We will be reading like this together in school too.


Books will be changed throughout the week, so please ensure your child has their reading diary and bookbag in school every day.  In school your child will be listened to on a weekly basis either individually or in a guided group. If your child needs to change their reading book, just let us know when you drop them off.


If you have any questions about this, feel free to drop us an email or telephone the school and we will get back to you.

Things you can do to help at home:


  • Read at least 3 times a week.
  • Practise writing their names, forming the letters correctly.
  • Reading key words - you could write a couple and pop on the fridge and swap each week.
  • Count from 1-20
  • Order numbers from 1-20 - can they recognise all the numbers?
  • Play dice games

If you have any questions or concerns then please contact the office by phone or email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


We look forward to a very busy term in Ahlberg Class!