Cedar Class

Termly Newsletter

Autumn Term Information


Dear Parents,

I hope you have all had a good summer and are ready to help your children through year 1. As mentioned at the end of last year for the first term the year 1 classroom will be set up similar to the reception classroom to ensure a smooth transition.


This term our topic will be ‘Animals’where we will learn about different animals, their habitats, their diets and what they look like and why. This will cover science, art and DT and computing.

In English our fiction stories will be ‘Monkey Puzzle and ‘Cinderella. Our non-fiction work will focus on Tiger information texts and instructions on how to look after a dragon. Our poetry will be ‘At the Zoo’ and ‘Witch Witch’.

 Maths we are starting by looking at place value to 10, counting, reading and writing numbers to 10, forwards and backwards in numerals and word one more/ one less/ equal to and most/ least/ fewer.  We will look at position, such as left and right and orders in a line. We finish the term by looking at place value to 20, counting, reading and writing numbers to 20, forwards and backwards in numerals and word one more/ one less/ equal to and most/ least/ fewer.

In RE the children will learn about what it means to belong in Christianity and different Christian events.

In PSHE the children will be looking at Good conduct, good behavior, respect for people’s property and lost property, myself and others and Body parts. We will also be looking at the British Values tolerance and mutual respect.

PE will be on Monday and Tuesdays. Please send your child in in their school uniform. We recommend bringing in your child’s PE kit on a Monday and taking it home on a Friday so if they need it at any point in the week extra it is already at school. Please make sure that all PE kit is named.

 Homework will be sent home on a Monday and needs to be returned, completed to a good standard, on the Friday of the same week. Homework will consist of either an English or Maths piece plus some spellings that must be learnt each half term. Please do support your child with their homework, especially their spellings, as this will help their learning enormously (but please don’t do it for them!).

Please also regularly read with your child at home. Your child will be given a reading record for you to write in when you have read with your child, plus a book from school (please keep this safe and return to school), but feel free to read other books from home or the library in Winsford as well. Their reading books will be changed at least every Friday, but more often if time permits. If you have any problems or concerns with reading with your child then please do let us know.

Each day your child needs to bring in:

  • Their book bag
  • Reading record and book
  • Water bottle

We hope that this information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you need any more information or have any questions.

Many thanks,

Miss Griffin and Miss Brittleton