Cedar Class

Home > Classes > 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.

This term our topic will be ‘Animals’ where we will learn about different animals, their habitats. We will focus on the seven different oceans and five continents and what animals live in the different areas within these such as rain forests and deserts. We will be visiting Chester Zoo and looking at its history.

In English our fiction stories will be ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and ‘The Three Wishes’. 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 then be looking at addition and subtraction to 10 before looking at 2D and 3D shapes. 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 Creation and people who met Jesus.

In PSHCE the children will be looking at Right Conduct, How to be an effective learner, Myself and others and Body parts.

PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please send your child in in their school uniform. We recommend brining 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 week ready for a spelling test on Friday. 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. 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, Mrs Oakes and Mrs Hankey