Class 1 2018 - 2019

Mrs Hughes

Mrs Bradley

Year 1

( Autumn half term 2 )

We hope that you’ve all had a great break and are nice and refreshed after a fantastic first half-term in Year One! Please look on our website page for photos of our wonderful trip to Delamere Forest and our expert den building! It was a really enjoyable day and the children were an absolute credit to you all!


As you are aware, our Christmas play this year is “Christmas with the Aliens”, so to tie in with this, our topic in class will be “Outer Space” which the children are very excited about!


With this in mind, to inspire our writing in Literacy, we will begin with ”How to catch a star” by Oliver Jeffers before moving on to “Beegu” by Alexis Deacon. We will be continuing to use “leading lines” when forming our letters and positioning them correctly with tails hanging below the lines. We will be developing our understanding of capital letters and full stops as well as extending our descriptions using imaginative adjectives and verbs.


In Art, we will be learning about colour mixing and creating our own versions of “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh.


In Topic lessons, we will be creating our own timelines using photographs from home before learning about famous astronauts such as Tim Peake, Chris Hadfield and Neil Armstrong and their contributions to space exploration.


Our Science lessons will be based around the theme of Ourselves. We will be learning all about our senses and what it takes to become an astronaut.  


Our Numeracy lessons will focus on addition and subtraction, and as before we will be sending home lots of lovely games for you to play or setting on-line homework on My Maths.


In Music, we will be learning our songs for the Christmas Play which takes place on Tuesday 11th December at 2pm and 6pm. ( Details and tickets to follow ).


PE this half-term will be on a Wednesday with Mrs Bradley and Mr Gibbons due to play rehearsals. We will be continuing to develop the children’s co-ordination and spatial awareness through multi-skills but extend this with equipment such as hockey sticks, tennis racquets and perhaps even golf clubs! The children will require trainers for all multi-skills lessons. Please could you ensure that all uniform is labelled and checked regularly and be aware that for health and safety reasons, earrings must be removed or covered during PE lessons. 

R.E. as well as French will be taught by Mrs Hayes on Wednesday afternoons after lunch during Mrs Bradley’s PPA time and this half term will focus on harvest and Christmas.


Thank you for your support so far hearing the children read. It is very important that the children continue to read regularly at home in order to develop their fluency and sight recognition as well as love for books. Little and often is best! Reading to your child and talking about stories is also beneficial and develops their vocabulary as well as ability to understand texts and empathise with characters. Please look at the list of activities and questions included in our homework pack to help with this.


We look forward to another wonderful half-term at this magical time of year which will be extremely busy as well as exciting! If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our door is always open!


Mrs Hughes (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Bradley (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)



Key Dates:

7th November:           Fluenz in school ( Foundation to Year 5 )

9th November:           FOHS Bingo Night

12th November:         Anti-bullying week

23rd November:         Highfields Bake-off

26th November:         Enterprise Week

30th November:         Selling Fayre for Enterprise Week

2nd December:         FOHS Christmas Fayre

4th December:          KS1 to Civic Hall to watch “Santa’s Sparkly Surprise”

5th December:         KS1 trip to Tatton Park

7th December:         Reindeer Run for St Luke’s

10th December:       KS1 Dress Rehearsal for the school

11th December:        KS1 Christmas Play 2pm and 6pm

12th December:       Christmas Dinner

20th December:       Last day of term

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