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Welcome to Year 1!

Autumn Term 2017


Welcome back for a new exciting term.

The overarching topic this half term is the Beauty of the Earth. It will include looking at the world around us and the beautiful things we can find in nature, ways we can protect our planet and investigating the animals that live on Earth. RE will continue this theme, discussing the creation story in Genesis and about the Creator of the world.

In literacy we will be working hard to improve our phonic skills, learning alternative graphemes and practising our segmenting and blending skills.

Through looking at a variety of stories, we will make predictions and inferences about the text and learn to describe characters and settings.

We will be practising our cursive writing and using punctuation in our sentences.

Numbers to 20, number facts to 10 and problem solving skills are a few of the key areas we are going to cover in maths.

PE this year will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, a change from the days already announced.

We all look forward to an enjoyable and interesting term.

If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact any of the Year 1 staff at the end of the day. We will always be happy to help.


Thank you for your support.


Miss Shona Macgregor and the Year 1 staff.






Our topic this half term is School Days. We will be learning about schools from the past and the history of Knightlow. We are hoping to find lots of interesting facts about life at our school since it opened.

In Literacy we will be concentrating on our phonics and looking at non-fiction texts.

In Maths we will be consolidating our number bonds and learning about place value.

As we approach Christmas we will be looking at Jesus' birth and why it is important to Christians.

Leafman Artwork

Leafman Artwork 1
Leafman Artwork 2


Diwali 1

The Very Hopeless Camel

The Very Hopeless Camel 1

All Saint's Day at church.

All Saint's Day at church. 1

Making number facts

Making number facts 1
Making number facts 2

Firefighters taught us how to keep safe.

Firefighters taught us how to keep safe. 1

Useful websites


    • Fun phonics games which use real and alien words.
    • Videos and games created by a primary school teacher to help children with their phonics.
    • The Abacus website will soon be set up for me to allocate the children numeracy games for which they can earn points and buy things for an online portal, I will keep you posted!



  • Knightlow C.of E. Primary School,
  • Hill Crescent, Stretton-on-Dunsmore,
  • Rugby, United Kingdom, CV23 9NF
  • Tel: 0247 6543 751
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