Curriculum Notes Year 1 Autumn 2016

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays and we look forward to working with you and your child this year.

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Autumn Term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school. Details with regards to homework are also included.

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the Autumn Term.


Number: Place Value

Number: Addition and Subtraction

Geometry: Shape


Phonics:                                                                                     Writing:

Recap of initial sounds                                                            Sentence building

Consonant blends and vowel digraphs                                 Rhyme

Word building                                                                            Descriptive writing based on stories

Application to reading


Seasonal changes

Deciduous and Evergreen Trees



Plant Structure


Logging on and off

Create a card electronically

E- safety

Using computer programmes appropriately


Maps – UK cities

Seasonal changes

Comparison of parks.


Neil Armstrong

WW1 Week


Printing, drawing, painting, collaging. Study of an artist – Kerry Darlington

Design Technology

Christmas enterprise.

Using tools and a variety of media


Gymnastics – locomotion and balancing, rock and rolling.  Improving coordination and control

Games – Variety of ball skills

Both classes will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please send PE kits to school on Mondays and take them home again on Fridays for washing.

Please remember to label all PE kit and check pump sizes to ensure their pumps are not too small now.


Autumn sounds & songs

Singing songs from memory.

Performing short musical patterns by ear.


Being thankful

Expressing Joy

Equipment required

PE Kit

Water bottle

Please remember to name all clothing, bags, drinks and lunch boxes etc

KS1 are provided with pencils, crayons etc

Please keep pencil cases for home use.

Please ensure spelling books are brought to school every Monday and yellow reading diaries are brought in every day.


The children will change their reading book twice a week (usually on Monday and Wednesday). Children are expected to read with their parents (preferably every day). Please ensure that you write a comment in their reading records so we can track their progress.

There will also be additional homework once a week, based on topics covered in lessons. The children will be given a full week to complete it. Information of what to do will be posted on the school website.



Weekly spellings will be taken from the Y1 sight vocabulary list, others will be phonics based.

Spellings will be stuck into the front of spelling books and they will be tested in the back. Please do not practise spellings in books.

Spellings will always be available on SpellAnywhere, accessible from the school website. We encourage you and your child to use this as it is a fun way to practise the week’s spellings.


Trips/ Clubs money etc.

Details for trips and clubs are sent out separately but will generally be paid for through ParentPay unless otherwise specified. If you do not have access to ParentPay yet please ask for details of ParentPay at the office otherwise, send correct amount by cheque or cash in a named envelope.



Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.

Class Information

On a Tuesday afternoon, while the Y1 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of French and one hour of Sport.

We would like children to leave any toys at home (unless specified), to avoid any losses or damages to them.


Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year.


Miss Faulkner and Mr Storer