Transition from EYFS to Year One information for parents

Welcome to Year 1K!

Class teacher: Miss Kozij

Autumn term 2020

Welcome back year 1, I hope you have all had a lovely summer break. My name is Miss Kozij and I will be your teacher this year, I am really looking forward to you all being back in school as we continue to love, learn and grow together. As I have been lucky enough to have taught some of you before, I am really looking forward to seeing you continue to progress and grow throughout this year. For those of you who I have not taught before, I really hope you enjoy being part of the class and I am looking forward to getting to know you and your unique qualities! We are going to have a fantastic year!


Below you can see some pictures of what your new classroom will look like, I hope you like it!



On this class page you will be able to find information regarding the children's learning throughout the Autumn 1 half-term.

At the bottom of this page I have attached this years topic overview, spelling sheets and homework along with some useful links to help you with your learning.



To begin our literacy learning this half-term, we will be focusing on the short story / nursery rhyme 'The Teddy Bears Picnic'. We will be using this story to recap and consolidate our phase 2/3/4 phonics reading and writing skills to create short captions, lists and letters.



For our Guided Reading sessions we will have carousel lesson where the children will access a number of different activities (independent, phonics based, teacher focus and practical) to help them to work on building their guided reading skills as well as developing our answers to questions. 



Our fist topic this year in Maths will be ' Place Value'. During this unit we will be consolidating our numbers up to 10, looking at number bonds and addition and subtraction problems within 10 and will be learning about different methods to help aid us with this, such as number lines, part whole models and tens frames. We will also be recapping our skills in recalling 1 more and 1 less and will also learn methods to aid us in counting forwards and backwards from different numbers other than 0.


Each week My Maths online will be updated with supporting Maths tasks for the children to complete which will be beneficial to their learning and catch up from the past year.



Our topic for Autumn 1 is ‘All about me’ and we will be focusing on the local area of Withington. During our topic lessons we will be discussing what human and physical features are and spotting them around school and during a walk around Withington. We will use mapping to help guide us on our walk and will make our own map of the school, as well as using positional language to describe our route. During topic lessons we will become more aware of our surroundings and notice features of our town and changes that are happening. We will also track weather changes in our village throughout a week and create a graph to represent this.




In Science our topic will be ‘Animals including humans’ during this topic we will remind ourselves what an omnivore, herbivore and carnivore is and will learn how to group animals in different ways. We will also look at the basic structure of some common animals. We will learn all about the different parts of the human body and start to associate different parts of the body with a sense. To support our Topic learning we will learn about the four seasons and what weather patterns are typical of each season, as well at looking at how and why day length varies throughout the year. 




We are starting this year with the topic ‘Families’ where we will discuss how important our families are. We will think of families as units where we feel safe and learn about other families in our lives such as our school community and friends. We will talk about the importance of sharing love between all of our different families and how it is we show this love. We will compare our love for our families to the love Jesus felt for his family and the love that we all share in God’s family.

Please click below to view our topics throughout the year.

Autumn 1 homework

Additional resources

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