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St Michael With St John Church of England Primary School

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What are we learning this half term?

Autumn 1

This half term in Year 1 we will be learning...


Collective Worship

Throughout this half term we will be focusing on a different value each week. The values we will be exploring are respect, love, forgiveness, service, friendship and peace. We will be listening to and responding to a range of bible stories that teach Christians about the importance of our values.


Don't forget to complete your value tasks! They could be included in our next newsletter and be displayed in our worship area!


Reading Eggs

Reading eggs is an extremely useful tool to improve our reading skills! I will be setting work to complete on here so please ensure you have your log in details (in your homework book). If you cannot access it or haven't got your log in details then please contact me using the message button on our main page.


This half term, we will be accessing Reading Eggs on a weekly basis. The aim is for every child to complete a minimum of 5 reading sessions per week.  


Most of these sessions will be completed in school, however it would be extremely beneficial for children to be accessing it from home on a weekly basis as well.  The aim of this programme is to improve children's reading and comprehension skills, by quickly adapting to meet the exact needs of every child. 


Purple Mash

Purple Mash is used in our Computing lessons. Your purple mash log in is at the front of your homework book, however, if you find it is not there, please contact me and I will get your child's details sent to you.



We are beginning the half term exploring the story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. The children will be writing their own innovative version of the story! Then we will be learning about non-chronological reports and the children will write their own report.



This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons...

Place Value (within 10)

Addition and Subtraction (within 10)


Foundation Subjects

The subjects covered this half term are:

  • Science - Common animals other than humans and their basic structures
  • Art - Drawings of local landmarks (LS Lowry)
  • History - Significant places in our own locality (schools and playgrounds)
  • Computing - Online Safety, Exploring Purple Mash and Effective Searching
  • RE - How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter? (Jesus, a friend to everyone)
  • PE - Fundamental Movement Skills and Tri Throlf (Throwing)
  • PSHE - Relationships 
  • Music - Hands, Feet, Heart



This half term we will be having intervention sessions, which will ensure that any gaps in children's knowledge are addressed quickly.  This will enable your child to fully access the year 1 curriculum.