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Welcome to Year 1!

Autumn 2020 - Dinosaur Planet

Stomp, crash, roar! Watch out – there are dinosaurs about!

Yes that’s right, Class 1 are travelling back in time to the age of the dinosaurs!

This term we will be looking closely at ancient fossils and study reptiles to understand how dinosaurs may have lived and eventually died out. We’ll learn about the great fossil hunter, Mary Anning, and follow in her footsteps, studying dinosaur teeth and bones to find out what dinosaurs liked to eat. Learning dinosaur names, creating puzzling riddles, writing fantastic fact files and creating exciting dinosaur stories are some of the activities we’ll be involved in this term. We will also use our design and artistic skills to make model dinosaurs and to design dinosaur landscapes.

PE - Our PE days will be Monday and Wednesday. PE lessons will be outdoors weather permitting so please make sure your child arrives in suitable clothing.


We will be sending phonics homework and spellings every week and also maths to help support and consolidate what your child is learning in school. Please also encourage your child to practice writing their name correctly and practice writing the alphabet in both lower case and capital letters and numbers to 100. There are links to help your child practice phonics below.


Please read with your child every night and bring their book bag to school every day. There are lots of ideas attached on the letter to make reading more fun and enjoyable.

We track how often your child reads home and there are extra dojos, certificates and badges of achievement for children who regularly read. Our reading policy expects children to read at home regularly every week. Children who do not read at home may have to read extra during their break times, please see the school policy for further guidelines.


Children will be learning many spellings and tricky words this year, I have attached copies of all the words we will be covering and would encourage you to practice 5 of each every week alongside the phonics.

I know this may seem a lot, but we have lots of catching up to do during these exceptional circumstances and we want your child to be as successful as they possibly can.

Please get in touch via dojo to share your home learning and for any questions you may have.

The Class 1 team.