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Yr 1 - Brilliant Bonsais

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Welcome back, year 1!

All the staff at Glade Hill are really impressed with how well all of our children have settled into this term and how well they are doing. If you have any questions or queries do not hesitate to contact us on the class email address:


There are lots of exciting things to look forward to in Autumn 2! We have our trip to Snowdome on the 8th December, Christmas performances and lots of exciting learning!

Please can you make sure you read with your child at least three times a week and write it in their reading journal to help towards their 'Red-Ted' award.



In literacy we will be writing non-fiction pieces. This will include an information text about the animals we might find at London Zoo, and some informative writing about the Great Fire of London. We will continue to write some amazing pieces of work and show off how much progress we’ve made already!

How do we make our sentences super in year one? We make sure we include capital letters, full stops and finger spaces!

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This term there will be a strong focus on number bonds and place value in year one. To aid this at home you could practice counting objects up to 20 and also counting backwards from 20. We will be investigating numbers that add together to make a sum of 10, and we will do the same to make the sum of 20.

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Topic - Autumn 2

This half term our topic is ‘Big Lights Big City.’ We will be looking at the history of London with a focus on the Great Fire of London and Guy Fawkes for bonfire night. We will also look at the seasonal changes of winter.

Topic Autumn 1 - Enchanted Forest!


In topic during the first half-term we learnt all about the enchanted forest. We learned about all the different animals and creatures that may live in the forest and their habitats. In art we used printing to make beautiful pictures of animals that may live in the forest, such as butterflies. Have a look at some of Miss Sidebottom's Brilliant Bonsais butterflies!

This term our PE will be indoors. Our PE sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for both Brilliant Bonsai groups.

We are looking forward to the year to come and watching everybody SPARKLE!

Miss Sidebottom, Miss Owen
and Miss Batchford.

To find out more about our Brilliant Bonsais, please read our Autumn 2 newsletter.

Below are some useful website to help the children keep learning at home!