Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Autumn 1


 Phonics is very important in Year 1 as children will take the Phonics Screening Check in the Summer Term. To support our teaching of phonics we encourage children to read at least 3x a week at home, alongside the word cards we send home with our school reading books. These are linked directly with the phonemes the children have been learning that week



 In Autumn 1, we will be focusing on writing labels and captions and will begin writing simple sentences remembering to include, capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. Our theme is ‘Under the Sea’ and our key text is ‘Billy’s Bucket’ by Kes Gray. If you want to listen along to the story at home scan the QR code above!



This term, we will be focusing on numbers within 10, exploring addition and subtraction. We will also be looking at 2D and 3D shapes.

We will be continuing the mastery number programme from EYFS.


We are SCIENTISTS! We will be learning about plants.

We are EXPLORERS! We will be learning about the local area with an exciting trip to our local park!

We are ARTISTS! We will be learning to draw in the style of Christian Robinson.


Key Information:

  • We have PE twice a week – please ensure PE kits are in school and earrings are removed for PE days. We will update you with when these are.
  • We will be holding a reading information evening and a meet and greet meeting – again, dates TBC.