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Yr 1 - Brilliant Bonsais

Welcome back to the Brilliant Bonsais!

Autumn 1


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Beside The Seaside!

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We are so excited to be back at school and ready to begin our exciting learning for the term. Our topic this half term is called ‘Beside the Seaside’. The children have enjoyed our role play beach and ice cream shop, alongside our other continuous provision activities in the classroom.


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We look forward to meeting you properly at our Meet and Greet on Tuesday 10th September at 2.30pm.



Thank you,

Miss Newman and Mrs Fowler



We are learning about all things seaside, past and present, and all of the features. The topic books we will be looking at are The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch by Ronda Armitage and Dear Greenpeace by Simon James. We are going to take lots of our learning outdoors and write postcards to Greenpeace.






Phonics and Reading

The children will be continuing with phonics daily, in preparation for the phonics screening check in June. However, this will be all be discussed in detail at the Meet and Greet on the 10th September. We are really focusing on using phonics to help the children with their spelling and overall writing progress this year so it is really important the children are reading at least 3 times a week at home. The children really enjoy being able to get up in assembly and receive their Red Ted teddy bears!



This half term we will begin journaling in our Maths No Problem books. Maths No Problem is a scheme of work that we begin using in Year 1 and although tricky at times, the children will thoroughly enjoy the challenge!


We are learning about place value, addition, and shape and positioning this half term.



 will be very cross-curricular alongside our literacy topics. We will be designing and making lighthouse for Mr. Grinling, making the perfect packed lunch, and developing our understanding of seasons and how different times of the year effect the weather.



is still on a Tuesday and this half term we will be focusing on invasion games with Mr Strachan. This will involve co-ordination, foot wowrk patterns and working on our balance. Please ensure your child’s P.E. kit is in school from the first week back. Please be aware that we are not allowed to take your child’s earrings out so they need to be able to do this themselves or they need to be removed before the session every week.

Key Reminders:


  • P.E. is on a Tuesday. The uniform for P.E. is a white t-shirt and black shorts. If your child wears earrings they need to be taken out before Tuesday P.E. sessions or they will not be able to take part.
  • Please make sure that everything your child brings to school is clearly labelled with their name and year group.
Below are some useful website to help the children keep learning at home!