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Autumn One Integrated Learning Unit

Please see the integrated learning unit below for our first exciting topic 'Snails, Tails and the Nature Trail'.  For a more detailed breakdown of subject specific knowledge, skills and vocabulary your child will learn this half term, please view the curriculum tab. 



Resources to Support Children’s Learning at Home


Thank you to all parents who attended our welcome meeting.  It was great to meet you all.  For those of you who were unable to attend, I look forward to discussing your child's progress with you during parent's evening.   Below are some resources that will help you to help your child work on their personal targets, or consolidate their learning at home throughout the academic year. 


PE and Welly Walks


This year our PE lessons will take place every Tuesday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days, with hair tied back safely and any earrings removed.  Please also remember to drop some wellies off during the first week of school.  Your child’s wellies can remain in school for the academic year, stored in the welly box outside the classroom door.  




Welcome to Hedgehogs!




Welcome back to school and a very warm welcome to Hedgehogs Class.


Welcome information for parents:

This year the children in Hedgehogs will be taught by myself (Miss Finnegan) and teaching assistant Mrs Isherwood.  Mrs Mearns will also be supporting learning in Hedgehogs class this year.  The adults are very excited!  We can’t wait to embark upon a new adventure together and are looking forward to hearing about the variety of experiences each child has had during the summer holidays. 


Mrs Isherwood, Mrs Mearns and I really enjoyed our transition day and are looking forward to welcoming you back to school.  We are aware that many children will naturally be nervous about their return to school.  In the first week of the Autumn Term our priority will be to help all children settle into their new learning environment and begin to feel more confident.  We will teach the children to understand new rules and routines with a focus on how to keep themselves and others safe within the classroom and the wider school.  In addition to ensuring the children build relationships with the adults in the class, we will help them make new friendships and restore existing friendships with their friends from Year R.


In addition to spending time helping the children settle in to life in Year One, we will also be assessing their learning to ascertain the extent to which children can apply their knowledge from Year R, in preparation for the Year One learning journeys that will begin in Week 2.  Please view the Year One Curriculum Overview, published below for a brief outline of the learning that will take place throughout the year.


I will endeavour to keep this web page up to date with correspondence and resources to help you support your child’s learning at home.  Should you wish to discuss your child’s wellbeing or progress with me at any time, please feel free to see me outside at the end of the school day or contact the school office to request a phone call.   I am available daily and am genuinely always happy to help.  I strongly believe that communication is the key to a successful year and I look forward to working closely with the Hedgehogs and their families throughout the academic year.


Warm wishes.


Miss Finnegan

Year One Curriculum Overview