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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. 


PE and Welly Walks 


This year our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on that day, 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, in the welly box outside the classroom door.  


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


Welcome information for parents: 

This year the children in Squirrels will be taught by myself (Miss Atkins) and teaching assistant Mrs Card will also be supporting learning in Squirrels class this year.  We are both 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.


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.  As well as 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 into life in Year One, we will also be assessing their learning to understand 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, 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 Squirrels and their families throughout the academic year. 


Warm wishes. 

Miss Atkins

Year One Curriculum Overview