North Close, Featherstone, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF7 6BQ

01977 780225


Year 1 

Year 1 -  Class teacher is Mrs. Morgan Meek 

Miss Colenutt is our teaching assistant. 



 We use Class Dojo as a reward system in class alongside rewards. There is a facility on here for you to contact the class teacher via private message if you have any questions or concerns about anything.


Useful information  
Our PE days are Monday and Friday. 
Forest School
Sessions take place on a Wednesday morning. Children need a change of trousers, a good, warm waterproof coat and wellies. 
Read, read, read! Reading is extremely important and we value it highly. It is a major focus in Year One. It would greatly help your child if you listen to your child read at least 3 times a week for 5 minutes. We will change books every week (Friday). We use the Little Wandle scheme for reading. We will listen to your child read 3 times each week in a small group. Some children might need extra support and will become our daily readers. 
Your child will have a sheet of 'Grow the Code' and tricky words in their reading record. If you could find time to practise these also we would greatly appreciate it. 
Reading Raffle: Every time 5 times your child reads their name is entered into a reading raffle. At the end of each half term the raffle is drawn and the winner receives a hamper of goodies. The children also receive a stamp on their stamp card. For each row of stamps completed they win a prize from the golden box. 
Parent's raffle: every time you read to your child and record it in their reading journal, your name will also be entered into a raffle to win a £5 Costa voucher at the end of the half term.  

Autumn Term Topic 

This term our topic is Heroes and Villians

Our English work will be based on traditional tales and on the story of the Great Fire of London. We will be writing character descriptions, setting descriptions, recounts and simple narratives. 


We will be learning our class poem, Grow up! 


The author we will be learning about is Allan Ahlberg.



In science we will be learning about animals and humans. We will be finding out what our bodies including naming the different parts and understanding out 5 senses. We will identify, name and classify: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  We will also learn the difference between omnivores, carnivores and herbivores.



Our art work this term will be based on drawing and painting. We will learn about portraits and how to create a portrait through mixing colours to make different effects. 



In Geography we will be learning about the local area and London. We will be comparing where we live to London using both physical and human geography describe the features. We will be beginning to use simple maps. 



In RE will be will be exploring God and Why does Christmas Matter?  We will be learning about what a parable is. We will be focusing on the story of The Lost Son and giving simple accounts if what the story means. We will develop a good understanding of the Christmas story and why Jesus coming to earth was so important. 



PE this term is developing our team building skills and gymnastics. 


We are lucky to have Forest school lessons in autumn 1. Our forest school leader John will be developing our ability to self-regulate, self-motivate, empathise with others and improve our own self-awareness. This term we will be learning about the wildlife in our forest school area. 



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Little Wandle - Ravens Academy




During any school closure we shall post daily phonics sessions on DOJO. 


THE DFE have published a phonics resource click on the link below, please.

Letter to parents and carers about online phonics lessons (1) (1).pdf



Home Schooling

Take your time and have fun. 

A couple of quality hours throughout the day (20/30 minute sessions) is more than enough. They don't need to be sat at a table working for 5 hours. 

Learning is fun and isn't always about sitting down at a table. Lego, playdough and toys all hold educational value. 

There are plenty of free  educational apps to use on ipads/tablets etc. 

Enjoy getting outside. Wrap up warm and enjoy a little or big walk. Getting outside will help. 

Do what you can! A little of something will always be better than nothing. Remember if its not working, stop and have a break!


Worksheets: If we do attach a worksheet to a lesson, please do not feel you have to print it out. the worksheet may be just a guide or an example on how to set out the activity. Also we will be providing exercise books so the children can write their answers in there. 

Helpful Websites

activity suggestions.docx



Go to:

Click on the KS1 tab.

After that choose a subject for example English, there are lots of games and videos to look at with your child. Hope you find this useful, Thanks