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Northborough Primary School

Year 1 - Elder class


Dear Parents/carers,

Welcome back! I hope that you have had a great half term holiday and are ready for another busy term ahead.

This half term our topic will be ‘Memory Box’:

Can you remember being small? Being a baby and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or best -loved book?

Look back at family photos of special occasions and learn how to write a diary of days gone by. Find out about the days before you were born and make a special box to keep things in to remind you of when you were young.

Memories are special. Let’s make some more!



Autumn 2



  • Wanted Posters
  • Special Days Class Book (link to RE)
  • Rhyme
  • Letters
  • Spoken Language- Christmas Production


  • Addition and Subtraction within 20
  • Geometry: Shape


The Human Body

  • Identifying, naming, drawing and labelling the basic parts of the human body
  • Describing which part of the body is associated with each sense


‘We are Painters’

  • Use a paint programme to create a self-portrait (link to Art)

Art and Design

  • Self and family portraits
  • Making a class memory box (time capsule)


  • Playground games from past generations
  • Dance


Inter-related dimensions of music

  • Explore pulse, tempo, pitch and dynamics.
  • Learn some rhymes


Who are Christians and how do they celebrate Christmas?



‘Friends and Family’ and ‘Anti-bullying’

  • Know we are all different and to accept those differences
  • Think about the qualities of a good friend
  • Understand that friendships change and develop strategies for coping

Equipment needed in Year 1:

  • We will continue to do PE on a Monday afternoon with a Sports Coach and Class Teacher led PE on a Wednesday morning. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school on these days. 
  • Reading books- Please continue to hear your child read daily and record any comments in their ‘Reading Logs’. The children will have the opportunity to change their book every morning if they wish and journals will be collected in on a Friday to be checked. 
  • Homework Journals- The children will be given a list of challenges from which to choose. This half terms homework will need to be returned by Friday 13th December 2019.
  • It is important that the children keep their brains hydrated throughout the day so please make sure that they bring a water bottle daily.
  • As the weather becomes cooler and there is more chance of rain, the children will need to bring a coat and change of shoes. There are boxes in the cloakroom in which to put their outdoor shoes.

Special Events this Half Term

  • Individual/ sibling photographs (4th November)
  • Anti-Bullying Week (11th -15th November)
  • Children in Need (15th November)
  • PTFA Autumn Disco (29th November)
  • PTFA Christmas Fair (6th December)
  • Christmas Production (afternoon performance on 10th December and evening performance on 11th December)

If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please feel free to come and speak to us.


Miss Parsonage