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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Autumn Term in Year One! We hope you all had a fantastic summer and the children are rested, refreshed and ready to learn!

. We have an amazing term planned for the children and are so excited about the year ahead.

We have a lovely team of adults to help and support your child in Year 1. They are as follows:

1HB - Mrs Howlett/Mrs Bennett (Year Leaders) and Mrs Kaur.

1DM- Mrs Moffat and Mrs Jenkins.

1JR- Miss Robinson and Mrs Sammons




Our curriculum this term: 


We will have daily writing lessons which will focus on an engaging book over a short period of time. By the end of Year 1 the children will have be exposed to a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. Our first book in Year 1 is ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.


We will have two daily Phonics lessons as well as 3 weekly Reading sessions. Your child will read with an adult in a small group focusing on decoding, fluency and comprehension.


In Maths we are starting with Place value to 20, addition and subtraction within 20 and Place value within 50.


We will be looking at animals including humans.


During the first half term we will be focusing on  ball skills and then gymnastics during the second half term.


We will be exploring abstract art.


We will be exploring sculptures and constructing    windmills.


We will be exploring pulse and rhythm.


In Autumn 1 we will look at people and their communities. Where in the world do these people live?


In Autumn 2 we will look at our own history. How are we making history?



In PSHE, we will explore family and relationships. 


The Family in ChristianityWhat difference does belonging to a faith make to a family?

Computing: During the Autumn term, Year 1 will start to visit and use the computer room with Miss Cope. We will focus on logging on, mouse control and basic program skills.




Important information...

Drop off and pick up times

Children can arrive between 8.35am and 8.45am. 

 Year 1 pupils must be picked up at 3.10pm. Parents should wait outside of the classrooms.


Your child should wear their school uniform for four days each week and their PE kit for one day. They can wear their PE kit all day on their PE day. Please ensure your child always brings a warm coat to school and wears suitable school shoes. PE days are as follows:

1HB - Monday (Pupils in 1HB wear PE kit)

1DM - Tuesday (Pupils in 1DM wear PE kit)

1JR - (Pupils in 1JR wear PE kit)

PE kit

Please ensure your child wears a warm PE kit such as joggers, a t-shirt, a sweatshirt and a pair of trainers as we will be doing PE outdoors. Please try to keep these plain and in dark colours such as black or navy.

Water bottles

Your child has been given an orange water bottle. This should be taken home, washed and returned to school each day filled up with water. 

Bags and lunch boxes

Your child just needs to bring their book bag to school. This should have their reading book, reading record and any other home learning in it every day. They can bring a lunch box if they are not having a school dinner. You can send a spare set of clothes which we can keep in school if needed. 

Home learning reminders

Home learning is set on a Friday and is due back on a Tuesday.

Reading practice and sharing books will be changed on a Friday.

Please encourage your child to reread their reading book throughout the week if they finish it to develop fluency and comprehension. 

Reading books should be kept in your child’s book bag and brought to school every day.

Spelling checks are completed on a Friday and new spellings will be set every Friday.

The children will keep their logins and passwords for online resources throughout their time at Southfields so should have these already. However, if you need these again, please ask your child's class teacher who can help with these.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo, Mrs Howlett or Mrs Bennett (Year Leaders).

We look forward to working with you and your children throughout the year.

The Year 1 Team

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  • Ofsted Outstanding 2011|2012
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2008|2009
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  • Leeds Inclusion Chartermark
  • Arts Council England
  • Financial Management Standard in Schools
  • Arts Mark
  • Music Mark
  • Oracy School
  • Elklan