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Welcome to your first term in Year One and my goodness you are in for a big adventure as we ride the Year One rollercoaster into the National Curriculum. This half term we will be exploring what makes us human and what is so amazing about our bodies, to do this we will be using the Funnybones story. We will explore the different adventures the character's go on linking it our learning in English, Science, Geography and even Music. Our RE lessons will take us right back to the beginning of the Bible as we explore the Creation story and how Christians believe the world began.

We are very lucky to have not one but 2 specialist teachers to help us be the best we can be in PE with our PE coach Mr Rostrum and in Computing,  the very talented Mr Choudry who can't wait to work with you!

If you would like to find out more just what this term looks like please look at the overview on this page,


Our Class Novel

Our book of the term... Is Funnybones by Allan Ahlberg. Over the first half term we will be exploring the adventures of Big skeleton, Little skeleton and  of course Dog skeleton. For those of you who are unfamiliar with these popular books here is a bit of an insight.

This collection is perfect for early readers! All the stories start with the familiar story structure with a dark dark house and in that dark dark house, in a dark  dark cellar live some . . . skeletons!

 Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books. The Ahlbergs'  books are  bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg such as: Burglar Bill; Cops and Robbers; Each Peach Pear Plum; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little  Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; Funny Bones; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please Mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman;  The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted;  It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories;  The Boyhood of Burglar Bill.

 As you can see Allan Ahlberg and friends are prolific writers ideal for Year 1 so why not try to explore other books by the author? Perhaps pop to the local library and find what other Allan Alhberg stories or Funnybone stories that you can find!


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Our Chosen Reading Scheme


For our earliest readers, starting their reading journey we use fully decodable readers from Pearson's Bug Club. We have over 104 fiction and non‑fiction books, with beautiful artwork, humour and characters that children love, and books and topics that the children really want to read. The books are carefully matched to the phonics being taught within school and complement the reading stage your child is at providing challenge and reinforcement that works in partnership with the learning taking place within school.


Over the years, Oxford Reading Tree has taught millions of children to read... and to love to read. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, its well-loved characters, breadth and unrivalled support give children everything they need to become confident readers. There are over 800 books which provide a rich and varied choice of writing styles, genres and artwork styles at every level.




Our Chosen Phonics Scheme


PhonicsPlay is a highly-organised, systematic and yet flexible synthetic phonics programme especially designed for all ages and needs and suitable for anyone who wants to learn to read and spell. 




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