Mrs Woodman – Year 1

Autumn 2017

Termly Overview Autumn 2017 Hedgehogs

Autumn Term overview letter

Week beginning 13th November 2017

English – We have enjoyed retelling the story of The Princess and the Pea using the stick puppets in our puppet theatre.

PSHE – We have carried on thinking about our emotions and made our own worry dolls.

Hurray! After raising enough money at our cake break, our new CD player and headphones have arrived! We are loving listening to stories! Thank you to everyone for supporting our cake break.

Children in Need – What a lot of pennies we bought in for Pudsey!

Week beginning 6th November 2017

Music – In our music this week we were learning to identify loud and quiet sounds and move appropriately. We had lots of fun creeping, stamping and marching to the Grand Old Duke of York!

History – In history we learned about the different roles people had in castles long ago (knights, servants, jesters, cooks). We acted out the different roles. Can you tell what we were?

English – In our phonics we have been working hard using our vowel phonemes to spell words and reading CVCC and CCVC words.

Maths – We’ve had a shape week, learning and revising 2D and 3D shapes.

Week beginning 31st October 2017

PSHE – In PSHE this week we were thinking about our emotions. We had great fun exploring how our faces look when we feel different emotions!

Maths! – In maths we have been learning 2D shapes. We have labelled shapes and also used different shapes to print pictures of a castle.

English – In English we have really enjoyed the story of Rapunzel. We sequenced pictures from the story and then wrote ‘super’ sentences to make our own ‘Rapunzel’ books. We are very proud of our books! In our role play castle we also used masks of the characters to act out the story.

Week Beginning 16th October 2017

This week Hedgehog Class decided they would like to have a party for the sad Princess from our story. We have been very busy getting ready!

We have made birthday cakes out of playdough. We had to count the candles carefully.

We made the princess a birthday card, carefully decorating the card and writing our message inside.

We made cakes too! Decorating them with icing and chocolate was lots of fun!

Week Beginning 9th October 2017

PE – In PE this half term Hedgehogs have been ‘Jumping Jacks!’ We have been learning how to do star jumps, pencil jumps and tuck jumps making sure we land properly with bent knees. We love our warm up and cool down too!

An exciting day in our PJs! – Wednesday was such an exciting day in Hedgehog Class. We had great fun coming to school in our pyjamas and raised £29 in our class for the Hurricane appeal. The fun didn’t stop there as in the afternoon we had a visit from our local PCSO who came to talk to us about stranger danger. He even showed us his police car (the sirens were very loud!).

Art / DT – This week in English we have read ‘Sir Charlie Stinky Socks’, a story about a brave knight, a wily witch and lots of beasties and wiggly woos!’ We have made our own playdough beasties and really enjoyed painting pictures from the story.

Week Beginning 2nd October 2017

Phonics This week we have had lots of fun in our phonics sessions. We had to go on a word hunt around the classroom looking for words with different phonemes in. We also played a fun game called ‘circle run around’ where we had to run around the circle if we heard our phoneme called.


Maths – This week we have been consolidating our number bonds of 10 and using our knowledge to answer addition and subtraction statements. We are getting very good at our number bond song!


Science – In Science this week have been investigating which material would be best to make armour. We thought about fabric, foil, paper and card. We made armour out of each one and tested it to see how flexible, strong or waterproof it was. Our conclusion was the card would be best, but covered in foil to make it more waterproof. We then made our own shields using what we had discovered. It was lots of fun!


Week Beginning 25th September 2017

English This week in English we have been very busy learning how to spell some tricky words, writing words with the vowel phonemes we have learned in, practising our letter formation and remembering what makes a SUPER SENTENCE!

Maths – This week we have been learning number bonds of 10. We found lots of different ways to make 10 and recorded our findings.

Explorers Area This week we cooked apples, climbed and swung! Lucy made Mr Robertson a cup of tea (from the mud kitchen!) and Lucas became a knight using a saucepan lid and trowel for his sword and shield! We had great fun!

Week Beginning 18th September 2017

English This week in English we have been listening to rhyming words. We have been blending words to read them and then matching the rhyming pairs.

RE We have been learning about Harvest in RE. This week we thought about the wheat that grows in our fields and then we made our own bread hedgehogs. We didn’t really want to eat them but they did taste delicious!

Explorers Area We had such a lovely sunny afternoon on Friday in the Explorers Area. We looked for signs of autumn, found things that were rough, smooth and bumpy (following on from our learning about materials in Science) as well as having lots of fun!

Week Beginning 11th September 2017

Wellie Walk -. Today we enjoyed a lovely wellie walk around the village. We saw lots of signs of autumn and collected conkers, leaves and helicopter seeds! It’s a good job we had our wellies on as the heavens opened but we had great fun in the rain!

Maths – We have been finding one more and one less from numbers this week.

Science – We have been looking carefully at different objects and working out whether they are made from wood, plastic, metal or fabric.

Week Beginning 5th September 2017

Castles – Hedgehog Class have really enjoyed starting our topic of Castles. We have made crowns, built towers in the sand, enjoyed our role play area and made den forts, just the like children in our story this week.


Maths – We have done LOTS of counting this week and are really good at counting on from any number! We have used Numicon to make numbers and made sets of numbers using the Queen’s jewels!

English – In phonics we have been revising ‘ng’, ‘ee’ and ‘ck’. We have segmented lots of words to spell them. We have also used our phonic knowledge to write sentences.