Birchwood Grove CP School


Year One

Autumn Term 2021 

We have had a fantastic start to the term in Year 1!

We have spent the first few weeks settling into our new classrooms and outdoor environment and the children have shown superb collaboration and creativity.

This term our concepts are change, cause and consequence and we are focusing on the key question:

Is change always good?

We have used 'Errol's garden' and 'The Growing Story' as inspiration to think about some of the changes that the children have experienced and are experiencing. We have been learning all about Autumn and the structure of trees and how they change in Science. We have even made an exciting trip to the conservation area to 'shake a tree' and spot any Autumnal changes, collecting our findings and using these to inspire our Autumn leaf artwork. We are also focusing on gymnastics this half term; balancing and travelling on pieces of equipment.



For the rest of this term we will have a focus on History. The children have already discussed the key events in their own lives and plotted these on their own personal timeline. They have looked at old and new objects and photos and sorting which are which and discussing how they can tell the difference.

Learning at home

After half term we will be sending home:

-Weekly key spellings which you can practise with your child 

- Spelling shed activities linked to these spellings

- Numbots logins 

Please keep reading and enjoying stories with your child at home. Regular reading practise is the best way to accelerate reading progress.











Here is a video all about having a growth mindset that you may like to watch to find out more information: