St Michael's Primary, DA16

St Michael's C of E Primary School

'Loving learning, learning to love... A small school, part of God's big family.'


Class 1

Welcome to Opal Class!

After building such great learning foundations in Reception, we are full of excitement for what this year brings and we know that Miss Leigh, our teacher, and Mrs Gadd, our teaching assistant, have some brilliant learning opportunities in store.

To help make the transition from Reception to Key Stage 1, we will still be using continuous provision activities in the afternoon for the first part of the year. These activities will be linked to our learning.

Now that we have begun our reading journey, our phonics learning will continue as we refresh phase 4 sounds before discovering phase 5 sounds. We will also be developing those emergent writing skills that we gained in Reception by creating more complex sentences and texts inspired by our Literacy Tree texts.

This year, we will be looking closely at the United Kingdom, developing our knowledge of countries and capitals. As mathematicians, we will further develop our concept of number by exploring place value up to 100. Additionally, we have lots of exciting topics in art and DT, history, RE, PE, PSHE and music.

We know that this year will be an incredible year full of outstanding learning.

'The adventure of life is to learn.'


 Autumn 1 Learning Overview: