Welcome to P1b!

Welcome to P1b!


In Term 1 until Christmas we will be learning...

Social Studies

Our topics this Term are:

·         Rights Respecting School

·         People Who Help Us in Clober Primary School
-we will be meeting all the staff and pupils within the school who can help us to achieve our best in school





Phonics and Reading

This term we will begin to recognise, form and say commonly used sounds.
- We will learn the letter name and the sound it makes so we can identify the lower and upper case shape.
Once we have learned our first few sounds, we will apply this knowledge to help us read some exciting new stories.
We will also learn to read common words which will help us with reading and writing.
Word games, puzzles, flashcards and word boxes will help reinforce this new vocabulary.
Homework will be issued to consolidate everything taught in class using the online programme ‘Bug Club.’
Following the initial teaching of phonics and reading, children will be involved in both written work and practical activities, often working collaboratively, in pairs or small groups.
We will also enjoy whole class Big Books.



Our imaginative and functional writing this term will be:

·         Working on sequence and structure using First, Next, Then, Last.

·         Developing a story with Who?, What?, Why?

·         Giving a simple explanation for why something is as it is.


Listening and Talking

We will be taking part in lots of activities to help our listening and talking skills.




We will learn to:

·         Count 0 to 10 and 10 to 0.

·         Recognise symbols for numbers to 10.

·         Recognise number names to 10.

·         Match symbol with quantity to 10.

·         Sequence number symbols to 10.

·         Identify number before and number after to 10.

·         Understand and use the terms First, Second and Third.

·         Put sets together to make a larger set, put sets together where there is an empty set, use the and = signs, read number sentences.

·         Add within 5.


Pattern and Sequence

We will be learning to copy, continue and describe simple patterns. We will also create our own patterns.

Shape and Money

We will learn to:

·         Classify 2D shape be simple properties and sort, recognise and name squares, rectangles, triangles and circles.

·         Identify and name 3D shapes - cubes, cuboids, cones, cylinders and spheres.


Measurement and Time

We will learn to:

·         Use and understand the vocabulary - day, night, morning, afternoon, before, after.

·         Use and understand days of the week in the appropriate sequence.

·         Tell the time in whole hours using digital and analogue display, use and understand vocabulary - o'clock, clock, hands, time, hour.

·         Most of the above work will be carried out using mental maths strategies and practical activities. The children will often work together in pairs or small groups.


Health and Wellbeing


Road Safety

·         We will learn simple ways of keeping safe when crossing the road.

·         Mr Oldmeadow the 'Lollipop Man' will also come to talk to the children about crossing the road safely and a Police Officer will visit us to discuss 'Stranger Danger'

Keeping Safe Outside

We will learn simple ways of getting help and keeping safe outside.

Keeping Clean

We will learn to show an awareness of ways of keeping clean, including daily tooth brushing.


This term we will be:

·         Concentrating on spatial awareness in the gym.

·         Working on ball skills.

·         Learning dances for our Christmas Party.


Expressive Arts


We will be linking our Artwork to other areas of the curriculum and this term we will be working mostly on drawing skills and collage.


Our Drama this term will focus on Action Rhymes and Fantasy Stories. 


This term we will be learning songs to help with counting and colour recognition. 

Religious and Moral Education

Our topic this term ‘Influential people.’


Our science topic this term is ‘Forces.'


As part of our People Who Help Us in Clober Primary School topic, we will be visiting various staff within the school eg the Canteen staff, the Janitor, the Cleaners and the Head Teacher.

This term we will be making Christmas Decorations to sell at the PTA Fair.


Please enjoy visiting our website to see us enjoying our learning.