Gloucester Avenue, Shrub End, Colchester , CO2 9AZ
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Welcome to Yellow Class!


Autumn Term   2023 Block 1

Welcome to Year 1. Mrs. Canham and Mrs. Rose are the teachers in Yellow Class and  Miss. Ayliffe is our learning support assistant. 


Our block theme is Geography. The question we will be asking is 'What is it like to live in a place like this?'


We will be exploring our local area and contrasting it with life on a Scottish Island. There are some ideas for things that you might like to do at home on our homework sheet.


In Science, we are learning about humans and other animals. There is a trip to Boydell’s Dairy Farm, we will get up close to all the animals.

Everyday Matters


The children need to bring a water bottle to school every day. They can drink from it whenever they need to. Please send a book bag in every day. We write messages in the home school book and encourage you to as well. The child collect certificates when they have read at home.

A P.E bag needs to stay at school with shorts, tee shirt and plimsolls. Please make sure you have your name written on everything so that nothing gets lost. Please put your name in your coat too.

Whatever the weather we try to go outside for fresh air. Please send in a jacket or coat when necessary.


Here are some other things you might like to be doing at home.

Look at the homework sheet for this block and choose something that you would like to do. Talk to your family about what you are learning at school.

Read a book from school or from home. Share it with someone at home, talk about the pictures and what you are finding out.

Practise reading and writing the words in the middle of your home school contact book. You could copy them out and make flashcards. 

Go to the ictgames website or Topmarks Maths to play maths games for areas that we have worked on together- numbers and addition to start with.

We look forward to working with you and your children. Please don’t hesitate to talk to us if you require any help or information.


Mrs Canham (Mon-Thur) Mrs Rose (Fri) 


Block Planning

Topic grid block 1 year 1 2023.pdf .pdf
Year 1 Homework Menu for Block 1 2023.pdf .pdf