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‘Creating Opportunities’

Autumn 1


Welcome to all the new pupils and parents of Year 1. All the children have done brilliantly and settled into their new classes. We have explored our new classrooms and we are getting to know our new classmates.


Our topic this term is TOYS. The children had a fantastic time during the launch of the topic when we explored a range of different types of toys and tried different ways of playing with them. We used each classroom and the playground so that we could explore

  • Outside toys
  • Roleplay and imaginative toys
  • Construction toys

Ask your child which one they preferred. Green class had a vote and the most popular type of toy was construction.


The children did a superb job of sharing their favourite toys. They talked about where they got the toy from, what materials it was made out of and how they liked to play with it. They are very proud of their toys.

Art: Self Portraits

The children showed a lot of observation and skill creating self portraits. We used mirrors to look closely at our features then found the correct colour to paint our skin tone and collage to create our features. Pop into our classrooms to see the finished pieces of work.


We have started learning about everyday materials. The children have already shared some of their fantastic knowledge and we explored toys made from different materials. They were successfully able to sort and label their toys according to the materials they are made from and have started to describe their properties.

Maths Games 

We all loved having parents join us for our maths games session. It was great to get out the games and to practise our turn taking as well as our maths games. We are becoming so much more confident playing the games.

Be Kind

This term our Aims & Values focus is 'Be Kind'. We have shared lots of ideas about being kind to each other and made a display in each classroom.

Beat The Street

We know how important it is to stay fit and healthy. Walking helps us to stay fit. This year we have taken part in Hounslow's Beat the Street competition. We all went out for a walk around Feltham to find some Beat boxes and checked that all our fobs worked. We worked hard to accumulate points. We didn't quite get the most points in Feltham schools but we had fun trying.


We have been working hard in Maths this term. We have been looking closely at numbers, counting, ordering and comparing amounts.

Art: Henri Rousseau

Pink Class explored the work of Henri Rousseau. 

Art: Claude Monet's Waterlilies

Green class have been looking at the work of Impressionist artist Claude Monet. He did a series of painting called Waterlilies, which explored the effect of light on a lily pond. We used a range of different media to try to recreate the effects that Monet was able to show.


Old Toys

Continuing our topic of toys from Autumn 1 we have been finding out about old toys. We had a fantastic time exploring some old toys. We talked about how they were similar to the toys we have at home and how they are different. We also spent some time talking about the materials that they are made of.

Black History Week

As part of our Black History Week we were very lucky to take part in an African drumming workshop. We had a lot of fun using the drums and adding the sound effects to a story about African animals.

Harvest Assembly

Thank you all for your generous donations. We have been collecting food for the harvest table so that we can help people who are not as fortunate as us. Our Harvest Assembly was a great success and lots of our mums and dads came to watch. We loved singing our songs and each class shared their own song or poem. We hope you enjoyed it.