Coppice Valley Primary School

Learners for Life

Beech Class Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

I hope you had a fantastic half term. I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into Autumn Term 2.  

Miss Morris and Mrs Nalder

If you wish to inform us of an absence, appointment or have any questions please either phone the school or email at; 

If you missed the Beech Welcome Meeting, you can find all the information on the presentation below. 

Our learning umbrella for Autumn term:


Stone Age to Bronze Age Britain

This half term we are going to be answering the following key questions across the foundation subjects..

History: What was life like in Britain from the Stone Age to Iron Age? Where would you prefer to live, the Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age?

Art: Do you need man made materials to create Art? 

DT: What tools and materials are most appropriate when building an Iron Age Cart?

Computing: How can you use a computer to help design a poster about the Stone Age? 

Science: What are seasons and how do they change?

What materials were tools made of in the Stone Age to Iron Age?

Were tools better in the Stone Age or Iron Age? 

What is the weather like today? 

Music: What can you hear? Can you play, sing, chant, tap it? 

RE: Who is a Christian and what do they believe?


We will be continuing to use as our class read  'Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura.

We will also be starting to read 'UG Boy Boy Genius.'  by Raymond Brigs 



Our Key Words this half term are...

Keep practicing: He, she, we, me, be, so, do, all, are, my zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight nine, ten.

New Spellings Mrs, look, call, ask, today, says, of, is his has, your, like, Mr, People 

 eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty.

We will be practising these daily in class but any extra practise at home will help them stick


This half term we will be focusing on:

 Number and Place Value within 10

Beech Long term Overview

After the new Beech children have have had plenty of time to settle into life  in Year 1, our days shall be structured using the time table below.

Pre-Cursive Handwriting

Key information: 

  • PE will take place on a Monday and Tuesday. 
  • Drop-off time is between 8:45am - 9:00am. Pick-up time is between 3:15pm - 3:30pm. Please drop off and collect your child from the Beech. 
  • Please make sure your child brings their own water bottle to school each day.