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Welcome to Paris Class!

Here is what we are going to be learning about during the Autumn Term

Our Full Curriculum can be found under: school information / curriculum overview.




troll swap

This half term, the children will be reading the picture book Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson. This is a funny and endearing story about learning who you are and where you belong. 

In Autumn 2 we will be reading Nibbles the Book Monster – a story packed full of other well-known stories, as well as one very naughty monster!

 In addition to daily reading, spellings and phonics (Year 1), English sessions incorporates the following:

  • KS1 Grammar: see the overview on the school website
  • Comprehension: small group and whole class guided reading tasks
  • Reading Eggs in class and at home
  • Creative writing challenge opportunities e.g. narratives, letters and  descriptions
  • Non-fiction writing opportunities e.g. information texts and instructions 


At Cinnamon Brow we use the Power Maths scheme, aligned with White Rose Maths, as the main part of our teaching and learning plan. 

In KS1 we are deepening our mathematical knowledge with a mastery approach, using concrete resources, pictorial representations and building up to understanding more abstract written methods of recording our understanding.

This term we will be working on:

Year 1

  • Place value in numbers to 20
  • ordering and comparing numbers
  • addition and subtraction within 20
  •  2D and 3D shape 



Picture 1

Maths Homework:  In KS1 we ask that you continue to support us with your child's rapid recall of number and multiplication facts by using Numbots and TTRockstars on a daily basis. We recommend 10 minutes each day. 

Religious Education

As a Church of England School, Religious Education is a core subject and. alongside collective worship, is a very important part of school life. RE & worship takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our Christian values.

This term the focus taken from the Diocese scheme of work and linked to Understanding Christianity is:

  • My World, Jesus World
  • Harvest and Sukkot
  • Why is Christmas important to Christians?


Seasonal Change

  • Observe changes across the four seasons
  • Observe and describe the weather associated with each season, and how the length of the day changes

Animals, Including Humans

  • identify and name common animals, including mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians
  • identify and name common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • describe and compare the structure of common animals
  • identify, name, draw and label the features of a human body and say which sense is associated with which body part




Why were castles built?

In autumn term, our historical investigation will be focussed on events beyond living memory and the wider impact they had. The children will learn how to use sources of evidence to ask and answer simple questions.

Children will:

  • Learn about a period of history beyond living memory

  • Using a range of sources to find historical evidence and answer questions 

  • use simple, historical vocabulary relating to past and present


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Who lives in the rainforest?

Our geography investigation during Summer Term will be focussed on the difference between the rainforest and local forests in our area., We will build on our previous learning using fieldwork skills, developing maps and identifying human and physical features.

  • Understand similarities and differences between the UK and a non-European country by comparing woodland with rainforests

  • Use fieldwork and observational skills 

  • Create maps, including aerial view maps, of places they have visited 

  • Identify seasonal weather patterns in relation to the equator 



Our behaviour curriculum is centred around our Heartsmart values, and we explicitly teach the children a new Heartsmart value, alongside linked behaviours, each half term. Heartsmart means being smart with our hearts. The life of our heart affects the whole of our life. Loving yourself and others is the most powerful way to live and it’s the best way to create true friendship. We become powerful when we love ourselves and when we love others.  

Our Heartsmart values, and linked behaviours, this half term are:

Get Heartsmart

We are learning what it means to be Heartsmart, and how we can show this in our day to day interactions

Don't Forget to Let Love In

We are learning to respect ourselves and others


In our wider PSHE curriculum, we will explore the following topics during the autumn term:

  • How to keep our bodies and our minds healthy, managing emotions, hygiene
  • Relationships: family and friends


In KS1 we use the Charanga music scheme. The curriculum aims to create a love of music through listening, appraising, performing and composing within different musical genres.  We teach our music curriculum in blocks of time over a two-year rolling cycle, allowing for the progression and development of each individual child's musicality and skills. This term our music unit is focussed on the song Hey You. We will continue to practise finding the rhythm of a song, learning how to listen and appraise, as well as using our voice and simple instruments to produce a short performance.


At Cinnamon Brow we use Real PE to support the development of fundamental movement skills. This aims to bring physical activity to ALL children. 

During autumn term, we will be exploring and practicing the skills of balance and co-ordination. We will also look at invasion games, incuding football and tag rugby.

Paris has PE on Fridays

Children must come to school dressed in school PE kit on their PE day. Please ensure this adheres to school policy and is plain black and unbranded. Your child can also wear their school jumper or cardigan.



The children will be developing their drawing skills by looking at different types of line, exploring the use of different media and working collaboratively, as well as completing some observational drawings.



In Design and Technology, the children will be looking at puppets. They will explore different types of materials, how to measure and cut accurately, and joins are the most effective. We will evaluate existing puppets before designing and making our own.

How you can support us


Reading with your child is the most important thing you can do to support their learning at home. 

Please listen to your child read at least five times a week, and record this in their yellow reading diary. 

Two reads per week can be your child using the Reading Eggs learning platform at home. Please record this in their diary as usual.

Your child's Reading Eggs password is on the first page of their reading diary.  If you have any trouble signing in online, please ask your class teacher for support.

Class Team

CLass Teacher - Mrs Quinn

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Rowlands, Mrs Cain and Mrs Baines are the KS1 teaching assistants

Key Information

Please make sure that children arrive in school on time, wearing the correct school uniform and black school shoes. We also ask that small, drawstring bags are the only bags brought into school. These can be purchased from the school office for £3 if needed. We do not have space in our cloakrooms to store large backpacks.

To keep our pupils hydrated, please make sure your child has a fresh water bottle containing still, clear water. No juice please. Unfortunately, we do not have many spare drinking bottles or cups in school.

Bagels will be provided by school at the start of each day. In addition to this, toast can be ordered via parent pay. This will be ready for morning playtimes.

Outdoor Learning

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