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Welcome to Year 1


                                                                Mrs Kelly                                               Mrs Smith-Butler (Mon-Weds)

                                                            Mrs Partridge                                                    Mrs Platt (Weds-Fri)

                                                           Mr Greenfield                                                              Mrs Khan


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Mrs Wall

Mrs Zesmin-Ali


Please keep up to date with everything that is happening in Year 1 on this page and on Class Dojo.

If you need to speak to one of the Year 1 members of staff, please make an appointment at the school office.

Spring B

Big Question...

What is your favourite animal and why?

In English we are going to be looking at recounts using our planned visit to the farm as our focus. We will also explore poetry with the theme of ‘minibeasts’. In Maths we will continue with our work on addition within 20 before moving on to place value up to 50 and measuring length and height. In DT we will be creating our own free-standing structures. We will be designing and creating a rocket. We will finish the project by evaluating our work. In RE we will be exploring the question ‘What makes some places sacred?'. In Science we will continue to investigate different types of animals. We will explore a range of animals, compare their similarities and differences and classify them. In Geography we will explore the season of Spring by looking at the weather and comparing Spring to the other seasons.

Spring A

Big Question...

How has technology changed?

In English we will be looking at our first non-fiction text and using it to help us write a non-chronological report. We will then move onto exploring traditional rhymes looking at the structures and language used. We will continue to follow the White Rose scheme in Maths moving on to place value within 20 and addition and subtraction within 20. In Science we will be investigating different types of animals including humans. We will start by identifying and naming common mammals, reptiles and birds. We will then describe their features and compare them. In History we will be exploring technology. We will look at technology from the past to the present and consider how it has changed over the years. In Art we will be investigating Van Gogh's famous painting 'Starry Skies' and considering what techniques and materials he used. We will then use what we have learnt to create our own pieces of Art in a similar way. In RE we will be exploring the question 'Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?'

Autumn B

Big Question...

What is the oldest toy in the world?

In English this term, we looked at a range of stories by author Oliver Jeffers. We explored the story structures, characters and settings before writing our own stories in the same style. In Maths we worked on addition and subtraction within 10. We explored materials in Science, looking at the properties and comparing the similarities and differences. We compared old toys and news toys in History looking at how they have changed over the years. In DT we made our own Christmas cards using sliders and levers. We started by designing our cards before creating them using a range of equipment and materials. In RE we explored the question ‘What is a Christian and what do they believe?’. 


Autumn A

Big Question...

What makes me amazing?

In our first term in Year 1 we learnt all about ourselves. In English we looked at traditional tales with a focus on Jack and the Beanstalk. In Maths we started by sorting and counting objects before moving onto finding one more and one less of a given number. We investigated the human body in Science and how they work. We also investigated our senses and which part of the body they belong to. In Geography we explored the area we live in and our local area. In Art we looked at the colour wheel as well as the different techniques we can use when using a paint brush.

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We worked as a team to create some super Art work in the style of Jackson Pollock. We used what we had learnt about primary and secondary colours and the different techniques we could use when working with a paintbrush!




Medium Term Plans

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Important things to remember...

PE Kits

We will have PE twice a week. Please ensure your child wears their indoor PE kit to school every Monday and brings their outdoor PE kit to school every Friday. This should include black jogging bottoms or leggings, white polo top and a black jacket for outdoor PE sessions. Please also ensure your child has appropriate sports shoes with velcro fastenings in their PE kit to change into. Please can all uniform and PE kit be labelled with your child's name.

Forest School

All children will be taking part in weekly Forest School activities to promote team building, communication and language and independence skills. Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat in school everyday as they will access our forest school even when it is raining! You may also wish to send in a pair or wellies to keep in school for your child to change into.

Reading Books

Your child's reading book will be changed every Thursday. Please can you read with your child at home for 10 minutes every night and sign their reading record. This Reading Record needs to be brought into school every day in order to move up the troll tree. If you make it to the top of the troll tree by reading every day you will be entered into the prize draw to win a book in our celebration assembly.

Your child will also bring home a book to share with you as they will not be able to read it independently. 

Please respect our school books.


Each Friday your child will have a spelling test. The spellings will be sent home in their spelling book on Friday and will also be on Spelling Shed, your child will be given a log in for this during the first week back.

Children will also now be bringing home a phonics workbook. Please only complete the pages that are noted on the post it note. This will usually be 2 pages. It is extremely important that children focus and concentrate on their phonics work therefore 2 pages a week is plenty. Thank you.



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