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Welcome to Year 1


Adults in Year 1

Mrs Smith-Butler - Jessie Class Teacher

Mrs Kelly - Bullseye Class Teacher

Mrs Derbyshire and Mrs Khan - Teaching Assistants 

Mrs Akram, Miss Begum and Miss Fallon  - SEN Teaching Assistants

Mrs Derbyshire and Mrs Platt will also be teaching in Year 1 on Thursday Afternoons


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.

Our Projects

Autumn A - Big Question... What makes me amazing?

This term we will be learning all about ourselves. We will be looking at our bodies in science and how they work. We will also look at our senses and which part of the body they belong to. In geography we will have a look at where we live and our local area. In art we will begin looking at our chosen artist Van Gough and creating self-portraits in his style.


Autumn B - Big Question... What toys did my grandparents play with when they were my age?

This term we will be looking at the history of toys and technology. We will look at old toys and current toys and compare them. In science we will be looking at materials and their properties. We will be continuing our work on Van Gough as well as designing and making our own Christmas cards with moving parts.


Spring A - Big Question... How can I look after the world and living things?

This term we will be looking at all things in our world.  In science we will be looking at materials and starting to think about animals. We will also be having a DT day where we will be building a bug hotel. In History we will also be looking at the lives of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and we will learn how they looked after the people in our world. 


Spring B - Big Question... What is your favourite animal and why?

This term we will be looking at the things about animals and how we can look after them. We will be looking at plants and trees and how we can help them to grow. In Geography we will be looking at weather and seasons.


Summer A - Big Question... What's growing in our gardens?

This term we will be looking at different plants and  we will be planting our own seeds. We will be learning all about the United Kingdom in Geography. In RE we will be looking at different celebrations for Christians and Muslims in particular Easter and Eid Ul Fitr. In English we will be writing fantasy stories and in Maths we will begin to count in 2s, 5s & 10s.


Summer B - Big Question... - Are all countries the same?

This term we will be looking at different countries around the world and comparing them with our own.  In our RE lessons we will be learning about what makes places sacred. In English we will be looking at stories from other cultures and stories with repetitive patterns. In maths we will continue our learning on place value up to 100 as well as beginning to look at time and money.




Important things to remember...

PE Kits

We will have PE twice a week. Please ensure your child brings their outdoor PE kit to school every Tuesday and comes to school in their  PE kit every Wednesday. 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.


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.

Reading Books

Your child's reading book will be changed every Wednesday. 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.

Year 1 Summer A Class Newletter

Year 1 Summer A Medium Term Plan