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Welcome to Year 1 

Your class teachers are Mrs Fowler and Miss Gimblett. Your teaching assistants are Mrs Wood, Miss Sladdin and Mrs Pierce.

Y1 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 1 2019

curriculum letter Year 1 Autumn 1

Autumn 2 2018

This half term we have been learning all about toys. Our main subject focus has been history. We are currently making pop-up toys in DT and in RE we have been thinking about special objects.











On our trip to Abbey House Museum, we sorted old and new toys and were given the chance to play with them. We also looked through stocking gifts from the Victorian Period. Some children were given coal for being naughty!

Examining teddy made over 100 years ago. It had real animal fur, leather stitches and glass eyes.

Year 1 sorted toys that they could not see chronologically by asking sensible questions about them, including ‘What condition is it in?’ and ‘Does it have any batteries?’. The class decided that questions such as ‘Is it blue’ didn’t help us to work out the age of the toy. The class then uncovered the toys see if they were right – they were!


Year 1 have been lucky enough to experience outdoor learning through the ‘Forest School’s’ scheme this half term.




Autumn 1 2018

We have a very busy half term in Year 1. Our topic has been all about animals.

Making a plate of food for a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore.

Sorting animals in to correct categories.

A counting caterpillar!

Making rabbit whiskers in the craft area.

Playing in the vet role play area.


Zoolab came to visit Year 1. They bought lots of animals for us to handle.

      Making autumn leaves out of clay. 


Key Stages 1 & 2 National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is followed in Keystages 1 and 2. This curriculum covers Maths, English, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, DT, PSHE, Music and PE. KS2 children are also taught a modern foreign language (Spanish).

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