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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.

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Y1 Curriculum Newsletter Spring 1 2019

curriculum letter Year 1 Autumn 1

Summer 1 2019


Our topic is ‘Down in the Woods’. We looked around school to find deciduous and evergreen trees. We had a tick list and learnt the names of some different trees.


We have looked closely at plants and learnt to name the parts and the function of the different parts.


In English, we have been reading and writing instructions. We wrote our own instructions for making a pitta pizza and then followed these. The pizzas were delicious!


We have visited the local library to learn about railway safety. We listened to a story about Thomas the Tank engine and how to be safe near a railway. We then completed some activities about what we had learnt. We were very lucky and received a sticker book each!

Spring 1 2019


This half term our topic has been ‘Houses and Homes’. We have studied the famous artist Paul Klee and created our own collage version of his famous painting,  Castle and Sun.



In our science lessons we have been investigating which material would be best for the 3 Little Pigs house. We wanted it to be strong and waterproof so we set up a practical investigation to test different materials.


In maths we have been learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s. We have used lots of different things to help us learn these, shoes, feet and fingers!


On Valentines day we made some buns to give to our loved ones. We measured the ingredients, mixed, baked and decorated our buns with love hearts.




This half term we had to perform an assembly for our parents. We chose to show ‘A day in the life of a Year 1’. Some of us pretended to be teachers and some of us just played ourselves. We gave the parents a taste of what we do in a typical day. We really enjoyed our performance!



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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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