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Year 1

In Year 1 we continue to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum that allows for creative thinking and the development of independent skills. We aim to teach this through a range of fun and exciting activities which underpin the learning of the key skills across the curriculum. 

Year Group Information

Class 1D

Teacher & Year Group Lead: Mr Dowd 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gavin 

PE/Field: Monday & Tuesday

Music: Tuesday (am) 


Class 1C

Teacher: Mrs Crookes

Teaching Assistants:                                              Miss Reese and Mrs Wilkinson 

PE/Field: Monday & Tuesday

Music: Tuesday (am) 

Class 1C

Teacher: Miss Cooper/Miss Moreland

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wilkinson 

PE/Field: Monday & Tuesday

Music: Tuesday (am) 


Class 1L

Teacher: Mr Lomax

Teaching Assistants:                                              Mrs Gartside & Mrs Beigan  

PE/Field: Monday & Tuesday

Music: Tuesday (am) 


You Can't Catch Me! (Autumn 1)

Quality Text: The Gingerbread Man

In the first half of the Autumn term we follow the topic 'You Can't Catch Me!' During this topic we look at human and physical features, we identify seasonal and daily weather patterns, we study 'The Great Fire of London' and we learn about the work of Seurat and  in particular, 'Pointillism.'  We also identify and label the basic parts of the human body.

On Safari! (Autumn 2)

Quality text: Giraffes Can't Dance!

The theme 'On Safari ' takes us through the jungle, as the children explore the different types of animals from around the world. We look at the human and physical features of the UK and compare and contrast these to a non-European country.  (Africa) We also use maps, atlases and globes to identify the UK  as well as some other countries.  In D.T. we design, make and evaluate sock puppets and in Science we look at carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, as well as mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds.

Around the World in 30 days (Spring 1)

Quality Text: Emma Jane's Aeroplane! 

To start off the Spring Term, the children will explore countries around the world, while we compare and contrast the different countries and identify them on a map. The children will learn all about the 'Wright' brothers and learn all about the first aeroplane flight.  In Science our focus will be materials and their properties and we will continue looking at the changes in seasonal weather.

Shhh! Don't wake the Giant! (Spring 2)

Quality Text: Jack and the Beanstalk

During this term, the children learn about Jack and the Beanstalk.  The children use their creative skills in various ways throughout this theme and learn to identify different plants and trees.  We will also focus on compass directions and directional language.  In D.T. we will design and make Jack's beanstalk!

Out of this World! (Summer 1)

Quality Text:The Way Back Home

To begin the Summer Term we will be looking at all things Space!  We will study Neil Armstrong and the history of space travel.  In Art, we will learn about the work of Jackson Pollock and in Science we will look at light sources and compare and contrast day and night.  In DT we will design and make space rockets!

TBC (Summer 2)

Quality Text: TBC

Home Tasks 

In Year 1, we expect children to read at home with an adult most nights or whenever possible and for this to be recorded in their reading diaries. Reading books will be changed frequently. 

We aim to provide children with a range of homework activities to prepare for or consolidate their classroom learning.  Homework will be given out on Thursday to be finished by the following Tuesday unless otherwise instructed. 

Spelling books will be sent home on a Friday and we ask for your child to learn these spellings to consolidate their learning in letters and sounds each week. This will start after October half term. 

curriculum Links 


Home Learning (2020/2021) - w/b 17.05.21

For those children who will be completing home learning, please find attached a variety of activities for the children to complete

During each week, the following will be provided with activities for the following subjects: Maths, Writing, Phonics and Theme. 

Alongside this, children will be encouraged to read at least 3 times a week. These can be books from home and e-books from websites such as:                                                                                        

Oxford Owl                                                                   

Book Trust

David Walliams Audio Book:

Children should also complete an activity for Number bonds to 10 and 20 respectively and look through high frequency words, common exception words and sounds that have been previously taught and stuck in the yellow reading diaries. 

If you have any queries regarding any of the activities throughout the school week, please contact the Year 1 team via e-mail:  The school office will also be open for phone calls.