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Year 1

Hello and welcome to Year One!

I hope you have had a great Christmas and are refreshed and ready to continue our Year 1 journey.

This page has information about our current topic, PE lessons, reading and homework.

Please always feel free to come in and speak to me if you have any concerns or questions about anything. The door is always open.

Please click here to see this year's curriculum map!

Our new topic for Spring term...

To infinity and beyond!

This term we are going to be learning about dinosaurs and space! How exciting!

In English, we will begin by looking at poetry. We will be looking at a variety of books from ‘Dinosaurs in my school,’ ‘Stone Girl Bone Girl’ to dinosaur and space fact books. We will learn all about winter and think about exploring the world with our senses. We will continue to create story maps and look at adjectives to enhance our writing. Our presentation focus will be continuing to embed finger spaces, full stops and capital letters in the right places along with adding ‘and’ to develop our sentences    further. 
In maths, children will be working on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, position and direction.

In Science, children will be learning all about animals and how to identify, name and describe them. We will be learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

In Geography, we will study the 7 continents and 5 oceans and continue to observe the various weather patterns developing an understanding of the 4 seasons. We will also study a map of the local area and learn about a compass.

In History, we will be looking at Mary Anning and Neil Armstrong and understanding their impact on modern society.

In Art, we will be studying the artist Henri Rousseau. The children will explore colour, texture and pattern. They will use materials to create class/individual pictures. Children will also become illustrators of their own stories and design their own dinosaurs.

In Music, children will learn about the composer Benjamin Bartlett and explore various instruments to develop their own musical score for various creations. We will also learn different songs to help us with maths, storytelling, and phonics.  

PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and a Friday morning.

Reading books will be changed when the children have read their books at home and it has been noted in their reading diary.

Homework will be given on a Friday and is due back in the following Friday. It will rotate weekly between maths and English.

What an exciting topic!

Let's get started!

Miss Lloyd


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PE lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit with them throughout the week in case of any changes to the timetable. 


The teaching of reading in Year One is done through guided reading sessions. Each child will receive a guided read with a teacher during the week. You will be able to read about this in the reading diary, where a little comment will be left. It is during this session that the children will be encouraged to change their own reading books. They are, of course, welcome to do this at any point during the week. The other sessions during the week will focus on word building, phonics and comprehension tasks to build skills linked to the understanding of the text. 

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