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Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 class page

Meet the staff:
Mrs Richardson Mrs Tahira
Miss Kulsuma

Latest news from Year 1

Summer 1

This half term our theme is “traditional tales.” The children will be listening and joining in with familiar stories, such as Little Red Riding Hood. We will tell the story by using drama, e.g. hot seating and acting out the story. The children will learn to write using a range of different genres, such as letter writing, retell and writing a non- chronological report.

In Maths, we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction. The children are becoming confident in using a range of strategies to support their work and so we will be introducing the use of number lines to scaffold their learning. We will continue to learn our 2s, 5s, and 10 times tables “off by heart.”

In Science we will be learning to name and identify everyday materials and their properties.

The children will be learning how to draw using different thicknesses of lines to complete an observational drawing of a flower. They will look at different art by famous artists and use a range of media to recreate.

We will be looking forward to the Eid celebrations and will be learning about the special places, special objects and special days related to this celebration.

Week Focus
Week 1 and 2 The Three Little Pigs 3 Little pigs
Week 3 and 4 Little Red Riding Hood Little Red
Week 5  Eid Mubarak Eid Mubarak
Week 6 and 7 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Snow White



Summer 1- Overview Planning- Traditional Tales


Review Spring 1

The children worked very hard last half term learning lots of new skills.

In English the children developed their writing by choosing a character, then thinking of imaginative words to describe and use within a sentence.

In Maths, the children enjoyed handling money, learning the value of each coin and solving problems. They learnt how to use non-standard measures to find the length of different objects and then they compared them.

Most of the children were able to name many different animals in Science and they learnt how to classify them. The children confidently named many body parts that can be seen e.g. head, arms and legs, they learnt that different parts of the body are linked to the five senses.

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Spring 1

This half term our theme is Footprints in the Snow. We will be reading the text Footprints in the Snow by Mel Matsuoka. As part of our English lessons, we will be making predictions about key events using the text and illustrations. We will use the illustrations and text to answer simple retrieval questions and make inferences And write character descriptions.

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In Maths we will be developing our arithmetic skills and learning new methods to solve basic addition, subtracting, multiplication and division problems. We will be solving missing number problems and using our number facts to solve a range of practical problems.

Through our theme we will be finding out about the different weather types we have through the different seasons as part of Geography. We will also be learning about the four countries of the United Kingdom. The children will also be learning about and researching animals that live in cold climates. Through our lessons we will be making observations, grouping and classifying different animals and asking simple questions to find out more about animals.


Autumn 2 Review

Our theme last half term was “All creatures great and small.” The children really enjoyed the story ‘What the Ladybird heard’ and wrote some lovely character descriptions about different characters from the story. They have all enjoyed using a variety of resources to support their learning of addition and subtraction, they have used counters, numicon and number lines.

In theme and provision the children made models, paintings and drawings of a range of farm animals. They have been learning how to categorise animals into different groups e.g. omnivore, herbivore and carnivore.

Autumn 2

Our new topic after the half term holiday is called “All creatures great and small” Our main topic book will be “What the ladybird heard” written by Julia Donaldson.

The children will be learning about different types of animals and how to group according to their species, learning and naming parts of the body and the five sense 

Autumn 1 Review

The Year 1 team have been incredibly proud of all the children. They have settled really well into the new routines of a different year group and are making some fantastic progress. Well done Year 1!

This half term we have been concentrating on feelings and emotions, we have used The Heart in the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers as our main theme book.

The children have written some fabulous independent sentences and some have even written some simple stories.

In PHSCE the children loved making their own worry monsters. They chose from a range of materials and designed their monsters, they then gave their monsters all their worries to eat.

We also thought about things which were really special and the things that we loved. The children made a very long list

Autumn 1

It has been lovely welcoming back the children after such a long period of time. We are all incredibly proud of all the children. They have settled into their new year group very well and have adapted to the new routines of the class bubbles. 

This half term, our theme is Feelings and Emotions. We will be exploring our feelings and sharing our experiences.  We will be reading the text ‘The Heart in the Bottle’ by Oliver Jeffers, which covers a range of feelings: happiness, joy, excitement and sadness. As part of our English lessons, we have been concentrating on writing simple and extended sentences. We have also been practicing writing our names independently. 

Through our theme we will be learning about positive and negative emotions, our moods and worries that we may have and ways to manage our feelings. 

In Maths we will be learning to read, write, order and compare numbers to 20 and above. Alongside this the children will be learning to form their numbers correctly. We will be learning about one more and one less than numbers to 20. The children will be counting forwards and backwards to 20 and beyond. We will also be adding and subtracting using a range of resources and images.

Spring 1

This half term our theme has been Footprints in the Snow. We have been finding out about Polar animals and how they survive in cold climates. We have also been learning about the four seasons and the types of weather we have in the seasons. In PHSE we have been discussing how to keep safe and who they can go to if they do not feel safe. In RE we have looked at Special places and special books for Islam and Christianity.

In Maths we have been learning about multiplication and division using pictorial representations and concrete objects. We have been learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and how to use arrays to represent them.

In English we have enjoyed reading the story Footprints in the Snow. We made predictions, used a decision wheel and used expanded noun phrase to describe the characters. We have also written our own versions of the story.

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