Year 1

Welcome! Our teachers this year are: Miss Kerry, Mrs Stead and Mrs Harris!


Year 1 IPC Topics this year:

Autumn 1- A Day in the Life

Autumn 2- The Stories People Tell

Spring 1- How are you?

Spring 2- The Magic Toymaker

Summer 1- I'm Alive!

Summer 2- Hooray! Let's Go on Holiday!

 Important Information-

PE is every Monday and Friday. Please ensure your child has suitable PE kit (indoor and outdoor) on these days, as well as every other day in case of a change in plans.

It is vital your child reads at least three times a week at home, and that this is recorded is their yellow reading diaries.

Homework will be set every Friday, (unless a topic project), and is due back the following Wednesday. 

Spellings are given out each week for you and your child to practice at home. We will test the children the following Thursday.

Summer 2- Hooray Let's Go on Holiday!

This half term we are learning all about holidays from the past! We have learnt about Victorian seaside holidays and how they are different and similar to seaside holidays now. 

In our entry point we designed and made sandcastles! They were harder than they looked!

In Literacy we have learnt all about the story 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch'. We have started to write our own version and have had loads of fun doing so! 

We are soon going to be making our own lighthouses and sandwiches for Mr. Grinling! Watch this space!

Summer 1- I'm Alive!

This half term we are learning all about plants and animals. We will be finding out about life cycles, endangered animals, animals and their young, habitats and lots more!

Our entry point is to create miniature terrariums . Watch this space for photos!

In maths we are working on addition using various methods. Earlier in the week we created huge number lines in the playground and jumped along them to discover the answers!

We have investigated if being older means you are bigger! We thought that the oldest person in our class would be the tallest, but they weren't! We measured everyone's feet to check and we discovered that we all grow at different speeds! Our age doesn't make much difference!

We planted broad beans for our entry point, using glass jars, soil and stones! We are very excited to watch them grow over the next half term!

We have also been very excited about the news from Reception that a baby chick has hatched this afternoon! We went to visit them and have not stopped talking about them since!

Spring 2- The Magic Toymaker!

This half term we have learnt about the history of toys, designed and created our own toys and optical illusion toys, written our own Pinocchio stories, learnt and recited poems about toys and even found out where teddy bears come from!

To end this topic, we were joined by lots of parents and grandparents, who helped us make our own puppets. Have a look at the photos to see some of our work.

Spring 1 Topic- How Are You?

We have started our new topic by creating topic pages for our new books! We drew pictures of things about when we are poorly and how we can get better.

As part of our topic we have made healthy fruit salads! 

Autumn 2 Topic- The Stories People Tell

This half term our topic is 'The Stories People Tell!' We are learning about fables, myths and the Christmas story, as well as writing our own. The Star of the Day is invited to bring their favorite book in to share with the class during this topic

Autumn 1 Topics- Brainwaves and A Day in the Life! 

This term we have worked on the whole-school IPC topic of 'Brainwaves' where we investigated our brain and how it learns best! 

We are now working on the next IPC topic, 'A Day in the Life, People Who Help Us'. This half-term we are learning about our strengths as 5 and 6 year olds and what we are good at. We have thought carefully about what type of job we would like to do when we are grown up! We will be finding out about all sorts of different jobs and roles that adults do in our country, and in our class continent, Europe! 

Here are all of our topic letters sent home at the start of each new half term.

Hooray! Let's Go on Holiday! Summer 2

I'm Alive! Summer 1

The Magic Toymaker! Spring 2

How Are You? Spring 1

The Stories People Tell! Autumn 2

A Day In the Life! Autumn 1