Your child’s journey through Year 1


Take One Picture Week

Year 1 got arty during Take One Picture week, enjoying some painting, collage, printing and pointillism.


Practical Maths

Year 1 have been getting stuck in with some practical maths activities and exploring ‘The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin’ story with a bit of role play in Literacy.


Spring Term 2020

We are looking forward to the new term of learning in Year 1. Our new topic is World of Books and has a literacy, geography and science focus. We will begin by reading The Snail and the Whale and will write descriptions, letters and speech bubbles. We will use the text to look at the different locations in the story for our geography focus, imagining what it would be like to live there and creating maps. We will also be continuing with our daily phonics lessons.

Please see our Spring Term 2020 curriculum plan here: Year 1 – Spring Curriculum 2020


Maths Meeting

We recently held a Maths meeting to show how parents/carers can support their children at home with their maths learning.  Full details on that meeting can be found here: KS1 Maths Meeting 2019

Reading Meeting

Learning to read is the most important skill children will learn during their early schooling and has far-reaching implications for life-long confidence and well-being.  It was lovely to see so many parents at our recent meeting and we hope you went away with information on how you can support your child at home to establish good reading habits for life.

Please see link below which gives information  on what was covered at the meeting:-

KS1 Reading Meeting – October 2019


Year 1 have been making and labelling life size diagrams of the human body

Reading and Writing

Year 1 love reading and writing about their favourite stories


We have been mathematicians, using our ‘number gators’ to compare numbers and scientists.



We have been enjoying trips to the school allotments, digging and harvesting vegetables.


Autumn Term 2019

It’s lovely getting to know our new classes and to see the children settling happily into Year 1.  Our topic is Good To Be Me.  This half term we will be learning how amazing our bodies are and carrying out investigations into the power of our five senses.  Please see our curriculum document here: Year 1 Curriculum Overview – Autumn 2019 which will provide you with an overview of the different skills and knowledge we will be covering up until Christmas.



Year One had lots of fun on their trip to the Horniman Museum, finding out all about animals and their habitats and visiting the aquarium.


We had an exciting visit from the Mini Beast Man, who introduced us to some interesting insects, lizards and even a tarantula!


We’ve enjoyed searching for mini beasts in the playground, and watching our caterpillars change into butterflies!



Year 1 Term Plan - Summer Term 2019