Welcome to year 1! We hope you had a lovely summer with lots of rest and fun and are ready to come back to school to start our new school year. We are all very excited to begin our Autumn term in year 1! Our class teacher is Miss Duck and our teaching Assistant is Miss Corrigan.

In year 1 we are working really hard to be kind, thoughtful and work together as a team. We do our best to follow the golden rules and always be green.

The Autumn term is very exciting and year 1 have lots of fantastic things to look forward to. We have a class trip planned to the transport museum to help us with our IPC topic. There will be lots of exciting learning opportunities this term as well as joining in with the rest of the school in some Christmas fun!

In June year 1 will complete a phonics screening test so excellent attendance and punctuality is essential.


Here is a copy of our curriculum map to see what we will be learning about this year




Autumn Term Spring Term Summer term
English Narrative:

Stories with a familiar setting


Non Narrative:




List Poems


Traditional tales









Question and answer poems








Place Value


Addition, Subtraction


Addition and subtraction

Place Value

Measurement, length and height

Measurement weight and volume

Number Multiplication and division

Number: Fractions

Geometry: position and direction

Number place value

Measurement: Money


IPC From A to B Food


Time travellers


PE  Games






Computing Computer Science Information Technology Digital Literacy
Science Animals, including humans.

Seasonal Changes: Autumn and Winter

Seasonal Changes: Spring and         Summer

Everyday Materials


Scientists and


SEAL New Beginnings Getting On & Falling Out Going goals

Good to be me



RE Gifts


New Beginnings


Our Planet



In IPC our topic is ‘From A to B’. Take a look at what we will be learning in each subject this term.

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

How we travel to school

How to make maps to record our journey to school

How to create our own train journey around the host country

How we can travel to different countries

How to create our own activity holiday

In History, we’ll be finding out:

About transport in the past

How to make a timeline to show when different types of transport were invented

About exploring different types of transport from myths and legends

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

How to create our own futurist painting to capture the speed and movement of transport

How to create a boat collage in the style of Turner and Monet

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

How to make our own sail boats and aeroplanes

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

How to make a ‘vehicle’ to transport a small toy from one place to another

How to make plans for vehicles

How to test our vehicles to see how well they work

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

About the sounds different types of transport make

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

How to cross roads safely

About bicycle and road safety

About people with restricted mobility

In ICT & Computing, we’ll be finding out:

How to create a simple algorithm

How to program Bee-bots to follow precise instructions

About multi-player online gaming and how to stay safe online

In International, we’ll be finding out:

How children around the world travel to school



Spelling and Maths homework will be given out every Friday and should be in by the following Friday.

Children will need to learn their spellings and mathematical skills each week. A spelling test will occur every Friday.


Children will receive a dojo point for returning their homework.




PE will take place every week on Monday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child has their full kit in school on these days in order to be prepared for the lesson and to receive a class dojo point.

Full Kit:

Team coloured t shirt (red, blue, yellow or green)

Black shorts

Black pumps


Children will have a music lesson every Tuesday with a specialist music teacher.


Learning in Action



Year 1 re-told the story ‘Peace at Last.’ We added Pie Corbet inspired actions to help us remember what happened in the story. We worked in groups to act out different parts of the story. We each looked at a different place where Mr Bear tried to go to sleep and came up with actions to help us remember where about in the house Mr Bear had gone.










In our maths lesson we were looking at greater than and less than. We learned that the crocodile always eats the biggest number.