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Year 1

Garnet Class
Class Teacher: Mrs McIntyre
Teaching Assistant: Miss Brannagan

Topaz Class
Class Teachers: Mrs Clifton
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hardgrave

Sapphire Class
Class Teachers: Miss Rayner
Teaching Assistant: Miss Bryant

Curriculum Information  

Parent Guide


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Year 1 Curriculum Letter Term 2

Year 1 Curriculum Letter Term 3

Year 1 Curriculum Letter Term 4


Term 3


Year 1 has had an amazing term!  We began with New Year’s Resolutions - I wonder how many children have kept to the promises they made?

We’ve welcomed in Chinese New Year learning the order of animals and creating super ratty pictures!

Our learning in science about plants involved a plant-hunt!

Do you know the function of each part of a plant?  We do!

Can you tell the story of how a tomato plant grows?

We have planted sunflower seeds - more photos next term! Maybe you will see them growing in our garden?




We are growing cress and writing instructions so everyone else can too. 


As part of our RE day we learnt the parable of The Good Samaritan so we chose our theme for the day as ‘being kind’.  This is us ordering the story.


We wrote letters to the Samaritan man to say thank you for looking after the injured man.

We made ‘kindness wheels’ - you choose people you want to do acts of kindness for and spin the spinner to find out who’s turn it is!


In our topic work we are learning about our world.  We know that Earth is a sphere-shape, is covered in land and water and we are developing our understanding of continents. We made model Earths! We’ve learnt about animals from different continents and made some incredible artwork in the style of different cultures!



In English we have been enjoying books about dinosaurs! We wrote poems, retold stories and we make up words to a picture book called ‘Chalk’ where drawings come to life.

Here’s us telling the story:



Look what happened when we drew chalk pictures of a dog on our playground...


The story is set in a park - so we designed and made our own.




In Maths we have been looking at using tens and ones using tens frames and base 10 to learn our numbers to 50 and beyond! We then moved onto using these manipulatives to solve one more and one less. Look at how hard year 1 have been working!






Term 2

Super us!


This term we have been busy looking at the different seasons focusing on Autumn. We looked at how the leaves and weather have changed and why this happens showing our understanding through producing lots of Super work.

We have looked at lots of events such as Children in Need, Remembrance Day and Bonfire night making some fantastic displays!

In science we have looked at animals; their features and what they eat and also at parts of the body.

Well done on a fantastic term have a lovely well deserved break!








Term 1


This term has been fantastically busy for year 1.  We have been  learning about ourselves, discussing our likes and dislikes and how we are all brilliant and unique.  We really enjoyed writing instructions  to make a jet pack, imagining could fly away from the wolf.   We wrote an amazing song about Supertato, even adding a tune in music!  We also created speech bubbles for the character from the Supertato story.

In maths, we have been looking at place value,putting numbers in order forwards and backwards, one more, one less, greater than and less than.  We looked at 3D shapes and 2D shapes


During our science sessions we have had some super fun finding out about the properties of materials.  We put this knowledge to the test by making a water carrier that did not leak and a bookshelf that managed to hold 17 large books.  Additionally we made a bridge that had to go between two tables and hold a toy car.