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Year 1

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

Topaz Class
Class Teachers: Mrs Beechinor
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Branagan

Sapphire Class
Class Teachers: Miss Rayner
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hardgrave

Curriculum Information  

Parent Guide

Year 1 Curriculum Overview


 If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher.

Term 6

Druidstone park adventure!
Year 1 received a letter from ‘Druid’ who is in charge of all the things mystical at the park. Druid told
us that many years ago a mystical dragon landed at Druidstone park and started to damage the
magical garden and all of the creatures were so scared they went into hiding and wouldn’t come out.
This made them all very sad and we decided we had to stop him, so using all of our magical powers
we made a powerful sleeping spell, to make the naughty dragon sleep for a 100 years.
Druid needed Year One’s help to look out for the magical creatures and give them a wave if we saw
We did just that, we quietly tiptoed up towards the peafully sleeping dragon being sure not to wake
him! We carefully petted some of the animals. We loudly trip trappped over the bridge even
spotting the giants footprints! We carefully looked to find any of the magical creatures, we found
the grumpy toadstool who was very spotty! We saw the magical tree who was very wise and even
thi nk we spotted Druid himself!



This week, Year 1 (Topaz class) have been learning about The Three Billy Goats Gruff in English and have retold the story using role play and discussion.


This has tied in with our topic enchanted forests and the class has been busy exploring activities based on it. They have made Troll masks and also used junk modelling to build a bridge for the Billy Goats to cross.


In maths we have been problem solving using addition and subtraction and have use various manipulatives from balloons to sweets!


In science we have been learning about plants and how they grow and the children have all planted their own seeds and watched them grow.


Well done year 1 you have been very busy!


Busy, busy, busy
Year 1 have been busy busy busy already this term learning about position and direction, directing
their partners to various places around the school. In English we have been looking at ‘The Foggy
Foggy Forest’ where we have thought of lots of adjectives to describe the characters and their
feelings. We also have been hard at work practising for sports day!     

Term 5

Wow! What a super start to term 5 it has been in year 1. Our topic for this term is Superheroes and just this week we have made a Hulk mask, Captain America’s shield and our very own comic book.  


We have turned our tough spot into a superhero city and the children have really enjoyed being super.



Term 4

Year 1 have been busy story telling this term. They have started English lessons and have looked at the books ‘Chalk’ where the children drew pictures on the ground and they came to life, ‘The Gingerbread Man’ where they made some Gingerbread Men and also ‘Jack and The Beanstalk’ where they made a giant beanstalk and all got to climb up it!


In science we have been looking at materials testing which are absorbent and also made some boats out of different materials. They were able to test them to see which ones floated and why and which ones did not float and why.


We have been working so hard and deserve a lovely relaxing break eating lots of chocolate! Well done year 1!



Term 2

We have had a roar!

We have loved learning all about dinosaurs this term- how they move, what they eat and most of all receiving a letter from one! We would love for you to see all of our amazing yet hard work this term.

We have been designing, making and writing about dinosaurs using junk modelling.

We have designed and made our own dinosaur planets!

Look at how fantastic our imaginations are!

Here are our masterpieces.


We want to thank all of the children for their hard work, great attitude towards their learning and most importantly bringing their smiles! We hope you all have a well-deserved relaxing break and will see you back at school on Monday 25th February 2019.

Term 2

It’s the season

We have been busy having fun in Year 1 preparing for Christmas with plenty of Christmas crafts, writing and decorating. We have learnt about the Nativity story, why we have Christmas trees and all about advent!

Look at these photos which show you all the fun activities we have had!

We solved some Christmas addition and subtraction sums.

We were busy helping elves prepare for Chrismas!


We played the part very well!

We showed our creative sides by decorating our Christmas tree.

Look how pretty it is looking!

We learnt all about the Nativity story and even acted it out!


Well done year 1 you have had a brilliant first term in year 1 and we cannot wait to see all of your continued hard work in term 2 in 2019

Have a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year!

The Year 1 team.

Term 1

Year 1 are going to be busy this term learning about festivals and celebrations starting with Diwali. They have learnt about why we celebrate Diwali, the story of Rama and Sita and that Diwali is the festival of light. They have made their own Rangoli patterns, designed their own Mehndi patterns and made some Diva lamps. Have look at how enthusiastic and creative we have been in the photos below.


Term 1

We are very happy with the children for their hard work and happy attitudes towards our learning at
the start of Year 1. We are also especially proud of how the children have been so happy coming into
school each morning and how much more independent they have become, even in only a few
weeks. Well done to all of the children in Year 1!

We are busy learning phonics in the morning as well as maths. In the afternoon we are enjoying our
free flow topic time.

We have learnt about builders and buildings and we have been busy constructing lots of structures.
We have experimented with lots of different materials and tested their properties.
Here are some photographs of the fun we have been having:

We designed our own houses for three little pigs.

We built a wall - The Big Bad Wolf could not blow it down!

We made sure the wall was strong!

We were busy carrying out building work in the building yard!

We designed and constructed some strong structures!

We had a look at some Harvest and Autumn natural materials.

We loved our role play building area!


We sorted different materials.


We explored the texture of materials and described them!

We are looking forward to more exciting learning in term 2! If you would like more information on
what we will be learning in term 2, please look at our Curriculum Newsletter which will be on the
website soon.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Miss Huggens, Miss Rayner, Mrs Beechinor & the Year 1 team