Year 1

Year 1


Class Teacher: Mrs Smith

Teaching Assistants: Mrs James, Mrs Dibden


Click to download the Year 1 Curriculum : Year 1 Curriculum Letter Spring 2018

Useful websites for Year 1  – An excellent site good for maths, literacy, phonics,
topic and science.   –  Great for phonic games, some are free
without having to subscribe. – A fabulous all round site covering all areas of the
curriculum – Has phonics, literacy and maths games – Great site for phonics,
literacy, speaking and listening. It is really good for songs and rhymes.

Have a look below to see what we have been up to!


Spring Term 2018


We have had an amazing and exhausting start to the spring term! In Maths we have made our own clocks and have started learning to tell the time to the hour and half hour. We had a great time deciding what we could do if we travelled in time!


This linked rather nicely to our Topic this term, Inventors. We learnt how Leonardo Da Vinci designed the first parachute and how the Wright Brothers invented the first airplane. We looked back in history and found out how transport has changed. We wrote instructions on how to make our own model cars from different materials and objects, with real working wheels.

With our cars made we decided to see which car could travel the farthest, which we measured using cubes.

To end our ‘Let’s Build’ Topic, we imagined what it would be like to live in a world where houses were made out of different materials. We built our ‘alternative’ houses for the Three Little Pigs to live in, out of food!!

In Literacy we drew the most amazing pictures of a pigeon by listening to the instructions given by Mrs Smith.


In all we have all had a great start to the New Year and Spring term. We all very much look forward to the rest of the Spring term.



Autumn Term 2017


A great start to the year!


The children have had a great start to year one.  After saying goodbye to Mrs Hills, they have welcomed Mrs Smith as their new teacher.  The children have all settled well to the change.  In maths, we have been practising our numbers, both how to write them in the correct order and the spelling, as well as knowing our number bonds to ten.

  • Number Bonds Year 1

In literacy, we have been looking at rhyming words, sequencing of familiar stories and punctuation of simple sentences.  We continue to learn and secure many of the phonics sounds learnt during last year in Ducklings.

Our topic this term was all about the Great Fire of London.  The children very much enjoyed learning a new song with actions included, which was performed at our class assembly.

We also were very excited when we were lucky enough to see the Creepy Crawly Show at our school.  Most of the children were happy to touch the reptiles and some even had the chance to see a land snail very up close!!

In all we have had a fabulous start to year one, albeit hard work, and we are all looking forward to next term.