Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Mrs. J. Mantegna (Y1 Teacher MT)

Mrs. C. Dawes (Y1 Teacher WThF)

Ms. Boyne and Ms Tokelove (LSA)

Ms. E. Axford (Y1 PPA cover)

Year One is the first year in Key Stage One. The children's education is planned using the National Curriculum via our Creative Curriculum. We use cross-curricular learning themes in which subjects overlap to reinforce and compliment each other.  Each learning theme is planned carefully to meet the needs and capabilities of the child.  We aim to develop knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes necessary for the child's whole development. 







Reading 5 x week




  • Phonics Play
  • Phonics Bloom
  • Numbots 



Start of the day: 8.50am

End of the day: 3.00pm


Term Five: 25.4.22-27.5.22

PE on Thursday and Friday


Term 5 <Curriculum Map>

Term 5 <Optional Homework Grid>


Term 4 <Curriculum Map>

Term 4 <Optional Homework Grid>


Term 3 <Curriculum Map>

Term 3 <Optional Homework Grid>










Term 5

This Term our topic is 'How does your Garden Grow?' We will be focusing our learning on Plants: identifying the parts of a plant and briefly discussing their function, as well as planting our own sunflowers and observing what happens to plants when all the conditions they need to grow and thrive are not met. 

Term 4

This term our topic is 'Historically Royal'. We will be exploring changes have occurred within living memory of our lives and the lives of our parents & grand-parents during Queen Elizabeth's reign. We will focus on how toys, technology, everyday life, music, entertainment and leisure has changed for children through the decades. Please find attached our curriculum map for this term.


Who are the Royal Family?

This week we have been exploring who the Royal Family are and how they are related by completing a Family tree for them. The children also generated some questions that they wish to find out about the Royal Family during our topic including: Do they have any pets? Are they rich? What clothes do they wear? What is The Queen's favourite colour?

Chinese New Year


We had a brilliant day in Year 1 celebrating Chinese New Year. We have written Chinese good luck messages and made beautiful fireworks pictures. We also made incredible tiger masks for our tiger dances! We had prawn crackers for our snack that were a hit! To end the day we had a viewing of our firework pictures and learned how the tiger got its stripes!

Making Spring Rolls

We have had a brilliant day making and tasting our vegetable spring rolls as part of our instructions writing unit. We were so proud of the children for trying so many different new flavours today. We are looking forward to writing our recipes to bring home to try.




Term 3 'China and Us'

Welcome back to Term 3! Our topic for this term is 'China and Us' where we will be comparing life in the UK to life in China including how Chinese New Year is celebrated. Please find attached our curriculum map for this term.


Terms 1 & 2 Amazing Animals

The project learning for term one is, 'Amazing Animals!' 

All messages and displays of work will be sent through our ClassDojo system. This is where you can get in contact to ask questions, see children's learning and stay up-to-date with everything that is happening in Year 1 and in the school.


YEAR ONE 2020-21

 Walk to Worlebury Woods

On Tuesday 18th May, Year One walked from school to Worlebury Woods to identify the different types of trees that grow in our local area as part of our topic 'How does your garden grow?' We were amazed by the variety of trees that grow in the woods and identified beech, horse chestnut, sycamore, elder, alder and yew trees!


Year One WOW Day

For our WOW day, the Year One children have been busy clearing, weeding and planting seeds in the Year One gardening area. We have planted strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce and lots of flowers for our wild flower garden. The children have also planted their own sunflower and bean seeds inspired by our learning about Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Terms 5 & 6

This term our learning will be based around the question, 'How does your garden grow?' We have set the children the challenge of designing and creating our own Year One garden where we can grow our own plants, fruits and vegetables. Watch this space for updates! More details about our topic can be found on our project map

African Necklaces!

As part of our learning about Africa, we have been exploring African patterns and prints. We used our learning to design and make our own African necklaces. We think they look amazing!

Easter Fun!

We have had great fun celebrating Easter in Year One. We have retold the Easter story, made our own Easter cards and made some delicious chocolate Easter nests. Yum!




As a school we will be using the online reading programme Bug Club. Your child will therefore be allocated books electronically on Bug Club each week (rather than being given a whole band). As with hard copy books, your child’s book will only be changed once they are completed (along with the quiz or comprehension questions that come with the book). Please continue to fill in your child’s Reading Record as this will be shown to the teacher by your child each week and house points awarded as usual. Alternatively, you can photograph the Reading Record page and send it to the class teacher via your child’s portfolio in Class Dojo. Below is a short video explaining how to use your child's virtual book bag. 


Welcome back to school and to Year One!  We are very excited to be welcoming you back to school. We will begin by having two induction days where we will be getting to know each other better, sharing our experiences since we've been away and creating our class charter together to set out the agreed expectations in Year One. This will include rules and routines around measures to keep ourselves safe in our year group bubble due to the Coronavirus.  Following the induction, we will begin our learning project, 'X Marks the Spot'.  There is a link to the planned learning opportunities above. Further information and home learning will be shared to parents and children via Class Dojo.

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