Welcome to our page for Year 1 children!


September 2020

This term our topic is ‘Toys’. Using the text ‘Lost in the Toy Museum’ we will explore and write our very own adventure story. We will be discovering all about toys from the past and comparing the similarities and differences to today’s toys. This will be linked to our Science topic of Materials. We will then apply our knowledge of materials to Design and Technology and make our own toy with wheels. In RE, we will be learning about Christians and their daily lives. During Maths lessons, we are focusing on developing our sense of number by being able to instantly recognise numbers up to 10 without counting.


October 2020

Year One have been thoroughly enjoying discovering all about our very own toy Museum and what toys were like in the past. We have been reading a range of adventure stories such as Dogger, Lost in the Toy Museum, and Whatever Next. We have been planning and writing some stories of our own. In Maths, we have been becoming experts at subitising. This is where we recognise the number of objects in a small group without the need to count them. We have also been exploring ideas to create our very own moving toys with wheels and axles. We are looking forward to using these skills to make our very own toys.



November 2020

This half term we will be studying Katie Morag and Iggy Peck. Our wider curriculum work will link to these texts. In maths, we are aiming to secure our knowledge of place value and move into developing our understanding of addition and subtraction. We are looking at ‘the four nations’ to gain an understanding of the British Isles and what makes Britain great. Children will be looking at ‘the four seasons’ in science and they will get to make their very own weather stations!

In P.E. the children will be focusing on balancing skills and general gymnastics. They will continue to have P.E. on a Friday. We will of course be looking at Christmas as a Christian festival as we enter December.


We have created a guide for parents so that you can support your children at home in preparation for the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. You can download and read the document here Phonics_Booklet_for_Parents.pdf

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