Welcome to Year 1


Welcome to year 1. Our theme for this term will be 'nature is all around us'. There will be a focus on our local area and the nature that we can see or attract to the area.


Creative Curriculum

Please note that children will have brought home their ‘fabulous facts’. This does outline the vocabulary they will be using over the half term, as well as some supporting facts that children will learn about during the term. The document will be attached to this page for reading.

We are hoping to spend some time outside in the nature area, getting to know the best of British wildlife.

Our science topic will be 'through the window' and will be covered over the whole year. Our focus will be the seasons. We will be thinking about the changes in our surroundings, the weather, the animals that we may see and daylight hours.



In English, we will be exploring the book ‘Robin’s Winter Song’ by Suzanne Barton. This will incorporate the three phase approach in literacy that we have been following. We will continue to use our traffic light sentences in our writing. Furthermore, we will be working toward writing more complex sentences that include conjunctions, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, suffixes and prefixes.

We will then be working on the book ‘Birds’ by Carme Lemniscates. This book will help us to better understand nature and make links to our creative topic of nature. We will use what we know and have learned to write an advisory letter on how to look after wildlife in the local area.  

We will be using a book called ‘It starts with a seed’ by Laura Knowles for guided reading. Again this will support our creative theme of nature.

We have updated our phonics policy. Please find all the details on the year 1 page. Year 1 are currently on phase 5 for phonics.



In Maths, we are continuing to work on addition and subtraction, shape and place value. We will use various tools and equipment to support our learning.



P.E. will be indoor this term and we will exploring dance. We will be starting with Disney, moving on to Bollywood dancing and then on to hip-hop.


Finally, please could you send your child to school with a labelled bottle for water. Children will have access to fill their bottles up at the water fountain throughout the day. 

If there is anything you need to discuss please catch me at home time, or make appointment through the office.


Miss Dwyer


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