Year One

Welcome to Year One

Staff: Miss Brown, Miss Murphy, Mrs Blundell and Mrs Stephens


Our research projects for this year will be: 

The Enchanted Woodland

Dinosaur Planet

Moon Zoom

Rio De Vida

Memory Box

Paws, Claws & Whiskers

General Information

P.E in Year 1P.E

We have P.E in Year 1 every week.  It is very important that all children have a full school P.E kit in school every day.  Although we have set days for P.E, on occasions we have extra P.E sessions or our P.E may be moved to an alternative day.

Only the following uniform should be worn for P.E:

  • White T- Shirt
  • Green Shorts
  • Black / Grey Pumps

We also require a winter outdoor kit

  • Black Jogging bottoms
  • Black Sweatshirt
  • Trainers

In Year 1, our P.E days are:

1CB – Tuesday   1LM – Monday


HomeworkIn Year 1, the children are expected to complete a variety of tasks at home.  Our homework timetable is outlined below.  Please be aware, this may change from time to time.

Spellings – Spellings are given out weekly and should be looked at every night.  Our spelling test is on a Friday.

Reading – Children should read every night at home.  A record of your child’s reading should be put into their planner. Reading books will be checked and changed on a regular basis. Please encourage your child to spend some time each week practising the set 1, 2 & 3 Read Write Inc sounds and learning the keywords in their planner.

Learning Logs –  Learning logs are based on the topics completed in class. They are given out at the start of each new topic. You can pick 2 activities to complete and we ask for them to be brought into school to share with the class at the end of the topic.

Children will be given Maths and English homework from time to time. If your child is struggling with any homework given, please let us know.

Autumn 2 – Reading

Year 1 are reading ‘Tyrannosaurus Drip’ by Julia Donaldson.


Autumn 2 – Dinosaur Planet

This half term our topic is ‘Dinosaur Planet’. The children will learn to name and identify a range of dinosaurs. They will learn about which dinosaurs are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. The children will learn about fossils and complete lots of work on a famous palaeontologist called Mary Anning. They will learn why she was significant and all about her life.

On the 6th November year 1 will also be visited by Teach Rex as part of their topic. Teach Rex will be in school all morning and the children will get to meet Jam the T-Rex. Each class will then have their own workshop where they will practise their acting skills and make their own videos using a green screen.



Autumn 1 – Reading

Year 1 are reading ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson.


Autumn 1 – The Enchanted Woodland

This half term our topic is ‘The Enchanted Woodland’. The children will learn all about various woodland animals and learn to recognise the signs of Autumn. They will also find out about evergreen and deciduous trees and learn to identify some common examples of each. The children will also label the different parts of a flower and tree. They will also become familiar with a range of wild and garden plants and be able to recognise and name them from pictures. As part of this topic, the children will learn about healthy eating. In Design and Technology, they will make a healthy fruit salad, cutting and preparing the fruit themselves. They will then bring their teddy bear in from home and have a teddy bear’s picnic.

During this half term the children will also have the opportunity to become budding artists! They will learn all about the artist ‘Piet Mondrian’, and find out how he used line and colour in his paintings. The children will have the opportunity to create their own Mondrian inspired artwork which involves painting using the primary colours (red, yellow and blue). In addition, they will have the chance to create tints of the 3 primary colours. They will also have the chance to use the iPads to create their own Mondrian artwork using Book Creator.

Here is some of the artwork from 1CB. The children really enjoyed creating their artwork and were pleased with their finished pieces of work.

Here is some of the Mondrian artwork created on the iPads using Book Creator by 1CB.