Welcome to Year One’s Homepage! Year One is such an exciting year, full of great trips, workshops and hands on lessons! In Year One we work hard to build those early foundations of learning and to establish that all important enthusiasm for lifelong learning and discovery! This year, we will focus on three main topics across the year: ‘History of Camden Market’, ‘Shakespeare’ and finally ‘LS Lowry and Pieter Bruegel!’ as well as celebrating Black History Month and the Global Goals. You can keep up to date by reading our class blog and home learning will be posted in the ‘Related Documents’ section on the right hand side.

Year One Team!

Class Teacher: Mrs Evans
Teaching Assistants: Ms Bergin and Mr Charles


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Reading books to be returned to school. Parent/carer to write a comment in the log book. Reading books to be returned to school. Parent/carer to write a comment in the log book. Reading books to be returned to school. Parent/carer to write a comment in the log book.
Arrive in PE kit and change into school uniform.
Homework and memory books due in. Homework to be sent out for the week ahead.

Summer Term

Welcome back to the final term of Year 1. This term, our topic is Global Goals focused. Our Global Goal we are focusing on is ‘Life on Land’, therefore, we will be looking at different rainforests around the world and understanding the effects of deforestation has on animals. Our book this term is ‘Where is the Elephant?’ by Barroux, which depicts what deforestation looks like in illustrations over time. If you would like to take a closer look at this book, then do let me know.

In Science, we will be learning about plants. We will be planting seeds and watching them grow whilst observing which area is best for certain plants to flourish. Our resident gardener Mr Charles will be leading this. And with a Maths link, we will be learning about length and height by measuring our plants weekly to see how fast they have grown.

Important dates for Year 1 in the Summer Term

11th June – Class Photo Day
2nd July – Sports Day
6th July – Summer Fair
11th July – School Trip (more information to come)
W/C 15 July – Report signing for parents

16th July – School Trip (more information to come)

This term we will focusing on significant individuals by looking at the lives and careers of L.S. Lowry and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. We will examine their art work and create short stories, diary entries and even biographies of their lives as well as comparing both artists.

In Science we will be explore what Spring looks like by keeping a weather diary. We will later look at plants and identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants as well as describing the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. We will go on a trip to Kew gardens to see a variety of different plants.

In PSHE, our focus is caring and how we can care for ourselves, our family and our planet.

A jam packed fun term planned!

Important dates for Year 1 in the Summer Term

Friday 10th May – Spring Fair

Friday 17th May – Year 1 Class Assembly

W/C 20th May – Prayer Week

Tuesday 30th June – Whole School Photos

Tuesday 2nd July – Sports Day

Spring Term

This half term we will begin with a three week science topic investigating ‘Everyday Materials’.  We explore the properties of materials through investigations where we will plan, predict, record results and write conclusions. We will also be looking at, in detail, the fairy tale of ‘The Three Little Pigs’, where we will try and build the pigs houses to see which one is the most waterproof. We will also retell the story of the Three Little Pigs in our writing.

After three weeks of our science topic, we will begin our topic of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’

In History, we will gain a better understanding of where the story is set by examining what Ancient Greece was like. We will then start to focus on the plays most prominent theme which is love by writing love poems.

We will then dive into Act 2 where magic potion will be made and potion recipes will be written in our English lessons.

In computing we will create Stop Motion animation of parts of the story and in RE we will be studying Sikhism by exploring what Sikhs believe. In Maths we will be continuing with addition and subtraction within 20.

A jam packed fun term planned!

Important dates for Year 1 in the Spring Term

Wednesday 30th January – KS1 Parent Maths Workshop

Friday 15th February – Year 1 Class Assembly

Tuesday 26th March – Shakespeare Performance

Autumn Term

This term, Year 1’s topic is ‘History of Camden Market’. We will be visiting the market as ‘Time Detectives’ and will look for clues to make us think about what the market used to be like. We will be doing lots of research and drama to have a greater understanding of what the market used to be like and how it was used (as a horse stables and horse hospital). Our writing lessons will be inspired by this topic as well as linked to our class book for this half term, Katie in London.

In Maths, we will revisit our number facts – counting up to 100 and working with numbers from 0-30 to build a more solid understanding of place value, addition, subtraction, measurement and shape.

In Science, our focus will be ‘Animals’ and we will be finding out about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. We will also look at the characteristics of different animals and be able to classify them as mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish.

In Art, we will be making lots of different crafts such as jewellery and tea light holders linked to what we would find at Camden Market. During Black History Weeks, we will be looking at the Windrush generation and discussing what this generation left behind compared to what they saw when they arrived in the UK.

In RE, we will be learning about the Christian/Jewish creation story and the children will be able to explain their beliefs as well as understand that Christians believe that God created the world in seven days.

Important dates for Year 1 in the Autumn Term

Friday 5th October: Year 1 Class Assembly