Welcome to Year 1’s homepage! This year is full of amazing opportunities and learning for Year 1. We will developing and growing our love for learning and building important relationships and skills through trips, workshops and hands-on lessons. This year we will focus on a few main topics across the year, such as the ‘History of Camden Market’ and our soon-to-be-announced Shakespeare text. We will also celebrate Black History Month in October, and later on in the year, the Global Goals.

You can keep up with what Year 1 are doing through our class blog and our home learning that is sent home every week. We are always happy to hear from you and find out what you think!

Year One Team!

Class teacher: Miss Sun

Teaching assistants: Mrs Kabir and Mrs Firdous


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Summer Term 1

This half term, Year 1 will have a focus on animals across many of our subjects. In writing, we will be exploring The Storm Whale and What Made Tiddalik Laugh, a traditional Aboriginal tale. We will continue our learning of animals in science, and will be building on this even further in geography, where we will be exploring where animals live around the world.

In RE, Year 1 are learning about Islam, which we are very excited to develop our understanding of. Towards the end of term, we will be starting to think about our Shakespeare topic that will begin in earnest after the half term holidays!

Spring Term 2

With British Science Week this month, our whole-school science topic will be on ‘Time’. We are really looking forward to exploring this concept and learning more about it! In writing, we are continuing on with our twisted traditional tale of Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion, before going onto retelling the classic story of a lost toy in Dogger.

Rather fittingly, Year 1 are exploring past childhoods in history, with our topic of ‘Toys’. We will be taking a look at how toys have changed and stayed the same over years. In maths, we are working on addition and subtraction within and up to 20.

As we are coming up to the festival of Easter, our RE topic this half term is focused on answering the question: ‘Why is Easter the most important festival for Christians’. Year 1 will be learning lots of new skills in our Art and DT topic of ‘pop-up books’, where we will be learning to create many elements of an exciting pop-up book!

Spring Term 1

After a lovely Autumn term, Year 1 are back and are building on lots of learning that they have done already! This term in maths we will be extending our understanding of place value and starting to look at how numbers up to 20 are made. After that, Year 1 will begin to think about addition and subtraction.

We are continuing with geography, this time thinking about where people live across the world. We will be learning the names of important features of our world, such as the names of the seven continents and the different parts of the United Kingdom.

Writing this term is focused on traditional tales. Year 1 will first start with retelling their own versions of The Three Little Pigs, after which we will be looking at a twisted version of Little Red Riding Hood, called Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion. Our science topic ties in nicely with The Three Little Pigs, as we will be exploring materials and building our own houses!

In RE, Year 1 are learning about Judaism and what it means to live as a Jewish person. Finally in art, we will be exploring how making mistakes can actually lead to brilliantly creative ideas! Please take a look at the book Beautiful Oops if you would like to see some great examples at home.

Autumn Term 2

This term Year 1 are becoming more independent in their learning and are starting to work as a whole class during lessons. We will also be working towards our Infant Nativity performance later on this term.

In geography we will be learning about our local area and will also start to learn to read simple maps. In writing, our two class texts are Beegu and The Christmas Pine; Year 1 will be writing character and setting descriptions, as well as rewriting the story in their own words. At the beginning of the term, we will be reading a book about a mystery pet!

In maths we are building on the strong foundations of composition of number that we covered last term and starting addition and subtraction within 10. We will learning about animals including humans in science.

In RE, we will be delving into the Nativity story and exploring the different roles in the story. Finally in art, we will be creating beautiful pieces of landscape art!

Autumn Term 1

This term, Year 1’s topic is ‘the History of Camden Market’. We will be visiting the market and using our detective skills to find clues about what the market used to be like. In drama we will throw ourselves back in time to imagine what life might have been like in the past, and understand what Camden Market must have been like with the stables and the horse hospital.

Our class texts this term encourage lots of imaginative retelling. We first start off with ‘Who Are You’, a book all about how we are similar and different. This will be the theme of our class assembly at the beginning of the term! Later on, we will be reading the beloved picture book, The Odd Egg and will also look at some traditional African tales for Black History month.

In Maths, we will be revisiting our number facts – counting up to 10 and working with numbers from 0-10 to build a more solid understanding of place value, addition and subtraction. We will be trying to use our reasoning skills to explain what we have found.

In Science, we will be learning about seasonal changes and plants! In Art, we will work on developing our drawing and mark-making skills, as well as looking at the work of artist Frank Bowling for Black History month. In RE, we will learn about the Christian/Jewish creation story and learn to share and explain our beliefs as well as understand that Christians believe that God created the world in seven days.