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 Ms Ricketts


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Summer Term 1

This term we are retelling Little Red Riding Hood, before then tackling an Australian folktale called What Made Tiddalik Laugh. We will be using drama and role-play to help us get into the texts before our writing.

In RE, Year 1 will be learning about Islam and learning about different Islamic practices. Year 1 will be learning about the British seaside in geography, and will be developing our understanding of animals in science.

Spring Term 2

In writing this term, Year 1 will be finishing their retellings of The Pet Potato and will get to grips with the beloved classic text Dogger. We will be role-playing and bringing in our own soft toys to think about how Davey must have felt when he lost Dogger.

Year 1 will be exploring and comparing childhoods of the past and present, particularly thinking about what toys people may have played with in the past. In maths, Year 1 are consolidating their knowledge of place value within 20 before moving onto addition and subtraction within 20.

In science, Year 1 will continue their learning on everyday materials and will investigate what materials are suitable for different purposes. Finally, Year 1 will be learning about the Easter story and answering the question: ‘Why is Easter the most important festival for Christians?’.

Spring Term 1

Year 1 are jumping straight into their learning this term with our class text, The Three Little Pigs. There will be opportunities for role-play, retelling, crafts and art! We will also extend our learning of this traditional tale within science where we will be learning about and investigating different everyday materials.

In geography this term we will be expanding our understanding of where we live and will be learning about Great Britain. In maths we are consolidating our strategies for addition and subtraction, as well as starting to get to grips with place value up to 20.

This term in RE we will start off with a Chinese New Year assembly retelling the story of the zodiac! In our learning with RE, Year 1 will explore Judaism and wonder what it looks like to live as a Jewish person. In art, Year 1 will be creating beautiful artwork out of accidents and mistakes.

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 Lost and Found; Year 1 will be writing character and setting descriptions, as well as rewriting the story in their own language.

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 continue with our learning about plants in science, before moving on to learning about animals including humans.

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 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.