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 Assistant: Mrs Gashi


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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. Homework to be sent out for the week ahead.

Summer Term 1

Thank you to parents and carers for all your support this term so far. It has been wonderful to see your children thriving in their home environments and understanding that learning can take place anywhere. Please see below our Summer 1 curriculum overview for Year 1.

If you need any more information then please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Evans on the Purple Mash individual blogs for your children. If you need extra information about this overview then please see the national curriculum links below.

In Maths we will be focusing on five areas; fractions, time, mass, volume and money. These areas of the maths curriculum are very practical which are great for lockdown learning. I will be sharing this practical learning on the class blog as well as practising using the CGP books when instructed.

Maths NC: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335158/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Mathematics_220714.pdf

In Writing, we will continue to focus on a different book each week. We have begun immersing ourselves in our first focus text, Beegu by Alexis Deacon. Our learning will be focused on a variety of English skills, we will be inferring and predicting (so please hold fire from reading these books until the dates below), writing in full sentences from question, descriptions, story writing and free creative writing. I will be posting a read aloud of these books weekly.

Week 2: Claude in the City by Alex T Smith

Week 3: Pattans Pumpkin by Chitra Soundar

Week 4: The Secret Black Rock by Joe Todd Stanton

Week 5: How to Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz

 We will continue to read with an adult everyday as well as practise our phonics using the flashcards provided and the YouTube live link attached in the class blog daily.

English NC: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335186/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_English_220714.pdf

 In RE, we will try to answer the question of ‘How do Jewish people live?’ by deep diving into Judaism. As well as this, we will be trying to understand how we can learn from this religion by looking at our own beliefs. Our Christian value this half term is compassion.

Religious Education (as a CofE school, we follow the LDBS curriculum):


 In Science this term, our topic is treasure island. This will be a hands on topic which will include some habitat research, shelter building (using everyday materials), rainwater capture as well as identifying structures of fish and animals.

Science NC: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425618/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Science.pdf

In History, we will be looking at our toys at home to compare how children play now to how they played in the past. We will be interviewing our parents (and possibly grandparents over the phone) to understand how play is different now but also to understand how society views playing.

History NC: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239035/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_History.pdf

In PSHE, we will be exploring what it means to live a healthy, balanced lifestyles and how we maintain positive and healthy relationships during lockdown.

In Computing, we will be carrying on with our topic of Maze Explorers on Purple Mash as well as online safety and being aware of technology that is around our homes.

Computing NC:


In Art and Design, Mrs Periton will continue to post art assignments on the blog on Fridays.

Art and Design NC: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239018/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Art_and_design.pdf

The English Touring Opera have kindly put together weekly singing lessons for children. In Year 1 we will be completing these when instructed in the daily blogs.

Music NC:


In PE, we will continue to complete our Joe Wicks daily workouts as well as take part in Coach Steve’s challenges he posts on the school website.

Physical Education NC: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239040/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Physical_education.pdf

Spring Term 2

We are full swing with our topic of ‘The Tempest’ and have been practising our performance for the end of term. This term we will immerse ourselves even further into the play by writing spells for Prospero’s spell book, creating magical feasts in art and design and technology as well as describing what it would be like to be at the feast.

In History, we will be focusing on Shakespearean people and discovering what they wore and what they looked like.

In Art we will be doing lots of work inspired by The Tempest. In RE we will be studying the Easter story by the events that lead up to Jesus death. In Maths we will be moving on to numbers within 50 and finish our term with length and height. In Character and Well-being we will continue to explore the theme of Courage and our Christian value of forgiveness.

Important dates for Year 1 in the Spring Term

Thursday 27th February – Parent Phonics Workshop

Tuesday/Wednesday 3rd/4th March – Parents Evening

Tuesday 24th February – Shakespeare Performance

Spring Term 1

This term we will begin with a two week Geography topic, focusing on map work and understand the 7 continents and 5 oceans. We will then begin our 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.

After our science topic, we will begin our topic of ‘The Tempest.’ The play is set on an Island near Italy and is about magic, love, betrayal and forgiveness. The Tempest will inspire all writing from week 4 onwards and the children will be producing different types of writing based on the characters and events in the play. Year 1 will be working hard in drama to prepare for their Shakespeare performance!

In Art we will be doing lots of work inspired by The Tempest. In computing we will create Stop Motion animation of parts of the story. In RE we will be studying Sikhism by exploring what Sikhs believe. In Maths we will be continuing with addition and subtraction within 20 then moving onto length and height towards the end of the term. In Character and Wellbeing we will be exploring the theme of Courage and what that looks like everyday.

A jam packed fun term planned!

Important dates for Year 1 in the Spring Term

Tuesday 4th February – Globe Theatre Trip

Wednesday 12th February – CLC School Trip

Friday 14th February – Year 1 Class Assembly

Tuesday 24th 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.

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 20th September: Year 1 Class Assembly