Year Groups

Year 1

Class Name



Garnet Miss Arthurs Miss Branagan
Sapphire Mrs Smeeton/ Mrs T-J Miss Soto
Topaz Mrs Clifton Miss Bryant

Curriculum Letters:

Term 1 
Term 2
Term 3
Term 4

Term 3

Year 1 have had a tremendosaurus dino-tastic term! 


In Maths we have been learning how to add and subtract to 20 and our place value of numbers to 50. 


This show a number bond to 20 using legos. # 

This shows adding together using tens-frames and Lego.


We’ve also begun to learn about measuring the length of objects using practical (non-standard) equipment such as our hands and also standard equipment such as a ruler. 

Keavie discovered that her daddy has the biggest feet as well as hands in our investigation. In class we discovered that between children it was very different! The child with the biggest feet, did not have the biggest hands!


In English we have been reading some fantastic dino books, such as Dinosaur Roar and Dear Dinosaur.  We’ve also written reports about dinosaurs - you see, we can write fiction and non-fiction!


During Children’s Mental Health week we thought about what makes us happy.  Expressing ourselves through art, dance, drama, singing - creatively, can make us happy.  When we know what makes us happy we can do these things to cheer ourselves up if we are feeling sad.  


Our Science focus this term has been learning about animals which linked to our dino topic.  We’ve learnt how to classify animals into groups such as carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.  We’ve looked at the features of animals and compared them, for example, did you know that you can find out what an animal eats by looking at its teeth? 


Francis sorted his animal cards out fantastically to show which animals were carnivores, omnivores or herbivores!


Grace chose to show the same information in a Venn diagram! 


We’ve also celebrated Chinese New Year - this year, 2021, is the year of the Ox. 

Joseph made a bright red envelope with a super ox picture on the front.  These are given with money inside and are also a symbol of good luck!


We’ve loved the topic of Dinosaurs this term! We created posters for information about our favourite dinosaurs. Harley used stickers!


Look at these ‘fossils and skeletons.’



Term 2

Year 1 have had a very busy term making the most of when we could be in school and learning as much as we can!

In Maths we have been learning our place value to 20 and sometimes beyond. We use numicon to help us learn our number bonds - can you see how the buckets are balanced? This is because the numicon tiles are of equal value.


We started the term with a celebration of all things ‘sparkler-like’ whilst learning about The Gunpowder Plot including how to stay safe on Bonfire Night. 

The children learnt to use descriptive language when writing about the story of Rama & Sita. 

We also spent time thinking and learning about Remembrance.  We found out about a man called Walter Tull who was a soldier in WWI who also played for Tottenham Hotspur! We also made a wreath to show our respect to those who have died in wars. 

During Friendship Week we talked about how we can be ‘United Against Bullying.’  We learnt that bullying is 1. Unfair  2. On Purpose and 3. Happens over and over.  We are all friends in Year 1 - we especially talked about how we can make mistakes sometimes but we always try to be kind and look after each other.  

Our Science focus this term has been learning about Seasonal Change with a focus on Autumn and then Winter.  We investigated rainfall in Autumn.  We made rain gauges and recorded the rainfall over 5 weeks. 

We learnt about how plants change through Autumn and how animals change their behaviour as the season changes to Winter.  

Although we were at home we read about The Nativity Story.  We put the events in order and wrote sentences to retell the story. Some of us created paper angels and built stables out of junk. 

Our Design & Technology focus this term was to learn about mechanisms.  We designed and made our own pop up Christmas Cracker cards from home. 


Term 1

In Year 1 we have enjoyed a super term based on Superheroes! Here are some examples of our super work. We have explored many Superhero stories and learnt so much about super numbers.  We are doing very well with our writing in sentences with capital letters and full stops and, of course, our handwriting is just so super too!

We learn lots of new vocabulary in Year 1 and we love Supertato!

In Science we have been learning about Our Senses.  Here is Bentley who made some binoculars when we learnt about ‘Sight.’

Here is our ‘Hearing’ experiment.

In maths we have learnt how to use different symbols like + and - but we also learn the ‘greater than and less than symbols too.

The children enjoyed exploring the natural resources to create portraits of each other.


Bami is exploring the charcoals to draw faces, he is experimenting with shading and smudging.


We have enjoyed using different media to create portraits, we used pencils to carefully sketch out faces. Erin drew a fantastic self-portrait after learning about different artist’s work.

We have had an amazing first term and cannot wait to be even more super very soon!