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 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!