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Elm - Year 1

Welcome to Oak Class-Year 1

The teachers in year 1 are:

Mrs Ward: Monday - Wednesday

Mrs Leworthy: Thursday - Friday


Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Hutt

Miss Brown


Important Information

P.E - Wednesday and Thursday

Please ensure you come to school in P.E kit on these days.


Forest School and Music - Tuesday

For Forest School, please ensure you have waterproofs to cover your PE clothes and wellies.


Curriculum Information Autumn 2023


This term our topic is Animals and we will be starting with the book Can't you sleep little bear. We will be focusing on fictional writing through story writing and poetry then non-fiction writing like fact files. . We will be focusing on using full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. We will be developing our sentences by adding conjunctions and adjectives. 



We have a daily story slot after lunch, during which time we read a variety of picture books. Every child in the class is heard read by a teacher over a two week period.



In Maths we will be comparing numbers, counting on and back to 20 and finding more or less. We will be doing addition and subtraction to 10 and 20 writing number sentences and using the part-whole model. Finally we will recognise, sort and name 3D shapes creating patterns with them. 



This term we are learning about animals including humans. We will be looking at the different animal groups e.g. fish, amphibians etc,  and describing, comparing and classifying them. We will also identify and compare our bodies focusing on our senses.



This term we are learning about the history of toys and comparing toys from the past to toys today.  We will be setting up our own toy museum and having in some visitors who can tell us about the toys of their own childhoods. 



After half term, we will be learning all about the weather and seasonal change.



This term we are doing All about me and learning about how different religions believe what people are like and what they should be like. Then we will be learning about different celebrations like Christmas, Harvest and birthdays in Judaism and Christianity. 



This term we are looking at Being Me and how we are all different and special and then about celebrating our differences.


Design and Technology

After half term, we will be focusing on structures, and designing and making a windmill for a mouse.



This term we will be colour designers. We'll be using colour and pattern to produce our own animal prints to complement our classroom jungle.



This term we will be using the ICT suite and using the programme purple mash to learn about how to log on, grouping and sorting and creating pictograms. 


The year 1 phonics test will take place the week beginning 10th June 2024.


Parent Partnership
We are always happy to discuss anything with parents and carers to help to support children in learning or to provide pastoral support. If you would like to meet, please contact the office to arrange this.