English – instructions

1H has really enjoyed learning how to write instructions this week.

We have followed a treasure map and then wrote our own instructions for a treasure map.

We finished the week off by following instructions to make fruit pizzas and pirates hat, take a look what we did. 

Weather Reports

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Today year 1 explored weather forecasting.  We watched clips of the TV forecasting the weather.  We looked at the British Isles and discussed North, South, East, West.  We decided/predicted the weather for the different parts of the country before advising the audience of how to prepare for the day based on the weather!

Welcome to year 1 spring term.

Welcome to Year 1 spring term.

What a busy term we have coming up.

The creative curriculum topic for this term is Treasure.

The children will be learning about famous Pirates in history and which Oceans the Pirates travelled. They will learn about the history of the royal navy.

The children have a Pirate role-play area in the classroom so that they can dress up as pirates, learn sea shanties and look for buried treasure using a map.


The children will be reading and writing stories linked to Pirates. This week they have been reading the story ‘Pirates love Underpants’ and re writing the story.

This term the children will be writing instructional text linked to Pirates, learning poems, and sea shanties.


The children will continue to consolidate their place value skills knowing numbers to 20.Knowing and learning number bonds to 10 and 20.

They will begin to recognise coins and know the value of each coin to the value of £2.

They will know the number 1 more and one less of any number to 100.

They will become confident to count in 2s, 5s and 10.

Science – Changing Seasons.

In this unit, children will learn that there are four seasons, the names for these seasons and that there are differences between them. They will identify and design weather symbols for the different types of weather they are likely to experience across the seasons.

Working scientifically, children will make observations and measurements over time throughout the seasons including day length, temperature, rain/snow fall, wind strength, cloud conditions and the accompanying changes to plants and animals in their local environment. They will describe and record their findings and compare them across the seasons.



The children follow the Charanga music program with Mr. Derbyshire each week.


Our learning this term will be asking the question ‘’what makes some places sacred’’

We will be visiting St Mary’s church and looking at the role of baptism for Christians.


Please remember your child’s book bag and reading book each day. P.E. days are Monday and Thursday. Homework is given out on Friday and need to be returned no later than Wednesday. Please remember to practise the year 1 key words as the children need to be able to read and spell the words.

Thank you for your continued support from all the year 1 team.

Mrs Rafferty, Miss Hope, Miss Machin, Mrs Hoof and Mrs Bagley.

Welcome to Year 1


The move from Reception to Year 1 can be a big change for some children. We continue to follow aspects of the EFY curriculum. This eases the transition for the children and slowly build up to a more structure Year 1 timetable.

Within Year 1, we try to develop your child’s independence by ensuring they are organising themselves in the morning; putting coats on pegs, book bag in trays and recording records and homework placed in the correct places.
Also, by ensuring they can dress themselves for PE. Remember to have your child’s PE kit in School all week; the PE days are Mondays and Thursdays. As a school, we recommend that PE kits should remain in school until Half Term. Please, ensure your child’s name is clearly labelled in all their School uniform and PE kit.

Reading books and records put return to school every day as we do guided reading every morning. As a school, we encourage that you try and read to your children at least twice a week and write it in their record so we know where they are up to or if they finished the book and then needs changing.

Homework is given out every Friday and needs to be returned by Wednesday. We select 3 children from each class, each week, for star homework.

This term we will be focusing on reading, writing and ordering numbers in 1’s to up 50. To say the number that is one more and one less than any number up to 50. The children will also begin to learn number bonds of 4, 5, 6 and 10. Also, the children will be introduced to different songs and rhyme to support their learning in Maths.

This term we will explore different stories with similar settings; they will be identifying and describing the characters and settings from a range of stories. Also, they will begin to start sequencing and retelling different stories.

(link to common exception words) T-L-5468-Common-Exception-Words-Assessment-Year-1_ver_3.pdf



In Autumn 1, we will be looking at animals including humans, looking at naming the body parts and our five senses. They will also look at how humans grow and change. Science is developed through a range of practical activities for the children to gain more of an understanding.


The topic for this term is Dinosaurs; we will be using friction and non-friction books to explore this topic. The children will learn how and when the Dinosaurs roamed the Earth and discuss how they became extinct. This topic also reflects our role-play area for this term.


We will be focussing on the question ‘Who are Christians and what do they believe?’

All the children from Year 1 to Year 6 will be visiting St Mary’s Church to celebrate the Harvest Festival.

Thank you for all your support

Mrs Rafferty, Miss Hope, Miss Machin and Mrs Hoof. The year 1 team.