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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

In Year 1 we have lots of fun with our exciting and creative topics. We link our topics through all areas of the National Curriculum and ensure the children have lots of practical and fun activities to inspire their imagination. To support the children with their transition from Reception we begin the year with an Early Years approach and gradually build up to more formal learning. We ensure the children have a well-thought-out and planned for continuous provision to enable them to continue to develop their independence when completing a wide range of activities.

The exciting topics we cover in Year 1 are............

  • Digging for Dinosaurs - We look at changes that occurred to the world, how fossils are made, and we even make our own. We also have a dinosaur workshop who visit the school, the children get to explore real fossils and meet a Tyrannosaurs Rex.
  • Rumble in the Jungle - We look at different animals and their habitats and explore deforestation and how that is effecting different animals.
  • Commotion in the Ocean - We look at the different oceans and the animals that live in them. We also look at maps and the different continents.
  • Bright Lights, Big City - We look at London and the famous landmarks we have. The children enjoy creating their own landmarks using different materials. We also learn all about the Queen and her Palaces.
  • Once Upon a Time - We enjoy looking at traditional tales and creating our own endings. We spend time exploring different materials and finding the strongest material to build a castle suitable for a King and Queen.
  • Enchanted Woodlands - We spend time looking at different plants and trees and where they grow. We enjoy exploring the different seasons and looking at the changes that occur during them.

We have 3 classes in Year 1 Red Class, Rose Class and Ruby Class. Miss Lilley and Lisa teach in Red class, Mrs Williams and Angela teach in Rose class and Mrs Langshaw (Mon-Wed), Mrs George (Thurs and Fri) and Ros teach in Ruby class.

Year 1 really is a fantastic year and the children have so much to enjoy and look forward to.