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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to our Year 1 page.  We will share information on here, about your child's learning and you'll get regular updates about what they have been doing in class.  There is a copy of our curriculum overview below, so you can see what learning will be taking place throughout the year.  If you want to find out about specific curriculum areas, for example: 'Science' or 'Music' look at the 'Curriculum' section of the website.  We have a list of 50 recommended reads for Year 1, which are wonderful books and we encourage your child to read whilst they are with us.  Please mark them off, on the booklet you have been given, when your child has read them. 


Here is some information about our Year 1 curriculum:


Autumn 2

Why is our family unique?


This half term we will be looking at our families. We will be discovering if things were different when our Grandparents were little and looking at how buildings and houses may have changed.   In Science we will be starting our weather, temperature and rain recording (which will continue over the year) and looking at the four seasons, in particular, Autumn. We will also be looking at classification of animals and learning which family they belong to. In RE and PSHRE we will be looking at how we care for others and Christianity and Judaism.


In Maths we will be looking at number bonds, subtraction and 3D shapes.


Our English learning will focus on the following texts: 'Grandma Bird' and 'Grandad Island' by Benji Davies:


Autumn Walk

We have been learning about our five senses- seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling.  When we went on our Autumn walk we looked for signs of Autumn and recorded them on our clipboards.  We felt the cold wind blowing on our hands and face.  We saw the brown, orange and yellow leaves which had fallen from the trees and bushes.  We could hear the birds singing and the leaves blowing in the wind. 

Finding out about our Locality 

As part of our Geography learning, we went on a walk around part of Sutton to look at the different types of buildings.  We found that there were a range of buildings, including: a church, different shops, different take away outlets, hairdressers, a vets, a garage and different types of houses.  We talked about how we can recognise different types of houses, including: detached, semi-detached, terraced, flats, and bungalows.  We looked  where the old train tracks used to be, just outside school and what it would have been like. When we got back to school, we drew a map of the area we had visited. 

Autumn Term 1

We will begin the school year finding out 'What makes us a human?' by naming our body parts and exploring our senses.  We will also be naming and exploring common animal groups, including: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  We will find out that some animals are carnivores, some are herbivores and some are omnivores. 


In Maths, we will begin our learning with place value: counting, reading and writing numbers and comparing numbers.


In English, we will study a great book called 'The Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis and then  'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr.


Bog Baby Hunt

As an introduction to our new text 'Bog Baby' we took the children on a Bog Baby hunt around school.  We talked about what the Bog Baby might look like, where we might find it and how it might behave.  The children were very excited and did some very careful searching! We looked in the classroom, the hall, the playground and the school garden.  After lots of looking, we finally found him in the garden.