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St Thomas C.E (VA) Primary School

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Learning for life with Jesus

Year 1

Year 1

Miss Bolton

Welcome Year 1!
I hope you have had a lovely summer and are ready to start your new journey in Year 1! We're going to have so much fun and learn so many new and wonderful things!
Me and Mrs Gilbert are so excited to get to know you all!

If you have any additional questions, please catch me at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the office.


You can also contact me through the class email: 


Miss Bolton

Curriculum overview

Weekly timetable

What are we learning this term? 



This term in Year 1, the children will be producing a poem, a character description, a story with a familiar setting and a non-chronological report. The subject of each piece of writing will be relevant to the current topic of the wider curriculum subject (history, geography, science).



In Year 1, phonics is a huge part of our English journey and is something that we really focus on throughout this year. The children will enjoy daily phonics sessions that follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds scheme. If you would like to know more about the phonics or ways in which you could support your child with their reading at home let me know.




This term we will cover;

  • Number: Place Value within 10
  • Number: Addition and subtraction within 10
  • Geometry: Properties of Shape
  • Number: Place Value within 20


We will start by focusing on Place Value which will include the small steps;

  •  Sorting, counting and representing objects to 10
  • Counting, reading and writing forwards and backwards from any number 0 to 10.
  • Counting one more and one less
  • One to one correspondence 
  • Comparing groups of objects and numbers to 10 using comparative language and symbols >,< and =.
  • Ordering numbers to 10.
  • Ordinal numbers.
  • Looking at how we use a number line.



We will be focusing on the 'VIPERS' skill of explaining. We will look at the layout and features of different fiction and non-fiction texts and consider how effective the layout is for the reader. We will also explain how we know who the audience is and how a text could be improved to suit their needs and interests.



In history this term, we will be exploring our local area. More specifically, we will be finding out what St Thomas' church and school used to be like. Thinking about ways in which it was different or similar to how the church and the school look and run today.



In Science, we will be exploring why we have seasons, how we can recognise the seasons and how the world around us changes during each season. 


In RE, we will be focusing on ChristianityWe will be exploring the questions 'What do Christians believe God is like?' and 'Why is Christmas so important to Christians.



In computingthe children will be learning all about how we show information using pictures, how we can log into purple mash and print off their work.



In Art, the children will be looking at various different pieces of art works and thinking about what their first reactions are to the artwork and how it makes them feel. They will be looking at portraits, specifically focusing on the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.



In PSHE, we will be thinking about who is special to us and then we will move onto how we can keep ourselves safe.




Additional Information


PE will take place every Monday and Wednesday - make sure you come to school in your kit!


Reading books are due in on a Monday and new books will be issued on the same day.


Reading, Spelling shed and Times Table Rockstars should be completed 4-5 times a week. Please record when this takes place on the WEDUC form. A new form will be available from 9:00 Monday and will close at 8:30 the following Monday morning.


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