YEAR 1

Welcome to Year 1

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                 

Please find below an overview of the topics we will be covering next half term.

English

Children will be reading a range of poems, writing their own and developing their performance skills. They will then extend their understanding of non-fiction writing. To coincide with our History learning, the children will create their own non-fiction page based on the life of Grace Darling. To finish the school year, the children will be writing their own fictional versions of ‘The Princess and the White Bear King’.  

Maths

Children will be learning about money and understanding the value of coins and notes. They will also develop their understanding of measurement, including capacity and mass as well as consolidating their number knowledge in preparation for year 2.

Science

Children will be continuing to learn about animals. They will also re-visit their learning about the seasons and make observations about the world around them.

ICT 

The children will be creating animations based on Grace Darling, using Puppet Pals software.

PSCHE

Our topic is ‘Sex and Relationships’.  A separate letter has been sent out and is available on the Belleville app, outlining what and how topics will be taught. 

History 

We will be learning about the history of Grace Darling and other significant events.

Music 

Children will continue to develop their singing skills. This will culminate in a singing performance towards the end of term. More details will follow. 

Art

Children will have an introduction to Cubism, looking at the artist Frank Marc. They will make an animal collage that incorporates colour theory, mixing and blending tones of warm and cool colours.

French

This term, Year 1 will be learning French with Madame Lambert. Children will be learning the names of different animals, singing songs and playing games.

P.E. 

The infants Sports Day will take place on Monday 8thJuly. More details to follow.

1C

Tuesday Period 2 – Dance with Ms Robbins

Wednesday Period 2 – Games with Ms George

Thursday Period 3 – Games with Ms Wilson

1T

Monday Period 3 – Dance with Ms Robbins

Wednesday Period 1 – Games with Ms George

Thursday Period 2 – Games with Ms Wilson

1R

Tuesday Period 3 – Dance with Ms Robbins

Wednesday Period 3 – Games with Ms George

Thursday Period 1 – Games with Ms Wilson

1B

Monday Period 2 – Games with Ms George

Monday Period 4 – Dance with Ms Robbins

Tuesday Period 2 – Games with Ms Wilson

1S

Monday Period 3 – Games with Ms George

Tuesday Period 1 – Games with Ms Wilson

Tuesday Period 4 – Dance with Ms Robbins

Please ensure that your child has the appropriate named P.E. kit on the correct days. 

As the weather is getting warmer children are encouraged to bring in a named water bottle.  

Guided Reading

Thank you to the many parents that write a comment in their child’s reading diary. Please use the reading diary each week to inform your child’s class teacher on how your child enjoyed their guided reading book and how they progressed through it.

Please make sure that your child brings in their guided reading book and Reading Record each day as reading days may change.

If you have any questions, please speak to us in the playground before or after school.

Many thanks

The Year 1 team


Download the Year 1 presentation to parents

Download the presentaion on  Early Reading and Writing at Belleville

Download the Year 1 National Curriculum Objectives for English

Download the Year 1 National Curriculum Objectives for Maths

Download the Year 1 National Curriculum Objectives for Science

Download the parent workshop volunteer readers presentation