Year 1


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Summer Term

This term Year One will have two learning challenge topics: 

    Who am I and what is my X Factor?  

This half term we will be discussing who we are and what makes us special. We will be creating a fact file all about ourselves and writing our own autobiography! We will be creating a mixed media self-portrait to display in the classroom along with a description of what we think our own X Factor talent is. 

and:   What would Little Red Riding Hood 

find in our school? 

Last term Little Red Riding Hood asked us to attract more birds and wildlife to our school so this term we will be doing just that! We will be creating eco-friendly bird feeders from tea cups and learning about why we need to recycle.  We will be observing our very own butterflies develop from caterpillars before releasing them in our sensory garden.


Spring Term 2017 


Topic theme: Why are our toys more fun than Nana and Grandad's old toys?


Year 1 will be researching old and new toys to decided which they think would be more fun to play with. They will be writing toy descriptions, creating tally and bar charts, ordering teddy bears in chronological order and sketching their favourite toy!!


This half term we will be partioning numbers into tens and units, counting forwards and backwards in 10's, ordering numbers 0-100 from smallest to largest and adding and subtracting up to 20. 

Why not try this fun game at home:  


English Extra:

We are writing a description about ourselves this half term. We will be looking at features that make us different from our peers and the features that make us the same.


Autumn Term 2016

Hello and welcome to year 1. We hope that you have had a fantastic summer break and I look forward to welcoming you into your new classroom.

During the second week we will be learning about Kidsgrove, the shops that are here and the playgrounds that we like. We will be designing our perfect playground and using construction to model the equipment.

This term we will be learning all about Meerkats and investigating if they will be able to live in the North Pole. We will be investigating why animals prefer warmer or colder climates and why they are different from us humans.


PE is on a Tuesday afternoon so please can all children bring in their kits. Dance and Drama is on a Wednesday. All children will need their reading diaries and water bottles in school daily.








Which materials should the Three Little Pigs have used to build their houses?

Curriculum map link


Week 3


This week we have carried on doubling and then moved onto multiplication as repeated addition. 

This website is fantastic for learning about multiplication and repeated addition sentences. Practise what you have been learning. Get a piece of paper work out the answer and click the correct amount. I would love to see your workings and put them on our success string.


Here is another fantastic website to support your learning with multiplication. Click on the blue section so you get to work out your answer. Now these are word questions so very challenging problems. Make sure you read them carefully.

This is another great game for doubling. Next week we will be looking more at halving and sharing into equal groups.

Challenge yourself to doubles past 10. Why not even to 50 or 100? 


Week 2

This week the children have been doubling using bricks, sticks and counters to help.

Why not try this exciting Robin Hood doubles game to double Robin’s number by hitting the correct double on the target.

If you’re finding it to easy why not try Robin’s challenge of doubling numbers beyond 10 by clicking the link here.


Dear Big Bad Wolf…

In writing the children discussed what they would write in a letter to the Big Bad Wolf. They imagined they were the pig who lived in the strong brick house and thought about how the wolf made them feel. 

They got into pairs and took on the role of pig and wolf. As pig they told the wolf exactly how they felt and why using the conjunction because. After the children wrote their own letter to the wolf. Have a look below at some of the work.



Week 1

The children have been using terminology such as heavy and light, weak and strong, long and short, in sentences to describe different materials. They have tested materials to see what can float, sink, break etc. They have tried building a house of straw, sticks and bricks and huffing and puffing to see if it will blow down.

Here are some pictures of the children working. 








This week the children have also been using standard measure to measure the longest and shortest sticks for the 2nd little pig to build their house. They were absolutely fantastic at putting the sticks in order from the shortest to the longest and using a ruler correctly to measure the length to tell me how long their sticks were in centimetres; which we abbreviate as cm for short.