Happy New Year! Great to have you back. Looking forward to a great Spring term!

Year 1 Curriculum

Year 1 Curriculum

Class Teacher - Mrs L Todd

Teaching Assistants

  - Mrs N Farmery

Spring Term 2020


Our Foundation Studies for the first half term are all about ‘The Victorian Child’.  We will learn about aspects of Victorian life including toys, schooling, children at work and the family.  We will explore Victorian Nursery Rhymes in English to support poetry writing and read ‘Kippers Toybox’ to stimulate the children’s interest in making their own toys.  Our studies will culminate in a ‘Victorian Day’ at the end of the half term.   I hope everyone will join in the fun by dressing up and following some of the ‘strict’ rules during Victorian lessons! (more details to follow).

Phonics continues to be a major focus as we approach the phonics screening test in June. The best preparation you can give your child is to read with them daily to develop their decoding skills.

We find out about identifying materials in Science and link this to the topic by exploring what toys were made of in the past and present.  In Maths the children will consolidate their understanding of shape along with developing their skills and increasing their confidence in using number.  More details of the curriculum map below.

Our focus changes to ‘Kings and Queens’ after half term and will include finding out about castles with an emphasis on traditional tales in English.  We will embrace the (hopefully) warmer weather to learn about plants in Science and enjoy the outdoors as we explore the changing season.

Year 1 Curriculum Map 2019 - 2020


The children are learning their ‘tricky words’ well now and will continue to bring these home to practise.   This is the only homework set in Year one as the children need to concentrate on reading daily at home. Homework is set on Fridays and due in on the following Wednesday.

PE continues to be on a Friday morning.  Please remember to remove earrings before school and tie long hair back, so that your child can join in every lesson.  Thank you for providing indoor and outdoor kit, this allows flexibility in lessons and also ensures that your child has a change of clothes should they need it for any reason.