St Peters CofE Primary

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to the Doves and Kingfishers page!

 

The Doves class teacher is: Miss Berry

The Kingfishers class teachers are:

Mrs Brimblecombe (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Yapp (Thurs-Fri)

The support staff are: Miss Hill, Miss Mitchard & Miss Brooks

 

Year 1 curriculum 

 

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or messages for the Year 1 team please email us: yearone@stpeterscofeprimary.co.uk

 

Important Messages


  • We encourage children to read at home as often as possible and we will count 1 read a day towards your child's Reading Karate award!

 

What's happening this year?

Below is a short overview of what will happen each term in Year 1 this year.

Term 1

Talk 4 Writing

Our topic for term 1 is Owl Babies. We read the story 'Owl Babies' and retell the story with our own animals instead of owls. We love role playing this story, making masks, painting owls and writing the story.

Maths

Place value within 10 is our first outcome in maths. We practise writing our numbers, counting forwards and backwards and one more, one less. We continue to get used to using numicon to help us count. 

Geography

Human and physical features are identified around the world. We go on a walk throughout the school and design a map. We work with our friends to find human and physical features and draw them on our map.

Science

Everyday materials, what is plastic, wooden, metal and glass. We build our vocabulary and sorting skills throughout the term in science.  

Design and Technology

We design, make and evaluate bridges made from junk modelling. Our school is so close to the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, we take inspiration from this bridge. 

RE

Who is Jewish and what do they believe? We look at a range of artefacts from this religion, discuss their purposes / meanings.

Term 2

Talk 4 Writing

Our topic for Term 1 is Alien Landing. We launch our topic with an alien crash site, make rockets and read books that tell us all about space and aliens. Some of our favourite books include Aliens Love Underpants, Bob Man on The Moon and Whatever Next. We also read some non-fiction books and learn about the first moon landing. 

Maths

Using our knowledge of place value from term 1, we are learning addition and subtraction up to 10. We have lots of fun, playing games in maths linked to addition and subtraction.

History

As part of Talk 4 Writing we explored non-fiction texts. Diving deeper into this in History we are learning about Neil Armstrong the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. 

Science

Moving into the winter months we are exploring light and dark. We will be making shadow puppets and exploring how shadows change. 

Art

In art we explore the colour wheel and how to create variation in this. In year one we are starting to explore how pressure can be used in art to create light and shade. Focus on capturing shape, form and space through still life drawing. We link this to our planets. 

RE

The Christian celebrations and traditions surrounding Christmas. We understand the Incarnation. Why does Christmas matter to Christians? 

 

Term 3

Talk 4 Writing

Our topic in Term 3 is The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have a great term retelling the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff! We retell the story, innovate it and sing a range of songs. We look at different farmyard animals as part of our non0-fiction text. 

Maths

Using our knowledge of place value from term 1, we are learning addition and subtraction up to 20. We learn how to write into our maths books, using one square one number. We use counters and ten frames to help us solve those tricky sums. 

Geography

In term 3 we become weather reporters. We make a weather chart and report the weather whilst being filmed on iPads. We work in pairs to be presenters and camera men/women. 

Science

Learning about animals, including humans is a lot of fun in science. We learn about body parts and senses for humans. As well as comparing different animals. 

Design and Technology

Mechanisms: sliders and levers. Valentines day is fast approaching, we make a card with a lever or sliding mechanism to celebrate valentines day. 

RE

The creation story. We work as a whole year group to create a beautiful art mural for display in the Kestrel's cloakroom. Whilst making this we learn about what happens on each day of the creation story. 

Term 4

Talk 4 Writing

Our topic in Term 4 is Supertato. This term is packed full of investigation work...will we find that evil pea on the loose. We are using our imaginations to write our story for supertato, will he/she save the world? 

 Maths

Our numbers are getting much bigger in year 1. We are learning about place value to 50. We learn about 10s and 1s, partitioning numbers as well as grouping numbers to count larger quantities. We also learn about volume, weight and length. 

History

Old toys and new toys, why are they different and how have they changed. We will get to play with some old toys that are super fun still. Investigating what was fun a long time ago and what is fun today.  

Art

Understanding why a sculpture is different to a painting. What are different textures and how can they be classified? We learn about Van Gogh and recreate a collage sunflower. 

RE

Salvation, why does the Easter story matter to Christians. 

Term 5 

Talk 4 Writing

Our topic in Term 5 is Kassim and the Greedy Dragon. Will the greedy dragon find his diamonds back? We will be writing a letter to the greedy dragon, after being sent a letter from his home, a cave!  

 Maths

Multiplication and division, 10's, 5s and 2s. We are learning how to multiply and divide numbers. We are learning about fractions. 

Geography

Continents, Oceans and Compass Points. We will name, locate and identify characteristics of the 4 countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. We will use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Design and Technology

We will head down to the cookery room and prepare fruit and vegetables. We will make a fruit salad and/or smoothie. Yum!

RE

 Who is a Muslim and what do they believe? We identifying similarities and difference to other religions we have learnt about. 

Term 6 

Talk 4 Writing

Our topic in Term 6 is Jack and the Beanstalk. This term is packed full of fun and interesting events! We have so much fun basing our work around the Jack and the Beanstalk story. We grow our own beans and keep a bean diary and carry out a measuring investigation using the giants footprint.

Maths

 Place value to 100, writing numbers and understanding 10s and 1s for larger numbers. We learn about time and money in term 6, it could be a great term to wear a watch to school! 

Science

We are learning all about plants and even going to try to grow our own beanstalk. 

Art

We will be looking at Matisse and taking inspiration for our own stencil prints. Examining colours and shapes for positive and negative stencil prints.

RE

What do Christians believe God is like? What is forgiveness and what does God teach us about forgiveness?

Health Week 

We will be taking part in the whole school health week from 10th - 14th July.