Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Our teacher this year is Miss Virdee with our teaching assistant Miss Cohen.

In our phonics lessons we are following the Read Write Inc reading scheme. Children should be encouraged and supported to read their home reading book to support their work at school. It is important to practise the 'green' and 'red' words as well as the phonic sounds.

Further reading activities and support is available through the Oxford Owl website, you will need to register for a free account to access the website:

In our topic work during this term we will be looking at ‘The Great Fire of London’ and ‘Seasonal Changes’. We have already been on a very exciting trip to Aston Hall where we learned all about the fire and the different types of building that were in London in 1666. We found out all about Thomas Farriner, Samuel Pepys and King Charles II. After that we learned all about what the soldiers in London did to prevent the fire from spreading.

In our Art lessons this term we will be painting pictures influenced by paintings of the Great Fire of London and making collages responding to the changing seasons. To help us with this we will be going on a trip to the park to see how trees and plants change when Spring moves to Summer.

RE will have us looking at why it is important to be fair when making decisions.

PSHE involves us looking at how to take care of ourselves and our health.

In Computing we are working on our digital art skills and will be producing picture books based on famous stories that we know.

Our Science is all about everyday materials, how they have different properties and what they are used for. We will be doing lots of experiments to find out how some materials are different to others.