Year 1

Class Page for Year 1

This term Year 1 are covering a variety of different topics.  The Science topics are ‘Everyday materials’ and ‘Can you be an animal detective?’  We will be visiting Brandon Marsh to investigate the habitats of water and land animals.

Our History topic compares old and new toys, the materials they are made from and how they work. We will look at how toys have changed over the last 50 years or more.

In Geography we will be studying the features of the local village. We will then find out how this is part of the British Isles and focus on features of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  Later in the Summer term the Geography topic is ‘How is Handa’s home different from ours?' This is based around the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ set in Kenya.

Our  R.E. topics include finding out how Hindus use their senses in worship and follows on from our church visit for finding out about Christian worship.

In English the curriculum covers writing instructions, traditional stories and fairy tales as well as rhyming and poetry. Grammar work focuses on knowing how to spell plurals adding s or es and spelling with the word endings ‘ed’ and ‘ing’.  We continue our spelling of 100 key words including the Year 1 common exception words. The focus is also on reading and spelling words with the 44 phonemes that make up the English language. 

Maths covers further work on place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, money, measuring length, weight and capacity and telling the time to the hour and half hour. The emphasis is on problem-solving in all these areas.

Click here to go to a useful website about our science topics.

Click here to go to a useful website about sorting materials.

Click here to use a website comparing old and new toys.

Click here for a website for key stage 1 Maths games.

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