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Work in partnership SCHOOL AIMS

Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

Make a positive contribution SCHOOL AIMS

Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

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Year 1




The Year 1 team is Mrs Kitchen, Miss Pitt, Mrs Perkins (Miss Footman), Mrs Taylor and Miss Hewitt.

Spring Term 2018

We are kick-starting the new year with an exciting ICT and computing unit, based on photography, called ‘Say Cheese’. We will be dressing up (Monday 14th January), holding our own cat-walk show and taking photographs as part of our entry point into the unit. Furthermore, we will be learning how to take the perfect picture and how to edit and print these on a computer.

In Science, for the first half of the term, we will learn about weather around the world. This will involve studying different aspects of the weather and we will learn how different weather is associated with different seasons.

During ‘Science Week’, our focus will be on animals in a topic called ‘Live and let live’. We will look at what a living thing is and we will study a range of British animals. The children will discover the groups that animals belong to and understand that each class has different characteristics.

This term, 1D will be doing ‘Yoga Bugs’ sessions every Friday afternoon. As part of our PE we will also be taking part, alongside other primary schools, in a ‘Gymnastics Festival’ at Arden School on 6th February.

We look forward to welcoming Mrs Biddlecombe back to 1D after half term.

Curriculum overview

We started using the International Primary Curriculum in September 2016. You can find more details of it on the Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. At the beginning of every unit of study we will be sending out a letter to parents that explains the sort of things that are being covered in the unit. Copies of these letters are available from the links below, as well as an overview for this year group.

Year 1 IPC Overview

Time Travellers