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Year 1

The Year 1 Team - Miss Farrington, Mrs Walker & Mrs Kitchen and Mrs Courts

TLSA's - Miss Bamber and Mrs Hunt

Autumn Term 2022

Year 1 will be learning through our DPC theme called ‘Buildings’. This unit focuses on the different structures we see in towns and cities around the world. We will explore our locality to look at old and new buildings and use this as inspiration for Art. As geographers, we will be learning about how houses and structures differ from country to country, and as engineers, we will be exploring the science behind the construction of structures through making models and testing materials. Later in the term, Year 1 will move onto another exciting DPC unit called ‘Time Travellers’ which focuses on historical people and events. We will be exploring events such as the first moon landing and the Great Fire of London, as well looking at our school’s own history.

Our daily English, Phonics and Maths sessions will be practical, engaging and, where possible, linked in to the overall theme. All lessons, across the curriculum, will continue to develop speaking and listening skills and provide a range of writing opportunities. 

In reading, we are focusing on applying our phonics knowledge to decode new words, developing our discussion of different texts and fostering the love of reading. We encourage all children to read as often as possible and to share their thoughts and opinions with teachers and classmates.

In science, we will be learning about different materials and how we can group and classify them. This will involve investigating the various properties of a range of materials and their uses.

1D will soon be starting ‘Yoga Bugs’ during their PE session on a Friday. The other Year 1 classes will also take part in these special PE lessons during the spring and summer terms. 

Welcome Presentation

There is a Welcome to Key Stage 1 presentation. Click on one of the links below.

 Welcome to Key Stage One September 2022

Year 1 Information Evening handout September 2022

DPC Curriculum Overview

You can find more details of the International Primary Curriculum on the Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. 

 Year 1 IPC Curriculum Overview 2021-2022