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Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

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Year 1

The Year 1 Team - Miss Farrington, Mrs Webb & Mrs Kitchen and Mrs Richardson

TLSA's - Miss Bamber and Mrs Hunt

Welcome Presentation

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

 Welcome to Key Stage One September 2023

Year 1 Information Evening handout September 2023

Autumn Term 2023

We are excited to be back and have had a fantastic start to the academic year. We are thoroughly enjoying using continuous provision to support the transition from EYFS to Key Stage 1. Over the next few weeks, Year 1 will be following a unit of work on a 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, we will be moving on to another exciting 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 as looking at our school’s own history. 

Our daily English, phonics and maths sessions will be practical, engaging and, wherever possible, linked in to our overall topic. All lessons, across the curriculum, will continue to develop our 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 will be encouraging all children to read as often as possible, and to share their thoughts and opinions with us and their 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. 

From 15th September, 1D will be starting weekly ‘Yoga Bugs’ every Friday for 10 weeks. They will need to wear their PE kit on these days. The other Year 1 classes will also take part in these special PE lessons during the spring and summer terms.  We are all looking forward to an exciting term ahead! 


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 2022-2023