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Year 1




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

Autumn Term 2018

We have had a fantastic start to the academic year. The children are thoroughly enjoying using the outdoor area to support the transition from EYFS to Key Stage 1.

We would like to welcome Mrs Biddlecombe, a trainee teacher. She will be based in Mrs Kitchen's class until Christmas, during her placement at Dorridge Primary. She will also return during the summer term.

On Wednesday 19th September we are taking part in our very own Year 1 Harvest assembly at school. We are looking forward to showing parents our singing and speaking.

Over the next few weeks, Year 1 will be following a unit of work on a theme called Time Travellers. This is part of the International Primary Curriculum and focuses on significant events from the past. 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.

After half term, in science we will be learning to group and classify materials in our What’s it made of? topic. This will involve investigating the various properties of a range of materials and their uses.

We will be visiting the British Motor Museum in Gaydon on 23rd October. This trip will support our learning in both of our history and science topics as we look at transport over time and the materials they are made from.

1P 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.

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 2017

Time Travellers