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Year 1




The Year 1 team is Miss Lloyd, Miss Pitt, Mrs Kitchen and Mrs Webb

Autumn Term 2020

Year 1 will be following a unit of work on a theme called ‘Time Travellers’. This unit of work 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. 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.

There is a 'Welcome to School' presentation for Key Stage 1, instead of the usual Parents' Information Evening presentation. Click on the links below. We've provided three different versions, two documents and a video. Use whichever best suits how you are viewing this

(We are aware that the video goes sideways. The content is still good!)

Welcome to Key Stage 1 2020 This downloads a file with included commentary that requires PowerPoint to play.

Welcome to Key Stage 1 2020 This has no commentary, but will open in most browsers.

The video link below also contains commentary but you may prefer the downloaded documents above if you have limited data availability. To try and minimise the file size some slides may be on screen for a relatively short time. Try pausing the video if you need to read the full information.

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