Year 1

Epiphany Term:

The Enchanted Wood

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

This half term, we’ll visit a woodland, observe the wildlife, collect natural objects and take beautiful pictures of the things we see. After our woodland adventure, we’ll write about our experiences and learn all about trees. We’ll use information books to investigate woodland creatures and make mini-books of our own. Throughout the project, we will find out how to recognise different plants and animals and create detailed, observational drawings of them. The tale of Hansel and Gretel will inspire us to write our own stories with a woodland theme. We’ll build miniature dens, create woodland works of art and construct mini-woodlands from twigs, sticks, pine cones and leaves.

At the end of our project, we’ll have so much to share with you. We’ll read our stories aloud, create a woodland art gallery, plant seedlings in the school grounds and present a special, woodland-themed assembly.

This topic may cover

English  – Recounts, information books, letters, lists, instructions, stories
Science  – Plants and animals, identifying and classifying plants, animals
Art & Design –  Working with natural materials, drawing, painting
Computing – Sending an email
D & T – Building a structure, making party food
Geography – Making maps
Mathematics –  Measuring length and height, using money
PE – Team games
PSHE –  Feeling positive, looking after the environment

Help your child prepare for their project
Woodlands are interesting places. Why not take a woodland walk and see which plants and creatures you can find? Simple spotting books or apps will help you to identify unknown species. Alternatively, visit the local library and borrow information and storybooks about woodland creatures to read together. You could also collect twigs, leaves, seed cases and flowers to make natural art together outside. Remember to take photos before the wind blows your artwork away!

What type of  tree is that?
Use our free Tree ID app for Android and iPhone to identify the UK’s native and non-native trees. It’s an A-Z tree guide in your pocket.






Michaelmas Term:

On Tuesday 5th November Year 1 held a Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Year 1 are thinking about ‘Memory Box’ this half term…

In Year 1 this half term, our topic is ‘Memory Box’. As part of this topic, we will be having a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ in school on Tuesday 5th November. Your child may bring in a teddy bear or soft toy to join the picnic. There will be fruit provided.


This week in Science we made super slime

Year 1 are superheros this half term…

KERPOW! Intergalactic greetings, young heroes. It’s time to rescue the planet from evil villains! Who’s your favourite superhero? Spider-Man? Wonder Woman? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who’ve achieved great things. Or is it those people who save lives in our emergency services that you admire most? Superheroes have super senses. Use yours to identify mystery items by their smell, taste, sound and touch. What do true superheroes eat to keep their senses and special powers sharp? Can we stop the dastardly plans of Professor Slime? He’s dropping his villainous instructions around town. We must stop people following them, but can we make it in time? Is that phone box free? Please excuse me – I have to save the world! ZAP! WHIZZ! ZOOOOM!



Year 1 Presentation – meeting held Tuesday 24 September 2019