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Year 1: Aqua and Sapphire

Year 1


Welcome back to all our pupils following the half term break – we hope you are looking forward to another half term of exciting learning!


In Year 1 this half term, our focus book is ‘Out and About: A First Book of Poems’ by Shirley Hughes. The book links to our overarching topic for this term ‘Plants and Seasons’ as it includes a range of poems for different seasons and weathers.

In our English lessons, we will be learning about the word ‘because’. Pupils will be looking at how and why they can use this word to expand their sentences. They will be writing a report to explain what they should be doing in different weathers.


In maths, Year 1 will be learning about sequencing events in order using the days of the week and different months. Pupils will also learn about and how to identify different fractions within shapes and objects.


As part of pupils’ science lessons, they will be learning about how plants can stay healthy and what will help them to grow. Pupils will learn how to classify and group different plants. They will also be exploring different weather patterns and the differences between the seasons we encounter.


In Year 1’s art lessons, pupils will be studying the famous nature sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. They will be resourcing and creating their own nature sculpture inspired by the works of Andy Goldsworthy.


In PSHE this term, Year 1 will be learning about who keeps us safe. Pupils will understand who they can ask for help if they need it and act out scenarios in which they might need to ask these people for help. They will also be learning about how they can contact 999 and the key information they might need to share in an emergency. The focus in RE will be on change and how this is viewed in Buddhism.


We are also planning a trip to a farm and will share the details about this with you.


PE for Year 1 continues to be on Wednesdays and pupils should come to school dressed in the correct PE kit as set out in the Uniform Policy – please keep an eye on the website for updates and WOW work.


We look forward to an outstanding half term in Year 1!