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Welcome to Year 1 


Welcome to Year 1!

We have a very busy year half term ahead, please look at our curriculum news to find out what your child will be learning this half term and how you can help at home.

If you need to speak to the team, please call the school office and we will contact you as soon as possible.






The Year 1 team are:

Teachers: Miss Barber and Mrs Hardy/Mrs Wheeler

Teaching Assistants: Miss Della (HLTA), Mrs Price, Miss Nasreen and Miss Bibi

We will also welcome teaching students from the University of Derby over the school year.

Hello and welcome to our Year 1 page.

Here you can find out a bit more about our current learning. In year one we love to encourage independent learning through enjoyment, creativity and challenge. We will be adding photographs of the children's learning opportunities as we go on through the year. You will also find website links to support your children in their learning. We're looking forward to seeing the children achieve their full potential. Here's to an exciting term of learning!



Just a quick reminder of important information for Year 1:

  • PE day is Wednesday, please ensure your child is wearing their PE kit for school on this day. Also no jewellery please.
  • All clothing needs name labels.
  • Children do not need to bring in pencils, pens or toys from home.
  • Children are given weekly homework that relates to their school work. It may be Maths, English or topic related including spellings. Homework is handed out Fridays and returned by the following Thursday.
  • Reading books are changed once a week, please listen to your child read regularly.

Summer 2


This half term, our topic is 'Bright Lights, Big City'


We will be learning all about the biggest cities in the UK, and all about our capital city - London.


We will investigate transport and make our own London taxis! 


We will also be finding out about the Great Fire of London.


Knowledge organiser for this topic

Spring 2

Our topic this half term is all about Dinosaurs! 

Our learning challenge is:

'How do we know what Dinosaurs looked like?'

We will be looking at evidence form the past to find out about different types of dinosaur, where they lived, what they ate and the clever people who study them.


We will try to answer these questions:

What were dinosaurs?

Why are they not living today?

What is the name of someone who studies dinosaurs and their bones?

How can we find out how big dinosaurs were? 

What did dinosaurs eat? 




Curriculum newsletter for parents

Can you name these dinosaurs? You could use a book or website to help you

Knowledge organiser for this topic - read the amazing facts about dinosaurs!

Spring 1

This half term, we’re going to become Astronauts and explore the Universe! Our topic is Moon Zoom!


Our learning challenge this half term is:


"Is an Astronaut a Superhero?"


The countdown has begun. Are you ready for blast off?

This half term, we’ll travel through space to learn about the Solar System. We’ll investigate an alien crash site, write an incident report and try to find the aliens who have landed. Where could they be? We’ll make models of the Solar System and design spaceships, space buggies and space-related toys. Books and photographs will help us to learn about the first lunar landing and the astronauts who venture into space. Floor robots will be programmed to move around an alien landscape, and we will compose space sounds and dances. We’ll also explore satellite images, investigate rockets and use ICT to communicate our ideas and present our work.

At the end of our project, we’ll share our learning in a variety of different ways. We’ll read our exciting science-fiction stories aloud, sing space-themed songs and create an exhibition of our space models. It will be out of this world!

Spring 1 Curriculum Newsletter

Have you ever seen an Alien?

Quiz time: 


What can you find out about the Solar System? 


How many planets are there?


What planet do we live on?


What is an Astronaut? Can you name any?


Is the moon a planet? 

What is the sun?


Has anyone travelled into Space?


Below are some links to watch to get you started with answering the questions!

Outer Space: "We are the Planets," The Solar System Song by StoryBots | Netflix Jr

Let the StoryBots DJ "revolve" it with sweet beats as the rapping sun and planets give you their spin on the whole solar system.The StoryBots are curious lit...

Astronauts! Fun Astronaut Facts for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Did you know the word astronaut comes from Greek words meaning "star sailor"? Kids can learn all about space travelers in this video while watching real vide...

Did you know? Read the facts to find out about the Moon and Astronauts!

Autumn 2


Our topic: Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Our learning challenge this half term is:


"What is your favourite animal?"


We will be learning all about different types of animals, including pets and discovering more about their features and habitats. 



Autumn 2 curriculum news - Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Look at these animals. What are they? What is the same about them? What is different? Which animals could be kept as pets?

Knowledge organiser

Autumn 1


The children have been settling well into their new classes and we are working hard to catch up with lost learning due to school closure. Our classrooms look a little different and we have a adjusted our timetable to keep everyone as safe as possible. 


Please see our curriculum newsletter below to find out what we will be learning this half term and how you can support your child at home.


Autumn 1 Curriculum Newsletter

We have loved reading 'Supertato' and we made our own!

In Maths, we have been practising counting, comparing numbers and using part-whole models to make numbers. Good job everyone!

Useful websites


Here is a list of some useful websites that can be used to support and extend children's learning at home, on top of school set homework.