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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

In Year 1, we are fun, enthusiastic, excited learners! We show curiosity, independence and determination in everything we do!

Our class teacher is Miss Price.

Our learning assistant is Mrs Bartliff.

Spring 1

This half term, our topic is The Great Fire Of London! In the first week of term, Year 1 have already shown such enthusiasm for this topic. They are particularly enjoying the wide range of cross-curricular opportunities we have created for learning.

We will be exploring a range of English texts that link to this topic, including: Toby and the Great Fire of London as well as excerpts from Samuel Pepys' Diary.

In Geography, we will begin by exploring the capital cities of UK countries, before progressing to examine London in greater depth through the creation of maps to show how the Great Fire spread throughout the city. In History, we will explore the context of the fire, including what life was like in London before and after and the reasons why it spread across the city.

We will also be extending our topic learning even further into our Art and Music work. In Art and DT, we will be designing and building our own model houses in a style influenced by 17th century architecture. In Music, we will focusing on defining and exploring pitch through exploration of a range of songs linked to the Great Fire. 


In Maths, we will begin by re-visiting Place Value, now including numbers from 0-20. The children will now begin to build conceptual knowledge and understanding of 10s and 1s and use this to support their work in the subsequent unit on Addition and Subtraction.  Children continue to consolidate their knowledge of working with concrete representations and turning these into written number sentences across all units.


In Science, we will spend this half term developing and consolidating our work on Materials. We will continue to examine and compare the properties of different materials and apply this knowledge when creating the designs for our model houses.


Useful links:

History KS1: The Great Fire of London - BBC Teach

The Great Fire of London - BBC Bitesize

What was the Great Fire of London? - CBBC Newsround

Five ways the Great Fire changed London - BBC News

Singing, performing and sound - KS1 Music - BBC Bitesize

Everyday materials - Year 1 KS1 Science - BBC Bitesize

Computer science - KS1 Computing - BBC Bitesize


Useful Links for Phonics Screening Check:

Phonics Shed - Phonics Shed

Phonics Games for the Classroom and Home - Phonics Bloom


(17) Twinkl Phonics - YouTube


Useful links for Spelling:

If it suits your child to learn this way, please encourage them to play some of the games on EdShed to practise their spellings each week (link below). All children have an EdShed login in the front of their reading diaries. Thank you.

Please see our Class Topic Web and Newsletter below: