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Class 1

Year 1 Mrs Whitmore


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Here I am



I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Christmas break.


This half term our topic is 'Here I am'. As the title suggests this topic is all about us! In science we will be looking at the different parts of the body and how they move and function. We will be looking at how we stay healthy and different professionals that help us. Mrs Dancer will be coming in to talk to us about the role of a midwife.


In Geography we will be looking at the buildings around us and what they are used for. In History we will be finding out about Florence Nightingale and comparing her work to nurses now.


We are having a parent's afternoon on the 31st January at 2.45pm to share our learning with you.


Some questions we hope to answer this term:

How do we stay healthy?

What are the 5 senses and how do they help us?

What makes me unique?

What do scientists in the community do?

Who was Florence Nightingale?

What are buildings in my town used for?











Down on the Farm


I hope you all had a lovely Summer break.


In Class One we have a different topic each half term. This half term our topic is 'Down on the Farm'. In this topic we will be looking at stories such as 'Old Macdonald', 'The Gingerbread Man' and 'The Enormous Turnip' as a basis for our Literacy work. These books will also link to our other subjects such as Science and History.


In Art we will be looking at the artist Guiseppe Arcumboldo, recreating our own versions of his art work.


We will be starting our topic by looking at the story of 'The Little Red Hen'. We will be becoming millers to grind our wheat to make flour and then using this to make our own bread.


Some questions we hope to answer this term:


  • Do all animals eat the same food?
  • Where does our food come from?
  • What are the different properties of materials and what are they used for?
  • How can we design and make moving pictures to illustrate a story?
  • What does it mean to belong to a religion?
  • How did The Great Fire of London start?











In the Secret Garden


In this topic we will be using stories such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Peter Rabbit as a basis for our Literacy work, writing about the characters and writing our own stories.


In Science we will be looking at plants. The children will be planting their own sunflowers and observing the changes.


In Geography, we will be looking at where in the world you may find different plants and birds and creating maps for a 'Secret Garden'.


Questions we hope to answer


  • How do plants grow?
  • Do plants drink?
  • How do seeds turn into plants?
  • How do seeds spread?
  • Where do flowers grow?
  • What makes a good birds's nest?
  • Who is Georgia O'Keefe?



Phonics screening information Power point

We hope you enjoy reading our class page. You will find lots of information on what we will be learning about and how you can support your child with their learning. 


Class Housekeeping

Please ensure that you provide your child with everything they need for the week:

  • A book bag every day - containing a reading book,reading record, any word or spelling activities that might have been sent home.
  • PE kit - clearly named - keep in school
  • coat - every day
  • Forest School wellies & kit - we have Forest School on Wednesdays





Contacting us

Please contact us via the office. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Any letters or payments also need to be handed in straight to the office. Please do not put them into your child's book bag as they may not get checked daily.

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