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Welcome to Year One

In Year 1 we make a magical start by enjoying reading and listening to stories, including those from fantasy worlds. We work towards writing our own stories, often getting ideas from role-play and drama. We concentrate on structuring sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We also introduce number sentences with +, – and = signs, and learn to write numbers to 20 as numerals and in words. During the Autumn term we start to identify the seasonal changes which occur over the year, discussing and comparing deciduous and evergreen trees within our beautiful school grounds. We learn about different periods in time through exploring the changes in technology.

In the Spring term we focus on animals, including humans, and learn about how to stay fit and healthy through effective hygiene and nutritious cooking. We explore some fascinating facts about fossils and use these ideas to create our own sculptures. Through computing sessions we look at personal safety online, as well as the importance of ‘Stranger Danger’. We explore a range of poems, and use information texts to support our research. In Maths we focus on finding halves and quarters of different values, as well as comparing a wide range of measurements.

In the Summer term we start to think about different plants and their basic structure. Through field work of our local environment; we apply our map skills to participate in investigations. We learn how to input information onto a database and try to interpret results. In Maths we look at the values of different coins and notes, and use all 4 of the operations to solve problems. Also, we name and describe the properties of different 2D and 3D shapes. Our knowledge of the alphabet is put into practice as we regularly use dictionaries to build up our vocabulary. By discussing changes and new beginnings; we will prepare for the continued journey into Year Two.