Year 1

Literacy – Power of Reading

We have been following a fantastic scheme the ‘Power of Reading’ to enhance the way we teach literacy. This style of teaching allows us to base our learning around a novel linked to our topic. We use drama and writing activities to develop their understanding of what they read. The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories ‘Beegu’ and ‘The Lonely Beast’ which has led the children to produce great pieces of writing.


Children have started their ‘passport’ which help develop their maths mental skills with counting up to 100, saying one more and one less than a given number.  Childen have been learning maths skills such as addition and subtraction, where they use various strageties to help them solve Maths problems such as Numicon and Numberlines. They have explored different 2D and 3D shapes around the classroom and school environemnt discussing the different properties.

Curriclum Topics

Each term we have exciting topics for children to learn about and they have oppportuinites to experience different school trips linked to their topic.

Half Term Topic
Autumn 1 Superheroes
Autumn 2 Everything Chnages
Spring 1 Toyworld
Spring 2 All the Kings Men
Summer 1 Green Fingers
Summer 2 Rumble in the Jungle



Every Friday children are given homelearning. They will have maths activities linked to their current maths passport target. Children will be sent weekly spelling words that they should learn and be able to use in sentences of their own.  The final piece of homelearning is linked to the Unicef ‘rights of the child’, children should discuss what rights they have as a child based on the article of the week.  To accompany homelearning, reading books are sent home twice a week.

Bug Club

Every child has access to bug club where they read books on-line and complete comprehension questions about what they have read.


Every child has access to Mathletics where they can complete maths questions linked to their larning in class whilst also collecting online points and rewards.

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