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Year 1

In Term 4 Year 1 will be Launching into Space

We will be reading a variety of stories linked to this topic. 

Ms Rizza is the class teacher and Mrs Bruce teaches the class on Wednesday
afternoons and all day on Friday.

Please help your child change their reading books in the mornings. If you feel you are able to help any time during the day e.g. with reading or if you have any skills that you can offer to the class this would be most welcome. 

Please continue sending in clean items for junk modelling as the children will enjoy using this to make their own dinosaurs and dinosaur environments. 

PE will be on Mondays and Fridays-please ensure your child has a PE kit. We will be doing PE inside and outside-please ensure your child has suitable footwear.

Every Wednesday afternoon this term we will be doing Forest School (10 children each week). We have outdoor/waterproof clothing for each child but it would be helpful if your child could bring a pair of wellington boots or old shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy!


Story telling. 


Listening and speaking skills. 

Learning initial sounds, blends and end sounds using Read Write Inc. 

Developing their reading and writing skills through stories and non fiction texts. 

Understanding the Arts


Solar system paintings using a variety of techniques. 
Looking at hot and cold colours. 

Design & Technology

Design and make a space rocket 


Pulse and rhythm and learning songs.


Philosophy for Children

See our questions on the display
in the classroom

Mathematical Understanding

Recognise odd and even numbers.

Count objects in 5s and 10s and begin to say 5 lots and 10 lots.

Find half, quarter and three quarters of shapes. 

Doubles to 10.

Revise pairs to 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

 Use knowledge of pairs of 10 to make pairs to 20. 

Time– O’clock and half past using analogue and digital clocks. 

Begin to recognise 2-digit numbers as some 10s and 1s.

Make 2-digit numbers using 10p and smaller coins.

Find 1 more or 1 less than any number to 100.

Find 10 more than any number to 90.

Find 10 less than any number to 100. 

Understanding physical development, health and well-being 

Value for the Term: Kindness

Personal, Social, Health and Cultural Education & SEAL programme

Getting on and falling out.


Ball skills, skipping and small apparatus.




Scientific and Technological 

Develop questioning skills and how to find answers to questions. 

Looking at planets, stars and constellations and find out information e.g. Of what is a star made? 

Which is the coldest planet? 

Why is Earth special and what does it provide to keep us alive? 

Rockets and Space shuttles. 

Historical and Geographical 

Looking at and discussing the first moon landing. 

Developing mapping skills. 

Positional vocabulary. 

Religious Education

Learning that Jesus is special to Christians.

Easter story and Palm Sunday.