Year 1

Summer 1

Spring 2

Dinosaur Dig!

This term has seen Y1 try our hands at being Dinosaur detectives, in a fantastic fossil workshop. We carefully excavated the remains out of the sand, and then used our folders to identify exactly which dinosaur they belonged to. As you can see from our videos, we had a fantastic time!

Y1 at the EIS

This term, Y1 children from all over the area took over the EIS for a frantic day of sport. We competed in lots of different sporting activities, all in the name of fun and exercise. We were even lucky enough to meet some of the mascots! Watch our video below:

Spring 1


In the week commencing the 5th December, we got very festive in Year 1 as it was time for our Nativity performances! Elves, Santas and even a few reindeer could be spotted amongst the children as they sang and danced some Christmas favourites, old and new. A big thanks to all of the parents and carers who came along and made the performances such a big success. 

Autumn 2

Autumn 1 overview





In literacy we will be exploring superheroes. This will be done through reading a selection of superhero stories and superhero poems and finding superhero facts. Please encourage your child to look for books or comics on a superhero theme if you visit the library.

Please read with your child at least 3 times a week. You could pop down to Kay and Dawne at Mad For It! We will be sending weekly words home to support your child in preparation for the Y1 phonics test in the summer term.


The children will start to read numbers as words up to ten as well as continuing to write and count numbers to 100. They will count forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number up to 100. They will identify one more and one less than a given number.

The children will be learning to add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers up to 20 e.g. 15+1 = 16; 17 + 4= 21.


As part of our superhero topic we will be looking at different materials and their properties and investigating the perfect material to make a superhero cape!

We will also be looking at our bodies and naming and labelling different parts of the body.


This term we will be looking at the lives of historical figures and significant People including Mary Seacole for her work in the medical field. Following on from the Olympics and continuing with our superhero theme we will be looking at

Significant sporting heroes and legends.

Art/Design and Technology

We are going to be looking at portraits as well as the artist Picasso in which the children can create a representation of their personal hero.


We will be looking at stories from the Bible including stories about Jesus and how he helped people.


We will be exploring different sounds made by a range of different instruments to make a superhero theme tune!


This term we will be focusing on co-operation and team games, as well as continuing to develop our basic physical skills.


As we are settling in to year one we will be looking at new beginnings and talking about our feelings and those of others around us.