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Teacher- Mrs H. Isaac

Teaching Assistant - Mrs J. Hayward-Mitchell

Year 1 Curriculum


Welcome to Class 1I

This term our topic is ‘Africa – Who lives there? We will be learning about Africa and the people and animals that live there and comparing it to where we live. We have lots of exciting activities planned including building our own huts, creating African pictures and animal prints using different media and trying different food.

African Welcome

In English we will continue to develop our phonic knowledge through the Read Write Inc scheme and preparing for Year 1 phonics screening. We will use Talk for Writing to immerse ourselves in fact and fiction books about Africa, eventually creating our own versions of the story ‘We are going on a lion hunt.’ Also we will be writing a non-chronological report about a wild animal.

During Maths we will be furthering our maths skills, continuing to count in multiples of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and building on our place value knowledge up to 100. We will also gain new skills learning about fractions, money and time.

Plant Cycle

In Science we will be looking at seasonal changes and plants. We will grow our own beans and collaborate in forming and caring for our Year 1 garden.

Throughout our RE lessons we will find out about the coming of the Holy Spirit through our topic of ‘Holidays and Holy days.’ We will think about how to forgive others and care for our neighbours.

Our Music lessons will see us learn to sing African songs and learn how to play African rhythm patterns on drums.

During Computing we will use our green screen to produce a weather report, as well as creating information books about Africa.

In PE will continue with our dance lessons and focus on team games outdoors getting ready for sports day.



three reads a week, the children will be expected to read their book at home at least three times a week to an adult to ensure secure progress.

Mathletics: at least 400 points on Mathletics 

Handwriting: a short handwriting practise sheet to consolidate number and letter formation which we are focusing on in class.

Your support with these activities is always greatly appreciated.