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Year 1 - Hussain and Seacole Class

Welcome to Year 1.


In Seacole class our Teacher is Miss Clarke and our Teaching Assistants are Miss Hazard and Mrs Birkin.

In Hussain class our Teacher is Miss Scott and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Thompson. 



Phycial Education


In Hussain our PE day is Tuesday. 

In Seacole our PE day is Wednesday.


What books are we reading in Year 1?


Across the year, we hope to encourage as many opportunities to read both fiction and non-fiction texts. This includes linking texts to our curriculum, phonics, and reading for pleasure.


In English, we have read a range of fairy-tale stories which include Cinderella, Prince Cinders, and Little Red.


This half-term we have looked at how to write a recount and will be moving onto adventure narratives!


In VIPERS, we have read Jim and the Beanstalk and Hansel and Gretel.


In Guided Reading, children will be given a book which matches their phonics knowlege. Twice a week, each child recieves the opportunity to explore this book working in a small group with an adult. This helps the children to look at new vocabulary as well as learn key skills to build up their reading fluency. It has been amazing to hear lots of amazing stories from parents sharing the wonderful experiences they are having reading at home!



This half term we will be learning about place value, addition and subtraction. In Year 1, we use a wide range of objects to help us understand not only maths fluency (e.g. counting) but also maths mastery (e.g. problem solving and understanding of number). These objects include numicon, blocks, ten frames and counters. 

Addition and subtraction knowledge organiser

Humanities and Topic


Our Topic this term is Bright Lights, Big City. This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London.


In Art, we are exploring Funny Faces. This project teaches children about the concept of the portrait and how the collage technique can be used to make a portrait.


In Computing we are introducing the use of Bee Bots to teach early programming skills. It teaches control, directional language and programming.


In Music we have been introduced to the piece 'Peter and the Wolf' by Sergei Prokofiev. It links brilliantly with all the amazing fairytales we have been reading last half-term. It uses a wide range of different musical instruments to represent different characters in the story. We have completed our own analysis of the music and are looking forward to creating our own versions with the instruments! 


Watch the video here:


Help your child to enjoy our new Topic by completing activities with them at home. There is a list of home learning ideas below. The children can bring these into school to show their teacher and earn DOJO points. 

Knowledge organiser - Bright Lights, Big City



This half term we are learning more about humans. In this unit, children will begin their journey of learning about themselves and their body.  The unit begins with a focus on our senses and the basic parts of the human body.  As we journey through the unit, learners will discover the changes our body makes as we grow and also how humans can mimic nature.  This will lead on nicely to other 'Animals Including Humans' topics, and ensures that children are using correct terminology about their bodies.

Knowledge organiser - Science

Religious Education


In RE we will be learning about Naam Karan. The Naam Karan is a Sikh baby naming ceremony, and many Sikh parents bring their newborns to the Gurdwara (the Sikh temple) as soon as they are able to visit. The Granthi (reader of the scriptures) opens the holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, at random, and the first letter of the first word on the left-hand page will be the first letter of the baby's name.



Here are some useful websites that you can use to support your child with their phonics learning at home. 



Here are some useful websites that you can use to support your child.