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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

The class teacher is Mrs Spendlove and the teaching assistant is Mrs Burke 


In Year 1 lessons are balanced between child-initiated learning, as well as more formal lessons. A good transition from Reception into Year 1 is paramount and we ensure that all children gradually and successfully adapt to the new expectations.

The children will be learning about lots of exciting things, including:


Queen Elizabeth I and II

Animals and Humans

Old and New Toys


Puppet making



Learning is great fun in Year 1!


Curriculum Overview Summer 2021


Week beginning 12-7-21

We had a wonderful time with materials in our science lesson this week. We were exploring what materials were absorbent. We used many different materials such as; umbrella, raincoat, kitchen towel, cotton wool, cardboard, a paper bag, a plastic bag, rubber gloves and fabric gloves. We had lots of fun and learnt what material will keep us dry!

Week beginning 5-7-21

In yoga this week, we have been thinking about our superheroes. We had to think about a pose that represented them and after dancing for a while we had to stop and make the pose. We learnt how to balance, listen to our heart and calm our bodies down.

Week beginning 28-6-21

We had a wonderful visit to the farm this week. We had the opportunity of collecting eggs from the hen house and one group managed to collect 141 eggs! We also fed the different animals on the farm including the goats, sheep, pigs and cows. We also planted French beans and placed them in the nursery for the farmers to put them into the polytunnel for growing.

Week beginning 21-6-21

In our art lesson this week we have continued to think about dinosaurs. Over the last couple of weeks we have made dinosaur landscapes. We used modrock to shape the landscape and then painted different features on it. For home learning we made additional features such as trees, dinosaurs, volcanoes and rivers to add to the landscapes.

Week beginning 14-6-21

We have been learning about seasons in geography and in an art lesson we created a picture of our favourite season.

In science we have been learning about different materials and their properties. We then made a large jigsaw using a variety of different materials. These included, cotton wool, sequins, lolly sticks, wooden sticks, tissue paper, felt and straws.

Week beginning 7-6-21

We had a wonderful time with our Fairy Tale day. We came into school and found a crime scene. Somebody had eaten all the porridge, broken a chair and left a red cloak in baby bears bed. Was it Goldilocks or had Little Red Riding Hood left her cloak? We used the clues to find out. 

Week beginning 24-5-21

This week in English, we have been writing poems. We looked at a free poem about the colour purple and then we wrote our own about a chosen colour. We had to write 5 lines about the different coloured objects, using nouns and adjectives.

Week commencing 10-5-21

For English this week we have been reading the book, That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown. We have read the story, talked about the sequence of the story and the characters and then we acted out the story. We had lots of fun and used great expression.

Week commencing 3-5-21

Last week we planted cress seeds. We needed seeds, water, an empty egg shell and cotton wool. We have been looking after the cress and making sure that it has everything it needs to grow. Look at the different stages of growth this week. As you can see they are all at different stages and one is definitely ready to eat!

Week commencing 26-4-21

In R.E this week we have continued learning about Ramadan and Eid al - Fitr.  This week we decorated Fanoos Laterns. Fanoos means light and the lanterns are traditionally associated with Ramadan and displayed in houses, shops and restaurants.

Week commencing 19-4-21

We had great fun playing cricket. This was our first lesson and we learnt to throw the ball, under arm and over arm at the stumps. We then had a turn at batting and fielding. We cannot wait until next time!

Week beginning 12th April 2021

This week in school, we have been looking at spring flowers. We looked very closely at daffodils and tulips and then drew them using the correct colours. We then labelled our drawing.

Week beginning 15-3-21

This week we have been making Dream Catchers. We had to use many skills to complete them. We had to carefully colour, use scissors to cut out around the edges, use a hole punch, thread wool and beads and attach feathers. 

Week commencing 14.12.20 LI: to make a Christmas card.

We have had a wonderful last week of term. To finish off our week we made these wonderful snowmen cards.

Week commencing 7.12.20 LI: to write a section from a story

This week we have been looking at the story of The Snowman. We watched the video and then wrote about it. We looked at the beginning, middle and end of the story and thought about where we would like to fly to and what it might feel like to fly like James and the snowman.

Week commencing 23rd November LI: To think about others.

This week we made Christmas cards for a charity to give to our local elderly people to say we are thinking of them at Christmas time.

Week commencing Monday 16th November LI: To subitise using manipulatives.

This week in maths we have been working on subitising. This is where you have to make a number in many different ways. To do this we used, bead strings, numicon, cubes and beads.

Week commencing Monday 9th November LI: To follow instructions.

This week in English we have been following instructions and writing instructions of how to make poppies. We then acknowledged Armistice Day.

Week commencing Monday 2nd November LI: To write about our favourite toy.

This week in history we have started a new topic about toys. We talked about our favourite toy and then wrote a sentence about it and drew it.

Week commencing Monday 19th October LI: To make representations of an artists work.

Over the last few weeks in art, we have been studying a Japanese artist called Yayoi Kusama and we have then produced our own pictures to represent her work.

Week commencing Monday 12th October LI: To name and draw three different types of housing.

This week in geography we have been looking at homes in our local area. We discussed the different homes that people may live in and then drew a picture of them and wrote what type of home they were.

Week commencing Monday 5th October. LI: To write about our teddy.

This week we have been reading a story, Where's My Teddy. We had to write a description about our teddy or cuddly toy.

Week commencing Monday 28th September. LI: To think about being a good friend.

This week for our PSHE lesson we looked at what makes a good friend. We wrote on a piece of paper and drew a picture. These pieces of paper were then made into a friendship wall in our classroom.

Week commencing Monday 21st September. LI: To print using a variety of vegetables.

In Year 1 this week, we have been thinking about Harvest. We printed using a variety of vegetables and made sure we used the correct colours to represent the vegetables. We also collected food for the local food bank.

Week commencing Monday 14th September. LI: To make 10