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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 assistants are Mrs Burke and Mrs Masterson.


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!


Autumn Term Curriculum Map


Week Commencing: Monday 11th October LI: to use computer skills to make a shape picture

This half term we have been learning computer skills during our Computing lessons. Today we combined all of the skills that we have been learning; logging on, opening a document, using the trackpad and dragging objects to make shape pictures on Word. We then practised saving our work by giving the file a name, and shutting down the laptop correctly. 

Week Commencing: Monday 4th October LI: to investigate our local area

In Geography this half term we have been learning about our local area. We went on a trip to our local shops to investigate what the area is like around The Oval, see what shops there were and think about why people might visit there. We discovered lots of shops including a butchers, a pharmacy, a carpet shop and a hairdressers. We also discussed if the houses were old or new, and talked about the similarities and differences between our houses and the houses that we walked past.

Week Commencing: Monday 27th September LI: To observe and describe weather associated with the seasons

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In Science this half term we have been learning about seasonal changes. This week we discussed the changing weather, and children had a go at being weather forecasters!

Week Commencing 20th September 2021 LI: To learn and perform a poem

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This week we have been learning the poem 'In Autumn'. We hope that you enjoy our performance!

Week commencing: Monday 13th September 2021 LI: to recount an event

This week in Year 1 we have been busy writing recounts of our trip to Disneyland Paris! On Monday we had a virtual visit to Disneyland - experiencing the rides, listening to music and even making our own Disney ears. Throughout the week we recounted out even - making a story map, adding labels and then writing multiple sentences describing our day.

Week commencing: Monday 6th September LI: to identify which parts of the body we use for each of the senses

This week in Science Year 1 have been learning about the senses. We discussed which part of the body corresponds to each sense, and completed different activities to help us explore how we use our senses. This included smelling different pieces of cotton wool that had different smelling essential oils inside, and wearing a blindfold whilst feeling different objects and describing their textures.

Week commencing: Wednesday 1st September 2021 LI: To discuss our school rules and PRIDE values

Year 1 have had a fantastic start to the new school year at Trotts Hill! We have been busy discussing our school rules and PRIDE values; perseverance, resilience, independence, determination and enjoyment.

We celebrated children who has already show the PRIDE values in the first few days back at school, and are very excited for a fantastic year ahead.