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Year 1

We are very excited about the range of topics we will cover in Year 1 this year as they will provide the children with lots of engaging and hands-on experiences.

The summer term 

Can you remember being small? Being a baby and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or a favourite book? This term we will look back at family photos of special occasions, perhaps holiday snapshots or a birthday or two as part of our topic 'Memory Box'. We will remember a wedding or a christening and find a funny photo of your parents when they were young. Additionally, we will learn how to write a diary of days gone by and find out about the days before you were born: it’s called history and it’s all about the past. Then, we will finish this term by making a special box, a memory box, to keep special things safe. Memories are special. Let’s make some more! 

We will then move onto our second topic, 'Rio De Vida' where dancing feet, step to the samba beat.  Shake it, shimmy, hands in the air, wave our flags in the cool night air. This half term, you’re invited to join the party down in Rio, keeping the rhythm with your party shaker. Bright colours, patterns and feathers. We will make a headdress or party mask, and meet magical creatures from Brazil’s myths and legends (creating our own too). After that, we will get down to Rio where football is king, and practise our skills on golden beaches. I hope you’re excited to plan a celebration with fabulous music and song, and invite parents and friends to come along. Bem-vindo ao Brasil os meus amigos!

What the teacher says:

I am very excited about the range of topics we will cover in Year 1 this year as they will provide the children with lots of engaging and hands-on experiences.
Miss Hassan

What the children say:

"I'm excited about everything! I love school" (Jacob) "I want to learn about Big Ben" (Ellie) "I like learning about science. I want to do lots of experiments" (Skarlett) "I like phonics and reading our books" (Hollie) "I love maths and learning different shapes" (Archie)