Welcome to Year 1
Year One is an exciting year to be a part of, it is also known as the continent of Europe! Like every Year Group at Clockhouse, we have a fun-filled, creative curriculum to excite and inspire the children of the year group. Our teachers work hard to ensure that we make the learning in Year One exciting and memorable. Our teachers are Miss Ettridge and Mrs Everingham (Italy), Mrs Curry (France) and Mrs Redgrave (Spain). We also have a number of other adults who help us learn, make progress and be the best that we can be.
Our exciting lessons are linked to the Clockhouse Curriculum and using our topics we also have the opportunity to develop and improve our Literacy and Numeracy skills. During Year One we will be learning through the exciting themes of Superheroes, London, Toys, Space, Plants and the seaside. At the start of each new topic we have an entry point activity which helps us to get involved in the new theme and motivated to learn. At the end of each topic we have an Exit Point where we celebrate our learning throughout the topic. We often invite our parents in as this gives us the opportunity to share our learning in a fun and meaningful way.
During the Autumn term, we learn about Superheroes as part of our topic “What would your superhero be?” As part of our topic we will learn about out real life superheroes living in our community and what makes someone a superhero. During this topic we will have a special visit from some very special superheroes when we welcome a police dog into our year group and will learn about how they help our community. We will also become our very own superheroes by designing and making our very own superhero capes and masks in our DT lessons.
During the second part of the Autumn term, we learn about London as part of our topic “What a wonderful place to be!” We will be learning about where London is and why it is such an important place. We will have the opportunity to create some famous London landmarks in DT and we will be learning about important historical events such as Guy Fawkes and The Great Fire of London.
During the Spring term, we learn about Toys as part of our topic “Nintendo vs Play Station” This is a new topic for Year One and we will learning all about toys and how they are made. As part of our history we will also have the exciting opportunity to visit a local museum to learn about toys from the past.
During the second part of the Spring term, we learn about plants as part of our topic “Roots and Shoots” We will investigate the things plants need in order to survive and the different parts of plants. We will also be planting some different plants and all of our learning will be linked to the story Jack and the Beanstalk.
During the Summer term we link our learning to the idea of Monsters vs Aliens as part of our topic “Would you like to live in space?” We will be learning all about the first moon landing and Neil Armstrong. We will become detectives when a strange egg arrives in our playground and we will need to work out where it came from.
During the second part of the Summer term, we learn about The Seaside as part of our topic “Oh I do like to be beside the seaside” We will learn about the physical differences between the seaside and a city, as well as, learning about the main oceans and seas in the world. As part of history we will look at why seaside holidays were so popular with The Victorians. Finally, we will finish our fantastic year of learning by visiting a seaside resort and using our visit to learn about what life under the sea is like.
During each topic we will have a home learning project which provides an opportunity to learn about the things that interest us and we want to find out about.
During the year we will have lots of other exciting events… keep checking the website and letters home for further information.
All this sensational learning means that we enjoy our time in Year One and are ready and excited for the new challenges ahead of us in Year Two!
Please click on the link below to find out more information about what we will be learning this year: