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 Marsh (Italy), Mrs Curry (France) and Miss Everingham (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, Toys, The Great Outdoors and London. 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 “Who is your superhero?” 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 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. We will also be comparing toys from the past and present and designing our own toys. 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 the environment around us as part of our topic “The Great Outdoors” 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. Also, we will have the opportunity to learn the names of different types of trees.
During the Summer 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. We will be finishing our exciting year with a trip to London to see some of the famous sites.
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: