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Year 1


Year 1 Long Term Plan 2018-2019




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Term 1 Topic Plan For Parents



Term 1

Year One have had lots of animal visitors this week!  Each night an animal has sneaked into the classroom and left a trail of clues behind.  The children have been very busy looking at the clues to figure out which animal it could be.  We've written some fantastic animal riddles based on each animal - can you guess who they are?




Term 2 Topic Plan For Parents


Term 2 

Welly Walk

Year One enjoyed reading the story 'the foggy, foggy forest' and decided to go and see what we could see in our own school forest.  It was great fun walking around the school forest with our wellies on and used adjectives to describe all the things we could see - even the drizzle didn't dampen our spirits.  What can you see in our foggy, foggy forest?



Pyjama day

We had a very cozy time at our year one pyjama party!  During the morning, we created invitations for the party using words such as 'venue' and 'entertainment'.  We spent the afternoon using our mathematical knowledge to decorate gingerbread people.  Eating our gingerbread people was so much fun.  We were very good sleeping lions during our party too!




 Term 3 Topic Plan For Parents


Term 3

Gong hei fat choy

Year one thoroughly enjoyed their Chinese dance workshop.  As well as learning lots of interesting facts about China, we were able to dance with parasols, move to the music with ribbons and jive along with beautifully decorated fans.  At the end of the workshop, we were even lucky enough to become a Chinese dragon and celebrate Chinese New Year in style!


We have been boogieing away with Nikki this term in our P.E. sessions.  We have been busy learning some new, complex dance routines as a group.  We have been learning dance sequences to the likes of Elton John, Taylor Swift and our personal favourite - George Ezra.  We found it quite tricky to begin with but over the weeks we have really developed our rhythm and control; now, nothing can stop us dancing away!  Have the children managed to show you their dance moves at home?

Story Telling workshop

We really enjoyed seeing so many of you visit our story sharing experience in the hall.  The Year 1 children worked incredibly hard to write and illustrate their very own story and the children thoroughly enjoyed sharing them with their grown-up.  We planned our story thinking carefully about what our character would be like, where our story would be set, the problem they would encounter and how that problem would be solved.  Our imaginations reach brand new heights!  They are now all looking incredibly beautiful on display in the Year 1 corridor - what do you think?


Term 4 Topic Plan For Parents


Term 4

Up, up and away!

Year 1 have kicked off term 4 with a very exciting start!  As part of our seven continents and five oceans learning we released balloons into the atmosphere to see how far they will travel.  We enjoyed predicting where the balloon might land and we have made predictions that range from Willesborough in Europe to Sydney in Australasia!  Each class collaboratively wrote a note to attach to the balloon that tells the lucky finder where we are from and how to contact the school to share how far our balloons travelled.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that our balloons travel to some exciting places.


Term 5 Topic Plan For Parents


Term 5

Year 1 had a visitor from very far away this morning.  Mr Greenfield burst into our rooms to tell us a UFO had crashed on our very own field!  We become alien investigators and explored the crash landing.  Can you see us finding artefacts and describing them with adjectives.  We found some peculiar glasses, metallic space fabric, sticky slime and much more!  We look forward to using all of our exciting adjectives to describe aliens throughout the week.





Term 6 Topic Plan For Parents

Term 6

As part of year one’s topic “It’s Getting Hot, Hot, Hot!” this term, we were lucky enough to have a special visitor from the Dungeness RNLI.                     

Her name was Vicky and she came to talk to us about water safety ahead of our trip to the beach!  Vicky came from the lifeboat station at Dungeness where there is an all-weather lifeboat called ‘The Morrell’ – this is a Shannon class lifeboat and it can fit up to 70 people in it!  That’s more than two of our classes put together!



We learnt that if we see somebody else in the water in trouble we should dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.  We also learnt that if we are ever in trouble in the water the best thing to do is to float and wait for help.

We had such a brilliant time trying on some of the lifeboat crew’s outfits and we learnt lots about water safety.


Most importantly we realise now what an amazing job the RNLI do and how important they are in keeping us safe whilst we have fun.