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Year 1 - Oak Class

Welcome to Year 1 Oak Class




Our Topic this term is Feathers, Furs and Fins!


What we are learning in school:



In maths we will be progressing our learning to working with numbers up to 20. We will be continuing our addition and subtraction up to 20. We will also be looking at place value within 50.



In English we will explore stories that reflect the children's own experiences, e.g. ‘The Owl that was afraid of the dark.’. The children will be encouraged to link their own lives to the stories we are reading.

We will also be looking at report writing and looking at the difference between a fact and someone's opinion. We visit the Library on a Monday.



We will be learning our Phase 5 phonics sounds, starting with;

Set 17—ow, o-e, oe, o(long sound) , Set 18— ew, ue, u-e, u, oul,

Set 19—aw, au, al, Set 20—ir, er, ear

Set 21—ou, oy, Set 22—ere, eer, are/ear



We will be looking at Animals and Humans in Science. We will explore the different types of animals such as fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. We will learn to categories the animals.



Linking to our science of humans we will be exploring ‘Health and Wellbeing’ in PSHE. This will look at keeping fit through exercise and maintaining a healthy diet.



We will continue with History this half term, looking at ‘Travel and Transport’. We will be learning about how travelling has changed over time and it’s development.



In Art we will be creating our own loom from paper. We will be choosing materials and using them creatively to decorate a product. We will be designing coasters and designing fabrics!  We will be exploring the process of ‘batik’.



We will learn how to use word processing software to: Combine text and images, Insert text boxes into a document, insert clip art  and to format text, changing the font size and colour.



We will be doing yoga in PE this half term. We will be focusing on, stretching, breathing and flexibility . 



In RE we will be exploring the topic of ‘Our World’. We will be looking at how are we are the same/different from other families in the school and around the world and what do religious stories say about how the world began?


Design and Technology

Linking to our PSHE and Science topic we will be looking at building ‘Sensational salads'’ and ‘Packed lunches' . This will be continued for the full Spring term.


Thank you for your continued support. 



Mrs Mead, Mrs Nowlan-Hunt, Miss Woolnough 

Meet the Team

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Meet Miss Woolnough and take a look around your new classroom!

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