Year 1

Year 1 Curriculum Project

Year 1 Project - Childhood

In the Childhood project, your child will learn words and phrases related to the passage of time. They will explore artefacts to help them to understand childhood in the past and how childhood has changed over time. They will explore the six stages of life and explore timelines and family trees. Everyday life in the 1950s will be explored, including shopping, transport, family life and childhood. They will also learn about the significance of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 by studying photographs and online sources. The children will use maps to explore how places have changed over time and highlight any similarities or differences between childhood today and childhood in the 1950s.

Memorable Experience - Childhood past and present

Innovate Challenge - Childhood Knowledge Organisers

Geography - Settlements; Changes over time

History - Historical vocabulary; Historical artefacts; timelines; Everyday life and childhood in the 1950's; Significant events - Queen's Coronation; Enquiry

Science Investigations - What can you remember?


This project is also supported with mini projects in;

Science: Everyday materials and Human Sense

Art and Design: Mix it Up! and Funny Faces and Fabulous Features

Design and Technology: Shade and Shelter

Geography: Our Wonderful World

Music: derived from Charanga Unit 'Introducing Beat'

PE: derived from Greenacres Resources

PSHE: derived from Jigsaw

RE: derived from Kent SACRE Curriculum

Year 1 Key Information

In Year 1 PE lessons are timetabled for Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure that earrings are taped up or removed on these days.




Next week we will:

  • focus on forming the letters from the one armed robot family (b, h and r) 
  • Re-tell a story using a story map
  • plan a narrative
  • review our  phonics lessons, so far. In these lessons we will review the tricky words - all, are, I, of, one, here and today; review the GPCs- er, oo, oo, ai, ee, igh, ay, ou, oy, ee, ea, ear and air; read longer words using our phonics skills; write (Mon) magnet, popcorn and all; (Tues) cartoon, rabbit and of; (Weds) spray, toy and one; (Thurs) proud, say and here; and (Fri) Pop the puppet in my pocket. 



Well done to all the children accessing Numbots at home; this is really helping them in their maths lessons.


Next week we will:

  • check whether we can read and write numerals 0-20
  • use our knowledge of number bonds 
  • use our part-whole and number bonds knowledge to complete addition problems
  • (in our Mastering Number sessions) consolidate our understanding of double facts to 5

Additional Information

Please name all pieces of uniform.

The children all appeared to enjoy their visit from Frank, John, Phil and David from LENara. They had plenty of questions about their childhood and found the fact that they used to have baths in the garden fascinating.  Photos are on Twitter. 

Please note that we have been tasked with collecting rice for the Harvest donations. These can be sent in from until the 11th October.

Move on Up Week - Meet the Teacher Meeting

The 'Meet the Teacher' Meeting was held on 11th July and gave you an opportunity to meet staff who will be leading Year 1 from September 2022.  

The presentation shared with the parents at this meeting is available by clicking the link below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the office or email 


This week's homework is;

  • To read for at least 10 minutes everyday to an adult.
  • Access Numbots for 10 minutes everyday (passwords are in the reading record).