Year 1

Year 1 Curriculum Project

Year 1 Project - Bright Lights, Big City

In the Bright Lights, Big City project, your child will learn the story of a local landmark. They will learn about the countries that make up the United Kingdom, including their location, capital cities and some of their physical and human features. They will have the opportunity to do map work, using compasses and positional and directional language to plan routes around London. They will research the cause and impact of the Great Fire of London and look at some famous London landmarks. They will learn about other capital cities around the world, including Kuala Lumpur, and compare how they are similar and different to London.

Memorable Experience - Local landmarks

Innovate Challenge - Marley's Trip to London

Geography - Local landmarks; Countries and capital cities of the UK; Physical features of the UK; Settlements; Human features; Weather and seasons; London - a capital city; Landmarks; Aerial images; Maps; Directions - locational and directional language; Geographical similarities and differences. 

History - Significant events - Great Fire of London

Science Investigations - How does it move? How big is a raindrop? Does it snow in summer? How wild is the wind?


This project is also supported with mini projects in;

Science: Seasonal Changes

Art and Design: Rain and Sunrays

Design and Technology: Taxi

Music: derived from Charanga Unit 

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 Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that earrings are taped up or removed on these days.




This week, we will:

  • write a draft for our postcards
  • edit our postcards
  • write our postcards out in neat
  • handwriting focus: warm up our fine motor muscles, write - the days of the week
  • In Phonics: review week - review our learning for the term
  • Tricky words = Mr, Mrs, Ms ask, school, call, different, could, would, should, who, whole, where, two, water, want, any, many, again, people, your, their, thought, through, friend and work.



Please continue to access Numbots at home.

This week, we will:

  • write related addition and subtraction facts
  • solve missing number problems
  • complete an end of addition and subtraction to 20 assessment
  • In Mastering Number, we will review our knowledge of number bonds to 10 and 20.

Additional Information

On Friday 10th February, we will be investigating Italy - children can wear Italian colours to school (green, red and white). If they would like to bring in some Italian food, to share, they can but please include an ingredients list and DO NOT send in anything containing nuts.

If they have any photos, toys etc related to Italy they can bring them in to show.

For forest school -  send in a named bag of the following (name everything in the bag) by the 22/2/2023

- Wellies

- Waterproof coat (with a hood)

- Long sleeved top

- Trousers

- Spare socks

- Hat/gloves (if required)

- A plastic bag to transport wet/muddy things home in

Please note that our PE sessions are now Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Please ensure PE kits are suitable for the cold weather (e.g. tracksuit trousers and hoodie).

Parent consultations - Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February
Please hear your child read at home as much as possible. This really helps them in all subjects.


This week's homework is;

  • To read for at least 10 minutes everyday to an adult.
  • Access Numbots for 10 minutes every week (passwords are in the reading record).
  • For those wanting additional work -
  • English: practice pre-cursive letter formation; write sentences about your day and/ shopping lists (the children should sound out each word so they can use their phonics knowledge to help them); write about a London or Lenham landmark.
  • Maths: identify missing numbers on a number line to 20; correctly write the numerals and number words to 20.


Our learning

Our visits and special events

Our displays