Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


In Year 1 we work hard to make sure the children have a smooth transition from Year R. We build on their learning experiences and work in a similar way to Year R whilst developing their independent learning skills and ensuring they make progress in all the different areas of the new curriculum. We put a great emphasis on outdoor learning and with our Year 1 outdoor area we are able to make sure children have plenty of opportunities to explore and engage outside with their friends as well as take part in learning activities.

Autumn Term

Our first topic is ‘Terrific Toys’ and answering the question “Does a toy need to be shiny and new to be worth playing with?”. We investigate new and old toys and the children will think about what their favourite toy is and will write about it. We also have a ‘Wheels day’ where the children can sort, organise (and play!) on their different wheeled toys. In the second half of Autumn Term we answer the question “How do the seasons change?”. We look at all four seasons and what weather/celebrations each one brings.

Spring Term

The Spring sees us investigating all things Royal and wondering “What do Monarchs do?” We learn about important past and present royals and finish the topic off with a ‘Kings and Queens Day’ – complete with our own castle. After half term we learn more about our local area of Tadley and the nearby town of Basingstoke by asking “Where do the wheels on the bus go?” We will take a trip around Tadley to look at key features followed by a trip to the postbox to post some letters. 

Summer Term

During the first half of the Summer Term we will be going Dinosaur mad and discovering just “Who was Mary Anning?” In the second half of the term we will be puzzling out the question “Would a Meerkat and a Polar Bear be neigbours?” This will give us an opportunity to learn about animals and environments all around the world. Our trip to Marwell Zoo gives us the chance to see the animals in action.


Additional Documents parents may find useful:

Online Safety Tips for Children

Phonics Presentation 2024

Year 1 Newsletters

Autumn 1 - Newsletter - 08.09.23

Autumn 2 - Newsletter - 03.11.23

Spring 1 - Newsletter 05.01.24

Spring 2 - Newletter 23.02.2024

Summer 1 - Newsletter - 19.04.2024

Summer 2 - Newsletter - 07.06.2024

Year 1 Curriculum Information

Autumn 1 - Topic Overview - 08.09.23

Autumn 1 - Homework Grid - 08.09.23

Autumn 2 - Topic Overview - 03.11.23

Autumn 2 - Homework Grid - 03.11.23

Spring 1 - Homework Grid 05.01.24

Spring 1 - Topic Overview 05.01.24

Spring 2 - Homework Grid 23.02.2024

Spring 2 - Topic Overview 23.02.2024

Summer 1 - Homework Grid - 19.04.2024

Summer 1 - Topic Overview - 19.04.2024

Summer 2 - Homework Grid - 07.06.2024

Summer 2 Topic Overview - 07.06.2024



If you have any queries with regard to the curriculum for this year group, please contact your childs teacher or Amy Chapman (Deputy Head).

If you would like further paper copies of the curriculum/newsletters, please contact your child's teacher. 

Should you have any queries with regard to any of the Year 1 team, please contact Amy Chapman (Deputy Head) or Glen Golding (Headteacher)