Miss Whitehead

Class HLTA

Class HLTA

Miss Ellis

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Harrison

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Tuck

Class 1W curriculum

Autumn term

Our topic this term is Astronauts!!!

This topic will give the children the opportunity to be space explorers and find out lots of interesting facts about the universe. They will learn about the first moon landing and create a fact file about Neil Armstrong. They will also compare the moon with our school environment


R.E. – As theologians we will :

  • Be able to talk about our families and celebrations.
  • Begin to retell the religious Bible stories through art work, drama and writing.
  • Recognise religious celebrations such as Baptism and the signs and symbols that go with this special event.
  • Recognise some signs and symbols of Lent and Easter and use some religious words.
  • Recognise some ways in which we can look after God’s family.
  • Recognise some ways in which we as Christians prepare for Easter.
  • Be able to talk about Jesus’ death.
  • Be able to talk about Holy Week and Easter and how it makes us feel.



Literacy – As writers and communicators we will :

  • Include full stops, capital letters, finger spaces and conjunctions within our writing.
  • Use phonics to help with spellings.
  • Read stories about different experiences.
  • Writing postcards.
  • Writing letters.
  • To be able to ask and punctuate questions accurately.
  • Use cursive writing.
  • Use drama to explore stories in greater depth.



PSHE – we will :

  • Discuss what makes us healthy
  • How to play nicely with others
  • How to act when people need help
  • Be aware of people that can help us
  • Try out best to be kind and caring to others



Geography – As geographers we will :

  • Developing basic geographical language to refer to key physical and human features.
  • Keep a weather chart – looking at rainfall and temperature.
  • Compare our school environment with the moon.


Design and Technology

Design Technology – As designers we will :

  • Be able to evaluate our/peers work stating what we like and dislike.
  • Use a variety of equipment.
  • Use a range of materials.
  • Design a space rocket.


History—As historians we will:

  • Sequence events on a timeline.
  • Find answers to simple questions about the past from research.


Mathematics – As mathematicians we will :

Spring 1:

  • Time: Tell the time to the hour and half-past the hour; solve practical problems for time.
  • Exploring calculation strategies within 20: Represent and use number bonds; use concrete and pictorial representation to solve one-step problems.
  • Numbers to 50: Count, read, write, identify, represent in numerals and words; recognise place value.

Spring 2:

  • Addition and subtraction within 20: Comparison and difference. Represent and use number bonds; read, write, interpret and solve one-step problems.
  • Fractions: Recognise, find and name a half and a quarter as one of two or four equal parts respectively.
  • Measures: Length and mass.
  • Compare, describe, measure, record and solve practical problems.


Science – As scientists we will :

  • Identify different climates.
  • Identify, sort and group materials.
  • Know that materials have different properties – transparent, waterproof, etc.
  • Use our investigative skills to test which materials are most suitable for different purposes. Cold and warm, thermal?


Physical education

PE – As athletes we will :

  • Be able to follow instructions.
  • Be aware of health and safety.
  • Understand why we need to warm up and cool down.
  • Safely use a variety of apparatus.



Computing – We will :

  • Use sound recording equipment.
  • Develop our skills in saving and storing sounds.
  • Develop collaboration skills as we work as a group.
  • Understand how a talking book differs from a paper-based book.
  • Talk about our use of ICT.
  • Share our recordings with an audience.
  • Recognise common uses of information the technology beyond school.
  • Use technology safely and respectfully.



Music – As musicians we will :

  • Be able to play musical instruments to space themed music


Art – As artists we will :

  • Use a range of drawing techniques to complete drawings of space.
  • Use our pencil/drawing techniques to copy/design postcards.
  • Mix paints to make a sea painting.
  • Look at the works of Kandinsky.




Homework – this will be given out on a Friday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday

Children will have two independent reading books which will be brought home once a week and MUST be returned to school on their reading day.  Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out as and when their child reads during the week at home. There will be three pieces of homework; English, Phonics and Maths sent home.  Thank you for your support with this.

School Trips

 Year one will have no school trips in the Spring term. Further details will be sent out closer to the time.   

Year 1 Assemblies

Our year group Holy Week Assembly will be on Wednesday 1st April at 2:00 pm

PE Important Information

  • A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps (indoor use) / sports trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school.  As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months.
  •  If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.  Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.  Long hair must be tied back.
  • Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times.  All P.E. kit must be labeled clearly with your child’s name.  If it becomes lost, it can easily be returned to the rightful owner. If your child does not have their P.E. kit in school you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.

Our Class Blog

What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom. 

Fun with Phonics

Fun with Phonics

Parents were invited to take part in a phonics workshop with their child. Everyone embrace the day and had a fun day learning. https://vimeo.com/389427749

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

As the calendar year for 2019 draws to an end we hope you have a happy and holy Christmas. Here are the Christmas production highlights for 2019 . https://vimeo.com/380447129   Key Stage One sing us out with their carol service  ........... see you next year. ....

Our new Library

Our new Library

On the 15th of November, our local MP came and led an assembly where she shared with the children her love of reading. Her favourite book was the MagicFaraway Tree by Enid Blyton. The children were enthused by her and asked many questions. She then officially opened...

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