Class 1

Year 1 Curriculum Letter.

Class Teacher: Mr Hales, Learning Assistant: Mrs Jones.


Dear Parents,

Our topics, this term, will be Horndon to the Sea and Superheroes.


The children will be writing stories, non-fiction and poems.  There will also be a daily phonics and handwriting session. 

Guided reading

Each week, the children will read to an adult and have a set of tasks to complete.  They can change their reading books in the morning, during guided reading or at the end of the day.  Each child will have the opportunity to change their library book.


This term we will be covering the units: Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Properties of Shapes, Multiplication and Division, Measurement and Fractions.


In science, the children will be comparing different seasons and looking finding out about humans.


The children will be learning about, and then created their own work, inspired by LS Lowry.


Children will be learning to code and how to stay safe online.

Design and technology

The children will be making their own puppet.


The children will find out about very cold regions in the extreme north and south of the planet.  They will learn about the wildlife that live in such places. 


We will be learning about significant people.


Using the song In The Groove, the children will compare songs arranged in six different styles; Blues, Baroque, Latin, Bhangra, Folk and Funk. The children will be using recognise the difference between a pulse and a rhythm and to decimate between higher and lower sounds.


This term we will be covering the unit Who is a Christian and what do they believe?


The children will be doing dance and indoor athletics.  Children must not wear earrings and must have their hair tied back if it is long.


Homework is set on a Thursday and is due the following Tuesday.  Please read at home regularly with your child at least three times a week.


We will be going on a school trip to the Southend Aquarium


Many thanks,

Mr Hales