Horndon-on-the-Hill C. of E. Primary School

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness

Class 1

Class 1 Curriculum Evening

Year 1 Curriculum Letter.

Class Teacher: Mr Hales, Learning Assistants: Mrs Fay and Miss Tiley.


Dear Parents,

Our topic, this term, will be Dinosaurs.


The children will be writing stories, information texts 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 daily.


This term we will be covering units about: Number and place value, Addition and subtraction, Properties of shapes, Multiplication and division, including number and place value, Measurement (mass, time and capacity) and Fractions.


In science, the children will be comparing different seasons and looking at plants.


Using clay, the children will be designing and making their own murals.


Children will be learning to code.

Design and technology

The children will be learning about strengthen structures.


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 events beyond living memory.


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 Friday and is due the following Wednesday.  Please read at home regularly with your child at least three times a week.


We will be going on a school trip to the National History Museum on Thursday 22nd February.


Many thanks,

Mr Hales