Class 1 Curriculum Overviews

Class 1 is a mixed class of Year 1 and Year 2 children, we study three countries or topics each year. Most of the work covered will be linked to the countries or topics in the overview. (See the side bar for more information on our current topic).

Blog NovemberAnother busy week in Class 1! We have finished our narrative unit on “Owl Babies” so the children have completed a Hot Write to demonstrate their learning. We are very impressed with how the children are able to write so independently now. In our Judaism lesson, we explored what Jewish people believe about God and we made scrolls. Our Art lesson gave the children the chance to experiment with printing. We’ve also started learning our Christmas Nativity songs so you might start hearing those being sung at home!

Class 1 have quickly settled back into school. We have started a new topic called “Our World” in Geography which the children have enjoyed, particularly exploring atlases and globes. They are trying to learn the names of the 7 continents.

We are using the story “Owl Babies” for our new Literacy unit. This week we have been completing lots of reading tasks about the book to ensure we know the story really well. We continue to work on addition and subtraction in Maths. A very busy first week where the children have produced some fabulous work.

We have started a new topic of Addition and Subtraction in Maths and also a new writing unit based on the book “Five Minutes Peace”. The children are working so hard to learn new skills and apply them in their work.

We have continued to find out about the Great Fire of London. This week we discovered about Samuel Pepys and the importance of his diary to future generations having an understanding of what happened in the fire. It really interested the children to find out about all of the things he buried in his garden!

The children also were very lucky to have a visit from the vicar during their RE lesson. They thought about Harvest and being thankful for the food they have.

Forest school on Wednesday next week, which is very exciting!

This week, Class 1 completed their first ‘Hot Write’ of the year and wrote a set of instructions independently. It was great to see the skills they’d learned over the past few weeks coming through in their writing. 

In Science the children enjoyed dressing up in Miss Curran’s clothes while exploring the topic ‘Materials and their Uses.’ We learned how materials are chosen for particular uses based on their properties and how they look. We particularly enjoyed finding out which materials would be unsuitable and why, such as wearing a thick, woolly jumper on a hot day. Phew!

We also continued our cooking classes and the children had a super time making pizza and fruit jellies. 

In Art, we continued to paint the houses for our ‘Great Fire of London’ street display and the children are looking forward to adding flames next week.

Thank you to all those who handed their homework books in by Tuesday, giving us time to mark and set the next task. We are very pleased with the work you have been doing at home, so well done and thank you. 

Miss Curran and Mrs Litchfield

This week in Class 1 we have continued to learn about the features of instructions and we are looking forward to writing our own set of instruction next week. In Maths we have enjoyed using different apparatus to represent numbers and we are becoming experts at ordering numbers!

This week, we began our Design Technology cooking lessons, and half of the class made pizza and fruit jelly, which involved chopping and mixing. The other half of the class enjoyed painting houses from the time of the Great Fire of London, and we learned how to mix our own powder paints. The groups will swap around next week so that we all get a go.

This week we took home our Homework books and we are very impressed with the work that has come back in, so well done!

We are also excited to see that the potatoes in Class 1’s garden are ready for digging, and a few of the tomatoes are red. Yummy!