Year 1 

Teachers: Mrs C Price
Teaching Assistant: Mrs J Brierley

This term our theme has been Food Glorious Food.  We have used a few lovely books such as ‘Biscuit Bear’, ‘Burger Boy’, ‘The Gingerbread man’, ‘The Little Red Hen’ and ‘I will never ever eat a tomato’, as our stimuli.  We have written descriptions of our own biscuit bears, sequenced and written our own stories based on the original stories.  We have learnt about rhyming words, speech bubbles and speech marks, as well as basic punctuation using full stops and capital letters in the right places. We will be writing a food poem too.  In spelling we have been thinking about adding suffixes to words, such as er s es ing and ed.


In topic we have been thinking about how the food we eat has changed over time, from when our great grand parents bought and grew food to the present day. We have thought of the reasons for this, such as improved transport and storage of food.  We have also looked at how many of the meals we eat originated from different parts of the world, such as spaghetti bolognese from Italy. We have made seasonal winter soup and a biscuit bear and have written instructions as to how to make them. We are also going to think about our favourite sweet treats and how these treats have changed since our great grand parents’ time.

Art and DT

In art and design we have looked at and drawn different fruits and vegetables.  We have designed and made a meal on plate using collage materials.  We will be designing a sweet treat wrapper and then painting our design. We will look at how some artists such as Andy Warhol have used food in their pictures.


In Science we have been thinking about ourselves as animals, how we have changed since we were babies, our parts of our bodies, our senses and investigating if children with big hands have big feet.  We have a visit from Amazing Animal Encounters planned, who will be bringing all sorts of animals including a snake, a pig and hens to our school for the children to look at and touch.


In PE this term we have been dancing.  We have been moving like animals to the music The Carnival of the Animals by Saint Saens.  We are now dancing like skeletons again to music by Saint Saens. We will also celebrate Chinese New Year thinking about the animals for each New Year.


In Maths we have been concentrating on how numbers our made using place value, finding one more and one less than a number, ordering numbers, using  the greater than and less than symbols, counting in 2s 5s and 10s and adding and subtracting numbers to 100.




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