Year 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Chidgey

Welcome to Year 1

This term our topic is 'School Days'

This project teaches children about their own school and locality, both today and in the past. They compare schooling in the Victorian era to their experiences today.

We will also be learning about:

Science: wild and garden plants, the basic parts of plants and  how they change over time in our Plants Parts project and animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates, their common structures, their diets and how they should be cared for in our Animal Parts project.

RE: the celebration of Baptism through our unit Why is baptism special? and one of the most well-known epic stories of the Old Testament through our unit Joseph.

History: timelines, present day schools, our school, the Victorian era and Victorian schools through our School Days topic.

Geography: human and physical features, maps, the local environment and changes over time through our School Days topic.

Art: artwork depicting streets and buildings and focuses on the work of the American pop artist, James Rizzi through our Street View project. 

Design Technology: sources of food and the preparatory skills of peeling, tearing, slicing, chopping, mashing and grating through our unit of work called Chop, Slice and Mash.

PSHE: keeping healthy, having a Growth Mindset, setting ourselves goals and achievement through our unit Being My Best and age appropriate issues related to relationships and sex education through our Growing and Changing unit.

PE: throwing over and under arm, running and jumping as well as alternative methods of travelling through three of our units called Tri Throlf, Lost and Found and Zog.  Our final unit Playground Games will link to our topic School Days and will focus on games children will have played in the 20th century at school.

Music: the interrelated dimensions of music through our unit Your imagination and  singing, playing instruments, improvising, composing and performing through our unit called Reflect, Rewind and Replay.

Computing: creating simple programs using code blocks through our unit on Coding, entering data and images through our unit on Spreadsheets and develop a secure understanding of what technology is and how it is used in our daily lives through our Tech Outside School unit. 

For more information on our curriculum, please see the curriculum tab on our homepage.

Pick and Mix

Your child will bring home their Pick and Mix linked to their topic. Pick and Mix projects are suggested activities that help to inspire children beyond the classroom. Each activity provides an opportunity for children to explore their topic further using a number of different skills. When children have finished a project, they can bring this into school where each class will have a designated time to celebrate the learning that has taken place. Projects can stay in school and be displayed on each class’s working wall or can be taken home.

If you have any questions about how to further support your child's learning at home, please contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo or the school office. 

Files to Download

Year 1: News items

Easter Story, by Mrs Chidgey

World Book Day Shared Read, by Mrs Chidgey

Ash Wednesday, by Mrs Chidgey

Year 1: Blog items

DT, by Mrs Chidgey

Reading, by Mrs Chidgey

Grammar, by Mrs Chidgey

Year 1: Gallery items

Finding halves, by Mrs Chidgey

Identifying wild plants, by Mrs Chidgey

Animated Story Books, by Mrs Chidgey

Year 1: Calendar items

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Adlington St Paul'sCE Primary School

Railway Rd, Adlington, Chorley PR6 9QZ.

Miss A Moffitt | Bursar

01257 480276

Mrs J Burger | Headteacher

Miss L Taylor | SENCO

Part of The Learning Together Trust

We are a family of schools, who work collaboratively and in partnership, to ensure that every child within each different school receives the best Christian foundation education that equips them for success in the next phase of their education and later life.