Welcome to our class page!
The Year 1 classes at Isle of Ely Primary School are Dragonfly and Bumblebee.  From this page, you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities. Children will have PE on Thursdays so they will need both indoor and outdoor PE kits. Year 1 do not have forest school until Spring Term.

Who works in our classroom?
Teachers: Miss Cross, Miss Falconer, Mrs Parker (Dance).

Teaching Assistants: Miss Dennis, Miss Bryan, Mrs Golding and Mrs Rowe

What are we learning about?
Curriculum Information Autumn Term 1- September – October 2019


This term our theme is ‘Toy Story’. We will discuss big questions every two weeks on this theme. Our questions this half term are:

What is the best material to use to make a toy car? (Science)

Is your favourite toy a new toy or an old toy? (History)

What is the most useful tool when making a toy? (D.T.)


The children will be focusing on lists labels and captions before moving on to writing instructions using imperative ‘bossy’ verbs. We will explore these through the theme and a teddy bear picnic where we will be making jam sandwiches.

We will then carry out a Talk4Writing based on the story ‘Old Bear’. This will allow the children to explore text and different language features before writing their own version of the text. Additionally to this we will be placing a large focus on handwriting.


This half term we will start by looking at place value within 10, counting forwards and backwards, one more and one less. This is consolidation of concepts they had been introduced to in Reception. After this we will be focusing on comparing numbers and objects using the following symbols <, > and =. Finally we will finish the half term with introducing number lines. The children will also be problem solving and reasoning throughout the term.  


In Science this half term, the children will be learning about different materials. They will look at different terminology for materials thinking about the properties and which material is best for a toy. The materials they will be exploring are wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock.


In History we are going to be looking at changes in toys and how they have developed over time. Linking this with the changed in materials and toys which are used to make the toys.


This half term the children are going to develop their gymnastic skills with Mrs Parker and will be learning multi skills and games with Miss Bryan.


In RE this half term, we are discussing the question: Does God want Christians to look after the world?


We will begin to use the Read Write Ink scheme for Phonics this term. The children will be exploring lots of new sounds which link to books which can also be taken home.


This half term, we will be looking at a range of tools and equipment and how they can be used with different materials. We will be exploring and evaluating a range of tools before making our own toy.  

Home Learning

Children are encouraged to read with an adult at home 5 times a week. They will also be receiving some phonics each week which reflect the learning that has taken place previously.




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