HoldbrookPrimary School and Nursery

'Dare to Dream, Aim to Achieve'

Search Search
Translate Translate

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

I am Miss Bell and am delighted to be teaching Year 1 this year.

In our class we are supported by Mrs Moore and Miss Simpson

This term our topics are 'Our Island' and 'Going to the Seaside'.

We have P.E twice a week on a Monday and Thursday.


This term in Phonics we will be continuing to learn our set 1, 2 & 3 RWI sounds. We will be practising recognising ‘special friends’ in words and blending sounds to read words.


In English we will be focusing on securing and building on our basic sentence structure (capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, making sense, using our sounds to spell).


In Maths we will be covering the topics of numbers to 40, addition and subtraction, multiplication, division, fraction, numbers to 100, time, money and volume and capacity.


In Science we will be learning about the weather. The children will observe changes across the 4 seasons and observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies. The next unit is Plants where the children will identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. They will also identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.


In computing our units of work are ‘Pictograms’, ‘Lego Builders’, Maze Explorers’ and Technology.


In Geography this term the children will learn to locate and identify oceans and continents and to find out about the British beaches and seas and compare this to another country.


In History our topic is ‘Going to the Seaside’.  The children will find out about what holidays were like in the past. They will identify similarities and differences between seaside holidays now and in the past.


In Art the children will develop the technique of weaving to create collage work with a range of materials including paper, ribbon and wool.  They will use their weaving to create an animal that may be found at the beach.


In D.T their topic is ‘Fruit and Vegetables’ and the children will examine, taste and describe a variety of fruits and vegetables. They will then find out how to handle and prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables before designing, making and evaluating a recipe including fruit and vegetables.


We will be taking part in the PSHCE topics of ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’.


In R.E. we will be asking ‘Is Shabbat important to Jewish children’ and ‘Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?’


In Music we will be studying the units ‘Your Imagination’ and ‘Reflect, Rewind, Replay’, learning about different styles of music.


All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place.

In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Be responsible readers and read every night
  • Complete all the home learning tasks set
  • Read through their study books  
  • Practice adding and subtracting on numbots



Home Learning projects

This half terms home learning projects are due in on Wednesday 14th October. I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful work!

Recommended websites