Ferney Lee Primary School

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Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848

admin@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk

Year 1

What Year 1 are learning about....

Our key historical enquiry is: 
How do we know dinosaurs existed?

Take a look at the wonderful range of books we will be reading across the year...

Our Previous Learning This Year

 

Fantastic Ferney Lee!

Our key Geographical Enquiry is: What is the geography of our school?

We will be looking at maps and compasses to help us develop un an understanding of where we are and how we fit into the bigger picture of the world around us.

In English we will be exploring 2 different books linked to our Topic: The Colour Monster Goes To School and I Need A Wee! These will help us explore our emotions and settle into Year 1. We will be developing our basic writing and phonics skills and knowledge every day.

in Art, we will be focusing on drawing and fine motor control

In Computing, we will be using Scratch Jr to create a simple maze game. 

We will be keeping active in PE and Forest School.

When it comes to Science we will be finding out about the different materials all around us.

 

 

Our key Historical Enquiry is: How was life different when our grandparents were children?

In History we will be looking at different sources to find out what has changed and what is similar between now and our grandparents' time. We will look at different toys, technology and what has changed in Todmorden. We will be looking closely at the book Peepo! to see what else was different about life in the past.

In English we will be looking at Grandad's Island as an inspiration to help us improve writing some superb sentences. 

 In Computing we will begin learning how to use the app Chatterpix to animate pictures.

in Art, we will continue to explore our creativity through drawing and painting.

In RE we will be finding out about Christmas and why it is special to Christians, including a visit to church for Christingle.

We will continue to look at materials in Science.

Music and Drama will be a major focus as we practise for our Nativity at the end of term.

We will be keeping active in PE and Forest School.

 

 

 Our topic is: Our UNITED Kingdom!

Our key Geographical Enquiry is: Why is our country called the United Kingdom?

We will be looking at maps to help us find out all about our wonderful country and then going on to find out about other interesting information - our flags, symbols and lots more!

In English we will read different books linked to our Topic: Paddington at the Palace, Paddington at the Zoo and Beegu. We will develop our writing through lists and instructions, poetry and descriptions.

In DT, we will be making our very own Beegu puppets.

in Art, we will explore using charcoal.

In Computing, we will be using Chatterpix to bring a picture from the UK to life.

We will be keeping active in PE and Gardening.

In Science we will look at weather, the seasons and our senses.

In RE we will be looking at special buildings and symbols.

Remember to keep checking Seesaw to see what your children are learning in school!

Our key Historical Enquiry is: Who was the greatest queen, Victoria or Elizabeth II?

We will be looking at what these two queens have in common and what makes them different. We will also be finding out about the history of our royal family.

In English we will be thinking about different royal figures through our focus books - Cinderella and The Paper Bag Princess. We will also carry on laying the foundations of early English through phonics, checking our sentences for mistakes and lots of reading.

In Art, we will explore using different colours with wax pastels, mixing colours with paints and making our own royal self-portraits.

We will be keeping active in PE and Gardening.

In Science we will learn about animals and how they can be classified.

In RE we will be looking at special buildings and learning all about the Easter story.

In Maths we will be learning how to measure weight, mass, height and length as well as continuing to use numbers up to 50.

Remember to keep checking Seesaw to see what your children are learning in school!

Meet the staff...

Miss Jaffat - Class Teacher
(Monday - Wednesday)

Mr Heald - Class Teacher
(Thursday - Friday)

Miss S Bano
Support Assistant

Miss M Horne
Support Assistant (mornings)

To find out more about Year 1 please view our booklet: Meet Year 1 Booklet

Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR

01706 254848

admin@ferneylee.calderdale.sch.uk