Bournville Village

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Year 1

Hello and welcome to our Year 1 page.


1G- Miss Glover and Mrs Lynock

1S- Miss Spencer and Mrs Barker

1R- Mrs Sims, Mr Setchell and Mrs Ryan.

PPA Teaching Staff: Mr Coley, Mrs Darwood and Mrs Woodall

Our timetable- please note, our timetable can vary slightly each week in response to other events in school and availability of resources

So Spring 1 has flown by and the children have learnt so much! Highlights have included; learning about the continents and oceans and creating our own maps. An author study of Oliver Jeffers and meeting lots of inspirational people during Jobs January. I wonder what Spring 2 has install for us...


Spring 2


Spring 2 will be starting with our trip to the Black Country Museum which we are all very excited about! This is a great opportunity for the children to see a variety of transport from the past.


In English, we will be starting our month of reading. The children will be finding out what this involves after half term. We will also be starting a new power of reading text and our author of moment is Emily Gravett. If you have any books at home please share them with your class.


In Maths, we will be exploring measures; including length, weight and capacity. 


Remember that library books will continue to be changed on Thursdays and reading books and diaries need to be in school every day. 


Homework will continue to alternate between Sumdog and English and spellings will be checked.





Spring 1


Happy New Year to you all! It is lovely to see the children back ready for a new term of exciting learning.

This term in English, we will be completing an author study about Oliver Jeffers. If you have any books written by him at home, please send them in with your child to share with the class.

In maths, we will be looking at place value with in 50, including addition and subtraction. Then we we moving on to look at multiples of twos, fives and tens. 

As part of this terms geography, we will be naming and locating the 5 oceans and 7 continents in lots of creative ways. We will be using maps, atlases and globes to help us with this. 

In D.T., the children will be learning about mechanisms. This will include levers, sliders and wheels which will eventually lead to the children making their own moving picture.

The children will continue to learn French, take part in PSHE lessons, visit the library and have daily phonics.

Please note our library day is Wednesday, therefore if your child wants to change their book they must have it in school on that day. 


Thank you!

Information about Year 1


Our P.E. days are organised in 4 week blocks and so are not always on the same day.  We ask that parents send in P.E. kits for the whole half term, to ensure they are always in school. Swimming will commence later on in the year.


Homework will be set weekly, alternating between English homework and Sumdog (maths). Please send your child's red homework book into school every week with the completed piece of homework for marking. You can support your child with learning spellings, practising reading and anything that interests them about our wider curriculum. Your child's planner acts as their reading diary. Please sign their diary so that we are able to change books regularly. Specific reading days will be communicated later on in the term.


Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview


In English, the children will be looking at fantasy and imagination texts, including Where the Wild Things Are.  The Author of the half term is Satoshi Kitamura. Throughout the year, if you have any books by our author of the half term, please feel free to send them into school to share with the class. Year 1 will visit our school library on a Thursday afternoon.


In Maths, the children will be consolidating their knowledge of number and place value from reception. This will include grouping objects and numbers and addition and subtraction. 


We will also be learning about Materials in Science. In History, we will be thinking about explorers. In P.E. we will be teaching gymnastics and games. In Computing, the children will be learning how to log on to Purple Mash and save their work. Our Jigsaw topic is 'Being Me'. In R.E., the children will be thinking about belonging and religious celebrations. The children will be having a weekly introduction to French, beginning by learning some simple useful words. In Music, the children will be singing and learning new songs. 


Well done to all pupils for a great start to Year 1!

Autumn 2


This is a busy and exciting term for Year One! Week one starts with our introduction to our Geography topic 'Journeys.' Across 3 days, the children will be visiting Birmingham Airport by foot, train and monorail. We are looking forward to it!


We will also be starting our Christmas production rehearsals, so children will be busy learning songs, dances and lines. We will be performing at the church on Wednesday 4th December. We hope to see you all there. PE will continue to be Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, however due to Christmas rehearsals these lessons maybe less frequent. 


In English we will be continuing to use the Power of Reading to learn about a new text. We can not reveal what this is but the children will find out soon!


In Maths, we will be moving on to addition and subtraction, including number bonds to 10 and fact families. Please continue to use Sumdog to support with your child's Maths skills. 


In Jigsaw, we will be celebrating everyone being unique and special.


This promises to be a brilliant half term full of brilliant learning opportunities!