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Curriculum Map Year 1 2019-2020

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This week in Phonics…

Here are the weekly phonics letters  that we send out to tell you what we are learning in class.

10 January phonic letter a-e       17 January letter i-e o-e

31 January letter u-e, e-e            7 February letter- ou

Here are some websites and Apps that you can use with your children to help with their phonics learning.










Wake up shake up

Every day we start our learning by waking up and shaking our bodies.


It’s Number Day!!!!

Did you know…we use maths every day in lots of different activities. We thought we wouldn’t use maths as a footballer BUT do we??? We thought we wouldn’t use maths if we were a dentist or doctor or nurse BUT would we????

Today we had to help Snow White prepare a party for her guests. We had to add all the cakes together to see if we had enough. We sorted the cups and saucers to match the number name to the numeral and we dressed up in our patterns and numbers.


Class Assembly

On Friday 31st January we held our class assembly. It had been Chinese New Year at the weekend so we decided to celebrate this in our assembly. We showed our parents and children how the months of the year are named in Chinese tradition and acted out the story. The children were amazing and loved singing the songs for everyone.We hope you enjoyed it too!


We have started our gymnastics this half term. We have been travelling over mats and benches in different ways.



We had the chance to participate in a Judo session this week. It was great fun. We hope we can do it another time!!

Design and Technology

We had another session with Classroom Kitchen. Mr Deveney had a phone call from father Christmas and he asked us to make him a treat for Christmas Eve, so we made mince pies for him.


We had a wonderful opportunity to work with the artist Ian Fennelly. We used empty milk bottles to create sculptures of children. Our parents came along too and helped us. I don’t know who enjoyed it more!

And our finished sculptures 


Did you know we can use part whole models, ten frames, counters and our fingers to help us add numbers together?

Design and Technology

We have been learning about wheels and axles in DT. We started out investigating axles and we know there are two types of axles. After that we looked at the different types of chassis and how these represent the vehicles. We designed our own vehicles ensuring we used all the features of vehicles. Finally we made our vehicles using a cardboard box as the chassis and decorated it.

Chester Zoo Visit

We were lucky enough to get tickets to visit Chester Zoo on 14th November. We saw lots of animals but our favourites were the penguins. 


We have been finding out about our local area and using maps and atlases to look at some features of Old Swan and Liverpool. We also found out about the United Kingdom and realised that there are 4 countries that make up the UK.

Design and Technology

We have started our cooking sessions with Mr Deveney from Classroom Kitchen. We learnt about healthy and unhealthy choices for food. Mr Deveney showed us different fruits and vegetables and we learnt how to use the claw and bridge method to cut them. After that, we had a taste. We liked some of them but didn’t like others!

Religious Education

In RE, we have been learning about Harvest. We found out about Sukkot which is the Jewish Harvest. We designed and made our own Sukkahs using different construction sets.


We have been practising our kicking skills for football.



In Science we have been using our senses to find objects outside on our playground.