Infant School

Aiming High, Achieving Together

Year 1

School Year 2019 - 2020


Year 1 Curriculum Newsletters for translation



Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter

Spring 2 2020

Once Upon a Time…



The children will be learning:

  • To measure and weigh ingredients
  • To investigate length and height
  • To solve addition and subtraction number sentences using our knowledge of place value
  • To solve missing number problems
  • To describe numbers using, tens and ones
  • To solve problems using money
  • The children will be taking part in the Hampshire Picture Book Award. We will be exploring and reviewing different books and voting for our favourite
  • The children will be reading Hansel and Gretel to inspire them to create a character profile and retell the story in their own words
  • We will be reading a range of traditional tales to find out if they all have a happy ending
  • The children will be identifying different materials and exploring their properties
  • They will investigate which material would be the most suitable to act as a roof for the wicked witch’s house



This half term we are looking at the Paschal Candle and exploring from darkness to light.



The children will learn how to care for others.


DT/Food Technology

The children will be making cereal cakes and learning how chocolate changes from solid to liquid and back again.



The children will be studying the artist Orla Kiely and creating their own prints using different materials



The children will be creating and saving art work using laptops.



The children will continue to learn how to play the Bamboo Tamboo with our specialist music teacher


Merton Mission

Read it: As many traditional and fairy tales as you can!

Make it: Design a new front cover for your favourite book.

Do it: Keep a book log to see how many books you can read this half term.


PE Mondays and Wednesday

The children will learn to control a ball with a hockey stick and send it to a target.

They will be developing their fitness and co-ordination through active circuits.




Motivation- Creating a book for the Merton Pre-School

Excellence- Producing excellent pieces of art work.

Respect- Visiting St Bede’s to take part in the Easter Assembly.

Team work - To investigate materials in group work.

Opportunities – Dressing up for world book day

Never give up - To learn a new skills in PE.