William Levick Primary School

William Levick
Primary School

Year 1

Summer 2021

We are starting our English work by learning about Traditional Tales and Fairy Tales. We have been reading The Three Little Pigs and comparing it to The Three Little Wolves (which we thought was a very funny book!). We will be reading different tales and finding out what features they all have in common. We will finish by writing our own fairy tale!

Our English links to our science which this term is Everyday Materials. We will be testing different materials to see which are strongest, and which are waterproof. Hopefully we will find a good house material that the wolf won't be able to blow down. After the half term holiday, we will be learning about plants, to link with the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

In maths, we have been learning about weight and using non-standard measures to weigh and order different objects. We are practising number bonds and addition and subtraction skills to get us ready for year 2!

Our topic this term is going to be Pirates. We are ready to send our two pirates, Swashbuckling Matilda and Pirate Jim-Lad off on a round-the-world adventure, learning about the seven continents and 5 oceans along the way. I wonder where our pirates will go this year...

Autumn 2020

We are all aboard this Autumn for an exciting journey through Year One!

We have settled into school really well, doing work around the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers to start us off. In English, we are now learning about labels, lists and captions, and will be reading 'Leaf Man' and 'The Tiger that Came to Tea'. We have also got a brand new Reading Garden, complete with toadstool seats! We will be linking our English work with our science about Seasonal Changes and Autumn.

In maths, we are starting with place value, counting, ordering and comparing numbers. We will be moving on to addition and subtraction and shape work.

Our topic this term is Victorians. We have enjoyed working in our Victorian Kitchen and are looking forward to exciting learning about different aspects of Victorian life, including a Victorian School Day and a chance to dress up! Later in the term we will also be having lots of fun finding out about how Victorians celebrated Christmas and all their traditions.

We are making the most of the good weather with lots of outdoor learning, including taking our music outside. Along with RE, PE, art  and Life Skills... it's going to be a very busy term!

Previous Home Learning

Spring 2020 

Shiver Me Timbers - we're setting sail this term on a rip-roaring Pirate Adventure!

We have secretly (Shh, don't tell the children!) sent two of our pirate crew, Pirate Jim-Lad and Swashbuckling Matilda, off on a sea-faring journey around the world. They are sending us postcards so we can track their journey, learning about the UK, the seven continents and five oceans as we go. We are starting with a look at the four UK countries.

In maths, we have been learning the days of the week and months of the year, using songs to help us, moving on to learning to read o'clock and half past times on an analogue clock.

Our English is pirate-themed to fit with our voyage. We have written Wanted posters for some very fierce looking pirates and pirate countdown poems using ing verbs and adjectives. We will be moving on to reading pirate stories and finding out facts about real pirates.



Autumn 2019

This term we are “All Aboard for Year 1!” We have already made a super start with lots of busy learning going on.

Our topic this term is The Victorians and we will be finding out how the Victorian times were different to now, including school life and home life. Our role play area is a Victorian kitchen where we have been busy cooking on a Victorian cooking range.

In science, we will be learning about Seasonal Changes, focusing on changes in Autumn. We will be out and about looking for signs of Autumn.

In English, we will be learning about labels, lists and captions, then moving on to stories with familiar settings such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea. There will be a big focus on letter formation and writing in sentences, as well as lots of phonics!

Our maths this term will start with place value work, reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers to 100, moving on to addition and subtraction.

We have already got some challenges up and running in our continuous provision areas to support and extend the children’s learning, and adding in foundation subjects such as music, art, PE and RE…… we’ll be very busy!