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In Year 1 this half term we will be following a unit of work called ‘Time Travellers.’ This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum. This curriculum sets out very clearly what children will learn – the learning goals – in three different areas:

Each unit of work is based around specific targets derived from the learning goals for one or more of the subjects. During this unit we will be focusing on Geography, Science and Health and Well-Being as well as continuing our daily Literacy and Numeracy lessons.

Spellings – Will go out every Monday and the children will be tested every Friday.

Homework – Will go out every Friday and is Collected in every Wednesday.

Reading Records – Changed every Monday and Thursday. These must be bought in everyday for Guided Reading sessions.

Homework will be sent out on Friday to be returned to school each Wednesday for marking.  The ‘menu’ type homework allows children to choose which homework they would like to do each week based on what subjects interests them the most.  Please date the menu to show which homework has been completed each week.



In English our class book is ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon. We will be expanding our understanding of capital letters by looking at proper nouns and inputting them in the correct places and using a range of punctuation to demarcate our sentences. We will be learning how to use the personal pronoun I and also extending this learning by looking at other personal pronouns such as ‘me’ and ‘my’ to tell a story from the point of view of a character. Finally, we will be appropriately using conjunctions and common exception words to write persuasive letters and Non-chronological reports.


This Spring we have been developing and expanding our knowledge with place value to 50, identifying numbers from 20-50 and how these numbers are formed. We will be counting in tens and also making groups of tens. We will also continue to look at the number and develop our estimating skills and predict where we think numbers fall on the number line. Finally, we will move onto exploring length and height, measuring a range of objects using standard and non-standard measurement, moving onto capacity and volume where we will look at terminology such as full, half full, empty, nearly full and nearly empty to compare.

IPC Topic

Our topic in history is 'Time Travellers'. We will be learning about how people find out about the past, the clues we can uncover and how evidence tells us what happened in the past. We will be historians finding out about how past is recorded and represent. We will explore our own past and how we can find out more. Have much can you remember from your past? What can you find out?


In Science we have learned about plants and how important they are to our world. Plants are living things – they grow when we give them enough sunlight, food and water. Plants give us food to eat, clean air to breathe and materials to build our houses and furniture. We can use plants to make clothes and medicines, and to decorate our gardens. To fully engage with this unit, we will need to be scientists, geographers and international learners. How important are plants to our world?

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