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Bridgetown Primary School

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Year 1

Summer Term 2


We continue our work on Knights and Maidens as we go into the second part of the summer term...

                              Summer Term 1


Look at the many exciting learning opportunities the children will encounter during our topic for this half term (and into next half term), 'Knights and Maidens'.

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The key skills in foundation subjects we are developing through the summer term are:


  • Plants: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
  • Animals: Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
  • Animals: Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets).


  • I can use books and pictures to find out about the past.
  • I can say why people may have acted as they did.
  • I can talk about the stories from the past I have listened to.
  • I look at pictures from the past and ask ‘what were they doing?’


  • Store digital content.
  • Retrieve digital content.
  • Learn that staying safe online is like staying safe in the real world.
  • Know not to share personal information when using the internet.


  • I use thick and thin brushes and powder paints to achieve different effects

Design Technology:

  • I can choose appropriate resources and tools.
  • I can make a simple plan before making.
  • I can talk about my work.
  • I can talk about how to make structures stronger by folding, joining or rolling.
  • I can cut food safely. 
  • I can explain the importance of washing my hands and keeping surfaces clean when preparing food.


Spring Term 2

We are looking forward to a fun-filled half term with our topic, 'fantastic forests'!

See below for details of what we are going to be learning...

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The Key Skills we will be developing through are topic are:


  • Plants: Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.
  • Plants: Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
  • Seasons: Observe changes across the four seasons.
  • Seasons: Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.
  • Animals: Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.


  • Keep a weather chart and answer questions about the weather.
  • Explain how the weather changes throughout the year and name the seasons.


  • Store digital content.
  • Retrieve digital content.
  • Learn that staying safe online is like staying safe in the real world.
  • Know not to share personal information when using the internet.


  • Cut, roll and coil plasticine and clay and use tools to create different textures (continuous provision – plasticine rolling, different objects to press)
  • Print using real objects such as fruit and vegetables (leaf printing, twigs, sticks)

Spring Term 1


Join us in the spring term as we step back in time! We begin by investigating toys having been set a challenge by the best toy makers themselves (Santa's elves) who are looking to replenish their stocks! We find out about how things move and investigate different materials through our DT and science work. Our investigations lead us into looking at old toys and how they compare with modern versions. This takes us on a journey back in time to Victorian times where find out about Queen Victoria and how life was very different for a Victorian child! Hold on tight! It's going to be quite an adventure! 

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Autumn Term 2 

Wrap up warm as we embark on the next part of our journey through year 1! This half term sees us focus on the topic 'winter wonderland' as we explore the Arctic. Though there will be a geography focus, we will also be investigating the animals that live in the harsh environment of Arctic countries and learning about the structure of non-fiction texts. We will also have many fantastic creative opportunities linked to our theme through forest school, art and music. See the tracker below for further details...

Year 1 Phonics Screening Information Evening


Thank you to everyone that came along to our phonics screening information evening. Everyone should now have received the information leaflet. Please find the presentation below plus some of the links we mentioned to support your understanding and your child's phonics learning....



Information for Parents: The Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. Watch this video to find out more...

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

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Autumn Term 1 in Year 1


The year has got off to an INCREDIBLE start as we embark on our first topic called 'Super Me!' 

During the topic, we will find out what makes us all incredible. This means thinking about how we have grown and changed since we were babies; what we can do now that we couldn't as infants. We will also be finding out about how are body works and carrying out scientific experiments related to our five senses. 

We will be starting forest school sessions (also exploring our five senses) and making the most of the challenges set in our new year 1 learning environments. 

Watch this space to see what we have been up to.... 

Try out some of these weblinks to support our topic (just click on the images)...


Labelling the body parts game.








Create a healthy lunchbox activity - what will you choose?







The handwash challenge - when should you wash your hands?

Our Learning This Half Term...

Here is a breakdown of the exciting activities planned for this half term...



Bridgetown Primary School Topic Tracker

Topic:  Super  Me            Autumn Term One 2018          Year Group:   1














History and Geography








Art/ DT

Week 1.

4 day week (Mon. teacher training)



Our super powers…



Count to ten, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

Count, read and write numbers to 10 in numerals and words.

Given a number, identify one more or one less.

Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

Assessment activity – identifying parts of our super body and what it can do… review.

Children use digital cameras to take their pictures – visit ICT suite


Focus on year 1 routines.

RE: Warwickshire S.O.W.





PSHE: Cambridgeshire S.O.W.


Charangra S.O.W.





Self portraits:


Where to place the different features on a face.

Week 2


Guide dog visit?



The Tiger Who Came to Tea:


Plot Character Flaw.

Our super senses – sight: learning the parts of an eye.


Light is needed for us to see.

Pictogram: in the classroom on laptop with IWB – our hair colour, our eye colour.


Logging onto the school network


In ICT suite:


Labelling the parts of the body.




Simple sort of baby / children’s clothes. Draw and label Venn diagram.



Introduce babies to the role play area.


Use of colour in portraits – Andy Warhol… make a colour wheel – primary and secondary colours.


Week 3



Letters to parents re. baby photos.

The senses – hearing.


We use ears to hear and that sound travels in waves.

Make elastic band guitars


Make a self portrait in the style of Andy Warhol – using primary and secondary colours.

Week 4


The senses – touch.


Skin is the organ we use to touch not just our hands. Sensory activities.

Create a ‘that’s not my…’ book of different textures.

Logging onto the school network


Matching baby and adult animals


Read When I was a Baby / Once There Were Giants


How have we changed since we were babies?


Simple then and now –things we can do now that we couldn’t when we were babies.


Picasso colour moods.

Blue period.

Make blue sad pictures

Week 5


Visitor -  Nurse/ Midwife to show how to do a baby clinic.

Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10

Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.

Add and subtract one digit numbers to 10, including zero.

Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations and missing number problems.

The senses – taste.


Taste buds are used to taste.

 Identifying sweet, salty, bitter and sour tastes.

Happy colours... in they style of Picasso

Week 6




Lists, Labels and Captions

The senses – smell.


We smell with our noses. Guessing the contents of smell-pots.


Logging on to the school network:

Putting the parts of a skeleton together:


Sequencing own simple timeline using photographs sent in from home.

DT: design and make fruit skewers / kebabs


Week 7



Basic skeleton and organs.


Repeat initial assessment activity.

Make funky skeletons


Week 8

(4 day week –Fri teacher training) 


Room on the Broom: Potions and Spells


Funky skeletons (Halloween link) – learning basic bone structure.





Halloween themed art