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Bridgetown Primary School

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Year 1

(Home) School's Out For Summer!


Well done! You've made it to the end of the school year and we are SO proud of all you've achieved at home following our home learning plans. School may now be 'out'  but the learning never stops so why not challenge yourself to complete as many of our Summer 2020 activities as you can? We've put together a range of experiences that will help to enrich your understanding of the world and give you lots to talk about when you come back to school. How many can you tick off during the summer? We look forward to seeing and hearing all about it when you return in September. Until then, stay safe and well and have a wonderful, relaxing break. With best wishes from Mrs Pinkerton and the Foundation and Key Stage One Team.


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Key Stage One Parents' Information Briefing


As we are unable to hold our 'information evening' for parents of children moving into year 1 and year 2, we have put together this video to share the key information. We hope you find it informative. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming your children into their new year groups in September.

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Welcome to Year 1!


Hello and welcome to year 1 from the year 1 class teachers (Mrs Bes-Jeary, Mrs Pinkerton and Miss Smith) and teaching assistants (Mrs Rees, Mrs Rosenthal and Mrs Vale).

Remember, you can find out more about us in our 'Welcome to Year 1' leaflet (below). This also contains more information about phonics and handwriting.


A summary of the topics and further information about year 1 was presented at our parents' information evening in the summer term. Don't worry if you missed it, please see the presentation and the handouts below...

Please note: Y1 Starlings (Miss Smith): Forest School Day is Wednesday, PE is Friday.

Y1 Blackbirds (Mrs Pinkerton & Mrs Bes-Jeary): Forest School Day is Tuesday, PE is Thursday.

Spring Term 2: Fantastic Forests!


Click on the image above to watch the forest change through the seasons...

What do plants need to grow?

Click on the image above to find out...

When it's a sunny day...

Spring Term 1 2020

This term, we step back in time to see what life was like for a Victorian child. We think about the toys they played with, the clothes they wore


and how school was a very different place for them!


Find out more here...

Autumn Term 2 in Year 1


As we enter the second part of the Autumn term and the weather changes, we enter a 'winter wonderland' in our year 1 classes and find out more about cold climates. We start our journey in the Arctic and investigate the environment, habitats, animals and people. Please see below for a summary of the activities we have planned...


Click on the image above to watch a short film about the Arctic.

Cold Climate Landscapes...


Thank you so much to everyone that has sent in a fantastic cold climate landscape. They look amazing in our windows and really add to the feel of our 'Winter Wonderland' topic. We have thoroughly enjoyed looking at and talking about them and it has proved to be a great way to kickstart our topic! Thank you!


Winter Wonderland Fun...


We absolutely LOVE our new Winter Wonderland role play areas. We get to be Arctic explorers looking out for Arctic wildlife. We spot and identify paw prints, keep a tally of the animals we have spotted and take care of any that are injured. We also measure,weigh and tag any animals we find. We find time to cook fish on the barbecue and fire and, of course, remember to wrap up warm whilst reading our non-fiction books about the Arctic. Every day we record the day, the temperature and what we have spotted. Who knew that exploring could be such fun?! 

Year 1 Phonics Screening Information Evening


Thank you to all that attended the phonics information evening (and participated in all the games!) Please find the presentation, weblinks and resources below. Thank you again for your continued support. 

Last half term was all about us!


Super Me!


Click here to see a detailed topic tracker (or see the summary below) 














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.:


Who is a Christian and what are their beliefs?

Who is a Muslim and what are their beliefs?






PSHE: Cambridgeshire S.O.W.

Myself and My Relationships 4: Beginning and Belonging


What can I do to help make the school and classroom a safer and fair place? How can I get to know other children in my class?

How do I feel when I am doing something new? How can I make someone feel welcome?

How can I help other people to feel better? What do I know about how to solve problems?


Sex and Relationships Education

How do babies change and grow? How have I changed since I was a baby?

What do babies and children need? What are my responsibilities now I’m older?



To use voices expressively by singing songs: Body Songs






Self portraits:


Where to place the different features on a face.

Week 2





Bog Baby: Lists and Captions

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



The senses – hearing.


We use ears to hear and that sound is a vibration, it travels in waves.



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

Week 4


The Tiger Who Came to Tea: Character Flaw Story

The senses – touch.


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







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.

Use bodies to create and experiment with different sounds: Body Percussion


Picasso colour moods.

Blue period.

Make blue sad pictures

Week 5



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.

Experiment, select and combine sounds


Use voices to create chants.


Picasso colour moods.

Blue period.

Opposite – happy colours.

Week 6



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.

Use voices expressively to sing songs: The Senses Song


DT: Planning and preparing a fruit salad.

Week 7



Basic skeleton and organs.


Repeat initial assessment activity.


DT: A rainbow of fruit and vegetables.

Week 8

(4 day week –Fri teacher training) 


Room on the Broom: Potions and Spells


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





Use voices expressively to sing songs: Dem Bones


Art: Halloween focus: skeletons.


Year 1 Outdoor Learning...inspired by Jeanne Willis' book, making our own bog baby homes!