St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Spring 1!

This page will provide information on the topic of this term, links to the websites and important information and dates.



Rowan Class                                               Birch Class

Mrs Carr                                                 Miss Mathieson



Our topic this term is: 

Would I survive in the Artic?

Below are our interesting areas of focus for this half term in each subject. You will also find some Key Questions and Key Vocabulary to discuss with your child:



We will begin with Our Talk 4 writing text :

Little Penguin Lost 


Writing Outcome:

Write with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Apply knowledge of embedded sounds to their writing.

Form all lower case letters correctly. 


Number: Build on our knowledge of place value within 20 and understand how this can change when more is added or some is taken away. Use related facts to help us understand number and number bonds.



This half term we will be learning all about the Artic animals and practising our classification skills,

We will be looking at sorting living and non-living things and we will be concentrating on the characteristics of animals including their eating habitats.







This half term we will be learning about exploring the polar regions.

We will be looking at the locations of the polar regions and how these regions can safely be explored to find out information. We will be looking at weather and comparing this to the weather we experience here in the UK.



We are focusing on

How do we stay safe?

We will be looking at how we can stay safe and what we can do to ensure our family stays safe.



This half term we will be looking at Jesus as the son of God. We will be looking at how Jesus was a special friend through listening to Bible stories.


Year 1 Curriculum Map


Please have a look at our Year 1 Curriculum Map which will give you a detailed overview of our learning this year in all subject areas. It also gives you extra exciting information about any trips, visits and additional learning experiences the children will enjoy this year!


Useful websites


Showbie -

Zoom -

My Maths -

Times Tables Rockstars -

Oxford Owl -

Oak National Academy -

White Rose Maths -

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletters - 2021/22

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