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Year 1


During this term the children have been working towards answering the Essential Question of ‘How can we be outdoor designers?'


This has included:


  • Joining in with and discussing poems
  • Identifying rhyming words
  • Finding adjectives and using them in our own writing
  • Planning and writing a poem about flowers and using rhyme and adjectives
  • Sequencing events from the Jack and the Beanstalk story
  • Creating character profiles
  • Retelling and acting out the Jack and the Beanstalk story using expression
  • Planning an alternative ending to our stories
  • Creating a story mountain with our alternative ending
  • Writing our own traditional tale story, based on Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Identify features of a non-chronological report
  • Writing a non-chronological report about a mini beast


  • Using number facts up to 20
  • Making different totals to 20p
  • Solving problems involving money
  • Telling the time to the hour and half past the hour
  • Using tally charts to collect data from a garden survey
  • Finding the difference between two numbers
  • Answering simple questions using data in a tally chart
  • Creating mosaics using pattern and shape


  • Identifying what a bean plant needs to grow
  • Learning about the life cycles of butterflies and snails
  • Identifying suitable habitats for mini beasts in the garden


  • Using Tiny Tap to create a sound board
  • Recording our work using Pic Collage
  • Scanning QR codes to research mini beasts
  • Using twitter to share our learning
  • Discussing internet safety


  • Identify habitats within the local environment  


  • Creating colour wheels
  • Mixing primary colours to make secondary
  • Adding white to colours to make tints
  • Using techniques of artists to create a painting
  • Creating our own Monet style paintings based on the 'Bouquet of Sunflowers'


  • Making wind chimes using different materials
  • Using threading skills to make a spider web


  • Creating a sound board using outdoor sounds
  • Identifying sounds and how they change    


  • Studying the story of the Garden of Eden
  • Creating craftwork to show the story  


  • Learning to use skipping ropes
  • Developing throwing and catching skills
  • Learning to use bat and ball skills
  • Practising sports day activities
  • Climbing like spiders on large apparatus


  • Showing consideration and respect for others including animals and their environments 

Experiences to enhance the learning have been:

  • A trip to Doddington Hall to see beautiful gardens and learn about growing vegetables and herbs in the garden
  • A visit from Mrs Deller who shared the Garden of Eden story with us
  • Looking after caterpillars in the classroom and releasing them after they hatched into butterflies into their natural habitats
  • Sharing our classroom with some large African Snails to learn about their habitats and how they grow
  • The final project included an exhibition of our new outdoor gardens.

In addition to the projects running your child has also been taught ‘stand-alone’ lessons including Maths skills, Phonics, Guided Reading, Handwriting, Personal Development, SMSC (Spiritual, moral, Social and Cultural Education) Religious Education, Computing Skills and Music. They have also studied a 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett as their class book.