Year 1 - Mrs Steele

What a Beautiful Garden!

Our topic this half term is ‘What a beautiful garden!’ To help us look at seeds and plants we will be planting our own beans (just like Jack with his beanstalk) and watching them grow. Then we will be able to talk about the names of different parts of the plant and label them. During this topic we will be spending some time in the school  grounds and allotment to look at different types of plants and what we need to do to look after them.


In English we will be looking at the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We will read lots of different versions of the story. If you have any good ones at home bring them in and we will read them. We will act out the story then change the story so that it is not Jack anymore but them who climb the beanstalk!

We will be reading every day and answering questions about what we have read. This half term we will be focusing on finding clues in the text to help us find the answer.


This half term we will be finding out how to double and half numbers. If we get good at this we will try to find a quarter of a number too. Then we will move onto shapes and find half and quarter of them. We are going to start looking at position and turning objects, or ourselves, a quarter turn, half turn or a full turn. We will continue to work on multiplication and division, which everyone is starting to get good at. We will also continue to look at time to the nearest hour and half hour.


In our art work we will be looking at Georgia O’Keeffe. She painted some beautiful pictures of flowers which we will look at closely. We will then try to create our own flower paintings.


I n DT we will be making a new bed for a princess, her other one had a very uncomfortable pea in it! We will be using templates to cut out pieces to then fix together. We will also create a duvet for her.


In geography we are going to be looking at and creating our own maps. Maps of gardens and maps of fairytale lands.

Look what we have been doing!

Every Friday we have our Math lesson outside. 

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Our homework is set weekly on Friday and is to be returned to school on Monday mornings. You can expect to receive 2 pieces of homework weekly and a set of spellings. Spellings will be given out and tested on Fridays. Ms Rickards runs a homework club on a Thursday, for children who have not completed their homework, or those who need a little help.

Our reading books should be read as often as possible and brought into school every morning. As little as 5 minutes a night can help your child so much! You can change reading books with your child in class using the book on top of trays. 

Other Information

PE is on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please remember, your PE kit should be in school all week.

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Meet the Year 1 Team