Year 1 - Mrs Steele

How Technical Are You!

Our topic this half term is ‘How Technical Are You!’  We will be using this topic to find out about lots of different aspects of computing and history.


In English we will be finding out how to write information texts about bugs – real and strange new bugs. We will be looking at what they look like, where they live and what they eat.

We will then be following and writing instructions. We will look at how they are laid out and the kind of bossy words we need to use to write them.

We will be reading every day and answering questions about what we have read. This half term we will be focusing on how the characters feel and which words in the story tell us how they feel.


This half term we will be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Try this at home. It is easy to do while in the bath or in the car. We will be learning to do some harder addition and subtraction using objects and number lines to help us. Towards the end of the half term we will start to look at money. We will look at all of the coins and how much they are worth. We will even try to add money to pay for things.  Every Friday, if the weather is fine, we will have our maths lesson outside. We will use sticks to make shapes and add up the number of leaves we can find.


In art, our work will all be created using digital media. We will be using the ipads and cameras to make amazing art work.


In history we will look at how computers started and what life was like without them. We will be looking at 2 significant people in the computing world. The first is Steve Jobs, one of the creators of apple. The second is Tim Berners Lee the creator of the World Wide Web.


In computing we will be looking at keeping safe online. We will also continue our work on programming.

Look what we have been doing!

Every Friday we have our Math lesson outside. 

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Important Dates:

  • Friday 17th November - Children in Need
  • Thursday 21st November - Flu Immunisations
  • Friday 1st December - Trip to the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Tuesday 5th December - Christmas Craft Afternoon
  • Thursday 7th December - Panto
  • Wednesday 13th December - KS1 Nativity, 2pm & 6pm
  • Tuesday 19th December - KS1 Christmas Party
  • Wednesday 20th December - Christmas Dinner and break up for Christmas Holidays


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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