Welcome to Fernvale Primary School

Year 1 


The children work towards objectives from the National Curriculum. Their subjects include Science, Design and Technology, RE,  PSHE, Music, Art, History, computing, Geography and PE.

Autumn Term Learning 

In Literacy we learnt to write captions, lists and labels. We then learnt about Stories with repeated patterns. The first story we learnt about was Handa’s Surprise. We acted out the story in our role play and with the puppet show. We wrote about the story and then made our own version by changing parts of the story. We even learnt a Handa’s surprise dance in PE. The next book we looked at was ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell. We performed this story with a group of friends, ordered the animals and wrote their adjectives before planning and writing our own version by changing the animals. Also in literacy we wrote some animal poems!


We have been working hard in maths with numbers to 10. We started the year by learning how we could sort objects and numbers in different ways. We played games to find one more and one less than a given number to 10. We learnt to represent numbers in different ways eg. As words, with pictures and objects etc. We compared numbers using the language more than, less than and equal too as well as learning the symbols for these words.  Most recently we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes.


In Science we learnt about our body and senses. We carried out different experiments to test our sense of hearing, sight, smell and touch. We labelled our body part and we built a skeleton using dog bones!


In history we learnt all about the Gunpowder Plot and learnt about why people set off fireworks and light bonfires on the 5th of November. In Geography we learnt all about places that are near and far and places that we go to often and rarely. We spoke about what a bird’s eye view was and looked at a bird’s eye view of the classroom. With our group we tried to locate tings around the room.


In RE we learnt all about ‘What a Christians is and what they believe’. We used people to people to act out the story of the lost son. We spoke about what we thought God might looked like and where he might live. Lizzie came in to do Godly Play and told us the story of Jonah and the Big Fish.


In Art we learnt about the artist L S Lowry we made some pictures in his style. We then learnt all about portraits. We made realistic and abstract portraits in different styles. We even made muddled up faces!!


In PE we practiced different ways of travelling under, over and through. We used the skills we had learnt on the apparatus.


Here is a slideshow of our learning. 

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