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Year 1

We are Fox Class and Badger Class!


This term we are learning about:

Things that go bump in the night!


In Phonics, we will be continuing to revisit our Phase 3 sounds and will be learning some new Phase 5 sounds. We will be focusing on applying our knowledge of these sounds to read real and alien words. We will also be practicing accurately reading and spelling common exception words such as said, you and they. 


In Literacy, we will be developing our understanding of non-fiction texts. We will be exploring and identifying key features of a non-fiction texts. We will then  be reading non-fiction texts to gather information about nocturnal animals. After we have found out lots of facts about these animals, we will be creating our own non-chronological reports about a chosen animal. 


In Maths, we will be continuing to practice addition and subtraction strategies. We will be representing our understanding using different models such as part-part-wholes and tens frames. We will also be embedding our recall of number bonds to 10, and then practice using our knowledge to help us solve problems. In addition, we will be looking at place value to 50. We will represent numbers to 50 by partitioning them into tens and ones, as well as securing our recognition of these numbers. 


In Science, we will be classifying animals into categories such as mammals and reptiles, and carnivores and herbivores. We will have a particular focus on nocturnal animals and will be learning lots of interesting facts about them. 


Learning in Year 1


  • Plympton St Mary CofE VA Infant School
  • 8 Market Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 1QW
  • Telephone: 01752 337912