Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Ravens - Year 1

Welcome to Raven Class


In Year 1, Miss Brewer and Mrs Kelley are the class teachers. We are supported by Mrs Yan.


Our PE days this term are Monday and Wednesday. Please come to school wearing your PE kit on these days. Library day is Tuesday.


Our Forest School date this term is Wednesday 10th May in the afternoon. Please send your child to school on this day wearing outdoor clothes, appropriate for the weather.



Our topic for terms 5 and 6 is School Days. This project teaches children about their own school and locality, both today and in the past. They compare schooling in the Victorian era to their experiences today.

During the term we will read and explore a range of books. These include Wiffy Wilson The wolf who wouldn't go to school and a range of non-fiction texts about the Victorian times. 


The topic will also flow through our wider curriculum as we explore:

  • In English, we will be learning about journey stories inspired by the story 'Meerkat Mail' by Emily Gravett. In the second half of the term, we will be looking at non-fiction texts about animals and creating our animal fact file. 
  • In Art we will study artwork depicting streets and buildings and focus on the work of the American pop artist, James Rizzi. Will will create a 3-D mural based on Rizzi's work. We will also link this to our local study.
  • In Science we will learn about about animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates. We will identify and describe their common structures, diets, and how animals should be cared for.


We follow Little Wandle to teach Phonics. Please click the link for more information:


In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. In term 5we will be covering the following areas.

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions
  • Geometry, position and direction

If you wish to follow White Rose at home, you can see the yearly overview, small steps and individual lesson resources. new Maths home learning | Home learning | White Rose Maths



We encourage children to read daily. The children will also bring home a sound book weekly with a phonics task to complete. This will be set on a Wednesday to be returned each Monday.

Useful links to support learning at home:

1-Minute Maths App | White Rose Maths