Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Ravens - Year 1

Welcome to Raven Class


In Year 1, Mrs Lake is the class teacher. We are supported by Mrs Yan and Mrs Kelley.


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


Our Forest School date this term is Wednesday 25th January. Please come to school on this day wearing outdoor clothes, appropriate for the weather.



Our topic for terms 3 and 4 is Bright Lights, Big City. This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London.

Alongside this we will be using the Paddington Bear stories to enhance the topic.

During the term we will read and explore a range of books. These include Naughty Bus, The Worrysaurus, The Queen's Hat and  All Aboard the London Bus (poetry)


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

  • In English, we will be covering magic object stories with The Magic Porridge Pot and instruction writing using Paddington's marmalade sandwiches to inspire our writing.
  • In Art we will study collagraph printing, including how to develop a motif to make single and repeated prints. This area will focus on the weather.
  • In Science we will learn about the seasons, seasonal changes and typical seasonal weather and events. We will learn about measuring the weather and the role of a meteorologist. Children will begin to learn about the science of day and night and recognise that the seasons have varying day lengths in the UK
  • In DT our topic is entitled 'Taxi!' This project teaches children about wheels, axles and chassis and how they work together to make a vehicle move.



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


In Maths, we will continue to follow the WhiteRose scheme. In term 2 we will be covering the following areas.

  • Place Value within 50
  • Addition and Subtraction within 20
  • Measures: Length and Height, Mass and volume

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