Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


In Year 1, Mrs Lunn and Mrs Sheppard are the class teachers. Mrs Lunn will be teaching Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons and Mrs Sheppard will be in on Wednesdays, Fridays and Thursday mornings. 


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

Library day is Thursday.

Our drop everything and read day is Thursday. Parents are invited to come into Year 1 and read until 9am.



Our topic for terms 3 and 4 is Bright Lights, Big City. We will be looking at maps and finding out about the UK and, in particular, our capital city: London. To support this, we will be reading books about London including the Paddington bear series.


The topic will also flow through our wider curriculum: 

  • The Geography main topic will link with our ICT and History, where we will be finding out about the Great Fire of London.
  • In Art we will be learning about weather symbols and representing them through drawing and printing.
  • In Science, we will be learning about seasonal changes which will take us outdoors into our lovely outside space.
  • In PE, we will be playing games for understanding and developing our gymnastic skills.
  • In RE we will be looking at the Christian stories of Palm Sunday and Easter.


In English we will be learning the story 'Monkey see monkey do.'

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


We follow Little Wandle phonics and reading scheme. We practice our phonic sounds, skills and tricky words every day. We have small group reading sessions three times a week where we read the same book; first we use our phonic knowledge to de-code the words, then we practice making our reading sound interesting and finally our group adult checks our understanding. The books are allocated based on phonic stage.


In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. In term 4 will be covering addition and subtraction within 20.

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 Thursday to be returned each Tuesday.

Useful links to support learning at home:

1-Minute Maths App | White Rose Maths