Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


In Year 1, Mrs Reynolds and Mrs Lunn are the class teachers. 


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



Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is Childhood. This project compares everyday life and families today with those of the 1950's. Through a range of media and artefacts we will be making comparisons to support our understanding of change over time. Alongside this we will be learning about Our Wonderful World and the human and physical features that make up our planet as well as looking at maps, continents, oceans and the countries that make up the United Kingdom. 


The topic will also flow through our wider curriculum: 

  • In English, we will be writing a traditional tale inspired by The Three Little Pigs and a journey tale focused on setting description linked to Talk for Writing's Little Charlie. 
  • In Art, we will be exploring primary and secondary colours and looking at how different artists use colour in their artwork. 
  • We will be investigating shade and shelter in DT by looking at a range of shelters and creating our own. 
  • In Science, we will learn about materials. We will be analysing different types of materials and thinking about the properties we can recognise. This will lead to us conducting our own investigation! 
  • PE this term will be focusing on teamwork and how we can develop control and coordination when kicking, dribbling and passing a range of balls. 


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 1 will be covering the following areas.

  • Place Value (within 10)
  • Addition and Subtraction (within 10)

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