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Carnarvon Primary School

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Carnarvon Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to our Year 1 Web Pages.  We're excited for our spring term and have lots of exciting learning ahead of us.  Here is what we will be learning about this term:


  • Our main topic this term is “Bright Lights, Big City". We will be using lots of geographical skills to find out the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom. It will include a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London.

  • In phonics, we are working incredibly hard each day to learn new sounds and tricky words to help us on our wonderful journey of reading and writing.

  • In English, we will be developing our skills in sentence writing - focusing on letter formation, capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. In particular we will be working on writing sentences in a postcard, giving directions and writing narratives. 

  • Our learning in maths will focus on place value (to 20 and 50), addition and subtraction, length and height, mass and volume.

  • In science, this term we will be teaching about the seasons, seasonal changes and typical seasonal weather and events. The children begin to learn about the science of day and night and recognise that the seasons have varying day lengths in the UK.

  • In art, we will learning about collagraphs and learning how to print simple and repeating patterns.

  • In computing, children will be giving a list of instructions and programming a small floor robot.


Please watch out for regular updates on Twitter where you can see our amazing children in Year 1 working, playing and learning together.  


A guide to the New Curriculum in Year 1

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.

Things you can help with at home:

  • Practising reading and enjoying talking about books and other kinds of text.
  • Telling and sharing stories.
  • Letter  and number formation - It is crucial that the children are starting their letters in the right place.  Please see document above on letter formation.
  • Practising phoneme cards.
  • Cutting skills and any fine motor-skills.  



New Reading Books ...


Oxford Reading Owl has some e books that you can access for your children to read new material at their current reading level. 

You do have to sign up but is free and you will be able to access new e books.  Of course this is not the same as holding a real book but it is another way to engage your child in reading.    We hope this link is of use to you.  Remember you are looking for "ebooks."




Also there's a whole range of stories for children to listen to for free on:


Kids Yoga based on Movies MARATHON!

A compilation to encourage extended activity! Six Cosmic Kids yoga adventures from the archive back to back - all inspired by famous movies.

140 Fun Things To Do Indoors

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