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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 summer 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 “School Days". We will be using lots of historical skills to find out about life in the Victorian times. The children will learn about our school and their locality, both today and in the past. They will compare schooling in the Victorian era to their experiences today.
  • In phonics, we are continuing to work hard every 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.
  • Our learning in maths will focus on multiplication and division, place value (to 100), simple fractions, money and time.
  • In science, this term we will be teaching about wild and garden plants by exploring the local environment. The children will identify and describe the basic parts of plants and observe how they change over time.
  • In art the children will be learning about be focussing on the work of the American pop artist James Rizzi.
  • In computing, we will develop the children’s understanding of all the aspects of using a computer and create and manipulate text.
  • In design and technology the children will find out about sources of food and the preparatory skills of peeling, tearing, slicing, chopping, mashing and grating.


Please watch out for regular updates on our 'What we have been learning' tab below 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

Welcome to Carnarvon Primary School's website. Information about events taking place can be found on the calendar under 'Parents' tab. Thank you.