Welcome back to the Spring  term!

Hello everyone and welcome back to Sapphire Class. I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas Holiday and we’re looking forward to a fun-packed and exciting term in Year 1!

Our Topic this term is “Changes through living memory.”

Please see the rest of our topics outlined in the Curriculum Overview Below:


This term in Maths we will be learning through a range of topics, including number and place value, addition and subtraction. We will also explore measure, money, time and shape.



This term our theme is heroes and villains and similarities and differences. The children will be working with a few books in detail and they will be creating wanted posters, letters, emails, character descriptions, and narratives.


We will compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.

We will also identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.


This term we will be participating in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

PE will be taught every Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the correct P.E kit- white t-shirt and black/blue bottoms.


This term the children will be exploring Islam. Our big question is:

‘What does it mean to be a Muslim?’


We will be exploring a range of skills using our ‘Purple Mash’ software.


This term we will be learning about personal safety and also personal hygiene.

Art & Design-

To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture and line.


The children will learn how to play tuned and unturned instruments musically.

They will experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.