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Year 1



Welcome to Year 1

Meet the team

What have we done this term to make us feel Proud?


Summer Term 

This term we have made an incredible under the ocean art master piece. First we researched about  animals and plants that live under the ocean and created a mood board of ideas. Then we designed and made clay sculptures of our chosen sea creatures. Once dry, we painted them using tone and pattern. Together we painted and collaged a background using an old cable drum. We used a range of materials to create sea plants and coral. Once finished, we hid our sea creatures amongst them. 



We have also been learning about the African savannah and what it would be like to go on Safari. We launched our topic with a trip to West Midlands Safari Park, where we learned about the different animals you would find on safari. We then extended this learning to sort animals into groups based on what they eat. We wrote some fantastic journal entries about a safari adventure! 



We are currently learning about inspirational women who have shaped history. We have been learning about the lives of Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Sister Dora and their contributions to the health service. We have been writing a bibliography about the life of Mary Seacole and have enjoyed finding out about her life growing up and the challenges she faced when nursing in the Crimean war.


Our song of the Sea masterpiece

West Midlands Safari Park

Our weekly timetable

Key Dates—Autumn Term


PE days for year 1 are Tuesdays . Please make sure that your child comes to school with their PE kit , consisting of a white t shirt , black shorts or jogging bottoms and black pumps. 


Reading books should be brought back to school every day please after they have read with you at home.  

Learning in action