Nettleworth Infant and Nursery School

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Welcome to Happy Giraffes!

We are a Year 1 Class!

Our teacher is Miss Shaw


Our teaching assistants are Mrs Hubbard (AM) and Mrs Wood (PM)


Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays

Please send your child in their PE kits on their PE days for the autumn term.


Our topics are Marvelous Me and Let's Celebrate.



In English, we will be writing a set of instructions and looking at a range of poetry to learn and perform. We will also be looking at the different features of letters and invitations and will be having a go at writing some of our own.



We will be focusing on place value and addition and subtraction within 10. We will introduce the part part whole model and learn the number bonds to 10. We will also be learning about 2D and 3D shapes.



We will be labelling the human body and learning about our 5 senses. We will also learn about a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and the structure of each. We will discuss animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.


Art and Design

We will be studying the artist Van Gogh and creating our own self portraits. We will be looking at primary and how we can mix them to make secondary colours.



In Autumn 1, we will be learning how to explore and tinker with hardware to find out how it works. We will also be learning where keys are located on the keyboard.

In Autumn 2, we will be learning about how to create a simple algorithm. We will learn where the buttons, battery, wheels and on/off switch are on a beebot and how to make a beebot move.


Design and Technology

As part of our marvellous me topic and learning about healthy eating in science, we will be following a recipe to make some fruit buns in DT. We can’t wait to get messy baking!



We will be looking at cities, towns and villages and identifying features of each.



We will study the impact Florence Nightingale had on hospitals.



In Autumn 1 we will be studying the topic team building. We will be applying teamwork skills in pairs and as part of a group. We will learn what makes an effective team and have lots of fun taking part in different challenges.

 In Autumn 2 we will be studying the topic gymnastics. We will learn to link movements and balances together to create a sequence. We will be challenging ourselves by trying out balances and travelling in different ways on the floor and on apparatus. 



In music, we will be learning the difference between pulse and rhythm. We will be describing the character, mood, or ‘story’ of the music they listen to and learning how to repeat short, simple rhythmic patterns.


Health and Relationships

We will be learning about different feelings and how they might make me behave. We will know ways of dealing with 'not so good' feelings and how to help others. We will talk about trusted adults they have at home and/or school and who to ask to manage their feelings and relationships.



We are learning about annual or weekly celebrations for Christians and Jewish people, including Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah and Shabbat. We will also learn songs, worship, stories, artefacts and food in festivals and celebrations from other faiths.