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Welcome to Year 1! Elephant Class is taught by Miss Kilvington (Monday to Friday) and Mrs Dove (Thursday AM), and supported by Mrs Webb. Please do feel free to speak to us if you ever have any concerns or questions - Miss Kilvington will be on the playground in the morning as well as the afternoon. 


This year Elephant Class are adopting an EYFS outlook in the classroom. Each day, children will either be working with an adult or accessing provision, or as we call them... 'Challenges'! These challenges link to our learning objectives for the day, whilst also giving each child a choice in what they wish to do, whether that be in the sandpit, construction area or writing table! We hope that this set up will ease the children's transition from EYFS into Year 1 by maintaining an element of learning through play.


We are also using Class Dojo's! Dojo's will be used alongside our learning ladder each day. Each parent has the opportunity to access the Dojo website, and have a sneaky peek at what has been happening in Elephant Class each week! Dojo's are a positive reinforcement, and have been very successful in Year 2. - take a look at the website!


Elephant Class – Term 4

English – This term our focus text is Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Beware...this term Elephant Class will  be transforming into Wild Things!


We will be learning how to expand our sentences further this term using conjunctions, such as because, and, but. We will also be focusing on descriptive writing, using verbs, adjectives and nouns as well as writing our own narratives based on the story. We are also hoping to begin learning how to join our handwriting this term! 


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Maths -  

Measurement - length and height

Odd and even numbers

Doubling and linking this to counting in 2s

Multiplication - repeated addition, groups of and arrays to visually represent multiplying using 2s, 5s and 10s


Division - sharing, using objects/pictures to divide equally, making arrays to visually represent dividing into 2s, 5s and 10s


Geography - (N/A)

History - Victorian times: home and school life

R.E. - Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

Science - Animals including humans

P.E - Taken by Miss Kilvington (Monday and Wednesday)



Elephant Class – Term 3


English – This term our focus text is The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Elephant Class will be exploring the life of the Jolly Postman and meeting some of his many friends! 


We will be learning how to expand on our writing this term, using verbs and adjectives. We will also learn about suffixes and plurals, and trying to use more questions and exclamation marks in our sentences. Elephant Class have got a new post office to use, including a post box, parcels and letters to post! 


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Maths -  

Subtraction (subtracting one and two digit numbers, finding the difference)

Missing number problems 

Using the inverse

Word problems using addition and subtraction

Time - o'clock and half past, vocabulary (days of the week, months etc.), positioning hands on a clock, sequencing.

Place value - counting and ordering to 100, number bonds to 20, doubling, odd and even numbers

Counting in 2's, 5's, 10's.


Geography - The Antarctic

History - (N/A)

R.E. - Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

Science - Seasonal Change: Winter

P.E - Taken by Mr Dickinson (Monday) and Miss Kilvington (Wednesday)




Elephant Class – Term 2


English – This term our focus text is Pattan's Pumpkin by Chitra Soundar. This is a mythical flood story all the way from India, and tells the tale of a magical pumpkin...


We will continue to focus on basic sentence structure and applying phonics to spell words during this text. We will also begin to focus on using question and exclamation marks in our writing, as well as adjectives to describe. 


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Maths -  

3D/2D shapes and position

Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's

Teen numbers

Matching numerals/number names 

1 or 2 more and less than a number to 20

Partitioning numbers into tens and ones

Number bonds to 10/20 and subtraction facts

Addition and subtraction within 20

Missing number problems


Geography - (Term 3)

History - Significant historical individuals: Guy Fawkes and Florence Nightingale

R.E. - How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times? (Christianity and Judaism)

Science - Materials

P.E - Taken by Miss Kilvington (Monday and Wednesday)


Elephant Class – Term 1


English – This term our focus text is The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson (one of Miss Kilvington's favourites!). We will be following the Snail's journey around the world, from the tropical rainforest to the depths of the ocean! 


Whilst looking at this text, we will be continuing to focus on basic sentence structure by applying phonics to spell words, as well as learning how to use capital letters and full stops in our writing. We will be doing lots of role play and drama, learning how to use lots of new vocabulary and descriptive language!


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Maths - This term we are focusing on recapping the children's knowledge from EYFS. 

Counting and ordering numbers to 20

Counting forwards and backwards to 20

1 more/1 less than a number  to 20

Counting in 2's

Addition/subtraction number sentences 

Number bonds to 10/20

3D/2D shapes and position



Geography - The Weather and farming in the UK.

History - (Term 2)

R.E. - What does it mean to belong to a faith community? (Christianity and Judaism)

Science - Seasonal change: Autumn

P.E - Taken by Mr Dickinson (Monday) and Miss Kilvington (Wednesday)




















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