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Teacher: Mrs A. Stanhope

Teaching Assistant: Mrs J. Headon


Year 1 Curriculum 


Mathematics is an integral part of the curriculum.



We follow the Literacy and Language scheme of work in English. This has an emphasis on children accessing a range of texts to read and understand whilst providing many opportunities to write for all purposes. 




At St James we follow the Phonics Play program.

Guided Reading

Guided reading is an instructional approach that involves a teacher working with a small group of students who demonstrate similar reading behaviors and can all read similar levels of texts. The text is easy enough for students to read with skillful support. The text offers challenges and opportunities for problem solving, but is easy enough for students to read with some fluency.

Guided reading gives students the chance to apply the strategies they already know to new text. We provide support, but the ultimate goal is independent reading.




We use a program in school for reading which iscalled Active Learn the children love reading the books, playing the games and earning points.



Parents came into school to watch and help the children using the Kindles.


(International Primary Curriculum)

Spring 2

We are learning about Flowers and Insects.


Display all about flowers and insects that the children in year 1 have been learning about.

Here are the gardens that the children have made for their IPC homework, the children are very proud of their work.



In science, we'll be finding out:

In Geography, we'll be finding out:  

The Monarch butterfly is one of the insects that the children researched, they found out lots of interesting things which they can tell you about.

Children making a map of the school grounds.

In Art, we'll be finding out:

Children making their flower pictures using different types of materials.

In Music, we'll be finding out:

The children had lots of fun using the musical instruments.


In Society, we'll be finding out:

In International, we'll be finding out:


Spring 1

We are learning about Time Travellers.

In History, we'll be finding out:

In International, we'll be finding out:

Autumn 2

We are learning about Freeze it!

Work in progress.

Autumn 1

We are learning about Super Humans.

The big idea.

Your body is a bundle of bones, muscles, senses and nerves all connected

together to make you a human. 


In Science, we’ll be finding out: 


In Technology, we'll be finding out:

In International, we'll, be finding out:

Physical Education

Our specialist Physical Education Coach Mr. Smith will deliver all aspects of the PE Curriculum on Wednesdays.


Religious Education

Being a Christian school, Christianity is taught as part of the curriculum. As a school, we also celebrate and learn about different faiths.

 Our Christian Value this half term is:



In our music lesson we are listening to Little Red Riding Hood and llearning songs that 

along with the story.


Our lovely new classroom



Special Events

 World Book Day 2nd March 2017

The children and teachers brought in their favolurite book and dressed up as their favourite character.