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Story Wood School Sowing the seeds of success

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

The Year 1 Team

Class Teacher - Miss Baldwin

Teaching Assistants – Mrs York



Autumn Term

Our topic is called 'Poles Apart'

We will be learning about different animals that live in the North and South Pole. The history and life of modern day Inuits. How day length varies around the world and how that affects people that live in different countries. Why and how animals migrate in the colder months to different locations. As part of our topic we will be going to Twycross Zoo to look at all the different animals, including some that could live in the North and South Pole.


Spring Term

Our topic is called 'Flight’

We will be learning all about different types of Flight. We will focus on hot air balloons and airplanes the most, looking at how they work, how we can make them, how they fly and the history of flight. As part of our trip we will be going to the Airport to look at the planes and how the airport works day to day!


Summer Term

Our topic is called 'Toys'

We will be learning all about what different toys are made of. How toys vary from the past to present day, including what our parents and grandparents might have played with. We will also think about what toys children play with in different countries. As part of this topic will will also be making our own toys and visiting Cannock Chase Museum on our trip.



Class information

PE - Our PE days are every other Monday and every Wednesday, but please have your PE kit in school every day in case we have an extra chance to do PE.


Home Reading – Our fantastic volunteer Mrs Scrivens will change your child’s home reading book on a THURSDAY. Please read at home with your child as often as possible and make a note in their planner. Please send your book bag to school every day.


Home Learning – Home-learning is word of the week. It is given out every Wednesday in homework books. It must be returned by the following Monday so that it can be marked and sent back to you. Additionally you can complete the power projects! 


Spelling Tests - Spellings will be given out with homework on a Wednesday and the tests will be taken the following Monday.


Uniform Please make sure your child’s uniform, PE kit and coat is clearly labelled. Jewellery is not allowed in school except for simple stud earrings

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