Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Year 1 Kandinsky


Class Teacher: Mrs Maynard



For our STEAM project this term our STEAM focus is Maths and we will be answering the question ‘Can I create, carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of different ways?’ We will be undertaking and presenting investigations showing properties of different materials, the most effective materials for keeping out light and the most appropriate material for making a window covering.

To help with our STEAM project we would like to ask for a voluntary contribution of £2 (made via parent pay) per child to help us fund our exciting STEAM project. Your donations will be used to buy resources for our STEAM project.


Our first Maths unit will be looking at the concepts of length, height and weight and comparing these.  The children will then begin to explore counting and comparing sets of objects and learn how to apply the greater than, less than and equal to symbols to represent these expressions.   Our Maths lessons will then progress to learning about composition of numbers to 10, how these can be partitioned and combined.  The children will use representations such as the part whole model to support their learning of this.


Our first English unit will be looking at the story ‘The Scarecrows’ Wedding,’ the children will be identifying verbs and nouns within the story and writing a simple sentence. They will also be looking at ‘Room on the Broom’ and writing a recount about the adventures of the witch.


Throughout this term children will learn to develop their understanding of technology and how it can help us. The children will become familiar with different components of a computer by developing their keyboard and mouse skills. They will also consider how to use technology responsibly.


During our HRE lessons this term, we will be focusing on health and wellbeing. As part of this unit, the children will be learning about healthy lifestyles including physical wellbeing, mental health, ourselves, growing and changing and how to safeguard ourselves.


Using the Charanga scheme the children will be looking at the song ‘Hey you!’ Throughout these lessons the children will be experimenting with different instruments including the Glockenspiel.  They will also be looking at a variety of different music understanding composition and improvisation.


Indoor - The children will be doing gymnastics where they will be learning to travel, jump and balance. The children will be thinking about how they can safely travel in a range of different ways. 

Outdoor - Children will be focusing on playground games. They will be learning to demonstrate teamwork, spatial awareness and to travel safely and effectively. They will put this into practice by playing a range of different games involving moving around an area safely, listening to others and taking turns.


The focus this term is Christianity and Islam. Children will be learning about what Christians and Muslims believe about God and making comparisons.


Our PE days this term are: Tuesday and Thursday

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