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Rockmount Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to our Year 1 Classes


Tanzanite Class

Class Teacher: Amy Carvall

Class Teaching Assistant: Lydia Kazibwe


Amethyst Class

Class Teacher: Connor Skillen

Class Teaching Assistant: Dawn Holmes

Year 1 Curriculum Map for 2018-2019


Half Term Topic Curriculum Area
Autumn 1st Half 'Staying Alive'
English: Labelling/lists/captions
Maths: Number
Geography: The Continents
Science: Our Body
Computing: We Are Treasure Hunters
History: Florence Nightingale
RE: Why are we thankful?
PE: Games
Autumn 2nd Half 'Memory Box & Toys'
English: Story Writing

Maths: Number: Addition And Subtraction,Properties Of 2D And 3D Shapes
Geography: Seasons
History: Bonfire Night/ Guy Fawkes
Science: Weather
Computing: We Are Celebrating
RE: Festivals of Light

Spring 1st Half 'Fairy tales and Castles'

English: Story Writing/Retelling
Maths: Number - Place Value; Problem Solving;Mental Maths, Time
History/Geography: Castles
Science: Materials
Computing: We Are Story Tellers
RE: Hinduism
PE: Gymnastics

Spring 2nd Half 'Off we go to Mexico!'
English: Non - Fiction

Maths: Measurement -Time; Money; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
History/Geography: Geographical Comparisons
Computing: We Are Collectors
RE: Judaism

Summer 1st half 'Come on over to my place' English: Letter Writing/Invitations

Maths: Number - Division; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: Local Area Study
Science: Naming Trees And Plants
Computing: We Are Storytellers
RE: Christianity

Summer 2nd Half 'Let's go wild'
English: Poetry

Maths: Geometry: Position And Direction; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: Name And Locate Five Oceans
Science: Naming A Variety Of Common Animals
Computing: We Are Celebrating
RE: Christianity

If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Amber Vijayaratnam.
Please read our termly curriculum letters for more information.

Autumn 1

In Year One, we have been settling the children into their new routine. Our topic is 'Staying Alive'  and we have been learning lots of exciting things about our bodies.  The children have been enjoying the story 'Funny Bones' and have been making  their own collages of skeletons and have had great fun dancing to 'The Skeleton Dance!' We have also been learning all about healthy eating and balanced diets. We started off by reading, 'Avocado Baby' by John Burningham and thinking about what would happen if we found a magic avocado!


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Staying Alive - Dress up day !


We have been learning all about the different public services which help us to stay safe and be healthy, offering healthy lifestyle advice to Grendel and looking back in history to learn about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole!

Autumn 2

Our Topic: Memory Box & Toys


This topic focuses on History and Literacy  we will be exploring toys from the past and comparing them to the toys we play with now.  We also think about our lives so far and discuss our memories. We will talk about our families  and friends, our experiences and special celebrations. We will design and create our own memory boxes to keep our special memories. We hope that we can look back on these in years to come, to think about how we have changed as we have grown up.


V&A Museum of Childhood


As part of our topic Memory Box & Toys, Year One visited the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. 


The children will be participated in a workshop looking at toys from the past. The workshop was led by a member of staff from the museum. The children also had the opportunity to explore the museum and participate in activities linked to our toy topic.

Emotions & Wellbeing

Year One were lucky enough to work with Toya Walker - The children were given the opportunity to explore their emotions.

Spring 1: Fairy tales and Castles 

This topic focuses on History and Science. In Science we will be finding out about different materials and how we can classify materials into different groups based on their properties. We are looking forward to learning about lots of different fairy tales, including Aladdin and Rapunzel. We are studying the sequence of a fairy tale and looking at how we can include lots of descriptive vocabulary in our writing. In History we are exploring the features of a castle and comparing old and new. We are even making our own castle models on the workshop table.


Important Dates:


First day of term: Monday 7th January 2019

Half term holiday:  Monday 18th February 2019

Last day of term: Friday 5th April 2019

Inset Day: Friday 22nd March 2019

First day of summer term: Tuesday 23rd April 2019




· All children should be in correct school uniform and bring their  Rockmount book bag to school every day.

· For safety reasons jewellery is not permitted with the exception of small stud earrings and wrist watches.

· If you collect your child, please make sure you do so promptly at 3.10pm. It is crucial that you inform us in advance if somebody else is collecting your child.

· Staff are available at the end of the school day if you have any quick queries. Please feel free to make an appointment if you require more time for discussion.

· We expect all children to arrive on time for the start of the day at 8.45am.