Rowan - Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 at Christ Church School.  Here is some information for the class.

Teaching Staff

Class Teachers:

Mr D Holt

Favourite book: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Support Staff:

Ms J Inglesfield


English – daily

Maths – daily

Outdoor Learning – Wednesday afternoon

P.E. – Tuesday afternoon


Choose 2 activities from the homework grid to complete each week.

Read your home reader every night.



Autumn 1

Geography: Where do leaves go in the winter?

R.E.: Why did Jesus teach the Lord’s Prayer as the way to pray?


Reading: Leaf Man by Lois Elhert

Writing: Recounts, lists, instructions, poems, narrative


  • Can you find words with ‘ff’, ‘ll’, ‘ss’ and ‘zz’?
  • When do you use ‘ck’ and ‘nk’?
  • Can you spell words with two syllables?

Music: Autumn songs.  What can I hear in this place?

Art: Can you make a leaf person?

PE: Dance

Autumn 2

Science: Which materials should the Three Little Pigs have used to build their house?

R.E.: Why are the saints important?

Nativity characters: which character are you? Why are you important?


       Reading: The Three Little Pigs

       Writing: Recount, Narrative


  • When do you write ‘tch’ for the sound ‘ch’
  • Can you spell words that end with a ‘v’ sound?
  • Can you ‘s’ or ‘es’ to make a plural?

Maths: Do you know your number bonds to 20?

PE: Large Ball Skills


Spring 1

Science: How do the seasons impact on what we do?

Geography: Why can’t a Meercat live at the North Pole?

R.E.: Why is it good to listen to and remember the stories Jesus told?


Reading: Meercat Mail by Emily Gravett

Writing: Recounts/Reports

Spelling: Can you add ‘ing’, ‘er’ or ‘ed’ to a root word?

PE: Throwing and Catching, Aiming Games

Spring 2

Science: Which birds and plants would Little Red Riding Hood find in our park?

R.E.: What is the story of Noah really about? Why is Easter the most important festival for Christians?


Reading: The Flower by John Light

Writing: Recounts/Reports


  • Can you add ‘er’ and ‘est’ to adjectives?
  • Can you spell words that end in ‘y’?

Art: How can we print a meadow?

Maths: Do you know your number bonds to 50?

PE: Bat and Ball skills/games, skipping


Summer 1



Science: Why are humans not like tigers?

R.E.: What is it like to live as a Jew?


Reading: The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Writing: Recounts/Reports


  • Can you spell ‘ph’ and ‘wh’ words?
  • Can you spell words using a ‘k’?

PE: Developing Partner work

Summer 2


History:  Is the computer more fun than grandma and granddad’s old toys?

Science: Why can’t a Meercat live at the North Pole?

R.E.: Why are they having a Jewish party? What are God’s rules for living?


Reading: Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Writing: Recounts/Reports


  • Can you add the prefix ‘un’?
  • Can you spell compound words?
  • Can you spell the days of the week?

Maths: Do you know your number bonds to 100?

PE: Team Games

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