GLF Schools

GLF Schools

Year 1 - Kandinsky Class and Johnson Class

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Kandinsky Class

Class teacher: Mrs Houldey

Learning Assistants: Miss Higgins and Miss Bailey

Johnson Class

Class teacher: Miss Bainbridge

Learning Assistants: Mrs Dickerson


This term:

In Year 1, we deliver the National Curriculum as well as following the whole school STEAM curriculum.

This term our STEAM focus is Technology, and we will be answering the question ‘Can I design and build a structure using my knowledge and understanding of historical periods?'

Children will be working towards creating a model waiting room inspired by their local history study of Didcot Railway Station, using their knowledge of how such structures have changed over time.  



This term our STEAM focus is Technology and we will be answering the question ‘Can I design and build a structure using my knowledge and understanding of historical periods?’ We will be looking at Didcot train station and how this has changed over time. The children will be creating a model waiting room, using their knowledge of how they have changed over time.


In Maths, the children will be looking at composition of number 0-10. They will be able to subitise numbers and partition into two parts. The children will also be looking at shapes, they will be able to identify 2D and 3D shapes. 


In English this term the children will be continuing to develop the sentence writing. Children will be exploring various texts to help them construct sentences remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. The aim of this is to ensure that children develop writing stamina to ensure they can write high quality sentences. 


In computing, we will be exploring digital paintings and using different artists for inspiration. We will use the artists Georges Seurat, Henri Matisse and Wassily Kandinsky to help us. We will also look at programming a robot. We will be using bee-bots and understanding how they move.   


We will be covering the following objectives: 

  • to recognise what makes them special 

  • to recognise the ways in which we are all unique; to identify what they are good at, what they like and dislike 

  • how to manage when finding things difficult 

  • about rules and age restrictions that keep us safe 

  • to recognise risk in simple everyday situations and what action to take to minimise harm 

  • about how to keep safe at home (including around electrical appliances) and fire safety (e.g. not playing with matches and lighters) 

  • that household products (including medicines) can be harmful if 

  • about what to do if there is an accident and someone is hurt 

  • how to dial 999 and what to say 

  • about the people whose job it is to help keep us safe 


This term the children will be practising their Christmas performance, they will be learning lots of different songs. 


In PE this term the children are looking at health and fitness, how they can be healthy at home and what games they can play. They are also looking at object control. They will be looking at how they can control a ball with their feet.  


In RE this term, we are looking at Christianity. We are looking at what they celebrate focusing on Christmas. The children will be looking at the Christmas story.