Cowley Hill Primary School

Learning for tomorrow everyday

Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218

Year 1

This term the children are busy learning and exploring lots of new things!


We are continuing to develop our understanding of how to read and spell through our phonics lessons. We have been working on writing clear sentences remembering our capital letters, fingers spaces and punctuation.


In English we looked at poetry. Then we created a poem to describe what we could see at the seaside using the five senses. We are now looking at non-chronological reports. We have been exploring the features of a non-chronological report and are researching information about sea creatures. We will be creating our own reports using our research about our chosen sea creatures.


In Maths we have been looking at measure. We compared objects to see which was longer and which was shorter and explored using non-standard units of measurement. We have also been looking at number bonds to ten and twenty to help us develop our fluency. Now we are looking at how we group numbers when adding by using a variety of objects.


In Topic we have been looking at life under the sea. First we located land and sea on a map. Then we names and located the different oceans.


In Science we have been learning about plants. We followed instructions to plant a seed and discussed what it needed to grow. We then learned about seed dispersal and parts of a plant.


In Computing we are focusing on developing our basic skills. We have been using word to practise our typing. We are learning how to access different symbols on the keyboard by using the shift key.


In PSHE our unit is Dreams and Goals. We are looking at what we have achieved and what we want to achieve in the future.