Cowley Hill Primary School

Learning for tomorrow everyday

Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218

Year 1

Old Toys and New Toys / Once Upon A Time


In English, we will continue 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. We are challenging ourselves to use adjectives and conjunctions to make our writing more exciting!


We are going to retell the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Gingerbread Man. Afterwards we will change the characters to make the story our own. To improve the story we will add exciting vocabulary and challenge ourselves to use conjunctions and a variety of punctuation. We will also be writing instructions about how to make gingerbread men.


In Maths, we are going to develop our number skills focusing on multiplication and division. We will practise multiplication by creating arrays to show groups of numbers. We will use these skills to support us with our division. We will put objects into equal groups and discuss if there are any remainders or not.


In Science, our unit this half term is materials. We will be exploring what objects are made from. We will be discussing adjectives to describe each material.


In Art, we will be learning about portraits. We will use different materials and techniques to create our own. We will be exploring some artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol. Then we will create artwork inspired by them.


In PSHE we are going to be looking at relationships. We will discuss who was important to me and why. We will look at how we are all special and what qualities make a good friend. We will then look at changes. We will be exploring the changes we have already made and what changes are to come!


We are looking forward to our last term in year 1.