Cowley Hill Primary School

Learning for tomorrow everyday

Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218

Year 1

Our Local Area


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


In English 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. 

We have been looking at the story of Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis. It is about a character who is playing with a stick but it is not a stick. He uses his imagination to pretend the stick its lots of different things, from a fishing rod to a paintbrush. We described each of the objects using adjectives. We then thought of our own ideas and recorded them!   

In Maths we have been looking at presenting numbers in different ways. We have used lots of different objects to help us. We are working hard with our number formation making sure the digits are the correct way round. We are looking at number focusing on one more and one less. 

Our Topic this term is Our Local Area. We are using technology to help find out more about where we live. We have used Google Maps to find Borehamwood and searched for places we recognised. 

In Science we are looking at Seasonal Changes. We are focusing on what happens in Autumn and Winter.  

In R.E we are looking at what people belief and how they give back to others. We will be looking at how different religions celebrate key festivals. 

In PSHE we are looking at Being me in my own world. We are looking at special places, safe places and making good choices.