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Dolphin Class - Year 1

Welcome to Year 1. 



Autumn Term 

Our first topic for the term is Magnificient Monarchs. This project teaches children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, castles, portraits and other historical sources, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant Sovereigns.


After half term our topic is Bright Lights, Big City.

This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics

of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the

characteristics and features of the capital city, London.



In English our first novel study is Beegu.

Beegu is a friendly little character who is lost and finds himself on Earth. 

She is not too keen on the BIG people but the little people are a different matter. 

We will be focussing our writing on using capital letters, full stops and finger

spaces as well as using conjunctions and adjectives to describe Beegu’s

appearance.and feelings.



In Maths our first unit of work is Number—place value

This unit focuses on sorting, counting objects to 10 and then to 20. 

Counting one more, one less and comparing groups, As well as ordering

numbers and using a number line.  We will then focus on addition and subtraction.

Welcome Year 2 
Novel Study: The Clockwork Dragon
The Clockwork  Dragon is a fantastic adventure story, which follows our two main characters, Max, a toymaker, and Lizzie, an armourer. These two brave children set out to defeat the dreadful, man-eating dragon, Flamethrottle. As part of their novel study, children will create and describe their own dragons using powerful adjectives and verbs. They will learn how to use conjunctions to link their ideas and expand their sentences. Our SPAG lessons will also focus on using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces consistently. I can’t wait to read The Clockwork Dragon with Dolphins Class!


This unit focuses on children’s ability to recognise, represent and manipulate numbers to 100.  Children will start the unit by revising and building on their knowledge of counting forwards backwards to 20, before moving onto 50 and 100. Children will explore concrete resources to solidify their understanding of number. For example, children will learn that numbers of increasing value, i.e. 27, is made of 2 tens and 7 ones. They will see this represented in bar models and part-whole models. Children will also compare numbers, learn to write numbers as words, and practise counting  in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.