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Whitelands Park Primary School Better never stops

Elm - Y1

Class Teachers:

Mrs A Thorogood and Miss N Brown


Teaching Assistants:

Ms V Aleixo and Ms C Owens


Welcome Message:

We have enjoyed doing our Superhero and Moon Zoom topics so far. We have lots of exciting new topics to follow, which we look forward to doing with you. 


Our Topic: Moon Zoom


CRASH! What’s that in the playground? Let’s go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone – it looks like a UFO has crash landed. Find out who might have landed by exploring the craft and investigating scattered scientific specimens. Create a ‘Welcome to Earth’ box for an alien explorer. What can you put in it to help explain what life is like on our planet? Would you like to be an astronaut? You’ll need a pretty sturdy spacecraft if you do. Start off small by making an air-propelled rocket. How far can you make it travel? Find out the names of the planets. There’s Mercury, Neptune, Mars and – do you know any others? I’ve forgotten the rest. Then, an alien is found. Can you help get him home? It’s got the experts in a right kerfuffle. Professor Pong doesn’t know what to do. Are you ready for take off Year 1? Hold tight. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… LIFT OFF!

(For more details see Curriculum Map below)


PE Sessions :

Indoor PE - Tuesday

Outdoor PE  - Friday



Earrings may not be worn for PE, so please make sure you can take them out yourself, or that you leave them at home on PE days.


Library Books and Planners:

Children will be given a library book that they take home and bring into school with their planner, daily. This book will be changed every Friday for a new book. For the foreseeable future, children will only change their book once a week on a Friday. They are expected to keep the same book for the whole week. They can read the book several times - this will help with their comprehension skills. 



In Foundation and KS1 we follow the Read Write Inc Programme. The Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 3 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write.