Year 1 Swallows

Mrs Sanders

Class Teacher

Mrs Best

Support Staff

Miss Chellew

Support Staff

Welcome to Swallows- Year 1 


This half term our learning theme is “Ready, Steady, Grow.”


The children will be immersed in the story ‘After the Storm’ by Nick Butterworth. They will learn, retell and innovate the story. The children will enjoy a range of stories written by Nick Butterworth in class to support their writing. We will paint and draw characters thinking about their features.

In science the children will explore and answer the question:

 “How do plants grow?”

  They will be learning about the parts of a flower and their functions. They will plant seeds and bulbs, investigating which conditions are the best for a plant to grow. The children will also be looking at how plants and trees change in the different seasons.

 During our art lessons, the children will learn about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. They will explore and develop their drawing skills to produce observational artwork linked to plants. They will explore different textures, patterns and colours. In computing lessons, the children will focus on digital painting, looking at the different tools available to us to create pictures using a paint programme.

 In maths the children will be looking at place value within 50; representing, ordering and comparing numbers to 50.  They will also learn about measures, finding out about and comparing length, height, mass and volume.

In design technology the children will design, make and evaluate fruit kebabs linked to healthy eating in SCARF where we are focusing on ’being my best’. In PE the children will focus on Net and Wall, learning techniques to support with throwing and catching a ball building skills to play net games in groups.

In the lead up to Easter, in R.E we will explore the question: ‘Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?’

 In music we will be learning about the weather and changing seasons, listening to music by Beethoven and learning songs linked to our learning.


We will continue to use Tapestry to share your child's learning with you and to share important class messages. Please make sure you check the app regularly. Click here for Tapestry website

Swallows have P.E on Wednesday and Friday each week, please ensure that your child's kit is in school each day. 
Please send a coat with your child each day. 

Thank You for your continued support.

Mrs Sanders


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