Avon Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 7GB

01235 519235

Ladygrove Park Primary School

Growing Excellence, Inspiring Success

"Look up at the stars not down at your feet." Stephen Hawking (English physicist, cosmologist and author)

Welcome to Year 1


This term, we will be exploring the theme of Superheroes.

Literacy will be based around the fictional book, “Supertato” by Sue Hendra. This is a light story of a superhero in action, with the good character winning over the villain, carrying on nicely from our traditional tales last term.  

In Maths, we will be looking at representing and working with numbers up to 50, covering lots of thinking we have just done, but for the next set of numbers. This will help children revisit and secure their learning of these concepts. We will progress on to measurement – length, height, weight and volume - to apply our number knowledge in a practical way. 

We will continue the vegetable theme, through our Science and Geography, looking at how plants (including the food we eat) grow, what their common structures are and where they come from. We will develop our scientific skills to explore and answer questions about plants growing in their habitat, including, if possible, observing the growth of flowers and vegetables that the children have planted.


Our Big Ideas this term are HEROISM, VILLAINY and HEALTHY LIVING.  We will be asking broad questions such as:

  • What is a hero? What does it take to be heroic?
  • What makes a villain bad?
  • What can we learn from stories with heroes and villains?
  • What is a healthy diet?
  • What does food do to our bodies? And exercise?
  • How do our food choices affect us and our planet?

Inspirational People we will be looking at are: 

  • Sir Tom Moore
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Greta Thunberg
  • Mahatma Ghandi
  • Marie Curie 


Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 1 Curriculum Letters:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6


Year 1 Learning Organisers:

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3
Romans (History) / Light (Science)

Term 4
Maps and Directions (Geography) / Plants and Healthy Eating (Science)

Term 5
Dinosaurs (History) / Classification (Science)

Term 6

How can I support my child?

Times Tables Rock Stars

Numbots -Children use their same log-in details as for TTRS.

Online phonic comics to read  http://www.phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html