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


Our curriculum topic this term takes its lead from our Literacy text, “The Detective Dog” by Julia Donaldson. We will be solving the mystery and writing our own version of the story in English. We will also be detectives in Geography, finding out about different types of houses, jobs and seeing what we can do to help our local environment. We will be getting creative and trying our hand at a variety of crafts, inspired by local crafts
people, designers and artists.

In Maths, we will be working ont place value with numbers up to 100, using the 100 grid and the place value chart. We will also be working on time and money. In Science, we are moving on to the human body and senses. We will, of course, also continue to focus on the children’s physical and mental health and wellbeing, through subjects including PHSE, PE and Forest School.

Our Big Idea this term is HOPE. We will be asking broad questions such as:

  • What is hope?
  • Why is it important to hope?
  • How can we encourage the people around us to hope?

Inspirational People we will be talking about include:

  • Sylvia and Emmeline Pankhurst
  • Martin Luther King
  • Maya Angelou


Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 1 Curriculum Letters:

Term 1 2022/23

Term 2 2022/23

Term 3 2022/23

Term 4 2022/23

Term 5 2022/23

Term 6 2022/23


Year 1 Learning Organisers:

Term 1: Science - Dragons and CastlesHistory - Dragons and Castles

Term 2: Science - Materials / History - History of Space

Term 3: Science - Simple Experiments / Geography - Mapping and road symbols

Term 4: Science - Plants and Healthy Eating /Geography - Direction

Term 5: Science - Classification / History - Dinosaurs

Term 6: Science - The Human Body / Geography - Our local environment

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 

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