Sandown School

Year 1 2018-2019


A warm welcome to the year one page!

Our teaching team consists of Mrs Hunnisett and Miss Davies in 1H and Mrs Barnard, Mrs Lovesey and Mrs Shiel in 1B

This year our topics are:

  • Term 1 – The joys of Julia!

Children will be exploring the work of Julia Donaldson and recognising rhyming words.

  • Term 2 – Winter wonderland

Children will look at how the season changes and be preparing for our Christmas play!

  • Term 3 - Fire and Ice

During this term we shall lean about the Great Fire of London and the Polar regions.

  • Term 4 – Devious Deal discovered!

   During this term we will be looking at our local area.

  • Term 5 - Dangerous Dinosaurs

 This term we will be looking at all things prehistoric. The children will discover what life was life back in the age of the dinosaurs and learn about many different species of dinosaurs. We have workshops for fossil hunting and a surprise visitor!

The children will make their own fossils and write non-fiction texts on dinosaurs. Who knows what else might happen!


A dinosaur came to visit the very brave year 1 children!


  • Term 6 – Our wonderful world

 We shall be looking at the environment around us and what we can do to nurture it for ourselves and future generations.

Reading is absolutely essential for your child to make progress during their time at school so PLEASE do hear them read daily if possible and record it in their reading records.

Games on the field will be on Fridays. Please can your child have trainers and a track suit (or similar) for games as the field can get muddy and, as the weather becomes cooler, they need to be warm!

P.E. will be on Tuesday afternoons in the hall.

Please ensure your child’s kit is in school for those sessions and clearly labelled. We appreciate that it’s not always possible to have a pair of trainers for both school AND home, so we just ask that trainers are brought in for Fridays and the children can take them home until needed for the following Friday.

We would like the children to bring in a NAMED water bottle daily so they can keep themselves hydrated.

Please do not hesitate to come and see us if you need to discuss anything!

Click here for Term 3 home learning

Click here for Year 1 high frequency spelling words