Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page!

Year 1 has three classes;

the Wonderful Woodpeckers, the Wise Owls and the Smart Squirrels.


The teachers will tell you about their classes and will be uploading pictures and information about their learning as the school year progresses.

The Curriculum for Autumn


• Poetry - Frogs Jump / The Star
• Adventure Stories- Wolf Won't Bite / Whatever Next!
• Non-chronological reports - All About Tigers / All About Owls
• Instructions - How to... Make a Crispie Cake


• Numbers to 10
• Number bonds
• Addition within 10
• Subtract by crossing out
• Position
• Numbers to 20


• Charles Darwin
• The Gunpowder Plot
• Remembrance Day


• Animals & Humans
• Working scientifically
• Seasonal Changes - Autumn


• Where do I belong?
• What do I believe?
• Who is a Christian and what do they believe?


• New Beginnings
• Say No to Bullying
• Getting On and Falling Out


• Basic Skills
• E-Safety
• We are treasure hunters
• We are Chefs


• Body Talk
• Spatial awareness
• Travelling and Stillness
• Speed, agility and quickness skills


Charanga - Hey You!
Charanga - My Story

Art & DT

• Animal masks
• Henri Rouseau
• Clay animals
• Self portraits / Firework Creations
• Bird boxes

PE & Swimming

As well as the different PE skills taught throughout the year we have a specialist sports coach (Mr Whitmore) who comes in to take different year groups for PE.

Children must have a PE kit in school to change into, please make sure it is clearly labelled with your child’s name


Your child will be bringing home their homework every week. This needs to be completed and returned to school. Please support your child’s learning by completing and returning all given homework this includes reading bookstimes tables and spellings.

Throughout the term Year 1 will also have enrichment experiences - special events or days focusing on a specific topic or event.

This term Year 1 will have an themed Animal Day, where they (and the teachers) will come in to school dressed as an animal. 

Parents will also be able to pop in to see a special art gallery of clay sculptures and masks as well as be part of a story sharing afternoon. 

Times Tables

Children are expected to have learned all of their times tables by Year 4.

Log on to TT Rockstars to help your child get faster.

You can also use this page made by our own Digital Leaders to check your knowledge of each set of times tables.