Welcome to St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Class

Teacher: Mrs Brown

Teaching Assistant(s): Mrs Watkins

Advent 2 Term- what will we learn?


Welcome to Year 1’s class page. I am so excited to be teaching in year 1 for my second year now, and am very excited for the year ahead. Please read below for an overview of what the children will be learning about this second Lent half term:

In Phonics this half term, we will be continuing with phase 5. Phase 5 includes learning alternative graphemes for phonemes (sounds) we already know  (e.g. ‘ay’ in play) , or alternative phonemes for graphemes we already know (e.g ‘ow’ in snow). We will practise reading and writing words and sentences with these sounds in them and we will learn some new tricky words. On top of this, we will continue practising the phase 2, 3 and 4 words and sounds we have learnt so far.

In English, we will be writing our own story with a fantasy setting based on the story ‘No-Bot’.

In Maths our learning begins focusing on Place Value and Numbers within 50, and then we will be moving on to Length and Height.

In RE, our topic will be Change. Within this topic, we prepare for the celebration of Easter and think about how Lent is a time for reflection and change.  We will think about some of the changes we might make during the period of Lent to become more like Jesus. We will also think about how we change over time as we grow from children into adults.

Our topic this term is called Robots. Within this topic we will be learning all about different the human body. The subjects we will be learning as part of this topic are Science, Geography and Music.

In our Science topic, we will be learning about the different parts of the human body and the different jobs that they have. We will also be exploring our five senses and the different body parts that they link to.

In Geography, we will be learning all about the United Kingdom. We will be learning about the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom and their capital cities and where they are located on a map of the United Kingdom. We will also be learning about some of the different landmarks and characteristics of the 4 UK countries.

In Music, we will be listening to different pieces of music, discussing them and evaluating them and creating musical notations for these pieces of music through mark making and drawing. We will also be practising playing a variety of different tuned and untuned instruments to different songs  and we will be practising rehearsing and performing to each other in the class using instruments, body percussion and singing.

In Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) out topics this term will be ‘Me, My Body and My Health’, ‘Emotional Wellbeing’ and ‘Life Cycles’.

In PE this term we are continuing with invasion games. PE lessons will continue to be on Monday and Friday afternoons.

You will see below our timetable for this second Lent half term along with the knowledge organisers for our different subjects this term.

Look out for up-to-date messages and homework on Class Dojo.

Many thanks,

Mrs Brown and Mrs Watkins

Year 1 Lent 2 Weekly Timetable

Lent 2 Science Knowledge Organiser

Lent 2 Geography Knowledge Organiser

Lent 2 Music Knowledge Organiser

RE Topic 6- Change Knowledge Organiser

Year One Curriculum- Yearly overview

Our RE curriculum consists of nine topics with the following themes:

  1. Families
  2. Belonging
  3. Waiting
  4. Special People
  5. Meals
  6. Change
  7. Holidays & Holydays
  8. Being Sorry
  9. Neighbours

As well as covering two other faiths- Judaism and Islam. 

Year 1 RE expectations:

Little Wandle Graphemes Chart

Little Wandle Tricky Words by Phase and Term