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Year 1 - Robin Class

Welcome to Robin Class!

A huge welcome to Robin Class - Year 1 - at Steeple Morden Primary.


We have 27 children in Robin Class this year and our teachers are Mrs Bowmer and Mrs Andrews. Mrs Bowmer teaches Monday-Thursday and Mrs Andrews teaches on a Friday. She also covers Mrs Bowmer’s PPA time on a Wednesesday afternoon.


Mrs Carter is the class Teaching Assistant three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


In Robin Class we work hard to become ‘the best we can be’ – choosing to be kind with our hands and words, trying our best and being brave when we find something more difficult.


We have already started to learn some British Sign Language and will continue throughout the year, including learning some songs, numbers, greetings and basic vocabulary.


Work on our first week back in September was based around the book The Colour Monster and we focussed on our emotions and feelings; how to express how we feel and how to start coping with these emotions. 

Please see the documents below which will help you support your child and understand what we are learning in class:

Year Ahead booklet 2022-23

Year 1 Topic Web Autumn 2022

Year 1 Topic Web Spring 2023

Year 1 Topic Web Summer 2023

Year 1 Timetable Summer 2023

Year 1 Yearly Overview 2022-3

Autumn 2022

Our Topic this term is ‘This is Me’. We will be thinking of all the amazing things our bodies can do and will explore our senses. Although we know that we can see, hear, touch, taste and smell, there is a lot to learn about how these senses help us to find out about the world around us…

We will also move on to thinking about where our school is and where we live. We think about Steeple Morden’s place in the world by looking at maps. We use and make plans and maps of stories and begin to think about how maps work so that we can draw simple plans of our homes, the school and the journeys we might take.

Summer 2023

In Robin class this term, our topic is ‘It’s a Bug’s Life’ – looking at all different animals and plants, thinking of habitats, life cycles and growing things from seeds, tubers and bulbs.

We will be thinking about poetry and how poems are fun, rhythmic and can be fairly short (but that they don’t need to rhyme).  We will also be writing diaries, storytelling using a re-telling of a traditional tale and recapping non-fiction texts to be able to write our own page about some mini-beasts.

In Maths, we will be delving into Multiplication and Division, learning about the language to do with position and direction, linked to Geography where we find continents and oceans, and learning to tell the time to o’clock and half past the hour. We will also think about calendars, using language to depict time passing and look at money – ensuring we can all recognise coins and notes and be able to tell their values.

RE this term covers ‘Why do Jewish people say so many prayers and blessings?’ and we look at some stories from the Bible which are also common to other faiths, learning how they may have good messages for us.

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