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Quick Thinkers Yr 1

Welcome to Quick Thinkers, Year 1! 


Our Class Teacher is Miss Deans. 

Our HLTA is Mrs Miller.

Our 1:1 Support is Miss Ellison.


Our P.E lessons are on a Wednesday. Please make sure your child has their P.E kit!

Our topic this Summer term are:


English: Writing a diary using 'The Queen's Handbag', Fantasy settings and characters from familiar stories and films such as Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, Shrek etc.

Maths: Number - Multiplication & Division - 2's, 5's & 10s, Fractions,

Measurement - time, length & height

Science: Plants and trees. 

Topic: (History/Geography/Computing/Art/DT)

Who is our Queen? What cities and towns are in the UK?

Researching facts about Queen Elizabeth II. Using a timeline to sequence significant events that have occurred in Queen Elizabeth II's reign in chronological order.

How has life changed since Queen Victoria reigned? 

Coding and programming a pro-bot to travel from one UK city to another UK city. Purple mash - 

Observational drawings of flowers inspired famous artists.

Come and See: Holidays & Holy days, Being Sorry and Neighbours.

Our Topics for the Spring term are: 


English: Writing recounts using Goldilocks and the Three Bears, looking at familiar settings in 'We're Going on a bear hunt'. We are also going to be re-writing the story of 'Paddington'!

Maths: 2D shape/3D shapes, telling the time (o'clock and half past), number bonds to 20, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and multiplication.

Topic (History/Science/DT/Art/Computing):

Old vs New toy bears. Comparing what materials were used to make old bears and how the materials for toy bears have changed and developed over time.

Buddy the Bear Internet Safety.

We will be looking at where in the world we find bears. We will study the map of the UK, countries, capital cities, landmarks and famous food in our Topic. 

In Science, we are focusing on seasons and how each are different. 

Sculpting & Art: cutting and moulding bears using clay. Using different lines to draw bear portraits.

Patterns, repeated patterns and recreating the words of famous artists.

Come and See: Special People, Meals & Changes.  

2D Shapes in Maths!

Super Sculptures!

Where in the world would we find bears?

Our Topics this Autumn half term are:


English: 'Mr Men Adventures with Dinosaurs', sentence structure, 'Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp' and re-counts.

Maths: Count up and down in 1s and 2s, 1 more/1 less, number bonds to 10/20, addition & subtraction, 2D shapes.

Topic (History/Science/Art/Computing): Our bodies, animals/dinosaurs (fact files, dinosaur masks & painting)

Come & See: Belonging, Judaism, Waiting and Advent

Magical Maths in our Class this Autumn!

In Maths this term, we have been looking at counting in 1s and 2s from any given number (which we are amazing at!). We have also been looking at working out 1 more and 1 less than numbers, too!

We have been rapidly recalling our number bonds up to 10 and then moved onto number bonds up to 20!

Here are some Maths games and activities you can do to help at home:

Exciting English during Autumn!

In our English lessons, we have been focusing on reading, saying and writing simple sentences. We have practised them by clapping out a rhythm in different voices before writing the sentences down. 

We have been reading 'Mr Men Adventures with Dinosaurs' and 'Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp' to help us form our sentences. 


Here are some links to games and activities you can use to help at home:



We love learning new sounds in phonics as this helps us with our reading!

Check out our phonics page on the website for links to phonics games and resources to use:

History/Topic - Dinosaurs!


We learned so much about dinosaurs! 

Did you know that a T-Rex was known as the Tyrant Lizard King?

We also learned about different dinosaurs and whether they are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. 


George: We found out that a T-Rex had short arms so it could rip meat easily. 


Joy: A Diplodocus had a really long neck so it could reach the tops of trees to eat the leaves. 


Dylan: Dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago!