Year 1 – Butterfly and Dragonfly classes


Year 1 is a busy and exciting year where children move their learning from Foundation Stage. Children learn through termly ‘Wonder’ topics such as: The Great Pet Sale, Handa’s Surprise, Explorers and Journeys, Seasons and Plants and each term children will focus their learning around a class book. Within these topics, children will have the chance to go on school trips to Longleat and have visitors into school to run through workshops with them.

We have the chance to take part in Music lessons with Mrs North and learn to play Boom whackers and Mini glockenspiels. Also, for one term we will have Forest School sessions where the children will learn about different plants and animals, how to use a variety of tools in a Forest School setting, and how to prepare and cook food safely outdoors.

Children will receive weekly home learning tasks as well as being expected to read three times a week at home. These home learning tasks will be based around their current wonder topic or what they are learning in core subjects.

During this year, children are encouraged to build on their self-confidence, independence and responsibility both in their learning and as part of our Moorlands Family.