Year 1

Year 1 have had a exciting Spring Term with lots of different learning experiences. We have been scientists, historians, mathematicians, writers and even artists!

At the start of the Spring Term, we learnt about different toys from the past and compared them to toys in the present. We had a visit from a Toy Workshop and found out lots of interesting things!

Year 1 have taken part in lots of different science experiments this term, including investigating forces of a vehicle and International Science Week activities. We even dressed up as our favourite scientists!

We also explored work by the famous artist, Kandinsky, when looking at primary and secondary colours.


Year 1 have learnt lots about the properties of materials during the Autumn term. We tested materials to find out what was and what was not waterproof. We also made a junk model house.
Year 1 were delighted to take part in another performance this term inspired by the Nativity Story.

Reading Photos

Year 1 have enjoyed applying their phonic skills in a variety of ways. They are enjoying learning to become fluent and independent readers.

Outdoor Learning

Year 1 have been applying their phonic skills in the new outdoor classroom. They worked well as a team to hunt for the different letters and identify what sounds they made using the sound cards.


Year 1 are really enjoying their Autumn topic ‘What tickles your taste buds?’. They have enjoyed using different materials and tools to represent their favourite fruits and vegetables.

Swallowdale Primary School