St Peter's Community Primary School

Year 1

This term in Blue Class...

Have you heard the saying ‘Laughter is the best medicine’? Laughing and having fun are such an important part of our lives. We all love being entertained and enjoying ourselves. With this in mind Year 1 will hopefully be very happy and healthy by the end of spring 2! Our new topic is ‘The Circus is Coming to Town’ and it is causing great excitement in Year 1!

This topic has a broad focus in terms of subjects and includes art, history, geography and science. We will be conducting experiments to find out which materials would make a waterproof tent and which materials to use for circus costumes. We will also learn about forces; the pushes and pulls in circus acts. We will discuss and debate circuses from the past and find out how circuses have changed over time. PE will be very exciting as we learn how to juggle, balance and make movements used in circus performances.

In English we will immerse ourselves in retelling a range of traditional stories from around the world with a focus on Monkey See Monkey Do. In Maths, we've got a focus on the four operations - multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.

Please take time to read our curriculum letter and topic web for detailed information on all of our learning and ideas for home learning activities.

Some useful websites to support our learning this half term:


Mrs Mannion - Year 1 teacher

Click on the links below for more Year 1 information.


Click on the image below for photos of our recent activities in Year 1!