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**Year 1 PE days are: Monday and Wednesday - Remember to wear your pe kits to school**

Year 1, IPC Project Summer term 2024: Living things

What’s the big picture?

In Live and Let Live, we will be learning about living things and what they need in order to survive. How do we know what living things need? How do you know that you are alive, but a stone has never been alive?

To find out the answers to these questions, we will need to be scientists, geographers and ecologists. We will explore our local area while remembering to treat our environment in a respectful way.

  • What will we be learning


    We will be able to:

    • identify and name a varity of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen
    • identity and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
    • identity, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated wuth each sense
    • investigate scientifically - identifying and classifying plants and animals


    We will be able to:

    • identify and describe weather associated wuth each season in the UK
    • record the daily weather in the UK

    We will know:

    • the names and locations of the seven continents
    • the location of Antarctica on a world map and a globe
    • some similarities and differences between the sasons of the United Kingdom relating to weather and plants
    • the climate at the North and South poles, and the equator


    We will be able to:

    • recreate a design by a well know artist: Henri Matisse
    • create our own collage by tearing or cutting materials, and sticking in a pattern


    We will be able to:

    • group and sort data.
  • Maths

    Some of the areas we will be learning include:

    • To be able to count in 2s, 5s and 10s
    • To be able to recognise equal groups
    • To be able to make equal groups
    • To be able to add equal groups
    • To be able to make an array.
  • English

    Some of the areas we will be learning include:

    • Writing the days of the week
    • Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
    • Understanding which letters belong to which handwriting families
  • Knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • Statutory Spellings

  • Year 1 Notes & Dates

    PE Kits:

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and trainers. All children will come to school wearing PE kit on their PE days. Year 1 PE days are Monday and Wednesday.

    Year 1 Home Learning

    • Daily reading 
    • Weekly phonics
    • Half-termly project activities sent out via email or paper copy

    Key Dates

    Cultural Day is on Friday 26th April. Please wear something from your country of heritage. On Monday 22nd April, we will be having a nature hunt on the school grounds to see what animals and plants we can find.

    Can you help?!

    If you have any information (stories, photos, experiences, artefacts etc) from the regions on our knowledge organiser, then please contact your class teacher. Thank you!

    Please keep in touch – we check these emails everyday before we start teaching:  hydra@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk   

  • Phonics



    At Green Dragon Primary School, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics (SSP) programme. We start teaching phonics in Reception and follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school.

    As a result, all our children are able to tackle any unfamiliar words as they read. At Green Dragon Primary School we also model the application of the alphabetic code through phonics in shared reading and writing, both inside and outside of the phonics lesson and across the curriculum. We have a strong focus on language development for our children because we know that speaking and listening are crucial skills for reading and writing in all subjects.

    Here is the link to the 'For Parents' section of the Little Wandle website. https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/

    The resources on this page will help you support your child with saying their phonemes (sounds) and writing their graphemes (letters). There are also useful videos so you can see how your child is taught at school, to be able to confidently support their reading at home. 

  • How to Contact The Year 1 Team

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that teachers have more time at the end of the day!

    Alternatively, teachers check the year group email every day so you can contact them here: hydra@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

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