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

Year 1, IPC Project Autumn term 2023: Who Am I?

  • What’s the big idea?
    • What makes your friends and family members special?
    • What is similar about you and them?
    • What is different?

    By learning about ourselves and each other, we are able to celebrate our differences whilst also seeing all the things that we have in common. In order to do this, we will need to be geographers, historians, artists, athletes and scientists. To better understand ourselves, we will also need to be reflective. We are all individuals, but together we make up a wider community - one that should support and respect one another


    We will be able to:

    • use directions, e.g. next to, close / near to, far away
    • locate the four countries of the UK on a map
    • locate the four capital cities of the UK
    • make simple comparisons between familiar environments, e.g. family home and school
    • recognise and talk about key physical features, e.g. river
    • recognise and talk about key human features, e.g. school, stadium, church
    • locate countries that are important to us
    • draw a simple map of the local area
    • use directions to talk about our own map

    We will know:

    • where we lve and where our school is
    • some local places e.g. station, park
    • the four countries and capital cities of the UK


    We will be able to:

    • identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense


    We will know:

    • more about computer systems and networks
  • Maths

    We will be revisiting to make sure we are confident in:

    • recognising and writing numbers 0-10
    • counting objects to 10
    • knowing one more or one less than a given number
    • representing numbers in different ways using equipment
  • English

    We will be able to:

    • form all letters correctly
    • write sentences that are correctly punctuated with capital letters and full stops
    • spell words with increasing confidence, accuracy and independence
    • ask and answer questions about our class books    
  • 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


    Monday 9th October

    We will like parents to accompany us on a local walk around Brentford. Please arrive to school at 1.50 pm and we aim to be back by 2.45 pm. Email hydra@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk to confirm your attendance.  

    Thank you

    Open Evening

    Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October is Open Evenings for all children–

    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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