Year 1



Please let your child’s teacher know if you can help with the visit to the planetarium. Hedgehogs and Badgers – Thursday 16th January, Squirrels – Wednesday 22nd January.

Please make sure your child has a named warm and waterproof coat in school every day. Please ensure that all hats, scarfs and gloves are named.

Destination: Outer Space

This term we will be visiting the planetarium at Winston Churchill School. This will immerse us into the universe and give us a better understanding of outer space. We will also create art work about planets. We will learn about astronauts such as Tim Peake and Helen Sharman. We will investigate materials and think about which one would make the best space suit which we will then make. We will also use the story of “Q Pootle 5” and create our own version. We will draw and paint our own aliens and use the story of “Beegu” to explore feelings about belonging.


This month, we will continue looking at place value and use this to help us add and subtract numbers. We will be using resources and start to work on drawing pictorial representations. We will also explore 2D and 3D shapes and what they are called and their properties. We will also investigate halves and quarters and find them of shapes and groups of objects. Following on from this we will use this to learn about position and direction and making half and quarter turns.

Ideas for home

Destination: Outer Space English Maths

Nasa kids, what facts can you find out?


Draw a picture of your favourite character from a story?  How do you know that is what they look like? Practise telling the time, on an analogue clock, as you do different activities during the day.
Talk about the weather. What do you notice about the length of the day and night? Go to the library and read some space books. These could be fiction or non-fiction. Practise adding and subtracting on BBC bitesize.

Have a look at the current position of the International Space Station. Can you name the countries that the astronauts can see?

Revise your phase 2- 5 sounds


Could you give directions to get from your house to school?


A typical day in Year 1

Start of the day

At 8:45 a.m. we come into the classroom by ourselves, we find our name and peg in. We then hang up our coats and bags in the cloakroom.


Lots of our learning takes place outside. Each of us will spend some time learning in the outdoor classroom.

Carpet time

We all spend some time learning together on the carpet.

The afternoon

After lunch we do handwriting and find out what we will be learning in the afternoon. Again we will spend part of the afternoon outside.

Ready steady go time

When we come into the classroom we choose one of the activities at the tables. When we are in the classroom we use our ‘Indoor Voices’.

Fruit time

At fruit time we make sure we wash our hands before getting our drink and piece of fruit. We sit down when we are eating and sometimes listen to music. 


We have our hot school meals we eat in the canteen. Then we have time to play with our friends from the other classes.

Going home

We all go to the cloakroom and get our coats and bags ready to go home after a hard day at school.

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The Horsell Village School
Church Hill,
Woking, Surrey
GU21 4QQ, United Kingdom

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