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

Year 1, IPC Project Spring term 2024: Buildings

In Buildings, we will be learning all about the different structures we see in towns and cities around the world. We will explore our locality, and London, to look at old and new buildings. As geographers, we will be learning about how houses and structures differ from country to country and the purposes they serve. As engineers, we will be exploring the science behind the construction of structures through making models and testing materials. What is your home like? How is it similar and different to other homes around the world?

  • What will we be learning


    We will be able to:

    • use directions, e.g. left, right
    • locate Dubai on a world map or globe, and compare location with UK
    • make comparisons between buildings in our locality, London and Dubai
    • recognise and talk about key physical features, e.g. desert, River Thames
    • recognise and talk about specific buildings from London and Dubai
    • describe the purposes of different buildings e.g. a shop is for buying items
    • follow directions around an obstacle course
    • draw a map of the United Kingdom (independently, in own way)


    We will be able to:

    • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
    • identify and name a variety of everyday materials
    • describe the simple physical properties of materials
    • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials
    • identify and classify using scientific enquiry


    We will be able to:

    • order buildings on a timeline, and compare buildings from different periods
    • discuss some of the ways we find out about the past


    We will know:

    • more about computer systems and networks

    Design Technology

    We will be able to:

    • evaluate, design and create bridges
  • Maths

    Some of the areas we will be learning include:

    • Place value within 20
    • Addition and subtraction within 20
    • Geometry – 2D and 3D shapes
  • English

    Some of the areas we will be learning include:

    • 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


    Tuesday 6th February – London Eye and River Cruise

    See letter being sent home.

    Open Evening

    Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March is Open Evenings for all children– more information will be sent to you nearer the time.

    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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