Welcome to Y1D's Class Page!

Class Team - Mrs Davidson, Miss Mather, Miss Catherall

Please keep checking this page for any updates and useful information.


Here is our curriculum letter that shows what Class 1D will be learning this term.

Y1D Summer Curriculum Letter

P.E. days are now on Thursdays and Fridays. 

Spelling books are to be returned on Tuesday please so that we can provide the new spellings for the following week. Here is an overview of this half term's spellings. 

Year 1 Summer 2 Spellings

Reading books and records are to return to and from school daily and reading books will be changed after your child has read it 3 timesPlease try to sign these when your child reads at home so that we can reward them for their hard work.

We love to read in Year 1, if you would like access to more books for your children online click the Oxford Owl and Reading Eggs links further down on the page below.

Here is a version of the Julia Donaldson story - Room on the Broom that we have read in class.

Room on the Broom - Julia Donaldson.. Children's Story. Audiobook - read-aloud. - YouTub



Thursday 23rd June - Bolton Central Library Visit

Monday 27th June - Smithills farm

Friday 1st July - KS1 Sports Day

This Term

Summer 2:Our theme this half term is 'The Famous Five.' “The Famous Five” is a thematic unit based around famous people and events, with a history focus. Pupils will look at the significant contributions made by individuals in the past and events that have led to change for the future. The suggested five are:- The Great Fire of London / Samuel Pepys, Neil Armstrong / The First Moon Landing and Christopher Columbus. The class are free to choose other people or events that have had a significant impact within history.

Summer 1: Our theme this half term is 'Light Up the World.' Light Up the World is a thematic unit based around the sun and other sources of light, with a science focus. Pupils will look at solar power and how to save electricity, as well as learning about sun safety and the importance of protecting both the skin and eyes. They will also learn about how shadows are formed when solid objects block light. Nocturnal animals will also be introduced in this unit.

Please see our Curriculum letter above for more information.


This term we are doing outdoor learning in Forest School. We love being outdoors and learning in a different way, look at the smiles on our faces. 


We have used tools in forest school this week. We were great using the saws. 

We loved toasting marshmallows on the open fire, we even got to pop some popcorn too. 

We made our sawed wooden disks into necklaces this week, again we were great using the tools. 

Do you like the nests we build for the birds?

Spring 2: This half term our theme is 'Happily Ever After'. To begin our learning the children enjoyed participating in a 'Three Little Pigs Day' where they learnt a rap of the story and wrote some wonderful versions of the traditional tale themselves. They made some puppets and used their design and technology skills to make moving pictures and design and make houses for the little pigs. In Computing sessions, year 1 have been improving their knowledge on algorithms and instructed the Big Bad Wolf to travel to different places. 

We have also enjoyed participating in Shrove Tuesday, World Book Day, History and Science day activities. To raise money for Comic Relief, we had a 'Funky Friday' where the children brought in money to wear own clothes. We have also enjoyed making Easter cards for our families.

Take a look at the photographs to see how busy we have been and some of the wonderful work that Year 1 have done!

Spring 1: The theme for learning was, 'Never Eat Shredded Wheat'. This was a Geography based topic where we learnt more about the compass directions, North, South, East and West and recapped what we know about the world's seven continents and five oceans. We also learnt about the four countries in the United Kingdom, looked at the flags and some famous landmarks around the UK. We enjoyed visiting the Lego Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre, where we could spot some UK landmarks (such as the Blackpool Tower, the Liver Building and Manchester Cathedral) and used some design skills to make vehicles, as well as having fun on the rides! Year 1 were very well behaved and all the teachers that went with them were very proud of how they represented St. Matthews. In Science, we learnt more about the weather and seasons, and what appropriate clothing to wear and explored what materials are waterproof. For Art lessons, we focused on improving our drawing and sketching, looking at colours and using pastels to create citrus fruits pictures and in PSHE we expanded our learning on what foods are healthy and where in the world they come from. In P.E. we have started sessions with Comando Joe and Year 1 are doing so well at improving their resilience and independent skills. Year 1 also need to be congratulated on participating and winning a whole school 'dance off' competition! Great work Year 1!

Here are just a few photographs of some of the Christmas activities we did.

Autumn 2: We have done some fantastic learning this half term and are very much enjoying the theme, 'Come fly with me!' (Arctic Circle).

We have been imaginary Pathfinders and made a journey in a North direction to the Arctic Circle. We felt how freezing it was, saw the snow and ice and looked at the Aurora Borealis in the sky. We then returned to class and spotted the Arctic Circle on a globe and in an Atlas. We were very good at remembering what we had learnt in Autumn 1, naming the 7 continents and the 5 oceans. (Check out the Youtube links below the photos - and see if you can sing along!) We have learnt about the Inuit people, how they live and how they build igloos. We even had a go at making our own. 

Additionally, we have enjoyed taking part in Children in Need day, had a special visitor from the police, went to the church to celebrate advent and took part in a speaking and listening day!

We also visited Bolton Central Library where they put out lots of books to do with our theme the Arctic. Year 1 behaved fantastically and had a lovely trip out.

7 Continents Song

5 Oceans Song

Autumn 1: Class 1D loved learning about Pirates during their 'Land Ahoy!' themed work. Please see a collection of some of the things we did in the pictures below.


We Love Reading!

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Click here to login into Oxford Owl using our class details: 

Password: Year1

This video is all about how you can help your child read at home. 


Click to watch this week's Read, Write Inc video at home.  


Please log on to Reading Eggs. Your child will have a login that they have used in school. It will support them to practise their reading skills in a fun way!

Reading Eggs

1D Archived documents

1D Curriculum Letter Spring

Y1 Autumn Curriculum letter - Land Ahoy!

Year 1 Summer 1 Spellings

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