Seedlings - Y1

Welcome to Y1 Seedlings 
 Teacher: Miss Lahera                            Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pippin

Seedlings class are caring, kind and curious learners who always go above and beyond and work hard to achieve amazing things! Our classroom is calm and exciting and we love to take our learning outside. In our class we are taught all subjects and throughout the year learn the skills and knowledge to become: mathematicians, artists, readers, writers, scientists, musicians, geographers and historians!


The class is taught by Miss Lahera and supported by Mrs Pippin and Mrs White.

A day in the life of a Seedling
We always welcome children at the door with a smile before we take the register and share our visual timetable so we all know what we are learning that day.
Our mornings are always the same - we start with 45 minutes of phonics and then 45 minutes of English. The English lessons will link to a story book and will include things like spelling, grammar and composition.
Playtime is at 10.30am and then we enjoy a healthy snack and story together before our maths lesson. The afternoons are always jam-packed with lots of great learning. Across our busy week we cover all subject areas, making learning practical, encouraging investigation and collaboration to develop team work and social skills. PE days are Monday and Thursday this term. 
Our driver this term is Science and investigation. We are learning all about materials and will be designing and making a suitable house for the three little pigs. We have assemblies every afternoon and end the day with a 'reflection of the day.' We share and discuss our learning and Miss Lahera hands out kindness notes across the week - our class value this term.  
Supporting your child at home 
Make sure you read every day at home. Use the 'book bag book' we send home every Monday - you'll keep it for the week. This book is linked to the text your child will be reading in school and they should be able to read it to you.
Listen to your child read out loud and marvel at how their fluency develops as they rehearse the same story. On Friday we'll send home the storybook we've been using in school for them to impress you over the weekend. These phonically decodable books will be complemented with library books for reading pleasure. We'll visit the library every week. 
Please ensure all books and your child's reading diary comes into school every day. 
What Are We Learning?

Below you can find an overview of our learning for the whole year and also more detail for each term and the sequence which we follow to help build our knowledge in each subject.


We use our Knowledge Organisers which are specific to our learning topic and help us identify key information, that we need to know and remember.

Autumn Term 1 Learning

In the first half term of the Autumn term, most of our learning is driven by science and the theme, ‘The Big Build’ – learning about which materials the most suitable to build a strong house. We also celebrate every child’s uniqueness and learn about what makes us so special.

Autumn Term 2 Learning

In the second half of the Autumn term, our main curriculum driver is history and we will be exploring how toys have changed overtime and how different our toys are in comparison to the toys our Grandparents played with. We will look at real artefacts and learn how to write and read questions for a special visitor! 

Spring Term 1 Learning

In the first half of Spring term, our learning is driven by Science and we learn all about animals, including humans. We learn how to identify and sort animals into the correct group and go on an exciting school trip to see real animals! We also learn body parts and how important our five senses are to survive!

Spring Term 2 Learning

In the second half of Spring term, most of our learning is driven by Science and the theme, ‘The Potting Shed.’ This is really exciting because we take our learning outside and learn about planting! We learn how to plant seeds, name flowers and wild plants, pot and grow our own peas and make a diary.