Totternhoe C.E. Academy

With God’s love, we seek adventure with our minds and find a home for our hearts


Mrs Willsher,

Mrs Hackett & Miss Long

Holly Class Readers

History - Childhood - This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.


Art and Design - Funny Faces and Fabulous Features - This project teaches children about the concept of the portrait and how the collage technique can be used to make a portrait. To start the year we also spend some time exploring primary and secondary colours and how to mix and create new colours.


Design and Technology  - Shade and Shelter - This project teaches children about the purpose of shelters and their materials. They name and describe shelters and design and make shelter prototypes. Children then design and build a play den as a group and evaluate their completed product.


Science, - Everyday Materials This project teaches children that objects are made from materials. They identify a range of everyday materials and their sources. Children investigate the properties of materials and begin to recognise that a material's properties define its use. Alongside this we will also be learning about 'Seasonal Changes'. As a school, we are lucky enough to have our lovely 'Wonder Woods' which we will use to observe and experience all four seasons as well as take full advantage of to observe wildlife in its natural habitats. Year 1 will be taking part in Forest school on a Wednesday afternoon in small groups for the Autumn term.



    Class Homework


    • Daily Reading
    • Weekly spellings to learn - Spelling shed logins sent home
    • Termly Foundation Subject homework grid


    Upload photos of completed homework to your child's portfolio on ClassDojo

    Homework Grids - (Foundation Subjects)

    Home Learning Support


    Click here to login to TTRockStars.

    Click here to login to SpellingShed.
    Click here to login to Oxford Owl.

    Holly Class Timetable - Subject to Change

    Useful Information


    We will have daily English, Guided Reading, Spelling, Handwriting and RWI lessons to work on our reading, writing, spelling, and phonic knowledge, as well as our daily Maths lessons. We will continue to secure our knowledge and understanding of numbers, shape measures, time, problem-solving, and many other skills. 


    Our two PE sessions throughout the week will be on a Wednesday and Friday. During the Autumn term, our focus in PE will be Fundamental Movement Skills, Basketball and Gymnastics. Please ensure your child wears their named, correct PE kit in school on these days, appropriate for the weather, and that earrings are not worn and hair is tied back to avoid injuries. 


    Year 1 Phonics Screen Check:

    Every child in Year 1 is required to take the Phonics Screening Check in June. The Children learn and practise phonics everyday as part of the Read Write Inc scheme. They also have plenty of opportunities to embed their learning within the classroom. The following links may be useful...