Totternhoe C.E. Academy

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


Holly Class
​Miss Nye, Mrs Cox and Miss Long

Welcome to Year 1! 


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


Our themed curriculum this term will be 'Bright Lights, Big City', which is a Geography-based theme. This theme will teach the children about human and physical of our local and wider area, in addition to giving them the opportunity to explore Google Maps.


The Art and Design this half-term is 'Rain and Sunrays' followed by 'Taxi' which will be our Design and Technology theme during the second half of the Spring Term.


In Science, we will be learning about 'Plants' '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 it's natural habitats. The children will be planting and growing their ow beans and observing growth over time. 


Our two PE sessions throughout the week will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. During the Autumn term, our focus in PE will be Dance and Social Dosgeball. Please ensure your child wears their named, correct PE kit in school on these days 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 link may be useful...

Class Readers

Holly Class Autumn TimeTable

Spring Curriculum Map

Spring 2 Homework Grid