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Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School The Limes Avenue, New Southgate, London, N11 1RD, UK 0208 361 0767

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Hello Everyone!  We would like to introduce our Year 1 team:

Class Teacher - Mrs. Dakin

Teaching Assistant - Mrs. Murphy


Our RE learning has begun by exploring the Easter Resurrection story and will move forward to understand about the Ascension and Pentecost. We will explore how the Holy Spirit lives on in the world in people and how they live their life by their beliefs.

Later on in the term we will explore what discipleship is. We will learn about the stories of Jesus calling some of his disciples: the fisherman and the tax collector.

Our Other Faiths learning this half term will be about Islam and finding out about Mohammad.


During the first half term we will be exploring 'Around the World' and we have an exciting drama workshop to help us learn about the seven continents and five oceans. In Science we are learning all about Plants with some lovely ways to help us learn like: investigations to explore how plants grow and a Plant Hunt walk around our local park. We will link our literacy writing to our Plants topic to create a non-chronological report. We will continue to develop our Maths skills by counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, understanding addition and subtraction strategies and recall of number facts, measurement-capacity, and recognising and naming 3D shapes. Our fun Maths day will help us practise our learning through a variety of different problems.


In the second half term, we will continue to learn about the world with a focus on Africa. We will learn about the geography of the continent, plants and fruits grown there and also how people live there. Our Literacy work will look at Stories from Other Cultures (Africa) with our main text being Handa's Surprise. This story will link well to us designing and making our own healthy fruit salad dish in D&T. We will use our computing skills to be presenters and filmers and record our own cookery show.


If your child has anything which links to any of these topic areas that they wish to share, then we would love to hear about it.


We will end the year with a class trip to Paradise Wildlife park to help us learn about different animals and features about them.

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