Bishop Bronescombe C of E School

Little Doves - Year 1

Mr Deadman


My favourite book is George’s Marvellous Medicine. George is a little mischievous and I like to think that’s a bit like me but he is also courageous and inventive which I think is pretty cool! I have lovely memories of being read it as a child by my mum and I love creating those memories for my own children and the children in my class!

Mrs Cunningham

Support staff

There is something so special about getting lost in the pages of a good book. I love reading. My favourite thing to do is to curl up under a blanket with a good book and a hot chocolate. When I was young, I used to love reading 'The Secret Seven' and 'The Famous Five' books by Enid Blyton. Now I'm older I still enjoy reading mystery novels. My favourite grown up book is 'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern.

Welcome back for the final half term of the year! This half term our focus will be ‘Under the sea’. We will kick off the first week with ‘Environment week’, Mrs H-V has planned lots of activities for us to consider how best to care for and look after our environment and we will be focusing on how to reduce plastic pollution.


For science this half term, we will be thinking about different animal groups, their habitats and the life cycle of a sea creature, the outcome for this unit will be an animal habitat box.


In Art we will have two mini units, in the first unit we will be looking at sculpting techniques using clay and the outcome will be a clay sea creature and in the second unit we will be looking at using mixed media to create artwork and the outcome will be a mixed media sea picture.


Phonics and spelling will be taught daily alongside our English lessons. This half term we will be exploring the text ‘Duffy’s lucky escape’ we will be focusing on ‘writing to entertain’ to start with, and the children will write their own version of this story. Then we will ‘write to inform’ and the second outcome will be to write a set of instructions for how to complete a beach clean.


In maths the Year 1s will look at place value with numbers up to 100, money and time. 


Music, computing, P.E., PSHCE and R.E. will be standalone subjects for this half term. In P.E. we will have an ‘athletics’ focus, the outcome of this will be a mini competition in which the children need to apply their skills of running, jumping and throwing. In R.E. we will be asking the question ‘What makes some people and places in Cornwall sacred?’  and in music, we will develop our skills of finding a pulse, playing an instrument to a beat, improvising our own rhythm and then composing our own piece of music in the charanga unit ‘The friendship song’. In PSHCE we will be focusing on our feelings, staying safe online and how to keep our teeth healthy.

We hope you find the resources below easy to access for supporting your child's learning at home and understanding the key objectives being covered. The list below includes:
-Knowledge Organisers
This explains the key information and facts your child needs to know by the end of their topic unit with some visual aids and key vocabulary we will learn too.
-Calculation Policy 
This provides you with information about the key mathematical concepts and how these are taught during this Key Stage.
-Recommended Reads
This document lists texts we would highly recommend your child to access and read during their year group. Pupils are encouraged to select from this range of books.
-Book for Topics 
Here you'll find an excellent selection of topic related books we'd recommend accessing in line with our Be Bold Curriculum coverage.


Bishop Bronescombe CofE School, Boscoppa Road, St Austell, PL25 3DT
01726 64322