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!

Miss Franklin

Support Staff

My favourite children's book is The Lion, The Witch and the wardrobe. This book follows four children into a mystery world which they accidentally enter whilst hiding in a wardrobe. They experience excitement, curiosity and fear as they enter the new, mysterious world. Throughout this story the children undertake numerous challenges in order to protect each other and meet new people and creatures whilst exploring the wonders of this new, mysterious place.

Welcome back! We are excited to begin our first half-term with our ‘All About Me’ topic.

In science, we will be learning to identify and name body parts and the five senses, identify things that are alive, dead, never alive and explore the life stages of a human. We will also explore what humans need to survive, different food types and will be able to discuss the importance of exercise.

In Art we will be studying self-portraits of artists and identifying their key features. We will be learning to use different lines and shapes to create texture and effect and will be using colour effectively to create our own self-portraits for display in our classrooms.

Phonics and spelling will be taught daily alongside our English lessons. This half term we will be writing for a purpose to inform our new class teachers about ourselves, our families, hobbies, likes and dislikes. 

In maths, our focus is place value; year one will be learning to count objects, count forwards and backwards, identify one more and one less and represent numbers. We will then move onto comparing numbers before ordering them. 

In P.E, we will be learning to create a sequence with jumps, balances, shapes and rolls.

In R.E. we will be learning to understand what it is like to belong to a community.

In PSHCE, year one we will be focusing on our ‘Welcome to School’ unit and learning about how to act safely in an emergency and seek appropriate help.

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