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.

We have enjoyed welcoming the children back this term and are pleased to observe the children engage in their science topic of animals and their habitats with enthusiasm and curiosity. Our end point is to identify 'What is a habitat?' and 'How do animals depend on their habitat?'. The children will be able to identify habitats and microhabitats, will explore food chains and identify the meaning of omnivores, herbivores and carnivores. This will lead us on nicely to our second science unit in which we are going to be thinking about plants. We will look at what plants need to grow and the structure of a plant.
In RE the children will be looking at the unit of ‘Salvation’ in this unit the children will be exploring the question ‘Why is Easter important to Christians’.
We will also enjoy getting active in P.E and will be ensuring physical literacy by bouncing, throwing and catching balls and beanbags and then completing a circuit with all of these elements in. 
In our Maths lessons, we aim to prioritise the revisiting of key learning before learning about weight and volume.
Phonics and spelling continue to be taught daily alongside our English lessons, where will be learning to write to inform. Pupils will be able to identify audience and purpose of a letter as well as the key features and this will inform how we plan to write our own letter to a friend we have missed throughout lockdown.
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