Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Year 1

Curriculum Information – Spring Term 1


Our focus for English this half-term will be on sentence construction. We will be reading “Traction Man Meets Turbodog ” by Mini Grey and other texts linked to our “superhero” theme.


This half term we are learning:

Topic (Science)

This half-term, our topic is ‘Push Me, Pull You.’  During this topic, we will be finding out:

For our end product we will be designing and making a toy that uses pushing and pulling movements.


We will be looking at ‘Christianity and Islam’ investigating the different sacred places and symbols within these religions.  We will also think about places that are sacred (special) to us.


During this half term, year 1 will be focusing on dreams and goals.


Year 1 will do PE on Thursday.  Please bring your child’s PE kit into school that day.  Your child’s PE kit should include:

We would also like to remind you all to put name labels in all items of clothing that your child brings into school.


Children will receive lists of new words to spell every Tuesday and they will be tested on the Monday.  You can help your child by practising the spellings in your child’s homework diary.  Encourage your child to write simple sentences, containing the new words learned, capital letters and full stops.


Reading books should be taken home from school and changed on a regular basis.

We know parents and carers are very busy people, but if you can find time to read to your child as much as possible, it helps him or her to learn new words and what they mean.  Whilst reading with your child ask questions about the story.  Show that you are interested in reading yourself and talk about reading as a family.

Important Dates/Events

Friday 18th January – INSET Day (School closed to children)

Friday 18th January – School closed for a training day.

Tuesday 29th January – Year 1 assembly.

What do we need?

If you have any queries with regard to your children’s learning or well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 1 team.

Learning Support Staff

Mrs Lowe, Miss Aveyard & Miss Grogan

Year 1 Teachers

Miss Dobbie & Mrs Baum