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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’

Miss Vernon Y1

    Welcome to Year 1


Who is who?



Miss Vernon - Class Teacher




Mrs Pullin - Learning Support Assistant

Autumn term 2019          


Our focus texts for over the autumn term are 'How to catch a star' by Oliver Jeffers and 'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon.  ( Watch 'How to catch a star') (Beegu) 


During the first text the children will be bringing home our very own star.  This will be their friend.  Please send photographs to the school office email which we will print off and display in class. 


Additional reads: Fairy Tales, Big Ed, Whatever next!

Longitudinal Learning


In our afternoon sessions, we will be gaining skills and knowledge in all areas of the curriculum.


Science: we will be learning about our body and our senses.

History: we will be looking at space exploration focusing on famous explorers Tim Peake and Neil Armstrong.   We will be writing stories,  letters and lists of items we would take into space.

Art: we will be looking at two artist, firstly Barbara Hepworth and then Pete McKee. We will make artwork in the style of these artist. 

Geography: learning will involve looking at Harthill and contrasting our village to the Sheffield. 

PE: ball skills in order to begin playing ball games. 

Spring Term 2020

Our new focus text this term is called '10 things I can do help my world' by Melanie Walsh.

You can listen


We will be learning how to write recounts and reports .

To do this, we need to know all about the 3: Rs Recycle, Reuse and Reduce. 

Our planet is in need of our help, and we must all do our part to save it. 

Did you know that if you turn the tap off when you clean your teeth, you will save 18 glasses of clean water!

Over this term we will learn about other things we can do to help our world. 


In Spring 2 our focus text is Arghhh Spider!




Longitudinal Learning


In our afternoon sessions, we will be gaining skills and knowledge in all areas of the curriculum.







Summer Term 2020


This term both of our focus texts are connected to the sea.  The first text is called the Storm Whale by Benji Davies.  Whilst reading this text, we will find out interesting facts about whales. 

Did you know whales are the largest mammals on Earth?  Whales are so unusual, they even have ear wax plugs! 





During our last second half term our focus book is called Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray & Garry Parsons.

Watch the story at  

History in Year 1


Image result for grace darling


 Do you know who this is? Do you think she is famous?


Our History focus will look at famous people, in particular the heroine Grace Darling. 

Watch her story at:



Each week, we will also research what happened that week in history. 


Some interesting facts so far that we have discovered: when the Beatles released their first album, when post codes were first introduced, and Harold Wilson, who was the youngest Prime Minister in 1964.

Mathematics Year 1 Knowledge Organiser