St Lawrence


'Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.' (Proverbs 22:6)


Year 1

Class Teacher

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Draper Miss Kircher

We have quite an adventure ahead of us this year, so let’s jump right in as a team! There is lots to learn and lots of fun to be had along the way.

Our Topic is 'Paws, Claws and Whiskers'

This half term, we’re going to discover that animals come in all shapes and sizes! We will have a class trip to the British Wildlife Centre. Here we will meet a variety of animals and get to ask lots of questions to the wildlife experts. At school we’ll study animal artwork, draw detailed animal pictures to capture their special features and make collages and prints. We’ll spot similarities and differences between animals, look at different habitats around the world and investigate camouflage. Designing a zoo is even on the agenda!

Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers. What’s your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or maybe one that scurries or slithers? Can you make a food chain to show who eats who? Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore? When a gaggle of mysterious pets arrive at the local pet shop, it’s up to you to take care of them. Feed them, clean them and discover their daily needs. After all that work, curl up and take a cat nap.

Paws, Claws and Whiskers Knowledge Organiser

Geography Knowledge Organiser

History Knowledge Organiser

RE Knowledge Organiser

Science Knowledge Organiser

Long Term Plan Half Term Plan Timetable 


Homework - Homework will be set every Tuesday and needs to be completed by the following Monday.

Reading - Reading is incredibly important and we would like each child to bring with them their books and yellow reading record each day in their folder.

Your child will take two different types of book home:

  • Little Wandle Phonics book – this book will come home with your child on Friday, after completing their reading groups throughout the week, and is to be returned on Monday.
  • Sharing book – this book will stay with your child for the whole week. It has been chosen by them and should be enjoyed together.

Year 1 Suggested Reading list

English - Every week there will be English homework will be stuck into a book to be completed.

Maths - Maths homework will be work set on

Spellings - Spelling words are given out on a Tuesday and should be practiced at home for a quiz the following Monday.

additional homework.pdf


Each week we have 2 PE lessons and these will take place on Tuesdays and Thursday. Please make sure your child wears their PE kit to school on these days. Please make sure all earrings are removed and your child is not wearing trainers with laces. We also take part in the Daily Mile on non PE days.