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Mount Wise CommunityPrimary School

Year 1



Mrs Binley Monday and Tuesday

Mrs Thorne Wednesday - Friday

Mrs Boyle Teaching Assistant


PE is every Friday so we ask that the children arrive to school in their PE kit on these days.



Hello, my name is Mrs Binley and I teach in the Swans Class on Monday and Tuesday.  I have been at Mount Wise for 16 years and I am the History and Geography lead.


I enjoy sitting in my garden and reading a good book. I would love to hear what books you are reading.






Hello, my name is Mrs Thorne and I teach the Year 1 Swans Class on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


I am the Art Lead here at Mount Wise and have worked here for 11 years. I enjoy camping and being creative. I am passionate about creating a fun learning environment that all children have access to.


Maths, Reading & Writing:



Autumn: We will be learning to count, order numbers, place value to 20, number recognition. and simple number facts.



Autumn: We will be continuing to follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme of work (see video below). Your child will bring home a reading book and reading record every day. Please ensure to hear them read at home as often as possible. We will change their reading book at least once a week.



Autumn: We will be learning to write simple sentences, poetry, letters and stories.

Foundation Subjects:



Autumn: We are learning about animals including humans.

Spring: We will explore the properties of everyday materials, plants and seasonal changes. Summer: We will also complete some investigations and develop our scientific skills. 


Autumn: We will develop a secure understanding of the past, present and future and we will think about our families and make a family tree.

Spring: We will explore the life of Sir Francis Drake and compare it to that of Amelia Earhart. We will discus the big question: Was Drake a Hero or Villain? 


Autumn: We will explore local geography and maps. We will discuss the human and physical features.

Summer: We will also look at hot and cold countries and weather. We will discuss our big question: Would I rather live in a hot or cold place? 


Autumn: We will develop our singing and will learn about pitch and tone.

Spring: We will create sounds using our bodies and instruments to create short performances.  


Autumn: We will explore a range of joining techniques to design, make and evaluate our own push up puppets.

Spring: We will spend time planning, designing and creating fruit salads.

Summer: We will also explore a range of moving mechanisms to make moving pictures. 


Autumn: We will explore the work of Sir Terry Frost and use his style as an inspiration.

Spring: We will explore the use of line, colour and collage.

Summer: We will develop our artistic skills using printing inspired by Ted Harrison.  


Autumn: We will learn to use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.

Spring & Summer: We will look at how technology is used beyond school and how to use it safely.  


Autumn, Spring & Summer: In PE, we will develop the fundamental skills in agility, balance and coordination. We will also develop our skills in shape, travel, flight, rotation, artistry, solo and partner work.  


Autumn: We will explore Christianity. We will explore The Creation Story and what Christians believe God is like.

Spring: We will also develop our understanding of Judaism, specifically who is Jewish and how do they live?

Parent video: What is Read Write Inc Phonics

Watch this video to learn about how we teach your child to read at Mount Wise.

Homework is shared weekly via the Class Dojo App