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Cookham Dean CE Primary School

Where we all flourish

You make known to me the path of life.
Psalm 16 verse 11

Year 1


Welcome to Year One 2022-23


Hello and a big welcome to our Year 1 children and families! We are excited to embark on our learning journey with new and exciting topics this year. On this class page, you will find all the documents you need and important information.


The Year 1 teaching team is:

Miss Twitchen (all week except for Wednesday afternoons)

Miss Windle (Wednesday afternoons)


Our teaching assistant team is:

Mrs Moore

Miss Smith


PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please could the children come in their PE uniform on those days.

Meet the Teacher - September 2022

Year One Class Charter

In Year One, we promise to:

Be kind

Listen carefully

Be safe

Work hard

Curriculum Overview

Year One Topics


Autumn Term: Childhood 

In the Childhood project, your child will learn words and phrases related to the passage of time. They will explore artefacts to help them to understand childhood in the past and how childhood has changed over time. They will explore the six stages of life and explore timelines and family trees. Everyday life in the 1950s will be explored, including shopping, transport, family life and childhood. They will also learn about the significance of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 by studying photographs and online sources. The children will use maps to explore how places have changed over time and highlight any similarities or differences between childhood today and childhood in the 1950s. At the end of the project, they will create knowledge organisers for children who are about to study the topic of childhood.



Spring Term: Bright Lights, Big City

In the Bright Lights, Big City project, your child will learn the story of a local landmark. They will learn about the countries that make up the United Kingdom, including their location, capital cities and some of their physical and human features. They will have the opportunity to do map work, using compasses and positional and directional language to plan routes around London. They will research the cause and impact of the Great Fire of London and look at some famous London landmarks. They will learn about other capital cities around the world, including Kuala Lumpur, and compare how they are similar and different to London.



Summer Term: School Days

In the School Days project, your child will have the opportunity to take part in a traditional Victorian class and will learn about the differences between schooling in the Victorian era and schooling today. They will learn about objects found in a Victorian classroom and how they were used. They will research Samuel Wilderspin, an important figure in the development of schooling for young children in the Victorian era, whose ideals are reflected in schooling today. They will learn to describe the passage of time through study of past, present and future tense vocabulary.

Useful Information

Writing, Handwriting & Phonics

English- Reading & Spelling