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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 1 Class 3

Welcome to Year 1- Class 3 (some important information for the year).

The team in class 3 is:

Class teacher- Miss Childs

Class teaching assistants- Miss Mair, Mrs Graham and Mrs Taylor


In Year 1 our topic is Dinosaur Planet.

Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone – the   dinosaurs are on the prowl!

They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth…

Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet! Imagine you’re a palaeontologist (that’s a    scientist who studies bones and fossils). Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts.

Create your own dinosaur museum and invite visitors to see your awesome dinosaur artefacts. You could even do a dinosaur dance or produce some prehistoric percussion!

Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus rex, the Brachiosaurus or the                       Mircopachycephalosaurus?

Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes he did… RUN!




  • The Bog Baby, sentence structure.
    - Fact Files about dinosaurs
    - Dinosaur poetry
    - Non-Chronological Reports
    - Narratives



  • Number and place value.
    - Fractions.
    - Measure, capacity and volume.
    _ Money.
    - Time.


Art and Design/ Design Technology: 

  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
    - Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
    - Develop a range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.



  • Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.



  • Gymnastics



  • Identify and name a variety of common animals    including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and     mammals.—Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
    - Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals.

    - Planet Earth, weather, earth’s structure.

    - Dinosaurs and fossils



  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.



  • Logging in/Logging off (Word processing)

    - Lego Builders

    - Maze explorers



  • What makes some places sacred?



Keeping Myself Safe



At the beginning of every topic we send out a list of ideas for possible homework projects for your child to do at home. We do not expect you to complete them all. They are just suggestions for you to choose the ones you think your child might like. 

We will send out some spellings for you to practice at home. These will be sent out on a Friday. The spellings will link to the phonics sounds that we have been learning that week. The children will have their test every Friday, also. 

It is very important to encourage your child to read as much as they can at home. Reading is the foundation to a lot of learning in Year 1 and helps your child to achieve the expected levels in Year 1. 


Story time! 

Here are some stories, read by Miss Childs in Class 3 that your children may enjoy:

Let's draw!

Here are some step by step drawings that Miss Mykytiuk has created that you also may enjoy: