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Welcome to Year 1 Class 4

Welcome to Year 1- Class 4 (some important information for the year).

The team in class 4 is:

Class teacher- Miss Mykytiuk

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


In Year 1 our topic is Bright Lights, Big City.

Put on your best outfit because you’re invited to have tea with the Queen. Use your best manners and comb your hair, as one will not be amused if you don’t!

What do you know about England’s capital city? Let’s find out all about London, including its History, transport and famous landmarks.

Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end? Create a model of the bakery on Pudding Lane…

…then burn it to the ground to recreate the Great Fire. Stand well back and watch how the flames spread, London’s burning! London’s burning! Fire, fire! Fire, fire!



  • Labels and captions
  • Adventure Narrative
  • Instructions
  • Character Description
  • Postcards
  • Information Leaflets
  • Diary Entry



  • Number and place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Measure, capacity and volume
  • Fractions
  • Position and Direction


Art and Design/ Design Technology: 

  • Exploring Mechanisms
  • Constructing Moving Models
  • Understanding Where Food Comes From
  • Sketching London Landmarks




  • Traditional Songs and Nursery Rhymes 
  • Charanga—Adding rhythm and pitch.



  • Manchester City Foundation - fundamentals of movement
  • Dance



  • Everyday Materials
  • Working Scientifically




  • The Great Fire of London



  • Searching the web
  • Digital Images
  • Pictograms
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Grouping and Sorting
  • Common Uses of Information Technology
  • E-Safety



  • How and why do we celebrate special events and sacred times? Christmas and Chanukah.



Valuing Difference



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: