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Year 1

Croeso i Dosbarth Garw




Teacher: Ms. Blackmore




Class Information:


  • Class starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm


  • Water bottles containing water to be brought in daily with your child’s name clearly labelled


  • Fruit or vegetable snacks can be brought in for morning breaktime.


  • Reading books to be brought in daily and will be changed as necessary.


  • Phonic books, keywords and Big Maths Clic and Learn Its will be sent home each week.


  • PE kits (hyperlink to uniform section) to be worn to school every Monday. Ensure kit is appropriate for the weather


  • Label EVERY item of clothing clearly with your child’s name


If you wish to speak with us please make contact via email or ring 01656 815660.

Ms Rowley (headteacher), Mr Richards (Deputy) and Mrs Farmer (Engagement Officer) are also available on the yard at the beginning and end of the day.


Porthcawl Primary Curriculum:


Year 1




R.V.E.- Business and Social 


World History

Human Geography


Autumn 1 – Moving Forward

Greeks (D)

Transport (CC)

Identity and Belonging (CC, D, R8)


Country Study

Country Study

Modern History

Spring 1- African Adventures

South Africa  (D,R14)

South Africa (Big 5)  

Nelson Mandela (D, R12)


Modern History

Physical Geography

Global Goals

Summer 1- Fierce Fires

Great fire of London   

Rainforests  (R24)

Responsible Consumption and Production Goal 12 (CC, D, R 24)


Year 1




Expressive Arts


Matter and Materials



Autumn 2 –Trumpet and Transport

Materials – man made & natural (R 27)


Abstract art - Picasso (D)


Living Things



Spring 2 – Terrific Transformers

Life cycles of animals 

Sugar – fruit kebab (R 24)

Hungry Caterpillar – re-enact (R29)


Forces and Energy



Summer 2 – Wonderful World

Earth (CC)

Algorithms – sequence & patterns

Jazz – Louis Armstrong (D R29)


Language, Literacy and Communication


Autumn 1

Spring 1

Summer 1

The Runaway Pea - Kjartan Poskitt

The Ugly Five - Julia Donaldson

Elon - Laura Murphy

Range -Lost Poster, Recount, Sorry letter

Acrostic poem - ‘JOURNEYS’

Range-Top Trump, Animal fact file, Voice 21 - paired presentation - animal facts.

Range - Persuasive Poster - Save the Rainforests.

Autumn 2

Spring 2

Summer 2

The Three Little Superpigs - Claire Evans

Image from The Mabinogion (Welsh week)


The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

What a Wonderful World - based on the song by Louis Armstrong.

Range- Wanted poster, Character description, Voice 21 Individual Presentation - Designing own Super animal. 

Range- Diary entry, Drama - Story mapping, Re-telling the story through drama. 

Range - Description, explanation, narrative, voice 21 group presentation, why live on Earth?

Mathematics and Numeracy


A wide variety of topics are covered including:  



Addition and subtraction

multiplication and division (sharing)


Measuring using non-standard units. Exploring scales in weight, length and capacity.



Recognise and describe 2D and 3D shapes including simple symmetry.


Tally charts, venn diagrams, block graphs.


Number facts and relationships between numbers. Counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.

The Big Maths scheme covers the 4 aspects of numeracy each day. Children are given number facts known as 'Learn its' to help improve recall of addition and multiplication facts which can then also be used for subtraction and division. 

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