Year One

Welcome to Year 1

Class Teacher – Mrs Rebecca Olive

Teaching Assistants-Mrs Leverton, Mrs Cross, Mrs Barnicoat and Mr Symons

Year 1 Autumn Term 2 “Winter Festivals”

This term we will be learning about a variety of exciting festivals, such as Bonfire Night, Diwali, Advent and of course Christmas. We will be finding out about who, why and how these festivals are celebrated.  We will explore the similarities and differences between the Hindu and Christian faiths and festivals


We will launch our topic with a whole school “Light Party”. We will explore the theme of light that so often features in Winter Festivals. We will make lanterns, bake sparkly stars and learn songs celebrating “light”.

On 10th November we willl be celebrating Diwali by taking part in a Diwali Activity Day. Some of the activities will include: creating Diwali arts and crafts, listening to the story of Diwali and learning about the Hindu faith.


We are hoping to visit Kea Church at the end of November so that we can learn about Christian worship and find out about how the Church celebrates Advent.

We will then be ready to start our own Christmas festivities with Our Nativity Performances on 7th and 8th December and our Christmas Party on 18th December.


In Science we will be finding out about “Seasons”, looking at the signs of Autumn turning to Winter. We will be recording the weather and temperatures so that we can observe the changes as Winter starts to take a hold.


For more detailed information about this term’s learning, please see the Parent Overview and Maths Overview.