Gotherington Primary School

The Lawns, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9QT

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Class Teachers: 
Mrs C Cotton & Mrs K Morphew

Teaching Partner: Mrs J Skinner 

Year 1
In Year 1 children move from the Early Years Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1. We continue to build upon the progress the children have made during their Reception year and to encourage greater independence in subtle ways.

Curriculum Information
Autumn term 1 'The Gruffalo and Friends'
Autumn term 2 'Toy Story' 
Spring term 'Zoom to the Moon'
Summer term 'Once Upon a Time'
Highlights from curriculum events from last year can be found by following the link below:

Information for Parents (ARCHIVE)

Please note that the weekly timetable is subject to change. I have attached a list of 100 high frequency words for children in Year 1 to learn. Learning these can be part of additional homework to support the children's ongoing development. They will not be tested on these until the end of the school year.

World Book Day
Waitrose Trip

Year 1 had a great time on their Waitrose visit. They learnt about where different foods come from and how they grow. The children enjoyed learning how to make fruit crumble and completing a quiz around the supermarket.

Alien Toast

The children heard some aliens were coming to visit so decided to design, make and evaluate some 'Alien toast' for their tea! They thought about what it would look like - Would it have patterns? What colour would it be? Also what would it taste like - Would it be a nasty or nice flavour?

Science Day
Circus Skills Workshop

Mr Sensible taught the children how to spin plates and some new tricks they could do with scarves. Lot of fun skills learnt during 'Health and Wellbeing Week'.

Toys - Past and Present

As part our 'Toy Story topic the children have been learning about the materials toys are made from, how different toys can be played with and the history of toys. Some of the children brought into class their parents or grandparents favourite toys from when they were younger. We have also enjoyed playing with the old toys we have borrowed from the museum and playing games such as dominoes and pick up sticks.

Cotswold Motoring Museum Trip

As part of our 'Toy Story' topic we visited the motor and toy museum in Bourton on the Water. The children learnt about the history of toys and had the opportunity to play with them in a workshop session. After lunch at the village hall we returned and the children explored the many cars, motorcycles, models and toys in the museum itself. They were particularly excited about seeing 'Brum!'

Paul Klee

We have been learning about the famous artist, Paul Klee and studying his artwork. We have looked at the colour wheel and discovered that he liked to use either cool, warm or neutral colours. We created abstract owls inspired by our work on Paul Klee. Can you guess if we used cool, warm or neutral oil pastels?

Gruffalo Pizzas

This week the children have enjoyed designing and making their own Gruffalo pizzas. They thought carefully about the ingredients needed, how to write their own instructions and afterwards evaluated their products. They were yummy!