Marshland Primary School

Marshland Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN8 4SB

01405 812693

Mrs Sarah Hall

Year One

Our topic this term is:

All Creatures Great and Small



In English we will be focusing on books from the famous author ‘Julia Donaldson’ who was ‘Children’s Laureate’ from 2011 – 2013 and is best known for her popular rhyming stories.   






These are the books we will be reading this term:






Describe characters – role on the wall, drama…

Writing about feelings and emotions of the main characters in our stories.

Labelling and writing captions.

Poetry – riddles and rhymes. 


Developing speaking and listening skills:

Drama – acting out stories and dressing up as the characters.

Character descriptions

Pie Corbett – Talk for Reading/Writing- retelling familiar stories through actions.

Hot seating, freeze frame, thought tracking. 

Orally rehearsing stories through songs, chants and rhymes.



In maths we will be looking at:

Numbers within 10 (including number bonds)

Adding and subtracting



Calculation strategies


Art/Design and Technology

  • Looking at primary colours
  • Mixing primary colours to make secondary colours
  • Brush strokes
  • Tone
  • Creating 3D models for example: octopus from paper mache, dinosaurs, spiders and many more.


  • Identifying animals
  • Classification of animals
  • Habitats
  • Life cycles
  • Food chains



  • Identifying continents and oceans
  • Physical and human features
  • Countries within the UK



Year One’s PE days are on a Tuesday and Friday. Please bring in your PE kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.




Please ensure your child’s reading book and record are in school every day. This enables us with more opportunities to read throughout the week with your child. We would appreciate if you would read a few times a week with your child at home and leave a comment in their reading record. Books should be left in the tray in the morning near the door.



The Phonics Screening Check takes place in June 2019. Throughout the year we will be helping children to develop their phonic knowledge in preparation for this.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Aston, Mrs Featherstone and Miss Gregory