Savile Park Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan

Hummingbirds and Kingfishers

Our Teacher are: Mrs S Abel and Mrs N Foster
Classroom Assistants are: Mrs L Crowther and Mrs K Qureshi

Supports Assistant is: Miss L Black

In Year 1, our lessons incorporate a combination of whole class teaching, small group work. Within our classrooms there are 6 areas of learning; these include Role Play, Writing, Reading, Creative, Construction and Numeracy. In each area there are activities for the children to complete, to consolidate prior learning. These become more structured as the year progresses.

The rationale behind this approach is to empower children to develop the skills they need to become independent life long learners. At Savile Park we have set out continuous areas of learning to ensure that children are given opportunities to develop their skills and also consolidate them.

The Learning Environment makes an active contribution to children’s learning objectives independently.

Interactive displays, high frequency words, technical and ambitious vocabulary, text features, book corners and easily accessible resources all contribute towards pupil progress.

Each classroom has a topic display board. This shows the learning journey a class is taking, including pictures and examples of work. The display should include; what the children’s perceptions and understanding were at the beginning of the topic, what key questions the children wanted to find out and the tasks they were involved in to answer these questions.

Homework: Will be set linked to topic work as and when it is appropriate, this will be sent home on Friday with one week to complete.
PE: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Reading: Bring your book to school every day. Please read 3 times a week.



Local Area

In geography we have identify human and physical features within the local area and make simple maps.
We also used locational and directional language. We are identifying countries and capital cities of the UK.

Who am I?

In personal, social and emotional development we are looking at our own health and well being and how to look after ourselves.


As artists we have drawn and painted animals using a variety of media. We were also set a homework project to design and create a 3D animal using different materials.



Hebden Bridge

We have been writing recounts following our train ride to Hebden Bridge, remembering to use full stops and capital letters.




As scientists we looked at animals including humans. We researched and labelled parts of animal and human bodies. Additionally, we  grouped animals by different features including whether they animals were herbivores, omnivores or carnivores.

As artists we draw and paint animals using a variety of media. We also set a homework project to design and create a 3D animal using different materials.


What is it made from?

The Three Little Pigs we looked at a variety of different versions of the story and write our own version. We are practising our capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We will also be introducing exclamation marks and plurals.


As artists we made collages thinking about the different materials we are using and the textures. We also drew and designed our houses.


We wrote about winter and how it makes us feel.



Owls – different themes of work about owls.

Andy Goldsworthy – We have been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy. He creates art work using natural materials. We looked closely at one of his pieces and painted our own version of his work. We used paints, pastels and pens to create our image.


Leaf Pictures – we have created art using different materials.


Trees – we have been exploring colours and using our fingers and hands to make tree pictures.