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Bottesford Infant School

Tall Oaks From Little Acorns Grow


Welcome to Green Class!

Green class is a year one class. There are two teachers, Miss Smith (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and Mrs Gregory (Wednesday). Our full time teaching assistant is Miss Jordan. Our class page is where you will find information about our PE times, library days, book change days and any other important dates/facts you need to know! You will also be able to find out about our curriculum, topics, pictures of us learning and also what our classroom looks like throughout the year. We hope you enjoy our page and find all the information you need. Currently we have a transition booklet below that you should share before September with your child and also a video of the classroom currently (please bear in mind that this will look a little different to September due to the current situation and also there will be a change of topic!)


Please follow our twitter pages @GreenClassBI (Miss Smith) and @MrsLGregory (Mrs Gregory) to see what we are up to!


We cant wait to meet our new class!

Year 1- What GROWS on at the farm?


We will be taking part in our daily read, Write Inc lessons and continuing to learn our set 1, 2 and 3 sounds for reading and writing. We will read our Read, Write Inc books daily using the sounds that we are familiar with along with discussing the text. The children will also take part in weekly guided reading sessions. 

We will be focusing on a range of fiction books such as 'Little Red Hen', 'Farmer Duck' and 'Rosie's Walk'. The children will continue to work on their sentence writing and using the correct punctuation. We will write letters to a farmer and a recount about the chicks hatching. The children will create their own 'Who Am I?' poems. 



Throughout the summer term we will be working on a range of skills and taking part in our daily 'Big Maths' sessions. We will focus on number and place value to 100. Addition and subtraction by counting on or back mentally to solve these calculations. Introduce multiplication and division through practical activities. Time and focus on o'clock and half past on analogue and digital clocks. Money- what are the different coins and what coins do you need to make different values. 



We will be exploring and naming a range of different trees, lowers and plants. We will label the structure of these and identify deciduous and evergreen trees. We will observe and describe seasonal change by recording the temperature throughout the summer term. The children will create bar graphs to record this information. 


We will have two PE sessions a week and we follow the Primary Steps framework. During the summer term our focus will be on net wall games and sending and receiving. 



We will focus on how the children can keep safe online and we will revisit this throughout the term. The children will learn how to insert photographs into apps and add text boxes. They will create a short video about how to care for the chicks.



We will learn about how farming has changed over time. The children will learn about Christopher Columbus and why he is a significant person in history. We will create a timeline of his life. 



We will explore our local area and name the human and physical features of Bottesford. We will create a brochure all about Bottesford for the community focusing on geographical features and vocabulary. 


Art & Design

We will focus on the artist William Morris. We will create prints using flowers and leaves on fabric. The children will weave with fabric and thread and create an egg for the final product. 


Design Technology

The children will design, make and evaluate their own animal puppet. They will explore sewing techniques to apply to their final outcome. 



We will focus on pulse and listen to different pieces of music with different pulses. The children will compose their own piece of music with instruments. 



We follow Jigsaw and the units we will be working on are 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me'.

April 2021

Here is our transition booklet...