Spring Term in Year One

We have had a very busy spring term in Year One, so here are a few of our highlights.

Space Explorers

Year One began the spring term with the topic of space. They enjoyed finding out about our solar system, and discovering that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon.

We created space pictures using pastels.
Aliens helped Year One learn about 2D and 3D shapes.


Inspired by our space topic, we took a trip to The Great North museum. We started the day with a trip into space: the museum’s planetarium was an exciting activity that allowed all of the class to feel like they were blasting off into space. After the planetarium, we explored the museum; the dinosaurs were our favourite. The children throughly enjoyed the day!

As part of our space topic the children learnt about climate change and how that might affect one of the most important planets in our solar system, Earth. We imagined that thousands of years in the future Earth had become flooded and we had to live on the moon. The children described what Earth looked like from space, coming up with some fantastic adjectives like ruined and destroyed.

Realising the impact climate change could have on our planet, the next day we created some persuasive posters to encourage everyone to help to save our planet, because ‘There’s no planet B’. One of our favourite facts from the day was that if we recycle a can of drink it could become a car!

World Book Day

The children had a great time dressing up as a range of book characters for World Book Day. The costumes were fantastic and we had a good day sharing our favourite books with each other.


The wonderful world of Beatrix Potter

After half term, Year One began finding out all about the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter. We found Peter Rabbit hiding in a tree and he told us all about himself.

The children did some fantastic story writing this term. They were able to retell ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’.

Then the children created their own Beatrix Potter characters and wrote some lovely stories about the mischief their characters got up to.

Mr McGregor’s garden inspired Year One to grow our own vegetables as we spent our science lessons learning about where food comes from, and we also learnt all about plants. We discovered what plants need to grow and then we grew our very own cress, carrots and bean plants. Mr McGregor would have been very jealous.


Not only did we grow our own plants but we also designed and created our own pop up Mr McGregor’s garden.

After a very busy spring term, Year One are looking forward to the summer term – after a good rest over the Easter holiday!