Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery

Strive, Achieve, Excel; Believe in a Limitless Future.

Year 1

France Class: Mrs J Olden

Germany Class: Mrs N Deacon-Willis (Year Group Leader)

Parent Overview 2021-2022

Curriculum Expectations Booklet for Reading, Writing and Maths



Year 1 had a fantastic time with the police. We learnt about people who help us!

A Warm Welcome

Year 1 wrote kind messages to welcome refugees into Swindon!

Exploring Materials

In Year 1 we have been exploring materials. We have been looking closely at different objects and discussing which materials are used to make them. We have also been looking at the properties of materials. In this lesson we are investigating which materials are waterproof or absorbent. We found out that sponges and cotton wool are absorbent, paper towel, plastic toys and fabric are waterproof. 

Forest School

Year 1 have really enjoyed their autumnal Forest School sessions this term! We made clay animals using natural objects, autumn leaf crowns and houses for elves!

01.10.21 Germany Day!

We celebrated Germany’s national day by exploring the German fairytale Hansel and Gretel. We made German hats, acted out the story, built our own sweet houses and tasted special German gingerbread!