Come and visit our 'Natural Wonders of the World Experience' on Friday 15th February from 2pm -5pm. The children's work will be on display in the school hall.

Pudsey Waterloo Primary School


Spring 1 - weeks 4-6 Victoria Falls knowledge organiser

As our adventure takes it's turn towards the south of Africa, we will be drawing our focus on Victoria Falls in the remaining 3 weeks. The knowledge organisers will be sent home with the homework books this week. It might be worth speaking to your child about the key facts and there are some pictures. The children have been doing so well when we have been learning about the continents and the oceans. We will link these into the last few weeks. We will update our page about our focus text this watch this space!
Our focus text for the start of the half term is The Snail and the Whale. The children have made a positive start to understand the book and the sequence of the story. They have also learnt some new vocabulary to aid their understanding. We have used our talk for writing in our English lessons and also used the story tray to retell the story. You will find if you ask the children about the story they will be able to tell you all about it. If they do start to retell the story maybe you could encourage a discussion on the vocabulary or adjectives.

Spring 1 - Have you got what it takes to be an explorer?

This half term our topic sails on into explorers as part of the history and geography curriculum. It promises to be an interesting half term with exciting opportunities throughout. The children will be learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans in the world before learning about significant explorers in history. In particular the main focus will surround Christopher Columbus and his adventures. 

The last 3 weeks will contribute to our whole school focus of the 7 wonders of the world and in year 1 we are going to be looking at Victoria Falls. It is a stunning waterfall in South Africa so there will be another knowledge organiser uploaded and sent out so please watch out for this. 


Please see our history knowledge organiser below, each child now has one in school and one in their homework book. This is to support your child's learning and allow them to develop their speaking and listening skills at home. It might promote discussion and allow the children to ask questions. We have included some key vocabulary that we will use in class and there are also pictures and key facts so that you can talk about these at home. 

Knowledge Organiser - Explorers

Autumn 2 - Do all stories end 'happily ever after?'

This half term links very closely to our history curriculum. The children will be learning about significant people in history. This will include the roles of Kings and Queens. Throughout the half term we will be focusing on fairy tales and traditional stories, so that children can extend their story writing. Of course, we will be visiting Skipton Castle and this will allow children to experience what it was like to live in historical times. It will be an exciting visit and this will promote lots of writing opportunities.

In maths, children will be developing their confidence with addition and subtraction within 10. It promises to be a busy half term, but there are so many exciting opportunities and I'm sure the children will be excited to share them with you. 

'This is me' week commencing 22nd October 2018

This week in school is our focus week 'This is me!' We will bring you the fun from the week as it happens. We will be looking at an inspirational person and we have chosen to look at HRH Prince Harry. We will be finding out all about the charities he supports and the positive things he does for others. This will link into us thinking about our aspirations. During the week there will be lots of opportunities to talk about these and share these with our friends. Please check in the gallery to see our updated photos over the course of the week. 


Autumn 1 - Are all dinosaurs deadly? 

This half term links very closely to our science curriculum. The children have been learning all about dinosaurs and animals. We have looked at groups of animals including mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds and insects. The children sorted animals into groups and in provision they have been writing about their favourite animals. We will be exploring dinosaurs / animals further and talking about what they eat. 

Year One Common Exception Words and Tricky words