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Marton & District C E Aided Primary School

School Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9HD.

01260 224482

  1. Curriculum & Classes
  2. Year 1

Year 1 - Miss Copestick

Thank you to Congleton Tesco who warmly welcomed us to explore the fruit and vegetables in the supermarket. We learned where some of the food grew, tasted some juicy fruits and found out about the warehouse and fridge/freezers that stored the food.

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Summer Term

Where does the food on our plate actually come from? Well our summer term topic is 'Field to Fork' and we're really looking forward to getting on the Field to Fork trail and finding out!

We hope to get out into the locality during this topic and learn all about local farming and food!

We launched this topic by planting potatoes with local farmer (and school Governor) Mr Andow. We're looking forward to watching them grow - and especially to eating them at the end of the summer term!

 We will learn about growing food as well as put our culinary skills to the test in making and preparing food.

This topic will provide ample opportunities to learn about healthy bodies and what we can do to keep them healthy. 


Summer 1

In maths we will learn about time, place value, fractions, capacity aswell as brushing up on and developing our already established maths skill based on addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.


In English we begin the term by reading Handa's Surprise and learning about fruits - what they are and where they come from as well as participating in a fruit sampling session! Yummy!

This will lead onto narrative writing where year 1 will use Handas Surprise to create their very own 'surprise story.'

During this time, opportunities for practising descriptive language and writing speech using speech marks will be used.


We will learning more about narrative writing based upon Handa's surprise and will be writing our own 'Surprise stories'.



Summer 2

In maths year 1 will learn more about multiplication and division, time, length and height, fractions and properties of shapes.

In English we will read Jack and the Beanstalk and interview some key characters in the story for a news report. We will learn about writing in the past tense and use this in writing our own response to events as one of the characters.

We will also plant our own magic beans and see what will grow! - How exciting!

At the end of term - we will learn about the creation story in RE and imagine a different world by reading 'The Tin Forest'.


We look forward to continuing our learning about field to fork and will have plenty of opportunities for science and DT activities in learning about how cheese is made, about the 'eat well plate' and in sandwich making.

Our trip to Tesco will enhance our learning in this topic.

We will also be supported by FACE (farming and countryside education) who will come in and discuss farming with the Year 1 and Year 2 children.


See below for a few pictures of our cheese tasting session...

Spring Term

Our Spring term topic is Hot and Cold and there are lots of exciting things to look forward to over the coming weeks. Visitors, special days, competitions and many learning opportunities planned!


 Spring 1

In English we have had a super time learning about poetry and language tricks like rhythm, rhyme and alliteration.

This half term has seen us use Pie Corbetts 'Talk for Writing' where we have performed poems and orally rehearsed our own ideas.

We began by learning about adjectives and exciting 'vocabulary' (which was a new word in itself!)

As we moved on to poems with a chorus, we were able to explore rhythm, rhyme and alliteration.

Finally we looked into sound words by reading 'the sound collector' and eventually using our own innovative ideas to write our own poem using the same sentence structure only this time based upon the sounds of Antarctica!



Spring 2

Over the past few weeks we have followed the travels of Sunny the Meerkat and made postcards about his visits to Antarctica and to MARTON School!

Our highlight was meeting some real life meerkats when we were visited by Zoo2u. This was quite a new experience so some looked on whilst the meerkats played, others were quite brave and got pretty close the the animals!

we learned all about the animals which gave us lots of information to put into a 'meerkat repo


We have learned about the artist Paul Klee and learned about his abstract style. Our own art has created a beautifully colourful display! 

Science Day!

We loved getting out the science equipment and conducting various 'hot and cold'  experiments. 

This exciting day allowed us to hypothesise and guess outcomes, observe differences, make temperature readings, record findings and of course carry out a fair test.

Autumn term - Wecome!!

Welcome Back to school Year 1 families! The children have grown up tall during the holidays and all look so smart back in their uniforms!

It is clear from just the first day that Year 1 is going to be a hard working class and I am looking forward to teaching a great bunch!

I look forward to meeting families properly at 'Meet the Teacher' on Monday 12th September at 6pm, where you can get a little more information about the year ahead.

See you then,

Miss Copestick 

This half term our topic is 'Houses and Homes'. We will be learning about different homes around the world - including ones made from straw, sticks and bricks!