Clowne Infant & Nursery School

‘We take our children on a journey of discovery, giving them aspirations and engaging them in lifelong learning’


Year 1

Welcome to Year One

Class 4- Mrs Sellars and Miss Mason

Class 5- Mr Livesey and Mrs Collier

Class 6- Miss Alsop and Mrs Smith

Class 4 PE days are 

Class 5 PE days are 

Class 6 PE days are Monday and Wednesday.

PE kit is a white t-shirt, black jogging bottoms and a pair of trainers. Children will also need their school jumper.

Our topic this term is:

How Incredible is India?

As part of this term's topic, we have been looking at the different celebrations and festivals celebrated across India. In India, rangoli patterns are created to welcome people into their homes and they are thought to bring good luck. As part of our art work this term, we have looked at how many rangoli designs are symmetrical and often include different shapes and bright colours.


Take a look at some of our very own rangoli patterns we have created.


In art this week we have been looking at repeating patterns and have applied our skills learnt to create our own Mehndi patterns using repeating patterns.

Take a look at some of our art work!

We would love for you to research India at home too and share the information you have learnt back at school!


Our topic in the first term was:

What Makes Me Marvellous?

Our topic this term is all about ourselves and what makes us marvellous. We will be learning about senses, body parts, our local area and our families. 

In Art this term, we have been learning how to draw a Self-Portrait.


Take a look at some of our amazing Self-Portraits below!

In Art this term we have also been learning about a famous artist called Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol was an American artist and was well known for being the leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. He used a technique called screen-printing to create lots of prints that look the same. Andy Warhol often used very bright colours in his work and used repeated images to make patterns.


In Geography this term we have been learning about our local area. As part of this topic, Year One went for a walk around our local area and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the new Branch Line which is a disused railway line which runs from Creswell to Staveley. It is now in use as a greenway.