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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1's Class Page! Here you will be able to find out about the learning we are enjoying in school, as well as keeping up to date with important information about the class. The children have made a fantastic start to Year 1  and we are so proud of how well they are adapting to the structure and routines. They are certainly rising to the challenge! Thank you for your support at home - if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office ( and I will get back to you as soon as I can!


Miss Bennett 




Month of Hope Project - November 2020

Phonics - Practise your sounds with me daily by joining in with the videos. Click here
Important Information 
Remote Learning

'Meet the Teacher' presentation

Still image for this video

PE Days 

Tuesday and Thursdays. Please send your child to school in their PE kit on these days.


The children will have Forest School in Term 3


Home Learning 

Home learning is designed to support the children in practising core spelling, number and handwriting skills, as well as including ideas for enrichment at home!

Home Learning will be sent out each Friday, to be returned every Wednesday


Phonics Information - including videos to help with pronouncing sounds.  Click here



Children have now been set up on our new reading scheme.

Reading for pleasure -  Click on the document below if you need help finding books that your child will enjoy.

Term 3 

Focus Text - Beegu By Alexis Deacon 


Our focus text this term is BEEGU By Alexis Deacon. At the beginning of the story we learn that Beegu is not supposed to be on Earth. She is lost. She is a friendly little creature, but the Earth People don't seem very welcoming at all. But so far she has only met the BIG ones. The little ones are a different matter... 
Term 2

Christingle Service 

We learnt about the meaning of the Christingle and then made our own. We attended a whole school Christingle Service on Zoom. What a fantastic way to end the term!


Year 1 and Year 6 won the classroom decorating competition!! 

We watched the PTFA Christmas Pantomime - Cinderella and hot chocolate with marshmallows was delivered to our classroom as a prize for winning.

We had so much fun making all of the decorations, take a look at our classroom... 



We enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers and eating our Christmas dinner whilst listening to Christmas music. We have also been preparing for Christmas by doing lots of craft and decorating our classroom. Santa also visited us on Zoom and the children received a present each.


We having been learning about the artist Piet Mondrian. We enjoyed creating paintings in his style, using primary colours. We now know what the primary colours are and how to mix primary colours to create secondary colours.  


We have been learning about the Part Part Whole model which underpins addition and subtraction fact families. 

Focus text - The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark 


Our class story this term is called The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark By Jill Tomlinson. The main character in the story is Plop and he is a baby barn owl. He is the same as every baby barn owl that has ever been - except for one thing... He is afraid of the dark. The story touches on many different themes such as light and dark, Christmas and Bonfire Night which makes it the perfect text at this time of year. The children will practise using punctuation in short burst writes. In this unit the children will be trying to use capital letters, full stops and question marks. They will then plan and write their own story based on the book, including their own adaptions. We can't wait to show you our work! 

Term 1 



We started our history unit by learning and thinking about what a timeline is and what features they have. 

Then we thought about our own history and created personal timelines. After, we learnt about Florence Nightingale and in groups, created her timeline. 


Our PE lessons this term have been focused on sending and receiving. The children have used their hands and their feet to send and receive the ball and they have made a lot of progress. 



Focus text - Here We Are 



In Year 1 we have used Oliver Jeffers' text to help us re-engage with school life after a prolonged period of time at home.  Jeffers wrote this heartfelt book for his son. It is thought provoking and enables children to make sense of their world and their role in it. He creates awe and wonder about the world we live in which helps us to truly appreciate our 'shared home' and the special people in our lives. 


In our writing, we wrote leaflets to an alien who has not visited planet Earth, explaining what he would be able to see and do here.

We reflected on our experiences during forest school to write our own poems, based on 'Out and About' By Shirley Hughes. 

We wrote notes for the new Reception children about how to live on Planet Earth. 

We learned the words to the song 'What a Wonderful World' By Louis Armstrong and thought about their meaning. We then considered all the things that we seen in the book and in our own lives to decide what we think is wonderful about the world and created our own version of the song.