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Welcome to Year One


We hope you have had a lovely break. We are so excited for our last two terms of Year One!


Below is some information that you may find useful. We will try our very best to update this website on a regular basis. If you scroll down, we will provide a weekly overview of what the children have been up to and anything that you could do to prepare the children for the following week. In addition to this,  we will list any 'dates for your diaries'. 


The Year One Team

Class 1a Teacher - Mrs West

Class 1b Teacher - Miss Hann

Year 1a Teaching Assistant - Mrs Wheeler

Year 1b Teaching Assistant - Mrs Lamb

1:1 Teaching Assistants - Mrs Gaskin (1a) and Mrs Capon (1b)

Our Wonderful Helpers - Miss Colclough, Miss Nugent and Miss Johnson

PPA Cover - Mrs Wheeler and Mrs Bolton

Our Midday Supervisor - Mrs Lamb

Useful Information

PE Days: Wednesday
 and Friday 

Reading Books: We will aim to change reading books on a Monday and Thursday. Please write in your child's diary so that we can see that they have read. Thank you.

Homework: Will be given out on a Friday and should be back at school the following Thursday.

If you have any problems or questions, please do come and find us. We are more than happy to help! We look forward to working with you all.

Year One Topics

Term One - Incredible Me
Term Two - Fee Fi Fo Fum
Term Three - Moon Zoom
Term Four - Robin Hood

Term Five - Garden Detectives
Term Six - A Whole New World


Term One


Is it a bird? Is it a plane?'s Superman!

This term,  in addition to settling into our new classroom and getting to know each other, we will become Superheroes! We have some super activities planned to develop our curriculum skills including labelling superheroes, painting portraits, carrying out Superhero missions and role playing in the Batcave and Headquarters- how exciting! Also, the children asked for a dress-up day so please look out for upcoming letters regarding this.


Dates for your Diary:

4th September: First day at school

24th September: Growth Mindset meeting for Parents (3.15pm)

26th September: Year One Open Evening after school (3pm) in the Year One classrooms

11th October: Individual Photographs

15th October and 17th October: Parents Evening

18th October: Our superhero wow day - children can come into school dressed as a superhero! 

19th October: End of Term


Term Two

Fee Fi Fo Fum

 Once upon a time in Year One, traditional tales characters took over the classroom...


This term, we will be reading traditional tales and relating our learning to them. We will read Red Riding Hood to learn about 'Stranger Danger', Goldilocks and the Three Bears to base our letter writing on but mainly, Jack and the Beanstalk. In D&T we will be creating a new castle for the Giant, painting pictures of the Giant using the new laptops and thinking about what the weather could be at the top of the beanstalk. We are going to be very busy!


Please click on the link below to look at the curriculum booklet in more detail and to check out our photo gallery. Scroll below for our weekly updates. 


In addition to all of the above learning, Christmas will be a very busy period for us. We will be performing a Nativity this year- details to follow... 


Dates for your Diary:

30th October: First day at school

W/B. 12th November: Children In Need D & T Week

16th November: Children In Need Exhibition from 2.25pm

23rd November: Red, Gold and Green Day

30th November: Christmas Fair

4th December: Flu Vaccinations

4th December: KS1 Christingle 

7th December: Breakfast with Santa - 8am

10th December: Dress Rehearsal for Nativity 

11th December: Nativity Performance - 2pm

13th December: Nativity Performance - 2pm

14th December: Aladdin Pantomime 

17th December: PTFA Film Night KS1 - 3.15pm-4.30pm

20th December: Last day of term



Term Three


 Commencing countdown, engines....on! 

This term, we have such an exciting topic planned! We will learn so many facts about Space and the Moon Landing of 1969. We will take part in some fantastic activities including visiting the Planetarium, making aliens and reading evidence given from 'NASA'. Please use the link below to learn more about the skills and objectives that we intend to cover.



Dates for your Diary:

7th January: Back to school

25th January: Planetarium in school 

15th February: End of term


Term Four

Robin Hood

The Legend of a Local Hero...

This term, we will be learning about the life of Robin Hood. During the topic, we will be visiting the place that the legendary character spent a lot of his time- Sherwood Forest. There, we will be learning about Robin Hood and how he lived then try our hand at shelter building. This trip will link brilliantly with our Science topic- we will see how many trees we can name and try to spot the famous Major Oak!
Other things planned this term include basing our writing on the story of Robin Hood, learning how to multiply, thinking about how we can look after the environment and developing our observational drawing skills. As well as all of this, we will even try our hand at archery!


Dates for your Diary:

25th February: Back to school

W/B 4th March: World Book Week - including a visit from an author, book swap and book share!

7th March: World Book Day - children can dress up as their favourite character from a story and bring the book with them on the day

8th March: 8.45-9.30- Grandparents are welcome to bring and share a story 

14th March: Class Photos

2nd April: Sherwood Forest trip

5th April: Mrs West's last day at school

5th April: Archery event and end of term


Term Five

Garden Detectives

Magnifying Glasses at the Ready!

Spring is finally here and it's time to head outside and do some investigating! We will be using stories including 'The Hungry Caterpillar' to develop our spelling and punctuation skills in English, as well as learning about explanation texts linked to minibeasts. In Maths, we will consider the allotment and vegetables that grow in them when we are learning about dividing, fractions and addition and subtraction word problems. We will also be focusing more on our Phonics this term, learning through activities inside and outside the classroom, such as digging for sounds to make words, 'hook a word' and using magnifying glasses to read tiny words! Please continue to hear your child read as this is essential for them to practice their sounding out and blending ahead of our Phonics Screening Check - we know the children will continue to work their socks off!


Other activities linked to our Science, Geography, Art and Design & Technology subjects will involve learning about minibeasts and their habitats, planting broad beans, using the printing technique with fruit and paint, designing and making our very own fruit salad and designing a new garden for the school... we can't wait to get our hands dirty! 


Please continue to view our photo gallery by scrolling down and seeing what we have been up to, including our visit to Sherwood Forest.


Dates for your Diary:

23rd April: Back to school

Weekly Update:


We hope you all have a lovely half term break, we return to school on Tuesday 23rd April.


Week One


Year One Photo Gallery

Year One Photo Gallery 1 Hearing the story of Robin Hood and Little John
Year One Photo Gallery 2 Acting out the story of Robin Hood and Little John
Year One Photo Gallery 3 Learning about deciduous and evergreen trees
Year One Photo Gallery 4 The Major Oak!
Year One Photo Gallery 5 The Major Oak!
Year One Photo Gallery 6 A fairy garden in Sherwood Forest
Year One Photo Gallery 7 Shelter/den building
Year One Photo Gallery 8 Building a hideout for Robin Hood
Year One Photo Gallery 9 Building a shelter for The Merry Men
Year One Photo Gallery 10 Superhero Day
Year One Photo Gallery 11 Superhero Day
Year One Photo Gallery 12 Superhero Day
Year One Photo Gallery 13 Superhero Day
Year One Photo Gallery 14 Superhero Day
Year One Photo Gallery 15 Superhero Day
Year One Photo Gallery 16 Collecting ideas for our castle
Year One Photo Gallery 17 Investigating folds and joins
Year One Photo Gallery 18 Designing and painting the base and walls
Year One Photo Gallery 19 Designing and painting the base and walls
Year One Photo Gallery 20 Designing and painting the base and walls
Year One Photo Gallery 21 Painting the walls
Year One Photo Gallery 22 Cutting and folding the walls
Year One Photo Gallery 23 Sticking the walls onto the base
Year One Photo Gallery 24 Sticking the walls onto the base
Year One Photo Gallery 25 Cutting out the turrets
Year One Photo Gallery 26 Putting the walls together
Year One Photo Gallery 27 Sticking on the keep
Year One Photo Gallery 28 Adding the moat using tissue paper
Year One Photo Gallery 29 Creating flags
Year One Photo Gallery 30 Reading instructions to make an alien handprint!
Year One Photo Gallery 31 1. Paint your hand.
Year One Photo Gallery 32 2. Push your hand onto paper.
Year One Photo Gallery 33 3. Press googly eyes on.
Year One Photo Gallery 34 4. Glue the antenna on.
Year One Photo Gallery 35 5. Decorate with tinfoil and pompoms.
Year One Photo Gallery 36 6. Add a smile onto your alien.
Year One Photo Gallery 37 7. Write your name.
Year One Photo Gallery 38 Visit from the Planetarium!
Year One Photo Gallery 39 1b visit from the Planetarium!
Year One Photo Gallery 40 Climbing into the Planetarium!
Year One Photo Gallery 41 Visit from the Planetarium!
Year One Photo Gallery 42 Mr Morton explaining about day and night on Earth
Year One Photo Gallery 43 Star Wars yoga!
Year One Photo Gallery 44 Long Jump on Moon Party day
Year One Photo Gallery 45 Collecting Moon Rocks
Year One Photo Gallery 46 Space hopping on Moon Zoom day!
Year One Photo Gallery 47 Collecting Moon Rocks
Year One Photo Gallery 48 Space hopping on Moon Zoom day!
Year One Photo Gallery 49 Throwing the ring on Saturn
Year One Photo Gallery 50 Colouring our NASA badges
Year One Photo Gallery 51 Throwing the ring on Saturn
Year One Photo Gallery 52 Star Wars yoga!
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