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Welcome to Year One


We hope you have all had a fun break! We are ready and raring to go for the final term of year one! 

We hope that our class page will give you lots of information about the school year, dates for your diaries plus, we will have weekly updates to tell you what we have been getting up to. 


Can't find what you're looking for? Please chat to a member of the year one team, we're more than happy to help! 


We are looking forward to working with you all!

The Year One Team

Class 1a Teacher- Mrs West
Class 1b Teacher- Miss Hann 
Year 1 Teaching Assistant- Mrs Wheeler

1:1 Teaching Assistant- Mrs Zealand (1a) and Mrs Pell (1b)

NVQ Students- Miss Robson and Miss Burton

Midday Supervisor- Miss Vickers
PPA Cover- Mrs Wheeler and Mrs Bolton


Useful Information

PE Days:  Monday 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. 

Year One Topics

Term 1: Incredible Me!
Term 2: Fee Fi Fo Fum
Term 3: Moon Zoom
Term 4: Robin Hood
Term 5: Garden Detectives

Term 6: A Whole New World

Term One
Incredible Me!
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?'s Superman!

The children had a taster of our new topic on move up day and they told their new teachers what they would like to learn about. So, we will be carrying out missions, role playing in our Superhero Rescue Centre and designing our own superheroes. Also, the children asked for a dress-up day so please look out for upcoming letters regarding this.


Term Two
Fee Fi Fo Fum
Traditional Tales are taking over the Year One classrooms...

We are so excited about our new topic! This term, our learning will be based on different traditional tales but mainly 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. These stories will link to most areas of the curriculum and we have some exciting learning opportunities planned. Prepare for making cakes for 'Granny', learning about extreme weather at the top of the beanstalk and role playing in the 'Shoemaker's Shop'.

The Christmas Fayre is taking place on the 8th December. Year One will be carrying out an Enterprise activity and making something tasty. 

Dates for your diaries:

28th November: Maths No Problem Workshop

W/B 27th November: D&T Week

30th November: Last day of 'Go Noodle' Club

1st December: Red, Gold and Green Day

4th December: School Pantomime 

8th December: Christmas Fayre

12th and 13th December: Christmas Performance

15th December: Trip to Newark Palace Theatre to see 'Beauty and the Beast' 


Term Three
Moon Zoom
Commencing Countdown. Engines...on!


This term, we will learn about the Moon Landing of 1969. We have some fantastic activities planned 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 will cover.


Dates for your diaries:

17th January: Visit from the Planetarium

1st February: School is a Polling Station

6th February: Visit to St.Botolph's Church

8th February: 'Moon Party' - children can come to school dressed up!

9th February: End of term


Term Four
Robin Hood

The Story of a Local Legend...


This term, we will be learning about the life of Robin Hood. We will begin the topic by 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 trying our hand at archery, thinking about how we can look after the environment and developing our photography skills. 

Please click on the link below to find out what we have been up do on a weekly basis and to view the Curriculum Booklet. This will give information on how our learning links to the National Curriculum and how our values are threaded into our lessons. 


Please click on the 'Term Four' link below to view photographs from our trip to Sherwood Forest. 


Dates for your diaries:

19th February: Back to School

1st March: World Book Day

9th March: Trip to Sherwood Forest

20th and 21st March: Parent Evening

26th March: Archery!


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' and 'The Secret Garden' to develop our spelling and punctuating skills and consider the allotment when multipliying and dividing in Maths. 

Other activities to link to our Science, Geography and Art subjects will involve planting cress seeds and watching them grow, using the printing technique and observational fruit drawings and designing a new garden for the school...we can't wait to get our hands dirty!

This term, we will also introduce 'Big writing'. Please look out for information regarding this.

Please click on the link below to find out about our learning journey's. 



Dates for your diaries:

16th April: Back to School

19th April: Class Photographs

W/B 30th April: Walk to St Botolph's Church

10th May: D&T Day

24th May: Gardening Day - Children can come to school wearing old/ gardening clothes.

25th May: Last day of term


Term Six

A Whole New World
Where will the Magic Carpet take us?

This term, we will be learning about the Arabian Desert. We have so many exciting things planned including using using collage to create Desert Art, imagining life in a desert and a trip to Skegness! 

Also this term, we will be preparing the children for their move to year two. There will be opportunities for the children to meet with their new teacher and time to talk about the transition.


Please scroll below to find out what we have been up do on a weekly basis. 


Dates for your diaries:

4th June: Back to School

11th - 13th June - Phonic Screening

15th June - Summer Fair and World Cup Day - children can come dressed in sports/ football gear

18th June - KS1 Sports Day

26th June - Science Workshop

29th June - Move Up to Year 2 Morning

12th July - Trip to Skegness

17th July - School Reports sent home

20th July - End of Academic Year 



Term Six

Week One

Welcome back!

We have had a super first week back at school. With our Phonic Screens fast approaching, the children have been working very hard to revise the sounds that they know and read them in words. There have been lots of activities on the go including 'hook a word', digging for sounds in the soil and using magnifying glasses to read tiny words. Well done children, we know you will do brilliantly! 

Also this week, we have started our work based on 'A Whole New World'. The children became travel agents this week, thinking about hot countries that the Genie could visit for his first trip away. We looked at temperature and plotted hot countries on a map. We are looking forward to using the role play area to continue being travel agents!



To support your child at home, here are some things you could do this term:

- Hear your child read every day. This has such a big impact on their reading progress. 

- Please keep practising reading/ spelling the year one common exception words

- Practise mental arithmatic skills. When shopping or cooking, ask your children calculations that they can solve in their heads.

Many thanks for all you support!



Year One Gallery

Beauty and The Beast Pantomime.

Our Veggie faces

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