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Welcome to Year One

We cannot believe we are in the final term of year one! We will be going out with a bang with our brilliant, new topic of 'A Whole New World'. Please scroll below to find out more and view dates for your diary.

Please look below for information about what have been learning in year one.

Also, below is a 'Parent News' link. This has our weekly newsletter uploads for you to view.

The Year One Team

Class 1a Teacher- Mrs West
Class 1b Teacher- Miss Stewart
Year 1 Teaching Assistant- Mrs Wheeler and Miss Creighton

1:1 Teaching Assistants- Miss Withers, Mrs Haggo and Mrs Beckett
Our wonderful helpers are Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Lamb
PPA Cover- Mrs Main

Useful Information

PE Days: Thursday (with Mrs Main) and Friday

Reading Books: We will aim to change reading books on a Tuesday and Friday. 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 1: Superheroes!
Term 2: Fee Fi Fo Fum
Term 3: Moon Zoom
Term 4: Garden Detectives
Term 5: Robin Hood
Term 6: A Whole New World

Term One


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 Hideout and designing our own superhero. Also, the children asked for a dress-up day so please look out for upcoming letters regarding this.

SUPERHERO DAY- 21st October- The children are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite superhero. W will have some super activities ready for them! It will be a fantastic way to end our first term together.

Term Two


Traditional Tale characters have taken over the year one classroom! It is very exciting!

We are working very hard this term! We have been learning about the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. So far, we have thought about Jack’s journey up the beanstalk, met and described a giant and thought about how we could build a castle with better defenses to stop people getting in! Please click on the link below to find out more…

Our Christmas Play, 'A Midwife Crisis' was a huge success! The children were fantastic and we are very proud of them all. They behaved well, sang beautifully and the costumes were amazing. Many thanks to the parents for their support in this, we hope you enjoyed the performance as much as we did.


Dates for your diary:

  • 16th December- Our trip to Blackfriars Theatre to see 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood'
  • 13th and 14th December (pm)- Our Christmas performance (TBC)


Term Three

Moon Zoom

Commencing countdown, engines....on!

The children have really enjoyed this topic! They have remembered so many facts about Space and the Moon Landing! We are very proud of them and loved that they have been so engaged in their learning- well done children!

This term, we have learned about the Moon Landing of 1969. We have taken part in some fantstic 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 have covered.


Dates for your diary:

  • 4th January- Term 3 begins
  • 12th January- Visit to St.Botolph's church as part of our RE topic
  • 20th January- The Planetarium will visit us (a letter will be sent home regarding this)
  • 10th February- Term 3 ends


Term Four

Garden Detectives

Magnifying Glasses at the ready!

With Spring just around the corner, 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 adding and subtracting in Maths. We are loving the new 'Maths No Problem' program!
Other activities to link to our Science, Geography and Art subjects will involve planting sunflower 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 what we have been up do on a weekly basis.

Please note...
On Friday 31st March, the children are invited to come to school in old, gardening clothes. They will spend time in the school garden.


Dates for your diary:

  • 20th February- Term 4 begins
  • 28th February- Pancake Making!
  • 2nd March- World Book Day - the children are welcome to come to school dressed as their favourite book character
  • 24th March- Red Nose Day
  • 27th March- 30th March- Easter Week
  • 30th March- Last day of term


Term Five

Robin Hood

The Legend of a Local Hero...

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 archery commentary, 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 link below to see some photographs from our school trip.

Dates for your diary:

  • 21st April - Trip to Sherwood Forest
  • 19th May - Summer Fair - Come dressed in colourful clothing ready to take part in 'Circus' events!
  • 26th May - Robin Hood 'Wow' Day - The children are invited to come to school dressed as 'outlaws' or in medieval clothing. We will be eating our homemade stew, taking part in an archery contest and making head wear!
  • 26th May at 2:30pm - Parents are invited into school to look at photographs from the school trip.


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 our crafting skills to create desert animals, imagining where a magic carpet ride may take us and re-creating the traditional tale in our role play areas- Widow Twankey's Launderette.
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.


Dates for your diary:

  • Week Beginning 12th June - Phonic Screening
  • 13th/ 14th June - Visit from the Gribblybugs (Science Workshop)
  • 16th June - Father's Day Activities in the classroom
  • 19th June - KS1 Sports Day
  • 30th June - 'Move Up' Morning (children to visit their new teacher!)
  • 14th July - Trip to Woodside Wildlife Park
  • 19th July - 'Break the Rules' Day


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