Year One

Welcome to Year One


Our Year One Team: Mrs Martin, Miss Forster, Mrs Lendrum and Miss Pinkerton

Key Information

  • New reading books will be sent home every Monday.  Please read these at home with your child over the week.  They will be collected in again every Friday.
  • Please ensure your child brings their reading book and tricky word pot to school every day.  We will use these for reading and word practise.
  • Children should come to school dressed in their PE kits every Monday (Please remove earrings at home on P.E. days).
  • 1KM and 1ZF do Forest School with Mrs Martin on alternate Fridays.  Please send your children into school dressed in suitable clothing on their Forest School day with a bag of spare clothes. Please remove all earrings.


Please click on the link below to view the timetable for Year One:

Year 1 Timetable

Yearly Overview

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Spring 1 Curriculum Leaflet

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Autumn 2: November - December

Year 1 Christmas Party - 17.12.20

Despite the party not being carried out in the normal way, we all came to school in our party outfits and celebrated Christmas and the end of term in our class bubbles. We had lots of fun playing games with our friends, such as 'Stick the Carrot on the Snowman' and pass the parcel. We finished the day with some lovely party food too. 

London Landmark Junk Modelling 16.12.20

To finish our topic 'All around the UK', we decided to put our recycling rubbish to good use and made London landmarks. We created the London Eye, Big Ben, the Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace. We thought about how we could use the resources we had and began to build. Whilst we were building, we had to think about how we could make our structures more stable so they did not fall apart. Once we had finished, we added some colour by painting them and adding features such as the clock face or windows.

Christmas Movie Afternoon 14.12.20

After working hard this term, we started our final week with a movie afternoon. In Year 1, we watched the animated version of The Grinch with a lovely cup of hot chocolate.

A royal look back in time 7.12.20-11.12.20

Our topic this term is 'All around the UK' and within this we have been learning about the Queen. This week, as part of our history topic we have been ordering pictures chronologically on a timeline, looking at and discussing important events from her life. This included the day the Queen married Prince Phillip, her Coronation Day, her Diamond Jubilee and others.


We also wrote reports about the Queen, her family and where she lives. 

A surprise visit from Santa Claus 4.12.20

 On a rainy, cold morning Year 1 set out to Forest School. Into the Forest School classroom we went but today it looked a little bit different. There were Christmas decorations hanging from the ceiling and music playing. To our surprise sat inside was Santa Claus himself. We took it in turns to tell him what we were hoping for, for Christmas and he told us about the North Pole and his reindeers.


We wondered how Santa Claus had got here... that would be a long way to travel! Then when we went outside, there was one of his reindeers. What a wonderful surprise.

Eddie and Frosty the Kindness Elves arrive  1.12.20

Over the weekend, two very special visitors made their way to our classes. Hidden in our classrooms on Monday morning were two elves but these are not naughty elves, instead they are kind. They have came to visit and will make their journey back home to the North Pole when school finishes for the term ready to help Santa Claus with any final Christmas preparations.


Whilst they are here, each day they are setting us a kindness challenge to complete. Some of our challenges have been sharing with a friend, giving our friend's a compliment and smiling at least once to everyone in our class.



We are very excited for him to visit and look forward to finding him each morning!

Excellent Exercise! 30.11.20-4.12.20

This term in PE Year 1 are looking at throwing and catching.


Today we practiced both our throwing and catching by throwing a beanbag up towards the sky and then catching it with both hands. It was important to follow the beanbag as it went up and down, as this would make it easier for us to catch it. Our aim for the next activity was for us to use our throwing skills to throw a beanbag into a hoop from a distance. We used our underarm throw and aimed for the target.


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... 23.11.20-27.11.20

Now that December is less than a week away, Year 1 have started to make their Christmas decorations.


In 1ZF we decorated wooden slices by painting Santa and snowmen faces. We took our time to make sure we stayed within the lines and when they had dried we added twine so they could be hung on the Christmas tree.



In 1KM we created our baubles by adding lots of colourful tissue paper to a shape. These were then laminated to create a stained glass effect, so that we could hang them on the tree.

Firework Art Fun 02.11.20-06.11.20

This week Year 1 have enjoyed making firework pictures. We used chalk, pastels and paint to create our artwork. Our work was very colourful!


Autumn 1: September - October

Our last week of term 19.10.20-23.10.20

Year 1 have had a very busy week! We finished our 'Superhero' topic, completed challenges such as building tricky spider words and then had a spooktacular final day of term.


Year 1 have worked very hard this term.

Can you find a clue? 12.10.20

Year 1 have had a SUPER week continuing with our theme of Superheroes. On Monday we searched for clues hidden around the classroom that gave us some ideas on 'How to become a Superhero' which we used to write a report. Year 1 also had great fun exploring the challenges. We created Superhero masks, used magic pens to read real and nonsense words, explored Autumn things on our topic table and so much more.

How would you make a superhero cape? 2.10.20

Year 1 had a great time this week in science this week. We tested a variety of everyday materials including plastic, paper and cardboard to see which would be the best material for a superhero cape. We looked at whether the materials were heavy or light, strong or weak and waterproof or not. We particularly loved testing the materials with water and pipettes! We decided that plastic from a plastic pocket was the most suitable because it was waterproof, light and strong. The tissue paper was the least suitable because it was destroyed when we added water and it could be torn easily too.


Superhero Vegetables 29.9.20

This week year 1 have been creating their own Superheroes using a variety of different fruit and vegetable.  We will be writing about them later in the week.  Take a look at some of the fantastic creations below.

A Super Time With Supertato 25.9.20

This week Year 1 have been looking at the story of Supertato. They had great fun designing and making traps to catch the Evil Pea, retelling the story with our story spoons, finding the missing numbers the Evil Pea had hidden and so much more!

Forest School 18.9.20

1KM had their first forest school session of the new school year today.  It was lovely exploring the site in the sunshine.