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Welcome to Year One!


This year the children will enjoy an exciting transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One and the National Curriculum. We aim to make this move as smooth as possible, encouraging learning through play and more structured activities. On our class page you will be able to find information about our class, learning and view photos of our varied activities. Our teacher is Miss Cashen and our Teaching assistants in class each day are Mrs Spensley and Mrs Mayo. 
Parental help is really important to us. We have a variety of activities you could participate in from reading and playing games to creative work. In every activity you will play a valuable role in helping each child develop new skills. Throughout the year we will be sending home activities you can assist your child with. We hope you will enjoy these!
It is really important for your child to practise reading often in order to consolidate their learning in school and to help them to broaden their vocabulary skills, general knowledge and imagination. While we practice reading in school as much as possible, each child is expected to read to an adult at home each week. This needs to be dated and signed by the adult who hears them to read in their reading record book.
Please keep up to date with our learning via Class Dojo :) 

If you would like to see any of the year 1 staff, please feel free to see us either before school from 8:50am onwards or after school 3:15pm onwards to have a chat.
Thank you for your continued support,
the Year 1 team.
Summer 1 2022
This term our topic is 'Claws, paws and whiskers', we are very excited to explore different animal types, habitats and animal needs. Our role play area will be transformed into a Vet's clinic where children will have the opportunity to care for all of the sick animals.
PE: Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Book bag: Return on Wednesdays.
Spring 2 2022
We are very excited for new learning and experiences with our new topic, 'Let's Grow!'. We have transformed our role play area into  garden centre and hope to visit a local one this half term. We are learning about the life cycle of a seed and how we can care for plants and our environment. In English we are exploring instructions and excited to write our own set after we plant seeds in Science.
PE: Mondays and Wednesdays.
Book bag: Return on Wednesdays.
We started off this half term in a very unusual way. On the 22/2/22 we celebrated 'Two's Day'. We engaged in lots of activities and tasks throughout the special day. Our favourite activity was our STEM challenge, students had to make a structure out of 22 objects for our 22's museum. The children created pyramids, bridges, castles, houses, telescopes, monsters, lawnmowers, The Great Wall of China,  towers and lots more. Have a look at our video from our 22's museum.
Spring 1 2022
This half term we are bursting with excitement because our new Topic is 'Mighty Materials'! We have lots of budding scientists in Year 1 who love exploring and investigating, this term will we be engaging in lots of scientific skills. In English we will explore traditional tales, through learning about characters and settings we will recreate our own class fairytale! Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see what other interesting topics we will explore this half term.
PE: Wednesdays and Fridays.
Book bag: Return on Wednesdays.
Click the link below to watch our 'Talk for Writing' performance.
We created a wanted poster description for The Big, Bad Wolf! Then as a class we created our new character, The naughty, Smelly Donkey. We are now creating individual characters, we have lots of interesting characters from scary monsters, snappy crocodiles, evil unicorns and naughty platypuses.
Autumn 2 2021
This half term we are preparing to learn all about the Great Fire of London. We are excited to explore what life was like in the 17th century. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see what other interesting topics we will explore this half term.
PE: Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Book bag: Return on Wednesdays.
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