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Year 1

Hello and a Warm Welcome to the Year 1 Page!


The Year 1 teachers are Mrs Jack, Mrs Blair and Mrs Coppin.


Other members of our Year 1 team are: Miss Mee, Mrs Riley & Mrs Bourne.


Throughout the year we will be embarking on lots of thrilling topics & exciting experiences within our learning. We will share our learning journey and update the website with details of our current topic.

We will be sure to show you what we have been enjoying and been proud of!


Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter

We recently sent a letter home outlining key aspects of the Year 1 expectations, homework and structure. If any changes are made across the year, we will be sure to keep you informed along the way.


Key Days:

  • P.E/Games - Monday and Friday.
  • Spelling Test – Friday (*Spellings sent home on a Monday)
  • Number Bonds (Practise Sheets to be sent home)


Contacting Us:

If you have any questions or information you would like to share, please use the Home School Contact Book. At the start and end of the day, two members of the Year 1 team will be available to communicate any matters. If you require a longer discussion, please contact the School Office to arrange a meeting.

Let's Celebrate Autumn!


As part of our topic we have been learning all about Autumn.  We have been on an Autumn nature walk, created our own wildlife homes and have written lots of poems all about Bonfire Night.


We also collected Autumn leaves and printed them so we could create our own trees.


We have also been lucky enough to have Mrs Jackson in school, teaching us all about the birds that we might see in our school grounds.  Please see more information below.


We have learnt about special Festivals like Harvest and Diwali - we know lots about them and how they are celebrated.

Look at us on our bird walk

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Planting bulbs


As part of our Science work and celebrating Autumn, we put on our gardening gloves and ventured outside to plant some tulip bulbs. We will look after them during the winter and then by spring we should have some beautiful tulips popping up from the ground! 

Here we are planting our bulbs

Our Exciting Bird Project!

As part of our Topic and Science, we explored the great outdoors to find out more about birds! Mrs Jackson came to visit us to help us with her special knowledge. We found out about different birds and their names. We looked at all their different body parts and made models of a chosen bird. Also, we made apple bird feeders to make sure they can eat in the Winter and went on a nature walk. It was such a fabulous afternoon!

Here are more pictures of our bird walk with Mrs Jackson

Let’s Celebrate - Exit Point!

We enjoyed our topic so much! We have learnt so much about Autumn and wanted to perform Autumn songs and poems to our family and friends. We spent time perfecting our performance for Wednesday 16th November. We had lots of keen speakers to share everything we have been up to! Everyone enjoyed it very much!

Beep Beep!


As part of Road Safety week, the PSCO ladies came into Year 1 to talk about how to be safe when crossing the road. We practised crossing the road and we even made our own traffic lights out of pieces of fruit.

Tiny Tycoons

We are now going to be starting our new topic! This will help us to become great entrepreneurs ready for Enterprise! We can't wait to make all our Christmas Crafts and to see you all there!



We had a great time at Christmas because we got to use our creative skills to make wonderful festive products to sell on our Year 1 stall. Here are some of our products.


We hope you enjoyed visiting us!

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Christmas Cards


We also had a great time at Christmas when we made Christmas cards. We used printing to create the design on the front cover and we used the laptops to type the writing inside the cards.

Here are a few pictures of some of them. We hope you liked these too!

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Time Detectives


Our exciting new topic for the Spring term is 'Time Detectives'. Take a look at the curriculum map to find out what we will be learning about.



We begun our important time detective work by becoming archaeologists for the afternoon! As a team, we had to use special equipment to dig to find historical artefacts. This was great fun!

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Time Capsules


As part of our topic we made our very own time capsules. We had to think carefully about the materials we used and what we wanted in our capsules. We hope you like the pictures.

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World Book Day in Year 1


To celebrate World Book Day this year, we all brought in clues from a storybook. The other children in our class had to guess which story the clue came from. We really enjoyed sharing our clues with each other and we even guessed some correctly!

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Science Week


For Science week we invited parents into our classrooms to enjoy a science investigation together. We had an amazing time sharing out learning. Here are some pictures from the afternoon. We hope you enjoy them!

Visiting Lincoln Castle


As part of our Time Dectectives topic, we went to visit Lincoln Castle to see how some people lived hundreds of years ago. We had an amazing time and enjoyed every minute. As part of the day we became knights and took part in some knight training. We even had a go at shooting bows and arrows! We were also lucky enough to have a medieval banquet. We got to try different foods and some of us had a go at being the entertainment! Finally we were also able to walk on the walls of Lincoln Castle. The views were spectacular! 


We hope you enjoy all the pictures below as much as we enjoyed our day!

Our Year 1 trip to Lincoln Castle


As part of our Time Dectectives topic we took a trip on the bus to visit Lincoln Castle. We had an amazing time! We had a go at becoming knights by trying on armour and practising our archery skills. We also took part in a medieval banquet by having food, dancing and music. Finally, to finish our day we walked along the castle wall and learnt all about the different parts of the castle.

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More pictures of exciting learning that we get up to in Year 1!