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Year 1



Welcome back to our lovely

Year Ones!


It has been fantastic getting to know our new Year One children over the last three weeks.  They have settled in brilliantly and adapted so well to the new routines.  The whole Year One Team are so proud of the start they have made and of how grown-up they all appear!


To our Parents and Carers, here is a brief reminder of our routines so far: 


Children in 1LG start school at 8.30am and finish at 3.00pm.

Children in 1S start school at 8.35am and finish at 3.05pm.


PE Days are Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday's lesson is with the class Teacher

Wednesday's lesson is with our Sports Coach - Mr Moore


English and Maths will be set weekly on an online learning platform called IXL.  Your child has been issued with their unique login and password.  Please use our email address below, if you have any difficulties accessing this platform.


For now, we are operating a flexible book changing system whereby the children return their reading book in their book bag and it is changed on the same day.  


Spellings - We will begin sending home spellings to learn after the October half term break.


Blended Learning

If your child is asked to isolate but does not present any COVID-19 symptoms, then we kindly ask that you access our blended learning on the school website: Children: Blended Learning: Year 1  

Please use our email address below if you have any queries or questions related to Blended Learning.



In Year One we aim to promote a growth mindset ethos for our children by encouraging them to have a go at new things.  We also look to see if children are developing and expressing our school values: Creativity, Learning, Friendship, Community, Honesty, Ambition, Determination and Teamwork.  In recognition of the children's achievements, we send out a special certificate every Monday and a personal postcard from our Head Teacher Mrs Dodds, which is posted to a child in our class every week!  



For questions and queries relating to any of the above, please do contact us on: and we will do our best to support you.


Best wishes,


Year One Team

Welcome to Reception 


The staff working in Reception are Mrs Secker (RRS), Mrs Reeves (RRS), Miss Johnson (RJ), Mrs Parry and Mrs Shakespeare.

Reception staff Mrs Parry, Mrs Secker, Mrs Reeves, Mrs Shakespeare, Miss Johnson

Mrs Parry - Learning Support Assistant in RRS.
Mrs Secker - Early Years Lead Practioner
Mrs Reeves - Teacher RRS
Mrs Shakespear - Learning Support Assisstant RJ
Miss Johnson - Teacher RJ

Spring 1 - What can I become?


This half term has been all about 'growing up'. We have looked at the human life cycle and how we have changed. We have also been looking at the importance of jobs and what we would like to do when we grow up. We have focused on shopkeepers, hairdressers, astronauts, teachers, builders and other people who help us. 


Autumn 2 - How do we celebrate?


This term we have been looking at festivals from the UK and around the world. We have focused on Diwali, Halloween, Bonfire night, Remembrance Day, Hanukah, and Christmas. 


Other exciting things we did this half term, was perform our Fantastic Nativity, hold a Christmas workshop for parents and not forgetting our festive trip to see Kipper's Snowy Day at the Mac. 



Learning in November

Medium term planning for Autumn 1 - What makes me, me?

Autumn 1 - What makes me, me?


In this term we have been looking at what makes us special, people in our families, our likes and dislikes and how to be a good friend.