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The Great Fire of London 1666


This week in History the children have been learning all about

The Great Fire of London.  


The Great Fire of London started in a bakery on Pudding Lane, on Sunday 2nd September, 1666.  The fire quickly spread and before long engulfed the city and destroyed many homes and businesses.  At this time, many of the buildings were made out of wood and were very close together.  The warm weather and wind also helped the fire to grow.


In school this week, the children made their own Tudor style houses.  Puddling Lane was re-created and then Mrs Smith demonstrated how quickly the fire spread...

Congratulations Year One 

We have earned a certificate on IXL this week!! 








Dear children,


We just wanted to say 

It is wonderful to see that some of you have been able to join our live Maths lessons each morning.  We can also see that lots of you are revising skills on our IXL platform.  It has also been lovely to receive some examples of your work at home.


We have just two more days of remote learning and then we will all be back in school this Thursday!  Keep up the great work Year One - we are all very proud of you!


From Mrs Lilwall, Mrs Gough and Mrs Smith 



Let's Celebrate!



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

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.