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Year 1 2021-22

Welcome to Year 1


Owl Class teacher is Miss Archer and the Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Alldritt. 

Rabbit Class teacher is Mrs Summerland and Mrs Dougherty and the Learning Support Assistants is Miss Gordon. 

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday Please make sure that your child has a named PE kit in school and that any earrings have been taken out before school. 


Home Learning:

Home learning will be set on Class Dojo every Monday and will be due the following Monday, to give your child a week to complete the task. Each week will alternate between a spelling task and a maths fluency task All work will need to be handed in via Class Dojo so that feedback can be provided. As we begin home learning, any feedback is greatly appreciated so please do let us know. 


We are looking forward to getting to know you all this year. 


Thank you. 


From the Year 1 team, 


Miss Archer, Mrs Dougherty and Mrs Summerland 

Highlight of the week! 


Week 3: 17.01.2022


In Year 1 this week we have been getting ready to write our own little red ridding hood story next week. So to prepare we have been learning all about adverbs and verbs to help us with our story writing. We have also been re-reading the story and acting out the different events of the story. 


We have also enjoyed learning all about tag ruby. We have been practicing our running, footwork and movement skills. We are really improving and building up to play our very own game of tag rugby. 




Highlight of the week! 


Week 2: 10.01.2022


It has been another lovely week in Year 1. The children have settled back really well and have been really excited to start our new Learning Enquiry. We found a map in our classroom and used it to locate a basket of props in our woodland area. We soon worked out that they were all linked to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We read the story of Little Red Riding Hood and enjoyed acting out the different events. We have also been busy using adjectives to describe the main characters and woodland setting from the story. 


We have also enjoyed learning about colour mixing. We have learnt that you can use red, blue and yellow- our primary colours to make orange, purple and green. These are called secondary colours. We really enjoyed mixing the different coloured paints to see what colour it would make! 

In Spring 1, our learning enquiry is:


Once Upon a Time...

How can we bring traditional tales to life? 


Please click on the link at the bottom of the page to see what we will be learning about this term.

Highlight of the week!

Week 13: 17.12.21

What an amazing last week of term, we enjoyed author day reading the Jolly Christmas Postman and writing our letters to Santa. 


Thank you children for all your fantastic learning this term. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Keep safe and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 5th January. 

Highlight of the week!

Week 12: 10.12.21

What an amazing week! Well done year 1 for your first ever Nativity, you were fantastic!! 

Highlight of the week!

Week 10: 22.11.21


This week we have been learning about our senses- taste, smell, touch, see and hearing. We used our senses to describe things linked to our topic of Nepal. We touched ice from the Himalayas and spices from food markets in Kathmandu. We really enjoyed touching the freezing cold ice! 


We have also been very busy learning our songs for this years Christmas play- we don't have any photos to share as we wouldn't want to spoil the surprise! 


Highlight of the week!


Week 9: 19.11.21


We have been very busy this week, writing up all that we have discovered about Where In The World Nepal is, compared to the UK.

To end the week, we enjoyed our Stretch and Relax session. We have been creating different shapes with our bodies, focusing on our breathing and relaxing our minds.

Highlight of the week!


Week 8: 12.11.21


What another fun week year 1 have had! We have been finding out about Nepal and making comparisons to where we live in the UK. We worked as a team to research and make a poster to share with the rest of the class.


On Thursday we spent time discussing what Remembrance Day is and why some people choose to wear a poppy. 

Highlight of the week!


Week 8: 05.11.21


Owl and Rabbits class are back into the swing of it after half term with an exciting week filled with lots of learning. When we arrived back in the classroom there was a suitcase waiting for us filled with lots of different things, which we later found out where all from Nepal. So we have spent this week learning lots of different things about Nepal as well as celebrating Diwali on Thursday by making our very own diya pots. 

Highlight of the week!


Week 7: 22.10.21


This week Owls and Rabbits have been doing lots of amazing things such as; hosting a Tea Party for our teddies and making  delicious sandwiches, learning all about the harvest festival and what we are thankful for and we even preformed our harvest song to the rest of the school in assembly (after practicing in class). What a great week, now time for half term! 

Highlight of the week!


Week 6: 15.10.21


This week both Rabbits and Owls class have been busy getting ready to host our Tea Party on Monday. We have designed tea pots, practiced writing our recipes for our sandwiches and reading The Tiger Who Came To Tea. As well as all this we had a fantastic PE session on Friday. We have been learning lots of different ball skills such as; throwing and catching. We can't wait to see what next week will hold! 

Highlight of the week!


Week 5: 08.10.21


This week in Year 1 we have had another busy week of learning. We have been writing fact files about the animals we researched last week and made a special trip to Year R to share our fantastic writing.  We really enjoyed reading and sharing all the information we have found out about our amazing animals! 

Highlight of the week!


Week 4: 01.10.21


This week in Rabbit and Owl class we have been finding out about snakes, kangaroos, sharks and penguins. We have been using different information books to find out what they eat, where they live and what they look like. We looked closely at photographs of each animal and used different materials to represent their unique colours. Next week we are going to use our research to write a fact sheet about our chosen animal. 


We have also been looking at the artist Henri Rousseau. We noticed that he has many different types of leaves in his paintings so decided to go on a leaf hunt and see how many we could find in our school grounds. We collected as many as we could and sketched them in our books, remembering to look closely at the different shapes and patterns. 



Highlight of the week!


Week 3: 24.09.21


This week we had lots of fun getting creative! We all made our very own Christmas prints ready to be turned into Christmas cards and so much more. We made our very own Dear Zoo stories and worked on one less and one more in Maths. We had a great week and look forward to researching animals next week. 

Highlight of the week!


Week 2: 17.09.21


This week year 1 had a fantastic week exploring different animal adjectives, missing numbers and recognising the value of numbers to ten. But the highlight of the week was looking at the artist Henri Rousseau. We loved spotting the different jungle animals in his paintings. We spotting that lots of his paintings us a lot of different shades of green, so we decided to make our own green collage's. 

Highlight of the week!




Week 1: 10.09.21

This week, we really enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl Day, focusing on 'The Enormous Crocodile'. The children really enjoyed listening to the story and couldn’t to wait to find out if the greedy crocodile’s tricks had worked. The children enjoyed drawing pictures of the enormous crocodile, especially his sharp pointy teeth!

Click on the link below to see photographs of our celebrations!

In Autumn 1, our learning enquiry is:


Amazing animals! 

What makes animals unique?


Please click on the link to see the curriculum map for this half term.

Together, we grow our love for learning.