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Term 1

Welcome to Year 1,


We have really enjoyed meeting all of the children and getting to know them throughout these first few exciting weeks and have been delighted with the excitement and enthusiasm the children have returned with.


For the first three weeks, we will be focussing on our ‘recovery curriculum’ that includes a variety of PSHE and well-being lessons as well as opportunities to engage and learn about growth mindset. The children will be taking part in a variety of fun and engaging activities as well as developing new skills and understanding across the curriculum. 

We will be updating our class web page regularly with photos and comments about the week's learning and any important information. Click on the overview link above to check out this term’s learning!



Reading books will be sent home by the end of this week. Every week, your child will choose a book from the class library as well as a levelled book from Oxford Reading Buddy.  Please encourage your child to read at home and feel free to ask if you need any support.  Please ensure that children bring in their books and book bags every day.


PE days are Monday and Friday

Please can children arrive at school in their PE kits on these days and they will stay in them for the whole day. Children must wear a school jumper over their kit.

Mrs Shreeves will be teaching 1 Hawthorn on Mondays and Tuesdays with Miss Howell teaching Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Mr Marquez-Vega will be teaching Monday to Friday in 1 Willow.

Every Tuesday, Mrs Herbertson will be teaching both Year 1 classes art and Mr Germain will be teaching computing in Year 1 on Wednesday mornings.

LSAs in Year 1 are Mrs Lane and Miss Cornelius.


Thank you for your continued support

The Year 1 Team

The Friday Challenge



Week Beginning 28/09/20

We drew monsters using the language one more and one less.

In Science we looked at our bodies and labelled parts of the body that we can see.

We looked at the greater than and less than symbols.

Black History Month


As part of Black History Month, we looked at a globe to find Africa and talked about it being a continent made out of lots of countries.  We watched some videos of traditional African dancing and learned about a Harvest Dance called Dinhe which is from Zimbabwe.  


We all had a go at doing it ourselves.


Joey – It was really fun when you jump

Rivers – It was really hard to do

Elliot – I liked doing the jumping

Anya – I liked doing the jumping and hand flip

Ryan – The music was fun

Robyn – I liked the beat

Amelia – I liked the beat

Rahima – I liked the dancing and the jumping



Below is the link to the dance lesson that we followed:


Have a go!

More than and less than

I remember that the small number went on the small side and the bigger number on the big side and we used blu tack to stick it on. - Jonah


All those words start with a 'J'. My name starts with a 'J' and Jonah! - Joey

Tricky Words

I was telling Stella which word to stand on. - Daisy


This week we have been practicing our numbers making sure we can count well and have even followed some instructions including ordinal numbers!


Jonah - I liked it because we put the numbers and order.

Rivers - I like doing number lines because I like doing the learning stuff.


We learned about the 5 senses this week and enjoyed going on a scavenger hunt to find objects with a certain smell, feel, look, taste and sound.


We have also been learning about the four countries that make the United Kingdom.

Friday Challenge - Learning a dance routine!

We loved learning some new moves during our Friday challenge! Miss Howell was super impressed by how quickly we learnt the moves and how well we performed them!