Welcome to Year 1


In Year 1 there are three classes. The children begin their day at 8:30 and end the day at 3pm. The pupils’ timetable is structured for the morning into phonics where we follow the Read Write Inc programme, Maths and English lessons. During the morning we also do physical activities to get the brain warmed up! The wider curriculum subjects are taught through a whole school creative and connective approach. Our afternoon sessions are led more by independent learning.

To see more of the learning and activities we do in Year 1, see our Year 1 blog below.

Year 1 Home Learning Platform:

In Year 1 we use the 'Seesaw' learning platform. Here you will be updated on school and year group events, notices and home learning tasks.

Useful Resources

Below are some great Writing home sheets, so you can see what is expected from year 1.


Year 1 Blog Posts


Y1 – Day of Welcome

As part of our curriculum day Year 1 have talked about what it would be like to have to move to a new school or a new place. We read the story 'Bobble' and discussed how Bobble felt landing in a new place . The children were incredibly empathetic and we were really impressed by all their ideas about how to make someone feel welcome when they come to our school for the first time.

The mystery in year 1

Last week the children came into school and a beanstalk had grown in each of the classrooms! The children think that the beanstalk grew from some magic beans that Mr Cross gave us. The children have worked hard to describe the beanstalk and produced some wonderful descriptive writing!

Y1 – Typing on a Keyboard

Year 1 were lucky to have some Y6 ambassadors join us for our computing lesson. They showed us how to use a keyboard to type. The children then had a go at writing some sentences.

Bookbugs Bookshop Visit

Some children from Year 1 and Year 2 had an exciting trip to Bookbugs and Dragon Tales bookshop where they met author Robert Tregoning and illustrator Stef Murphy. They listened to Robert and Stef's new book 'A Fairy Called Fred' and then designed outfits to grant wishes just like Fred the Fairy!

Year 1 sport morning

This week year 1 started practising the different activities that they will complete during our sports morning. The children were really excited to try something new.

Y1 – Materials

As part of their materials topic Year 1 tested materials to find out which ones were waterproof. They came to the conclusion that plastic was waterproof. Mrs Carpenter then stood behind a big piece of plastic so we could really test it out. It's a good job that they were right!

Interviewing Adults

As part of their topic some Year 1 children chose to interview Mr Cross and Mrs Suffield. They asked them about their current job and the jobs that they had had before.

Year 1 class jobs

Year 1 have been learning abut different jobs. Last week, all children in year 1 were given a class job. From Cloakroom Monitor to Office Assistant, Whiteboard monitor to Librarian. All children have been given a lanyard to wear with their name and job title. They are taking these roles very seriously. Well done year 1!

Year 1 Easter Gardens

This week Year 1 went to the woods to create Easter Gardens. We have been thinking about why The Cross is important to Christians and learning about the Easter story. The children confidently applied all of this knowledge to create some wonderful Easter Gardens! Great work Year 1!

Trip to Pets at Home

We have been learning about pets and how to look after animals. Today year 1 went on a visit to Pets at home to see some pets and find out more about how to care for animals. We found toys, food and and pet beds. We also saw some very cute rabbits, rats and even a bearded dragon!