Welcome to Year 1

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Key Stage 1 Parent Information Video


Key Stage 1 is currently organised into three Year 1 and three Year 2 classes.  We follow a creative curriculum where Maths and English skills are fed throughout our planning. The children begin their day at 8:30 or 8:40 (depending on their school house). The pupils’ timetable is structured for the morning into Phonics where we follow a Read Write Inc programme, Maths and English lessons, with guided reading also being done in our afternoon sessions.  We also do Wake and Shake sessions which are physical activities to get the brain warmed up! The afternoon sessions are led more by independent learning.  The topic is taught through a whole school creative approach, for more details of this please look on the Year 1 and 2 blog.

Below are some great Writing home sheets, so you can see what is expected from year 1 and year 2.

English writing handouts year 1

Below you will find details of the maths home help sheets.

Year 1 Maths

Year 1 Home Learning Platform:

Following its success in EYFS last academic year, our Year 1 team are continuing to use Tapestry, the ‘online learning journal’ which enables you to see photographs, videos and written observations of the activities your child does at school.  Your child's weekly home learning task will be posted on this platform.

Year 1 Blog Posts


Year 1 Maths

This half-term children are exploring numbers using a range of resources. Year 1 are having great fun using the new 'Rekenreks'!

Year 1: School Trip

This week all of the Year 1 classes went on their first school trip to Whitwell. Everyone involved had a great time going on the bus and enjoyed our activities (river dipping and den building). Thank you to all of the parents who gave up their time to help out!!

Year 1 blog:

Last week the children created clay models of themselves holding welcoming messages as part of our work looking at refugees. This was inspired by the Norwich 2040 Figurine Partnership Project. Each class was also visited by a very special guest... A canary!! We learned about the history of canaries, where they came from and why they are a symbol of Norwich.

M and M production – Treasure Island

Year 1 got to enjoy this AMAZING show this afternoon. Treasure Island was performed in the school hall today. It was great to have them back to some normality and enjoying what the school can offer. They all sat beautifully and really enjoyed the performance. 

Year 1 blog:

Year 1 have enjoyed writing about what they would like to do in the Summer holidays this year. All of the staff were so proud with all the amazing ideas and writing the children produced.

Year 1 blog:

On Monday in maths, we were learning to share into equal groups using pizza toppings. Les Coccinelles working well as a team.

Summer Half Term!

Year One have worked so hard this half term... All of the staff are so proud of how amazing they have been settling back into school life and throwing themselves into their learning. We have been extremely lucky to be able to regularly visit the Outdoor Classroom, this has helped to inspire our learning and is something the children have really enjoyed. Les Abeilles: Trip to the Outdoor Classroom.

Year 1 Toy Café

https://youtu.be/3JIbtn4QOBo Join the Year 1 team as they host a very special Toy Café. Listen as Mrs. Walden reads you a story and Miss Stephens shows you how to make your very own toy at home. The activity should be done with parents/carers. Children will be coming home with resources (including the split pins) today (3rd December 2020).

Seven techniques for helping kids keep calm

Try these simple relaxation and mindfulness activities together and help your child learn to calm down when they feel stressed or anxious. Follow this link to access the resource: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/seven-techniques-for-helping-kids-keep-calm

Year 1 Art Techniques

This week in Year 1 we have been developing our artistic techniques. Take a look at the autumnal colours and our use of brushstrokes.