Welcome to Year 1 2017-18

Our Year 1 Team are made up of:

30 super children who love to learn and always try their best!

Our Teachers are Mrs Kerry Baynham and Miss Amy Mason

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Tracy Law

Our Intervention Support Assistant is Mrs Sam Smith

We are so excited for the Summer Term in Year 1 and hopefully some warmer weather!

Our topic this half-term is "Can we explore the allotment?"

We are really looking forward to exploring this exciting topic! We are going to be learning about plant life cycles and creating our own allotment area where we can grow a variety of vegetables.


Are you a gardening expert? Please let us know, we would love your help and expertise to help us develop our outdoor area!


We are going to be exploring the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be retelling the story and hot seating the characters. This will give us all a chance to think like Jack or the Giant and answer questions about the story!

We began our gardening project by planting some bulbs to grow a range of beautiful summer flowers; beans inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk; pumpkins; carrots; spring onions; tomatoes; lettuce; herbs; radishes; sunflowers and more! We have begun to learn about plant life cycles and can't wait to watch our produce grow. We have put our sunflower pots in the windowsill to give them the best start. However, as part of a science experiment we have planted one seed which we will not water and one seed which we have placed in the cupboard so it will get no light...we look forward to reporting what happens.

Please take a look at our topic web to see an overview of what we will be learning this half-term...

With the hope of some sunshine to come please remember to send your child with their sun hat so we can continue to enjoy lots of outdoor learning.

We have been exploring our outdoor area. We searched for signs of Spring and made a list of all of the plants we found growing outside...

We are very excited to begin our swimming lessons this term! Take a look at our Summer timetable to see how we will be fitting everything in this half-term...


Year One Phonics Screening

It was great to see so many of you at our recent phonics screening information session. The children as always are working hard during their daily phonics sessions at school! It's fantastic to see and hear about so many of you working hard with phonics at home! Remember to keep it short and fun, keep the sound mats somewhere that can be regularly seen or easily accessed. 

Take a look at www.phonicsplay.co.uk for some brilliant phonics games. 'Buried Treasure' is our favourite game for alien words!

Top Tip... keep each sound short (without adding 'uh' at the end). It helps to whisper! For example, adding 'uh' means 'cat' becomes 'curater' when these sounds are blended together.

In the Spring Term we explored the topic 'Why Do Animals Have Paws, Claws and Whiskers?' Take a look at some of the things we got up to!

On our Year One journey we are going to become even better readers, writers, mathematicians, artists, scientists and explorers!

Click here for some great information about supporting your child at home... http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/primary_support/

We love our learning in Year One!