Welcome to Year 1!

Our theme this time focuses on Arctic and African animals. The children have been sharing and talking about their own favourite animals. 

In English, we will read the story Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett! We will write about Sunny’s journey and share stories about our own journeys. To improve our writing, we will learn to join our sentences with words like and, but, so, because and when. This term we will also be researching and reading about lots of other animals. With this information, we will write our own animal fact files!

In Maths, we have been deepening our understanding of numbers up to 50. By using lots of tools and equipment, we will learn how to cross over the tens when adding or subtracting. We will also learn about positional language (1st, 2nd , 3 rd etc.) and record results of animal races!

Geography will link to our English topic and centre around Sunny’s travels around the world. We will learn about the different continents and the location of the hot and cold parts of the world in relation to the Equator, North Pole and South Pole.

In Art and Design, we will look at animal art from around the world. We will also learn to print and create pieces of artwork using animal prints.

Both Indoor PE and Outdoor PE will take place. Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit for these sessions, including black pumps for indoor PE.

Now that Spring is arriving and the days are starting to get warmer, please can you send your child to school with a water bottle so that throughout the day they can help themselves to a drink when they need it.

Finally, If there is anything you need to discuss please catch me  at home time, or make appointment through the office.


Miss Dennis


We have had a busy start to life in Year One, with lots of exciting things going on!

Please feel free to have a look at our pictures to see some of the activities we have been up to.

We read the Funny Bones, labelled our bodies and finished the week by making some skeleton biscuits!

We have been finding out about our senses, and used these to explore the local area to search for signs of autumn.

We had an exciting visit from some gorgeous baby owls, Pixie and Paddy.

We have been reading all about a little boy who got his kite stuck in a tree, so we spent a "crafternoon" making our very own kites! We had lots of fun experimenting with different materials and techniques to join them together....unfortunately it rained too much to fly them outside and we had to take them to the hall!

Phonics resources:

Phase 3 & 5 sounds