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Welcome to Year One

Class Teachers: Mrs Cooney & Mrs Williams
LSCA: Mrs Fahy
"Where do we all belong?"

This term our enquiry question is "Where do we all belong?" Our focus is Geography and Design and Technology. The children will embark on a journey around the world with two friendly companions 'The Snail and the Whale'. They will travel the seven continents and seas, learn about different climates around the word and explore the polar regions, before heading to warmer climates to compare how the geographical landscapes change. In Forest School they will learn to read simple maps and map symbols by completeing orienteering activities. We will then look at the geography closer to home with a village walk around Layer de-la-Haye. Our learning in Science and Design and Technology is linked to our travels with the children desinging and making mittens for a Polar expedition and testing out waterprooof materials. Look back for more photos coming soon... 

We are Geographers...

We are performers!

To conclude our performance poetry unit, Year 1 went to watch the magical Christmas performance of The Night Before Christmas. Following the show they got to perform their poem to Father Christmas himself!


We are mathematicians

We are storytellers....

We love Forest School!


PE Days are Monday and Wednesday. Full kit needs to be worn into school on both days. Tuesday is outside Ball Skills and Wednesday is indoor Gym. Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. 

Forest School all-weather clothing to remain in school in a named bag with wellington boots. Forest School is on Monday. On wet days please also send your child into school with a spare set of clothes.  

Training shoes- Please ensure your child has a pair of training shoes in school throughout the week. This is so they are able to partake in our daily activities outside. These trainers can remain in school or if you do not have a spare pair, children can wear their school shoes into school on a P.E day and change. 


Reading Please read with and to your child everyday. Your child has three books to take home. A book to share together and two reading books matched to their phonic knowledge and reading stage. These are issued on a Friday and requested back for changing on the following thursday. Please record how your child reads, information in supporting your child to read at home can be found in the 'Reading at Home' booklet.

Spelling & Grammar The children will receive a set of 5 weekly spellings to learn inside their homework folder. Alongside a sentence to 'fix' (using their teachers pens to find and correct the errors). 

Maths- A maths game or activity will be set on Purple Mash for completion, weekly.  

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