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Welcome to Year One

Class Teachers: Mrs Cooney & Miss Smith
LSCA: Mrs Cock 
"Where do we all belong?"

This term our enquiry question is "Where do we all belong?" Our focus is Geography. Through the themes of 'belonging, travel and polar regions' children will learn about their world, the seven continents, habitats, polar regions and differences in climate and weather around the world. They will also enjoy popular stories to connect their Geography learning with the wider curriculum, these include 'The Snail and The Whale, The Polar Bear, Blown Away, Dear Greenpeace & Way home'. 

We concluded our learning in Geography by enjoying a brilliant morning out walking and orienteering. The children followed the route of the walk using their maps and they had to spot clues along the way to spell out a word. We enjoyed a fruit snack in the sunshine before meeting the lambs and baby goat 'Sprite' at the farm. The children were fantastic, even getting up the muddy, slippery hill! 

We are Geographers...We observe, We use tools to research, We spot differences and change and we ask questions about the world around us.

We enjoyed a visit from a real Arctic Explorer, Adrian Hall. He shared stories of his adventures and took us on our own Polar expedition, introducing Year 1 to orienteering 

We are Designers...We are learning to master techniques, make and evaluate our designs.  

As part of our EXPLORE project we have designed and made mittens. The children have been learning how to join fabrics using different techniques. 

We are Designers...We are learning to master techniques, make and evaluate our designs.  

As part of our EXPLORE project we have designed and made Windmills. The children have been learning how to follow a design criteria and join and fold card to form structures.  

We have been working really hard in maths to recognise the values of numbers using practical apparatus and part/whole models.  We love being scientists testing the properties of materials and we have great fun together when we take our learning outdoors.

We love Forest School!

Have a look at some of our learning from the Autumn term ....


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

Forest School all-weather clothing to remain in school in a named bag with wellington boots. Forest School is on Tuesday. 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 Golden Mile. 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 should be brought into school daily for reading volunteers to read and will be changed on their noted day. Please record how your child reads, information in supporting your child to read at home can be found on the inside of their reading record. Children will also have a bookmark with the reading target they are working on this term. 

Phonics & Spelling The children will receive a weekly spelling activity to add to their Homework book. Homework will be issued on a Friday and due the following Thursday. 

Maths- A maths game or activity will be set on Purple Mash for completion over two weeks. 

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