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Picture 1 Mrs Stevens - Kittiwake Class
Picture 2 Mrs Davis - Kittiwake Class
Picture 3 Mrs Overthrow - Robin Class

Welcome to Year 1!


Spring Term 2017



Are you ready for an African Adventure?


Welcome to the Spring term, we have many more exciting learning opportunities planned to support your child. Our Topic is African Adventure and it is one of our favourites. We will be looking at where it is in the world and looking at all the different continents and oceans. Year 1 will be exploring African culture, people, places, homes and animals. We are looking forward to meeting Kwame from African Activities and learning stories and art from Ghana as well as play real African drums! Take a look at our topic web to see what we are learning this term. Watch this space for more of our amazing work!





  • Please can you ensure that your child brings a water bottle to school every day which is filled only with water. Please do not put the bottle in book bags as they could leak and each class has a plastic box which they children can place their bottle in first thing in the morning.

  • Please can you make sure that your children do not use the outside equipment before or after school.

  • Please make sure your child has a P.E.kit in school that is clearly labelled and ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled, including coats and jumpers.



    Autumn Term 2017


    What an amazing time we’ve had in Year 1 so far! Read on to find out what we have been learning.


    Autumn term was a very busy term for us in Year 1. With all of us trying to improve our writing and number skills, it’s been hard work! We have had several Golden Moments and Star Workers for following our school rule ‘We do our best!


    We have been on two school trips! One to look at our local area with a trip down Nightingale Avenue and our history trip at ‘Milestones Museum’. It was such a lovely day learning all about toys and games.


  • In science we have been learning about different materials and their uses. We thought about which material would be best to keep our bear dry. We talk about waterproofing and talked about reasons for our choices. We have also been looking at the different seasons and how our favourite tree is changing. So far we have observed the tree change from green leaves, to brown, orange and yellow leaves, to no leaves at all!


For Christmas we had a fantastic Christmas Play called ‘Christmas around the world’. The singing was brilliant this year with awesome dancing and clear narrators stealing the show. The costumes added that extra sparkle to our Christmas event so thank you to all of the parents that found or made amazing costumes. We really appreciate your support.