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Welcome to Year One!


Welcome to our class page! There are twenty-five children in Year One and three adults in our class. Our class teacher is Miss Trayte and our teaching assistants are Miss Wescott (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs F (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).




Our topic this autumn term will be ‘Turrets and Tiaras’, where the children will learn about different periods of time and the history of castles. It is an exciting and interesting topic which I have no doubt all the children will enjoy engaging with. We have many fun and stimulating lessons and activities planned for the coming term. There are lots of writing opportunities for the children within this topic, and I hope the children will develop their love for Literacy in all aspects throughout this term. I am very looking forward to this term and our trip to Windsor Castle!


Please visit our page regularly to see what we are up to!




Our Christian value this term is 'Trust'.




Our PE lessons this term are on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. This term PE will be indoor and outdoor so please ensure trainers are in school at all times. Please ensure children bring in a different hoodie or sweatshirt so they can stay warm but keep their school jumper clean, thank you.


Outdoor Learning

Everyday the children participate in outdoor learning where they have the opportunity to discover, experiment, learn about and connect to the natural world, as well as engage in a variety of outdoor and adventure activities. We recommend that the children keep a pair of wellies (or old trainers) at school to enable us to take full advantage of our outside environment. Also the children are more than welcome to keep a spare set of clothes in school incase they become muddy or wet whilst having fun with the capacity activities in the water tray, playing with the mud kitchen or building a bug hotel!



Important Dates

Children in Need - Friday 15th November

Year 6 Takeover Day - Friday 22nd November

Eisteddfod Class Rounds - Friday 22nd November

Project Sharing - Tuesday 17th December

Christmas Lunch and Jumper Day - Wednesday 18th December

Class Party - Thursday 19th December

Christmas Service (Year 1 and 6) - Friday 20th December

Christmas Holidays - Friday 20th December


For 'Star of the Week', you can keep Icy from the Friday you receive him to the following Thursday, ready for him to be given back out the next day.




Star of the Week: 

Olivia (8/11)




Dojo Winner: 

Jasmey (8/11)




Core Subject Information for 11.11.19

Below you will find a description of what the children will be learning in the core subjects this week:



We are going to continue to look at time this week. We are learning how to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour, making sure we understand what the big hand and the little hand are for. We will look at seconds and how best we can measure activities and the measurement of time they take to complete.



We are going to be looking at information texts in English, especially focusing on leaflets. We are going to remember all the interesting information we learned from the Fur and Feathers and sort these into different sub-headings. We will then write our own information booklet informing readers about three different birds of prey.



We are going to be recapping our set 1 and set 2 sounds, especially focusing on -i-e, -o-e and -u-e.



If your child reads at least four times a week for ten weeks throughout the term then they will receive a reading certificate at the end of term.


Also each time your child reads Miss Trayte will award them with 2 dojos!


Please make sure you write in your child's partnership diary each time they read so Miss Trayte, Miss Wescott and Mrs F can see that they have read.



We are once again running our popular Eisteddfod performance poetry competition across the Multi Academy Trust this year.

The children can learn a poem of their choice based on their current topic (princesses, knights, dragons, castles etc.)

Children can also write their own poems if they wish!

Find below some example poems to give you an idea of appropriate level for your child's year group. Please note that whilst you may use these poems, there is no expectation to and we love to see variety and children's own choices. 

Performances will be judged on how well the poem has been learnt, clarity, expression and actions used to enhance the performance.

The first round of class auditions will be on Friday 22nd November, followed by the semi finals on Friday 24th January and then the finals on Thursday 5th March - we can’t wait to hear the children’s performances!

Please do ask if you have any questions regarding the Eisteddfod. Thank you. 



Homework will be sent out weekly and will consist of a Maths unit and a Spellings unit. The Maths homework will be sent out fortnightly and will be need to be completed and handed in by the following Monday of it being set for it to be marked and handed out again. The Spellings unit will be sent out every Monday in preparation for the spelling test on Friday. The homework book is where the tests are completed and therefore need to be in school on a Monday and a Friday.


The spellings for this week are (11/11):













Thank you for your support with the homework.


The topic homework for this term is attached below.



Here are some pictures of what the children have got up to this week in Year 1! We had a fantastic time with the Fur and Feathers workshop learning all about falcons, hawks and kestrels. We also have been making castle, dragons and different structures in construction.
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Book reviews:


Book Title: Something Else

Author: Kathryn Cave


What is the book about?

(Grace): It’s a book about friends.

(Charlie): About something else!


Who's your favourite character?

(Reilly): The friend.

(Willow): The person.


What's your favourite part of the book?

(Beatrice): When the Something Else grabbed the other creature’s hand.

(Olivia): The friendship happening.


How many stars would you give the book out of 5?

(Paul): 10 million because I liked it very much.

(Jasmey): 10 because I liked it a bit.


By Grace, Charlie, Reilly, Willow, Beatrice, Olivia, Paul and Jasmey

I have attached the rota for the children to have an opportunity to bring in something for Show and Tell and for Storytime. This is a fair way for the children to have the opportunity to bring in something to show the class or a book for Miss Trayte, Miss Wescott or Mrs F to read. There are also suggested themes on the Show and Tell Rota for the children to follow so that we can make sure what is being brought in is appropriate and exciting, i.e. something the child has created, is proud of or a photograph of somewhere the child has been.


Please find attached the curriculum information for Year One below. For further information please contact Miss Trayte.

Useful Websites

Here is a list of different websites which your child can visit if they wish to complete some extra practise at home in either maths, times tables, literacy or phonics. To follow a link, copy and paste it into the search bar.



Counting- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting 

Counting, matching and ordering 1- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-cunt/ladybird-spots 

Counting, matching and ordering 2- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game 

Higher or lower- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=HigherAndLower

Number ordering- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/number_ordering/play/

Number sequences- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/number_sequences/play/

Ordering- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering 


Times Tables: 







Joining words- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/joining_words/play/

Making sentences- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/making_sentences/play/

Rhyming words- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/rhyming_words/play/