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Year 1

Welcome to Class 1!


Teacher: Mrs Longfield

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Higgins


Thank you for visiting our class page. Here, you can find information about our topics, homework expectations in Year 1 and our P.E. lessons. You can also find some useful documents as well as being able to see updates about our learning.




Our topics for the following year are as follows:

Autumn 1- Dinosaurs

Autumn 2- Childhood

Spring 1- Poles Apart

Spring 2- People and Animals

Summer 1- A Midsummer Night's Dream

Summer 2- Get Out of my Swamp!


Knowledge organisers will be uploaded onto the class page each half term.


Homework Expectations

In  Year 1, children are expected to read at home every night in order to develop their fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. All children have a homework diary in which they should record which page of their book they are up to.


After half term,in addition to this, children receive a page of Maths homework per week. This goes home on a Thursday and must be back in school the following Monday.


At the beginning of each half term children will also receive spellings.  Children are expected to practise these at home and there will be a spelling test in school every Wednesday.



P.E. and Forest School


Year 1 will have P.E. on a Monday


PE kits consists of:

Purple, school PE t-shirt

Yellow or purple polo shirt

Black shorts or joggers - No logo or pattern



Year 1 will have Forest School Every Thursday for Summer Term 1


Forest school kit consists of:

Old clothes you don't mind getting mucky!





In Year 1 we begin to learn cursive writing.  Please feel free to use the following powerpoint with your children at home to help develop their cursive style! 

Cursive writing

This morning we have been learning all about Tudor music and dance.  We have investigated Tudor instruments, listened to some Tudor music and even had a go at some Tudor dancing!

Another great Forest School session today!  After learning about William Shakespeare and some of his plays, we decided to give acting a go!  We listened to the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff, then we had to create our own scenery for the story.  We then worked in groups to act it out! 


We enjoyed a visit from the police this week.  They talked to us about keeping safe, what to do if we ever get lost in town or a shop and they let us look at their uniforms and some equipment too!

This week we have been looking at the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and thinking about how we could rewrite it with a Polar theme!  We're going to write 'We're Going on a Polar Bear Hunt'.

Today, during our forest school session, we acted out the story of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and had too look around for things we could go over, under, through and into before running away from the scary shadow bear we found!