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Welcome to Year 1

Attenborough Class

We chose 'Attenborough' as our class name because in year one we learn about the world we live in, seasonal change, all about animals and how God gave us the world to look after.

Sir David Attenborough tries to help people understand how to save the world and the animals on it.

Key Information:


P.E this term will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. It is important that children have their PE kit and jumper (named) in school. PE Kits will be sent home every holiday for washing and so that you can check that plimsolls still fit etc. Please avoid wearing earrings on PE days. If your child still struggles with dressing or undressing, please could they practise this at home? We need to minimise our physical contact with the children as much as possible. Dressing themselves is definitely a way to improve your child’s independence and ensure this happens in these challenging times



DT Day is on Friday 4th December 2020.


Meet the Teacher

Spelling Homework

Look out here for your 'star'. The first golden assembly will be on September 11th 2020.

DT Day 09.07.21


We used our knowledge of joining and of castles to create our own castles. Before starting we agreed what they should all have, walls, turrets, battlements and a drawbridge and then we selected our boxes and ta da!

DT Day 21.05.21

Today we looked at how to join card and paper and other paper techniques.

Using the broad theme 'Animal Menagerie' as we have been learning about animals this term; we folded, cut, taped, glued and split pninned to make our own range of moving animals. We used a concertina fold (fan) to make either long wiggly animals or wings, we learned to make paper cones so we could make tiny finger puppets and we designed our own animals and used split pins.

A busy and very creative day as once the skills were revised, we used our own imagination and ideas to create our very own menageries with very little adult support. Well done Onesies!


This Term's books

Term 2 - Autumn into Winter

Dear Parents,

Welcome to term 2 of year 1.

It is hard to believe the children have been here for a whole term already as they have settled in so well. The transition from Reception class has been so much smoother than we could have hoped for given the disturbed year and everyone’s different starting points but we are ready to really push for all our year one National Curriculum targets now.

Thank you for taking the time to talk to us at parent’s evenings - it was lovely to speak with you. As discussed on parents evening, please do email or call the office to say you need a call if you are worried about anything. We may not be able to meet in the usual way but we are here if you need us. Please continue to regularly check the website as well.

One of the things that came up at parents evening was knowledge of phonics teaching in school and the screen the children will take this academic year. With this in mind we will be holding an information meeting for parents soon and this will be done online so I can share with you information about the year 1 phonics screen. Information will follow.

This term, our theme is ‘Autumn into winter’ and we will be going outside to look at seasonal change and weather, it is essential therefore that all children have a coat with them as we do try to do learning outside wherever possible.

Please read the rest of the newsletter below.

Mrs Brooker, Mrs Harris and Mrs Loosley

Term 2 Newsletter

Term 1 

Dinosaur Roar!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to term 1 of year 1. It is wonderful to see you all back after the summer holidays and the year 1 team is very much looking forward to working with you and your child (ren) this year.


The team this year will be Mrs Brooker (Mon, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday), Mrs Harris (Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning) and Mrs Loosley (Monday to Friday).

There may be occasions where Mrs Brooker and Mrs Harris need to swap days but this will only be when absolutely necessary and not a common occurrence. Where possible routines will be kept.


There will be  ‘Meet the teacher’ Information sent out shortly, information to follow, so that we can explain the new routines. As soon as we are able to open the school up wider (Covid 19 permitting) we look forward to welcoming you so that you can see the children’s classroom for yourself.


Year 1 is a busy year and the children will be transitioning from the Early Years Foundation Stage into Year 1 of the National Curriculum. In the first few weeks we will have a daily routine that will be very similar to the one the children had in Miss King’s class and this should ensure that they are able to settle quickly into the year.

We will be learning through a range of subjects and these will be linked together in a topic called ‘Dinosaur Roar’. The main books we will be using are pictured above.


Mrs Brooker, Mrs Harris and Mrs Loosley

Year 1 Newsletter