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 Year One

A very warm welcome to Year 1.

This year is very exciting as we have three Year 1/2 classes, Oak Class, Sycamore Class and Willow. These classes will be working very closely together and sharing many activities. 
Oak Class:

Miss Hyttner is teaching the class with the exception of Thursdays when Mrs Muir will teach in the afternoon. Mrs Oliver will be the class teaching assistant in the mornings and Ms Gawin in the afternoons.

Sycamore Class:

Miss Blake is teaching the class with the exception of Thursday afternoon when Mrs Weymouth will teach. Miss Strange will be the class teaching assistant every day except on Thursdays when Mrs Harwood will work with the class.

Willow Class:

Mrs Courquin is teaching the class from Monday to Thursday lunch time. Mrs Archer will teach Willow Thursday afternoon and all day Thursday. Mrs Rowe will be the class teaching assistant in the mornings and Mrs Oliver in the afternoons.
We aim to make the transition from Year R to Year 1 as easy as possible for the children. A few familiar staff faces and the incorporation this half term of many elements of the Year R curriculum, including learning through play and creativity should hopefully allow for this to happen.
We endeavour to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world in a fun and creative way, building upon their experiences from Year R. Working together to help your child to achieve their very best in the key skills for life-long learning. We believe that continuing to build good relationships between the staff, children and parents are integral to a successful Year 1.
We will be following the  ‘Come and See’ RE programme to help guide the children on their faith journey, encouraging them to grow in their religious literacy and understanding. The themes we will be following are outlined on the curriculum newsletter for each term.

There has been much in the news about the new curriculum. We are very excited that we shall be embarking on the new National Curriculum using 'Cornerstones' Imaginative Learning Projects to inspire the children.
Integrated Topics
Our Imaginative Learning Projects this year are:
Autumn – 'Memory box'  &   'Dinosaur Planet'
Spring- 'Bright Lights, Big City' & 'Rio da Vida'
Summer- 'Wiggle and Crawl' & 'Beachcombers'

In This Section...

Come and See

Look here to find focus prayers and scripture texts to support each topic. Please go to the Reception Come and See file for the scripture texts.

Links - please click to open

Toys from the past

An interesting website showing toys from the Harris Museum. This will help childen gain an understanding and learn about the toys children played with.

Sounds and Hearing

Online worksheets and activities. There is a great program for using the computer to record and experiment with voices and sounds. Go to 'Science' then 'Sounds'. It is called 'Audacity' and is free to use.

Weald and Downland Museum

This is an opportunity to revisit the homes from the past that Year 1 visited on their trip.They can find out more information about homes from the past and what life was like at that time.

Science- Growing plants

Some interesting actitivies to do with Growing plants.

Dance Mat

Improve your keyboard skills

Grace Darling

As part of this term's topic Light Up we are reading the Lighthouse keeper stories.This is a very good website about a real lighthouse keeper and his very famous daughter.

Froggy Phonemes

Have a go at reinforcing their phonemes.

Christmas Story

A short animation about the Christmas story

CBeebies Jack and the Beanstalk

Listen to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

As part of the Year 1 Curriculum, the children are asked to compare different versions of a traditional story. See if you can spot any differences.

Sorting Materials

See what you have know about materials!

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