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Welcome to Year 1


Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
1CW Mrs Claire Willerton Mrs Silver
1PW Mrs Porter / Mrs Webber Mrs Myers
1SH Mrs Stephens / Mrs Hartshorne Mrs Harris
1HK Mrs Hartless/Mr Kelsey Mrs Simpson

Additional TA support  Miss Richards/Mrs Aucott/Mrs Judy Marshall-Watkins/

Mrs Adams


Year 1 Topics

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Me and You History of Toys Local Area /Plants
Playgrounds Sewing Great Fire Of London
Light & Dark Where is Barnaby Bear? Materials
Schools Past & Present Inside A Church Pizzas
Graphical Modelling Animal Classification  


Surgery Times

If you have a specific issue you wish to discuss with your child's teacher they will be available 
 between 3.15 pm - 4.00 pm on the following days.


1SH - Thursday
1PW - Thursday
1CW- Tuesday

1HK - Wednesday





The children have enjoyed their first topic of the new term, Toys Old and New.  Everyone brought in a toy and made a label to create a toy museum.  Parents and carers joined the children at the end of the school day to view their wonderful art work and museum.









We have studied the incredibly detailed painting Children’s Games by Peter Bruegel and discussed which games they recognise.   We are also looking at the work of the pop artists and creating our own Andy Warhole inspired animal prints using on the computers.


We joined Barnaby Bear on his travels around England, Scotland, Australia and Mexico, recognising national flags, studying food, buildings and art.





In our money topic we are learning to recognise coins and understanding their monetary value.  We have used our class shop in role play to help with this. 


In performance poetry the children have learnt animal poems, recited them and put actions to them.

We will be creating our animal puppets in D & T sewing project and our science topic is animal classification.


We had great fun programming our blue tooth beebots to navigate a route around a board.  We understand what an algorithm is and how tricky it is to give concise instructions.



We have had a lovely start to the term with a visit from Aliens!  The alien topic, based on the lovely story Aliens love Underpants, by Claire  Freedman, was great fun and gave us an opportunities for a variety of activities including looking at bossy verbs, using adjectives to describe an alien and instructions on how to get dressed.


We have helped Jack, of Jack and Jill fame, to create a playground to stop him climbing the hill and falling down all the time!!  We used the graphical modelling software package SPEX to design a safe and enjoyable environment for all ages.  The children were able to understand how using a modelling package on a computer enabled them to review and revise their designs.




We will also shortly be constructing our own models of playground equipment in DT.






Our science topic has been to consider what makes us, as humans, the same and different.  We have looked at the work of the artist Picasso and his interpretation of the human face and drawn our own faces in our own individual styles.







We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Black Country Museum which supported out history project.









Forest Schools


Year 1 classes will be participating in Forest School this year.

Whatever the weather...........!!!!



Follow this link for timetables


If this link is not working please navigate to: Parents/Curriculum/Forest Schools




Please visit this excellent educational website which the school subscribes to allowing all pupils free home access.  The logon details are the same as those used to logon to the computers in school and should be familiar to your child.  All activity is recorded, please encourage children to use it responsibly, it is a valuable learning tool.


Link to EducationCity


EducationCity, although moving towards HTML5, requires Flash Player for much of its content, so a free mobile Flash browser app called Puffin Academy, created specifically for teachers and students, needs to be installed for EducationCity to work on mobile devices. This is the case for both Android and Apple iOS devices.  Please find installation guide below.


Puffin Browser Installation Guide