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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


The Year 1 classes are called Snowdrops and Bluebells.


In Snowdrops, our teacher is Mrs Mansbridge and our teaching assistant is Mrs Barker.


In Bluebells class, our teachers are Mrs Ariss and Mrs Meakin. Our teaching assistant is Miss Brett.


Here is the Year 1 timetable for Spring term.

Class Rules

We follow the whole school non-negotiables:

  1. We always present our work at the highest standard, so we can be proud of it.
  2. We always correct our spelling.
  3. We know our success steps and always use them, this helps us to achieve our lesson objective.
  4. We always respond to our teachers marking as this helps us to improve.
  5. We use the grammar taught in our writing and can explain it using the correct language.


In Year 1, we have made our own class rules:

We always use our RICHER values:







Children who demonstrate good RICHER values are rewarded with dojos, special RICHER value stickers, and can even be chosen to be a RICHER value champion! 


The children have been learning about the characters who are based on the RICHER values.

Summer Term

Spring Term

Since school reopened, we have been reading 'Cave Baby' by Julia Donaldson and we have been busy doing lots of fun activities about the book.


We have been learning about materials in science and did an investigation to find out which materials are waterproof to help Cave Baby make some waterproof clothes to wear for when he goes swimming with the mammoth family. We have been enjoying doing lots of art linked to the book, including cave drawings with chalk and painting.


Autumn Term

During the Autumn term we will be doing lots of science! We will be catching up on some of the Reception activities we've missed out on, and also learning lots of Year 1 science.

This will include:

  • Naming parts of the human body.​​​​​​
  • The five senses.
  • Naming different plants and trees.
  • Describe the structure of a plant.
  • Describe weather and changes across the seasons.

Reading for pleasure

Planting a bean

Transition Days

In July, the children had chance to meet their new teachers and spend a day in their Year 1 classroom.

We read 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' did lots of different activities based on the book.

Play-doh Caterpillars!

Fruit tasting!

Resources and Internet Links

Please use the following websites and resources to support your child with their learning at home.


Numbots:  (Type in the username and password on the letter sent home at the start of the year.)

Number square:

'Hit the button' game:


Number pairs to 10:


Counting in 2s:


Counting in 5s:

Phonics & Reading

Oxford Owl:  (Go to 'My Class Login' and type in the username and password on the letter sent home at the start of the year)


Obb and Bob 'Picnic on Pluto' (real and nonsense words) game:


'Buried treasure' (real and nonsense words) game:


'The Literacy Shed' website:


Full stops game:


BBC Bitesize - KS1 English:

Year 1 Common Exception Words


Now > Press > Play

Into Film

Google Classroom. 

The following link is a guide to how things work when using Google Classroom.