Year 1 2017 - 2018

Miss Cork

"Go and open the door. Maybe outside there’s a tree, or a wood, a garden, or a magic city." Miroslav Holub

Welcome to Year 1!

Mrs Moxley is the class Teacher and she enjoys travelling, walking the dog, playing sport and photography. Also in Year 1 is the fantastic and enthusiastic Miss Porter!

Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. We are extremely excited this year as we have a new classroom!

This year, Y1 will be embarking on lots of exciting adventures through creative topics. (see below)


Sea of Dreams

"On a beautiful sunlit beach, a girl builds a magnificent sandcastle. As night falls the girl heads for home. Waves move ever closer to the castle, threatening its survival. Suddenly, in one of its windows, a light comes on . . ."

The ‘Sea of Dreams’, based on the text ‘Sea of Dreams’ by Dennis Nolan, is going to be a multi sensory experience to showcase the written and creative work of the children across all year groups. 








Where my Wellies take me

Autumn: The Enchanted Woodland- Our wellies take us outside on lots of woodland adventures- beware, muddy boots!

Spring 1: Space Boots and Shooting Stars- Our wellies take us up up into Space to learn about the solar system

Spring 2: Rumble Roar Dinosaur- Our wellies take us back in time to the land of the dinosaurs

Summer: Roaming in the Rainforest- Our wellies take us hundreds of miles to the Amazon rainforest.



The Enchanted Woodland
 If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a BIG surprise! Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady-eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints... animal or imp? This topic includes writing information books, fairy stories and recounts. We will be working with nature and classifying materials and animals as well as making maps and measuring trees. And of course, exploring lots in our wellies! Our woodland topic features some activities from the National Trust's scheme of '50 things to do before you are 11 3/4'. If you do any extra ones from the list take a photograph and bring it into school. I love seeing all your adventures adventures! 

Here are some of the books we will be reading:


Our Christian Value in Year 1 is "Forgiveness". What does forgiveness mean to you? Have you had to say sorry to someone? We will spend the first 3 days of the new term looking at forgiveness trying to answer this question through parables Jesus told (The Lost Sheep, The Lost Son and The Unforgiving Servant), through discussion and artwork inspired by Hannah Dunnett. Remember there is no right or wrong answer. Our reflection area has prayers the children have written as well as an interactive display for the children to access whenever they need to. Our RE lessons over the term will be looking at the theme 'Good News'.

PE is on Monday and Wednesday throughout the year. In addition, Y1 will have an extra P.E lesson on a Tuesday while Mrs Moxley takes Year 4 swimming. Please ensure you have your kit in school on these days and it is labelled.

Please go onto the Y1 blog and read what will be happening each week. It is important to read this and let your parents read it too as there may be changes to dates or extra information.

This terms topic web and takeaway homework is available to download in the file manager. Please bring your takeaway homework to school on 26th October to share with the class and the rest of KS1. This term's takeaway homework is based on our woodland topic and features some activities from the National Trust's scheme of '50 things to do before you are 11 3/4'. If you do any extra ones from the list take a photograph and bring it into school. I love seeing all your adventures.

During week beginning 26th September we would like children to bring in evidence of their work so far. Please let me know if you would like a paper copy.

I am sure we will have a wonderful and exciting year and I cant' wait for all our adventures in our wellies!

Mrs Moxley


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Back to School, by Mrs Batley

Y5 Trip to liverpool, by Mrs Melia

Half term Holiday, by Mrs Waring

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