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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Fiennes, Da Vinci and Dahl

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At King Campus in Fiennes Class, our teacher is Miss Higginson and the TA is Mr Ayres. In Da Vinci Class, our teacher is Miss Croxford and our TA is Ms O’Sullivan. At the Kirk Campus, our teacher in Dahl Class is Mrs Francis-Pollin and our TA is Mrs Spencer.


Our Year Leader across both campuses is Miss Higginson. If you have any questions, concerns or queries, please speak to your child’s class teacher or pop a note in their home school diary.



We are looking forward to getting stuck into our new project Fire Fire! with a drama workshop. As you can guess from the title, our new project is all about the Great Fire of London. Over the coming weeks we will be exploring what happened in the build up to ‘The Great Fire’ and how this significant event in history led to the  important changes in our fire service and buildings that we see today. Throughout the project, we will be discussing  and debating whether ‘The Great Fire’ was a ‘blessing or a disaster’. All our writing and project work will be based on this culminating in a presentation of the children's’ work at the end of term, which parents are invited to.

Every Friday, Year One have show and tell. The children are encouraged to bring something from home into school to share with the class.


Home Learning

In Year One, children will be sent home weekly with spellings in their home school diaries to practise at home in preparation for a spelling test every Friday. Please practise these at home with your child.


We highly encourage parents to read with their children at home as this not only helps to develop their reading skills but their enjoyment and pleasure for reading too. With this in mind, children who read 5 times or more at home over the course of the week will receive a bookworm sticker.  If you read with your child at home, simply record it in their home school diaries. Home school diaries get checked every morning.


Our banded book change day is Tuesday and Friday. 


Additionally an updated key word list will be sent home each half term for you to practise with your children at home. Children will be tested regularly at school.



This half term (Autumn 2) we will be doing PE on a Monday and Tuesday.


It is important that your child has their named PE kit in school everyday, so that they can participate in all sessions.

We also take part in a daily run everyday, so please ensure your child has suitable footwear in school daily.


Forest school

Year 1 do not have forest school this term.


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to catch a year one team member on the door. If you haven't already please download The School App to keep up to date with key information.


Thank you for your support. 

Meet the Y1 team!

Meet the Y1 team!  1 Miss Higginson
Meet the Y1 team!  2 Mr Ayres
Meet the Y1 team!  3 Miss Croxford
Meet the Y1 team!  4 Ms O'Sullivan
Meet the Y1 team!  5 Mrs Francis-Pollin
Meet the Y1 team!  6 Mrs Spencer