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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Fiennes, Da Vinci, Dickens and Blake

The Year One team


Kirk Campus


Dickens Class: Miss Foyle is the class teacher and year group leader. Mrs McTiernan and Mrs Xhamelda are the teaching assistants.


Blake Class: Miss Gibbs is the class teacher and Miss Thompson is the teaching assistant.


King Campus 


Fiennes Class: Mrs Francis-Pollin is the class teacher and Miss Juliff is the teaching assistant.


Da Vinci Class: Miss Croxford is the class teacher and Miss Humphreys is the teaching assistant.



We would like to welcome all children, whether returning students or new children, to Year One where we have a year of fun, learning, exploration and adventure ahead of us.


Important Information



PE will be held twice a week however it is suggested that PE kit stays in school all week as other activities may crop up. PE days are as follows;

King Campus: Wednesday and Thursday

Kirk Campus: Thursday and Friday


Home Learning

Reading: Please read with your child as often as possible at home and record in their home school book. These are checked daily. Please aim to read with your child at least 4 times over the course of a week. Children will receive a raffle ticket for each week that they read 4 times or more and this will be put into a prize draw.

All children are encouraged to take part in our school wide reading challenge, which can be completed over the whole school year. This will give children the opportunity to read a range of genres and develop their pleasure for reading. The reading challenge can be found on the school website.


Spelling: Children will receive a weekly list of spellings to learn at home. These will be sent home every Friday, commencing Friday 25th September, and then checked in school the following Friday.



Let’s Learn

For the first two full weeks of term, we will be completing a project called ‘Let’s Learn’. This project has a PSHE, English and Geography focus and the children will spend time exploring their new classroom, getting to know their new routines and discussing their feelings and emotions about moving into Year One.


Once Upon a Time

Commencing Monday 23rd September we will begin a 5 week project called ’Once Upon a Time’. This project will have an English, DT and Science focus and children will learn a number of different traditional tales and use their speaking, listening, writing and creativity skills to demonstrate their understanding of these tales.

Children may choose to complete one of the tasks listed below at home. When complete, they can bring their project into school to share with the class. Please can all home learning be brought into school by Monday 19th October.


- Learn a traditional tale and share this with someone at home or the class.

- With help from an adult, use the internet to research a traditional tale from around the world.

- Write down a list of questions you would like to ask your favourite story character. Why not then dress up as your favourite character and get someone to ask you the questions you have written.

- Think about “The Three Little Pigs”. If you had to build your own house out of the materials in your garden what would you use? Have a go at building your house and get an adult to take a photo.

- Create “story spoons” and use these in role-play or to help you retell a traditional tale.



We will be continuing to use Tapestry this year and we will be uploading pictures and videos of your children at school. Please continue to check your child’s profile to see updates of their time at school. Likewise, please do continue to upload photos and videos of what your child is getting up to at home. We will always make time for your child to share this with the class. For those of you who are new to the school, we will set you up with a login for you to be able to use.


Please do speak to us if you have any queries or concerns. It can be a little tricky to speak on the door so it is advisable to write a note in your child’s home school diary or book an appointment though the office. Please be reminded that your child’s class teacher is your first point of contact.

Dates for the diary

Inset Days 2020/2021

 Friday 23rd October 2020

 Monday 2nd November 2020

 Friday 12th February 2021

 Thursday 1st April 2021

 Monday 7th June 2020

Learning from home

For children who are at home due to self-isolating, please find below some ideas for home learning. Children will also regularly be assigned 2dos on Purple Mash to complete.