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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.


Remote Learning 

Year 1 will use Tapestry as their platform for setting home learning to any children who are unable to attend school due to isolating. If we are notified that your child is not going to be attending school for a period of time, we will upload the learning that they would be completing in school to Tapestry for them to complete at home. Please check your child's Tapestry account daily for home learning. Your child's teacher is also contactable through Tapestry and will be more than happy to help with anything home learning related. Additionally, please do share pictures and videos with us of the home learning that your child is getting up to. 


Below, you can also find links to useful home learning documents. 


Important Information



For the second Spring term, PE will be held once 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. 

Kirk Campus: Wednesday. 


This lesson will held outdoors (weather permitting). Please may children have a tracksuit in their PE bags to wear during outdoor PE.


Forest School

For the second Spring term, Year One will be taking part in Forest School lessons. On their Forest School day, children will need to come into school dressed in suitable clothing (trousers/leggings, layers such as a long sleeved top and jumper and wellies) and they will need to bring their school uniform in a carrier bag to change into after their lesson. If children have a set of waterproof overalls they are welcome to bring these into school. Forest School lessons will run on the following days; 

King Campus: Friday am.

Kirk Campus: Thursday am. 


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.



Roots, shoots and fruits.  

Our project for the second Spring term is called 'Roots, shoots and fruits'. This project will have a Science, English and DT focus. Children will be learning all about plants and flowers. They will carry out their own planting experiment to find out what a plant needs to be able to grow best. They will also design, make and evaluate their very own bird feeders. 



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. 


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

Friday 19th March: Red nose day (wear as much or as little red as you like)

Monday 22nd March: Non-uniform day in exchange for a chocolate raffle prize. 

Tuesday 30th March: Chocolate raffle. 


Inset Days 2020/2021

Thursday 1st April 2021

Monday 7th June 2020