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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 and Mrs Smith is the teaching assistant. 


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


King Campus 


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


Da Vinci Class: Mrs Murphy is the class teacher. 


Important Information



For the first Autumn term, 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. Additionally, children will be taking part in the 'daily run' which they will need a change of shoe for. PE days are as follows;

Kirk Campus: Wednesday and Friday

King Campus: Thursday and Friday. 


Forest School

Year One will not have Forest School this half term. 


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.


Project - Let's Learn. 

For the first 2 weeks of the Autumn Term, Year One will complete their first project called 'Let's Learn' which will be an introduction to Year One. During this project, children will spend time getting to know their new class including their classroom, teacher and peers. Following this project, Year One will begin a 5 week project called 'Once upon a time'. 



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. 

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. 


Dates for the diary 

Thursday 2nd September 2021 -  First day of the Autumn Term. 

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.