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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, Mrs Xhamelda and Miss Farmer 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. Mrs Evans, Miss Forbes and Mrs Thompson are the teaching assistants. 


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 Summer 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. PE days for both campuses are as follows;

Monday and Wednesday 


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.



Fire Fire!  

This half term our project is called ‘Fire Fire!’. This project will have a History, English and Art focus. Children will become Historians, travelling back in time 355 years to learn all about The Great Fire of London. They will learn about the chronological events of the fire, including the impact of the fire and subsequent changes that were made to fire safety. Children will continue to develop their writing skills during this project, in particular their sentence writing, use of punctuation and application of phonics.  They will apply their writing skills by producing a newspaper report and diary entry. Children will bring home a separate home learning and vocabulary sheet for this project. Thank you for your continued support! As part of this project, we will be having a special themed day where children will take part in a range of activities and are invited to come to school dressed as a person from the era of 1666. This will be held on Friday 9th July (further information to follow). 



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


Monday 7th June 2021: Inset day. 

Tuesday 8th June 2021: First day of the half term. 

Week beginning 28th June: Sports week. 

Monday 28th June: Year One Sports Day (1.30pm-3pm)

Friday 9th July: The Great Fire of London themed dress up day. 

Friday 23rd July: Last day of term.