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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. 


Da Vinci Class: Mrs Murphy is the class teacher. 


Important Information



This half term, PE will be held twice a week however it is suggested that PE kits stay in school all week as other activities may crop up.  Children will need a change of shoes for PE, either trainers or plimsolls. PE days for each campus are as follows;

Kirk: Tuesday and Friday

King: Tuesday and Friday


Forest School

Year 1 will not have Forest School this 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.


Spelling: Over the course of this half term, please spend some time supporting your child to be able to spell the Year One common exception words. These are words that by the end of Year One children should be able to read and spell. A copy of the Year One common exception words can be found below. Thank you for your continued support! 



Eye Spy.

For the first week of the half term, we will conclude the ‘Eye Spy’ project that we began last half term.

Summer Kitchen.

Commencing Monday 13th June, we will begin our final project of the year called ‘Summer Kitchen’. This project will have a Science, English and DT focus. Children will become Scientists, learning all about healthy and unhealthy foods as well as different food groups and how to eat a healthy, balanced diet. This project will also involve learning about personal hygiene and the importance of exercise. Children will apply this learning during the DT aspect of the project, where they will design, make and evaluate their very own healthy snack. Throughout the project, children will have the opportunity to apply their writing skills by writing instructions and creating their own poem.  Children will bring home a separate home learning sheet for this project.



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 

Monday 6th June—Inset day.

Wk beginning Monday 20th June—Sports Week (Children can wear PE to school all week).

Tuesday 21st June—Sports Day King.

Wednesday 22nd June– Sports Day Kirk.

Tuesday 28th June– Transition Day.

Friday 15th July - Summer Fair. 



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.