Year 1 (KS1)

Welcome to Year 1!
  Beaver Rabbit
Class Teacher Miss Davis Miss Livanos
Learning Support Assistant                      Mrs Davis
In Year 1, our children make the exciting transition from Early Years to Key Stage One in a gradual progression towards a more formal and structured day and style of learning.  It is an opportunity to experience a breadth of education that encompasses a creative curriculum.
We encourage our children to become increasingly independent and they enjoy learning through focused tasks and structured play.  Our topics are chosen to encourage them to explore and develop their understanding of the world, grow in confidence and self-belief through creativity, while acquiring the early building blocks of learning for life.

Our children begin to develop collaborative discussion skills by engaging with high quality texts and they are provided with a variety of opportunities to practise and apply their reading and writing skills.  These well-established skills are displayed when completing the phonics screening check at the end of the year.   


Year 1 visited Reading Museum, they were able to immerse themselves in a Victorian Experience.

We pretended to be Victorian school children and took part in lessons similar to the ones that happened over 100 years ago. We also learnt about the different types of toys that Victorian children would have played with when they were our age!

This week in year 1 we have been reading ‘Lost in the Toy Museum’, we played the hot and cold game to find objects hidden in the KS1 area. We had lots of fun playing this game!

Year 1 are practising walking and balancing on a straight line in PE this half term. We have been working very hard to step carefully and maintain our balance. 

This week Year One have absolutely loved performing the Christmas play to their parents. We did a beautiful rendition of Rodolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the finale. Our teachers are very proud of us and can't wait to see us in acting roles next year! Merry Christmas everybody!

This week in Science we read ‘The Three Little Pigs’, we have been building houses out of a variety of materials to see which one would be the best for a house to be built from.

We also have a very exciting trip to the pantomime to see ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, we were blasted with super soakers and some of us were lucky enough to catch some sweets! We laughed, sang, danced and most importantly had a fantastic trip!

On Monday, Year 1 had so much fun watching the football! For some of us, it was the first football match we had ever watched so it was really exciting when we got to cheer when England scored! We had popcorn and squash for our half-time snack too, which was delicious. COME ON ENGLAND! 

Beaver Class enjoyed taking part in raising money for Children in Need. 
Rabbit class dressed up to support Children in Need, this years theme was 'inspirational people'. 

This week in Year 1 we have been learning all about the significance of Remembrance Sunday. We spoke about why we wear poppies and what they represent. We then created our own poppies to create a wreath and a display.

This week Year One have been learning about the Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes. In our Art lesson, we made these beautiful fireworks pictures. We are really excited for Bonfire Night this weekend, stay safe everybody!

Before half term in DT we made pizza’s using our 5 senses, we put a variety of toppings on our pizza’s such as; mushrooms, onion, olives, peppers and cheese.. In Science we then spoke about what we could smell, taste, feel and see.

Some children in KS1 had a great time picking our home-grown carrots! As you can see from the photos, some of the carrots were huge! They are very tasty too.

Year 1 have been spending lots of time talking about being a kind friend and using our kind hands over the last couple of weeks. We created a friendship tree to show that we have kind hands. 

Below our friendship tree you can see our wonderful nature table that displays some of the Autumn objects from nature we have found over the last few weeks. Thank you Mrs Davis for helping us set it up and writing all our phase 5 sounds on the wood slices!

This week we got to watch a special video from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Julia Donaldson read us some poems and sang songs, while Axel Scheffler showed us how he drew the characters from The Baddies. Our favourite part was the Superworm song!

Some of our Young Leaders lead their first sessions on Monday in KS1 - the younger children were so excited to have older children working with them on team building activities and all wanted to join in! The sessions will develop as the children become more confident, our Y6 children are aiming to work on some football and netball skills in the weeks to come!