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Miss. Allen and Mrs. Salisbury work in our class.


Happy New Year *2017*


This half term's topic is Amazing Animals! In Science we will be learning how to classify animals into groups (mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians) by their features and characteristics. We will also sort them into carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.

You can support your child at home by finding out facts about their favourite animals, including pets.

In History the children will be comparing their childhood life to their parents and grandparents childhood and in DT they will make their own unique bird feeders!


October to December 2016


This half term's topic is called What's it made of? We will be learning about different materials in Science, map routes in Geography and Computing, as well as using clay in Art.



**This website is good for supporting science and this particular page focuses on our new topic of Materials: **




August to October 2016


This half term's topic is All About Ourselves. We will be learning about parts of our body such as bones, joints and our senses in Science, which will link to learning about the famous person, Louis Braille in History. We will make hand and finger puppets in DT linked to Superheroes, and create self portraits while learning about the famous artist Vincent van Gogh in Art. 



Latest news


15th September - an information evening for Year 1 parents will be held in the hall at 6pm.




Useful information



Your child is encouraged to change their reading book at least 3 times a week.  As the children become better readers and more confident with their phonics and understanding, they will be reading longer books which may then take 2 or 3 days to read.





P.E. days are on Tuesday and Friday. Please can children with earrings either have them taken out at home, or be provided with tape to keep them safe during these lessons. Outdoor P.E. is on a Tuesday, weather permitting, so outdoor P.E. kit can be either brought in on that day or left in school. 


Library day

Library day is Tuesday when children can bring their library book into school to change. *Library will start 27.09.2016


Topics for the year

Autumn 1 – All About Me

Autumn 2 – What’s it Made of?

Spring 1 – Animals

Spring 2 – Animals and their Habitats

Summer 1 – Plants and Growing

Summer 2 – Inspiring People