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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Teacher: Mrs Darling

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Keay


Council Members

School Council: Zoey and Jacob 

Collective Worship: Elise

Eco Warriors: Noah and Esmae


Key Information

Reading and Phonics

The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. You can help support your child by reading with them and allowing them to read their book to you. We ask that our children read to an adult daily. Please record your child’s daily reading in their reading diary so that we can see how they are getting on.


How to support your child at home.


  • Read every day with your child.
  • Read to your child to model expression.
  • Give them time to read to a pet or a sibling.
  • Read comics, menus, signs, leaflets, posters, labels in supermarkets and a variety of books.
  • Use an ipad to record your child reading, allow them to look back at it and discuss what they liked about it.
  • Eye spy with phonemes for example I spy something with the phoneme ‘a-e’   they might say snake. It has the ‘a - e’ sound in it.
  • Word hunt – post it notes around the house with words on for them to find.
  • Write on the pavement with chalk or in sand.





We welcome volunteers to listen to readers. Please contact your child’s class teacher if you would like to support us with this. 


Please ensure children have their P.E kits in school every week. Children need both indoor and outdoor clothing and footwear in order for us to benefit fully from our P.E Lessons.


1D currently have 2 P.E sessions a week:

Oudoor: Tuesday PM - Ball skills

Indoor:  Thursday PM - Gymnastics


Term 4 – Splendid Skies.


We have had a brilliant start to the topic.  On our WOW day we made kites, rain gauges, windmills and hot air balloons.


Our topics has been full lots of weather and seasons work.


In English we used the story 'Chicken Licken' to write a newspaper report about the problem.  Year 1 acted out the story with puppets.




Term 3 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets


We have a very exciting trip as our start to the term ... a visit to Lincoln castle.



We will be exploring its different parts. Find out how many towers it has, how many turrets and whether it has any secret tunnels or passages. How did the castle help defend the people living inside its walls? We will be able to talk to experts to discover more about the people who lived and worked there. We will be walking the castle walls, making shields, trying on armour, firing bows and arrows and even having a medieval banquet! 




Technical vocabulary will be used such as keep, moat, drawbridge, gate house, bailey, great hall, ramparts, battlements, portcullis, arrow and gun loops.


The book we are looking at in English is ‘The Kiss That Missed’.  We will be writing our own adventure story based on this story.  We hope to be able to share them with another year group.

Our science this term is materials.  We will be testing the materials to see which will make a great castle wall.


Term 1 and 2 – Street detectives


We will become street detectives!


The children are detectives looking for clues about the past and the present to find out about changes that have taken place in the area over the years.


We will look at a simple map showing a specific route for children to follow around local streets. They can take photographs of each street on arrival and look out for the different features of each street (such as trees, a post box, a church, a playground or shop), drawing these on the map.

Using photographs or a video recording of interesting points along the route, encourage the children to think about the people needed to work in and look after the local community, and how the environment might have changed through the years.


Our science this term will be plants.  We hope to observe the plants growing in our classrooms.


We read about the Gingerbread man and then baked some biscuits.  They were very tasty.



In English we enjoyed the book 'We're going on a bear hunt'. We actually went on a hunt and found a bear!


We really enjoyed going on a bear hunt!


In Geography we compared the village of Ruskington to the town of Sleaford.


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