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Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to the Doves and Kingfishers!

The class teacher in the Doves is Mrs Hacker.

The class teacher in the Kingfishers is Miss Paul.


Mrs Jenkins is supporting in Doves and Mrs Baker and Mrs Godfrey are supporting in Kingfishers. Mrs Reynolds is supporting across both classes through interventions. Children may have additional reading support from Mrs Jones or Miss Barrett. 

Term 1 - Alien Landing

Our topic this term was 'Alien Landing'. We launched our topic by finding lots of underpants in the secret garden! We soon found out that they had come from the pants seller's cart based on the story we learnt 'Alien See, Alien Do'.  

Later on in the term, we found out about the first moon landing by finding clues in the secret garden. We watched lots of videos and read some non-fiction books which told us all about the historical event. We used this information to write a fact file about Neil Armstrong.  

Alien WOW Day

For this exciting day all the children came into school dressed as an alien or astronaut! We spent the day doing fun alien activities like drawing an alien on Kids Doodle App and putting together fruit to create a fruit rocket for our Pop Up Kitchen. We learnt how to use the bridge cut safely to cut hard fruit likes apples and pineapples.


Term 2 - Light and Dark 

Our topic this term was 'Light and Dark'. 

We learnt about different sources of light and even had a go at making our own shadow puppets! We learnt that shadows are created when something is blocking the light.


We also learnt about the festival of Diwali, making our own Diya Lamps and learnt about how Christians celebrate Christingle. 



   In cooking we learnt about the difference between sweet and savory. We tried out different fillings inside pancakes to see what we prefer - berries and yogurt or cheese. We use the 'fork secure' method when cutting our pancakes and even had a go at tossing them using a tray!


Towards the end of the term, we celebrated Christmas. We had our class Christmas parties, Christmas lunch, Christmas performance and met Santa who gave us all a present! It was a very busy but exciting term!




Term 3 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Our topic this term was 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We learnt the story through a story map and then used puppets to retell the story with our friends. 

  Doves performed 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' to their grown ups. The children really enjoyed learning the songs and getting into character. 

In science we learnt all about animals and humans. We found out about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores and identified and named a variety of common animals like amphibians, reptiles and mammals! 


We used mixed media to create beautiful Valentine's Day cards which we then gave to someone we loved. 


 Term 4 - Jack and the Beanstalk

 Our topic this term was 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. To kick off this topic we all planted our own runner bean seed which we looked after carefully each day. Once it was big enough, we planted it into a pot with soil and made sure that it was watered and near sunlight everyday. We really enjoyed finding out the different stages of how a seed grows. 




World Book Day

We loved coming into school dressed as a book character. We spent all day doing different reading activities. In the evening, we came back into school in our pyjamas for 'Bedtime Stories'. We loved listening to our teachers read stories to us. We even got some delicious hot chocolate and a biscuit!