Year 1

Welcome to Year 1.  Please check here for latest updates. 

We hope that we can build many memories before the children move into Year 2.  


Please find below a link to the Powerpoint presentation from our parents information evening on Monday 18th July 2022 (for children entering Year 1 in September):

 Meet the teacher July 2022 Year 1.pdfDownload
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Who is in Year One?

Rome Class: Mrs Cox

Warsaw Class: Miss Harper and Miss Barlow


Learning support assistants across year 1: Mrs Jones/Mrs Hutchins   

Currently our day starts at 8.40am and finishes at 3:10pm.


Below you will find available to download: 


Our Summer Letter to Parents

Year 1 Mind Map which outlines our Summer term curriculum

Our Year 1 Summer Timetable

Year 1 Gallery

Summer Term: Park Keeper Panic!

This half term in Year 1 we will be exploring! We will be going outside around the school and school grounds to find out about different trees and plants.

Today (6th June 2023) when we went outside we found a wheelbarrow on the playground with a letter to Year 1.  It was from somebody called P. and he needed our help.  Some naughty animals had hidden all his tools and he needed us to find them. 

During our search we found plant pots, forks, flower seeds, seed trays and other gardening equipment.  We collected all the things we found and then made some posters about them.   We don’t know who P. is but we think he might be a gardener or he might be Percy the Park keeper from the story.  We look forward to finding out more about P. and his plants and animals!

Summer Term: Victorian School Day 

On 16th May we went back in time to experience what it might have been like to be at Fairfields School just after it had opened in Victorian times. 

From looking at pictures we learnt that children sat in rows facing the front so we sat in rows facing the front.   

 We stood up to say our names when our teachers did the register and stood up whenever an adult entered the room. 

 The teachers wrote on the blackboard and we learnt things by rote, repeating what the teachers said and then copying what they had written.  We used chalk and wrote on slates or black paper.   We had to work in silence and were only allowed to talk if the teacher gave us permission to.   We had to put our hands up and stand up to answer a question. 

  Learning the three ‘Rs’ – reading, writing and arithmetic was very important in Victorian timesDuring the day we practised our number bonds for 10 and practised finding halves and quartersThen we practised saying and writing the alphabet and learnt to say a poem together as a classWe also did some geography and some observational drawing. We also did drill outside on the playground which is what Victorian children would have done instead of P.E.  


Some of the children's thoughts about the day were:

I did not like Victorian day because the teachers were too harsh.

I liked the Victorian day because we did observational drawing.

I did not like the Victorian day because I thought I would get the dunce hat and I did not want the dunce hat.

I liked the Victorian day because I like that we did the alphabet. It helped me remember.

I did not like the Victorian day because my hands got dirty from the chalk.

I did not like Victorian day because the teacher was very strict.

I liked Victorian day because we repeated all our learning.

I liked Victorian day because we called lunch, luncheon.

Spring term: Marvellous Marwell Zoo!

Spring term: Antarctica Expedition Wow Start!

Spring term: Exploring Our Senses at QMC Science Centre 

Spring term: Mystery Suitcase!

We returned from our Christmas holidays to find a mystery suitcase in our classroom! After some investigation we discovered it belonged to Florence Nightingale.


Autumn term: Toy Museum

We hope you enjoyed visiting our Toy Museum. If you weren't able to make it, here are some pictures of the museum!

Autumn Term: Toy Hunt

This term in Year 1 all of our learning will be based around the theme ‘Belonging’. Over this first term we will be thinking about what it means to belong in our class and school.

On Monday (5th September) we received an unusual message in the classroom which sent us on a mystery hunt around the school! We followed the clues and eventually we found toys who wanted to belong in our class with us! Buzz Lightyear and Woody have been making themselves at home in Year 1.

We drew a map of our journey following the clues around the school. Then we looked at and drew some of the other toys in Toy Story.

Example of Age related writing

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