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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Class teacher: Mrs Hoskins

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jones


Check back regularly for information about what we are learning in class!




Meet the Teacher presentation 2019-2020

Mr Thorne Does Phonics and Geraldine the Giraffe - Episode AI

Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe learn about the /ai/ spelling pattern. Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling and punctuation, learning letters and sounds along the way.

Autumn Term Topic

Dungeons and Dragons

Click the links below to find videos and websites linked to our theme this term.

Barnaby Bear - Barnaby Bear visits a castle

Find out about castles with Barnaby Bear.

A Mini Guide to Medieval Castles | Animated History

Watch this short animation to discover how castles developed during the middle ages. We trace their evolution from early motte and bailey castles in Norman times to the sophisticated structures of the late medieval period, and explain why castles were as much about status as defence.

Phonics Meeting


On the 3rd October Mrs Hoskins held a Phonics workshop in the hall for Year 1 parents.  Click on the powerpoint below to see what was said.  If you have any questions then please pop into class.



Local History Week

Our first week back from half term was local history week, on the first day we went for a walk around the village and had a guided tour by one of the school governors' Mrs Saunders.  She told us lots of interesting information about the village including why Whalebone Cottage is called Whalebone Cottage.  Can any of Class 1 remember why?  

We also focussed on WW1 during this week as it coincided with Remembrance day.  We visited the War Memorial on the village green and found the countries involved in the war on a world map.  We also wrote a descriptive class poem about the war.  The week ended with a Poetry and Poppies workshop.

Maths and munch

On the 12th November parents in Class 1 attended a Maths workshop where strategies used in Year 1 were taught. Below are an example of some the problems we looked at and the children attempted alongside their parents.


Warwick Castle Trip

On the 25th November, Class 1 visited Warwick Castle as our fantastic finale!  We had a great time consolidating the learning we've been doing in class.  We found secret doorways in the castle, looked at the different armour and watched a birds of prey show.  Have a look at some of the photos.  What was your favourite part of the day?