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Welcome To Year 1!


Year One consists of two classes, 1G which is taught by Mr Grafton and 1CR which is taught by Mrs Cowling and Mrs Rundle.


The wonderful 1G!


The amazing 1CR!

Science Day Take Two!


After the unfortunate cancellation of the previous Science Day due to the snow, Year One had the opportunity to share their scientific knowledge with others through the creation of Bug Hotels! The children explored the local environment in search for insects and carefully studied what type of material the insects might like to have in a hotel. They then designed and created their own models which after only one day outside already had plenty of miniature visitors!

On Science Day children from across the school visited both Year One classes and the children were delighted to answer a range of questions about their creations as well as give detailed tours of their Bug Hotels.

We also had the chance to see what other science learning had been going on throughout the school and visited a class from each year group, joining in with a variety of experiments.

Rare Breeds Farm Trip


On a very hot and sunny Wednesday, Year One ventured to the Rare Breeds Farm in Totnes for a day to learn about a whole variety of animals. The children were treated to talks about guinea pigs and owls by the staff at the farm and also had the opportunity to feed the other animals including a pair of two week old goats! The children had a fantastic day and their experience was used for writing a recount in school the following day.

World Book Day: Simon James


The children in Year One were finally visited by author and illustrator Simon James without any interruption from the snow this time!

Simon talked to the children about his studio, how he writes his stories, how he creates his fantastic artwork and then told three of his published stories which the children really enjoyed! He also autographed a drawing of Nurse Clementine from his story of the same name as a gift for the children in Year One!

Ask your children what they thought of his voice for his new character, Rex the baby dinosaur!

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Food & Farming Topic


During the Spring term we will be learning all about food and the different places it comes from! We recently designed and created our own Fruity Faces as well as getting to taste them afterwards. If you would like to know more about what we are doing in our topic this term, then look at the topic web on the Year 1 section under the Curriculum tab on the website!

Shape Hunt!


As part of our maths learning the children went on a shape hunt around the school to find as many 2D and 3D shapes as they could. We then used what we discovered to talk about the different properties of the shapes and compare shapes to discover similarities and differences.


Forest School in Year One!


In Year One the children have the amazing opportunity of using the Never Ending Nature area of school for Forest & Beach every Thursday. The children have been exploring the changes that the seasons bring and linking this to improving their observation skills in science.