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Welcome to Year 1!


We are very excited to welcome you to your new classes 1D and 1C.


In Year 1 we are very lucky to be supported by two fantastic teaching assistants in Mrs Young and Mrs Knight.

We look forward to building on last years work in Foundation Stage as your children move into the new curriculum of Key Stage 1.


We have been working hard to develop our outdoor environment and will continue this with your children's development and well-being at the heart of what we plan.


We are always available to speak to about any concerns or questions and we can only thank you for your continued patience and understanding during these strange times.


We can't wait to see you all soon.


Mr Dixon and Miss Clemence

Year One first 75 high frequency words.



Geography, finding compass points. We learnt how to find North on a compass and also pointed to South, East and West. We used these skills to draw maps of different parts of our outside area, to find North on maps of Kingsbridge and to move BeeBots NSWE.

Making and tasting our fruit-based products that we made.

Harvest Time! We went down to our apple orchard in school and harvested lots of juicy apples to use for our design and technology cookery.


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We have pedal bikes that we are making the most of. Here is one Year 1 member learning to ride his bike. He had really mastered a balance bike before moving on to be taught to use a pedal bike. The hard work and effort and resilience that he displayed enabled him to meet his challenge. These are all things that we strive towards in Year 1 and across the school using our "Challenge Learning" approach. Ask us about it if you don't know what it is!
This week in Geography we were exploring our school grounds using a birds-eye view map of the school. We went on a treasure hunt following the map to find clues.
We have been exploring different fruits and vegetables. We have learnt to prepare them by cutting, peeling, grating and chopping. We tasted some fruits, vegetables and different fruit based products. 
We have been working very hard to create a fantastic outside area for the Year One children. They have been enjoying helping us to create this space, build and paint some of the areas. The children are really enjoying their learning through play outside. 
This half-term, our computing topic is "We are Treasure Hunters" and we have begun working with Beebots, which are programmable toys. We have used words such as algorithm to help explain how the Beebot takes instructions into a memory bank and the recalls these to use when you press go! We will be aiming to navigate our way around various maps to help our Beebots reach the treasure! We are working on directional language including forwards, backwards, left and right.
In PE this term we are progressing our functional movement. We are working on our control and fluency in a variety of movements including, sidesteps, galloping, hopping, skipping and even hop scotching! We have learnt to keep our chins up and look where we are going. We have also learnt to stay on the balls of our feet to help us move with fluency and control.

Seesaw Permission Letter - Key Stage 1