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Welcome to Year 1!


Your Year 1 teachers this year are Miss Coulson (1GC), Mrs Ellis and Mrs Gilchrist (1EG) and Mr Richards (1SR).


In Year 1 we are very lucky to have lots of support from Mrs Smith, Miss Patel, Miss Harris, Miss Colovic, Mrs Liu, Mr Lewis and Mr Alkhlaif. 


You can keep updated with all of our learning on a weekly basis by following our class Twitter pages:

1GC (Miss Coulson) - follow: @HIAMissCoulson

1EG (Mrs Ellis & Mrs Gilchrist) - follow: @HJAMrsEllis

1SR (Mr Richards) - Coming Soon!...


Here are a few of the exciting things that we will be learning about this year:


Novel Study


In Novel Study we look at several very different books across the year to open the children's eyes to the wonderful world of books and stories. We transform our classrooms into settings from the books and recreate key scenes to really immerse the children into the story. This term we are reading 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' and 'Tusk Tusk' and we have already enjoyed a scrumptious Tiger Tea Party and a ferocious slow-motion elephant battle!


Our key focuses of learning throughout the year are spellings and phonics, oracy, punctuation (capital letters and full stops) and writing sentences with lots of description and detail.


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We also were lucky enough to go on a trip to Corby Theatre to watch a live performance of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. We had so much fun!

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In Year 1 we cover lots of interesting areas within Maths to hopefully inspire our children to become budding mathematicians! This term we will be studying place value, number bonds, addition, subtraction and shape using a variety of different practical resources to achieve a deep understanding of these concepts.

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Project Based Learning (PBL)


Our topic for the Autumn term this year revolves around the question: How can I bring a story to life? We have been studying traditional tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel and The Pied Piper and how we can perform these tales to an audience. We have also been busy creating our own little twists to the stories, taking our inspiration from the works of Bethan Woolvin. Some of our children's amazing twists include...


Little Red Riding Hood eating the wolf and the woodcutter!

The Pied Piper saving Hamlin from a plague of sparkly unicorns!

The town being rescued from the invasion of rats by Super Mario playing his glockenspiel!


To broadcast our twisted tales, the children are making fantastic hand-sewn puppets ready to perform a puppet show to our younger friends in F2 and in the local community to residents at a care home.

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We also have lots of fun learning about Phonics, RE, PSHE, Music and PE, so make sure to ask our children what they have been learning about.