25th November 2019

To conclude our theme for this half term ‘What will you make for a celebration?’ Year 1 would like to invite you into school on Thursday 12th December at 2.30pm to hear the children sing in the hall then visit our winter market in the year 1 classes where you will have the opportunity to purchase some refreshments and amazing handmade gifts the children have made.

We hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 team



8th November 2019

Next Wednesday (13th November) Year 1 and 2 will be going to the cinema.  Please remember that children need to be at school for 8.15am so we can leave promptly to catch the train to Gunwharf.


4th November 2019

Welcome to a new half term.  We have lots of exciting activities planned beginning with our cultural Arts week this week.  Year 1 will be exploring India, creating fact files, participating in Indian dance as well as creating Indian elephants linking to the story ‘How the elephant got his trunk’ and making and tasting Indian sweets.

Our next theme is ‘What would you make for a celebration?’ In RE, we will be looking at the theme of light as a symbol which links to Advent and Diwali and we will be making our own Diwali decorations.  We will also be investigating the properties of materials linking to making our decorations.  In History the children will be finding out about Isambard Brunel, what he made and why he was an important person.


25th October 2019

During October, year 1 continued to be immersed in their learning and were busy finding out all about harvest and why this is an important time of the year. We enjoyed reading the stories ‘Pumpkin Soup’ and ‘Delicious’ by Helen Cooper and made and tasted our own pumpkin soup. The children were then able to use this experience to write their own set of instructions how to make it. The children also created fantastic harvest collages thinking about the colours and textures of materials to make them look effective. This next half term is already off to a creative start during our cultural arts week and we look forward to sharing this learning with you.



26th September 2019

In our Harvest Celebration at St Philips Church next Monday Year 1 will be singing the song of the Little Red Hen.  Here are the song words if you would like to practice at home.  Please remember that we are also collecting packets of rice or tins of tuna for the local food bank.  Thank you


Little Red Hen words


20th September 2019

We have had fun this week learning the story of the Little Red Hen, practising the actions and we are very excited to be making bread next week.  Please see link to homework below.

homework 20.9.19



13th September 2019

Homework – due in 18th September 2019

Theme homework – Next week we are beginning to plan and make animal habitats.  Please think of an animal that you would like to make a habitat for E.g. hedgehog, polar bear, fox etc.  Can you look around at home for materials and items that you could use to make a habitat for your animal. E.g cotton wool for snow or leaves for nests.  Also please bring in a small box (shoebox size).

Homework 13.9.19


September 2019

Hello and welcome to Rabbit class.  Our teachers are Mrs Walton and Mrs Cooper.  We will begin our learning in the Autumn term by looking at the seasons, animal habitats and learning the story of the Little red Hen.  We will have P.E. every day and every other Monday is the day we have forest school.

Have a look at our Autumn curriculum letter:

Year 1 Parent letter autumn 2019


Letter’s to Parents and Homework

Y1 Spring 2 Parents Letter February 2019

Reception and Year 1 enjoyed an afternoon at Portsmouth guildhall when they watched a music concert performed by ensemble 360 orchestra.  It was very exciting to see the different instruments including: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn and Piano play songs to accompany the story of ‘Giddy Goat’.

“I loved seeing the big double bass it played very low sounds” – James

“My favourite was the bassoon” – Olivia

As well as listening to the ensemble play the Finale from the Carnival of the Animals there was a lot of audience participation as the children joined in singing and making actions to the songs which accompanied the story. ‘Rock rounders’ was a favourite song with the instruments playing the characters pretending to be brave or scared.

Watch the video to see the fun we had