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Trying your Best Equals Success If you Believe you will Achieve

Trying your Best Equals Success
If you Believe you will Achieve

Year 1




Chestnut Class - Mrs Moon

Beech Class - Miss Bryan



Our topic this term is "Near, Far and Where We Are". 

Important information



Alongside daily reading and Bug Club (see link below) we will ask you to complete a weekly page from your CGP Mental Workout maths books. In addition to this, we would also like you to complete the two page workout in the English CGP workbooks. This will be handed out on a Friday and should be returned for Wednesday for marking. 


Click here for tutorial videos for support with accessing Bug Club Phonics and reading.

Beech and Chestnut class have PE on a Wednesday.

Children need to bring their PE kit (including trainers) in a bag, to get changed into at school. The PE kit consists of:

  • black shorts or jogging bottoms
  • a red t-shirt 
  • a pair of plimsolls or trainers


Please ensure your child has no earrings in and that long hair is tied back on this day.



Beech class have swimming on Tuesday Morning.

Chestnut class have swimming on a Tuesday afternoon.


Children need to have a swimsuit or swimming trunks and a towel. Goggles are optional. All children MUST have a swimming hat. Hats are available to purchase from the office for £1.50.


Please ensure your child's name is on all items of clothing.

Fossil Making

Dinosaur Virtual Reality Experience

Land of Fairytales 


Last term, we read The Three Little Pigs and thought about the types of materials that the pigs used to build their houses. We designed our own houses to keep the pigs safe and then built them using materials such as lego, straws and building blocks. Have a look at our creations! 

The Three Little Pigs - DT Project

Jam Sandwich Making

In Year 1, we read the story The Kissing Hand. Chester starts school and he is worried about leaving his Mum. The children enjoyed this story and made heart shaped jam sandwiches to represent the kindness and respect we have for each other in our classes. 


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