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Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to the Doves and Kingfishers!

The class teacher in the Doves is Mrs Hacker.

The class teacher in the Kingfishers is Miss Paul.


Also working in the Doves is Miss Brooks and also working in the Kingfishers is Mrs Baker, Miss Sanders and Miss Philips. Mrs Baker and Mrs Sanders share a 1:1 support in Kingfishers. Miss Philips also supports another child. Children may have additional reading support from Mrs Jones or Miss Barrett.

Term 1

Our topic for Term 1 is Alien Landing. We launch our topic with an alien crash site, make rockets and read books that tell us all about space and aliens.

Some of our favourite books include Aliens Love Underpants, Bob Man on The Moon and Whatever Next. We also read some non fiction books and learn about the first moon landing.




Term 2

Our topic for Term 2 is Festivals of Light! We explore the Hindu festival of Diwali, The Jewish celebration of Hannukah and the Christian celebrations and traditions surrounding Christmas. We look at a range of artefacts used during each of these festivals and their purposes / meanings.

We read the story 'Owl Babies' and look at Light and Dark.



 Term 3

 This term, we were learning all about 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We used a story map to retell the original story and then changed some of the features to create our own brand new stories! 

Doves Class performed 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' to their parents/carers, their siblings and the Year 2s. They designed their own invitations, painted props for the play and all learnt lines to say. 


Our first week back was also an exciting one because we had a whole school STEM week (science, technology, engineering and maths). As a class we designed, created and evaluated kites, then did the same with stomp rockets. We also went to the science fair which was led by KS2 children. It was an amazing week and lots of fun!














Term 4

Our topic this term is 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.