St Peters CofE Primary

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to the Doves and Kingfishers page!




The Doves class teacher is: Mrs Berry

The Kingfishers class teachers are:

Mrs Brimblecombe (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Yapp (Thurs-Fri)

The support staff are:

Miss Baker, Miss Brooks, Miss Brooks, Mrs Smith, Mrs Greenslade & Mrs Papworth.


Year 1 curriculum 



Contact Us

If you have any questions or messages for the Year 1 team please email us:

Keep up to date with our learning and all of the exciting things we get up to by follow our Reception Twitter page: @stpetersy1



Important Messages

  • We encourage children to read at home as often as possible and we will count 1 read a day towards your child's Reading Karate award!
  • Please ensure you know your child's login information for Microsoft Teams, If you are self-isolating, this is where all of our home learning activities are saved each week. Click here to view a Teams step by step guide. 



Key Dates


What's happening this year?

Below is a short overview of what will happen each term in Year 1 this year.

Term 1 - Alien Landing

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 - Festival of Lights

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 - The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Our topic in Term 3 is The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have a great term retelling the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff! We put on a fantastic performance to our grownups and the rest of the school. We retell the story, innovate it and sing a range of songs. We even carry out a bridge investigation where we explore a range of materials that could be best for a bridge! 

Term 4 - Jack and the Beanstalk

Our topic in Term 4 is Jack and the Beanstalk. This term is packed full of fun and interesting events! We have so much fun basing our work around the Jack and the Beanstalk story. We grow our own beans and keep a bean diary, carry out a measuring investigation using the giants footprint and even have a trip to Bristol Zoo!


Term 5 - Where in the world is Barnaby Bear?

Our topic in Term 5 is Where in the World is Barnaby Bear? During this topic we visit each of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom. Barnaby Bear takes us on a journey around the famous landmarks in London.


Term 6 - Pirates

Our topic in Term 6 is Pirates. Come to Pirate School! Take part in a pirate day and learn about the famous pirate Blackbeard. Can you draw a treasure map and use the correct directional language? Careful, you don’t want to walk the plank! We even sail the Bristol docks on The Matthew!