Welcome to Year 1 2017-18

Year 1 children are known as Turtle Class.

We have all started very well with the children settling quickly into Key Stage 1 routines.

The Year 1 Class Staff are:

Teacher:                         Mr Kirkham

Teaching Assistants:   Mrs Thompson

Support Assistant:       Miss Wilson

CLICK HERE for YEAR 1 CURRICULUM 17-18 Autumn & Spring





Maths morning

Don’t forget ‘Maths Morning’ is on Wednesday 31st January at 8.45am!




Year 1 Spring Term

This term our topic is ‘The United Kingdom.’ We will learn about the 4 countries of the UK and their capital cities. In computing we will research each country and capital city, with a particular focus on London. In Art we will explore the work of British artists and in Music we will listen to cultural songs such as the national anthem. In English and Science we will learn and write about British weather and seasons.




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Please visit this very helpful website that is designed to help parents understand websites that their children use and what the risks are, as well as reviewing them and offering advice on parental controls.





Year one tourism and holidays in our local area.

Our topic this half term is tourism and holidays in our local area.


 Great Yarmouth.


In English we will be producing a poster about Great Yarmouth tourism and holidays; we will be learning to identify textual features.  We will be continuing to develop our grammatical knowledge for example; writing in the present tense, using conjunctions, capital letters and full stops.


During our topic sessions we will be focusing on History.  We will be looking at and comparing changes in living memory to beyond living memory (an enrichment visit to the Time and Tide Museum is planned). We will also be looking for children to be using common words and phrases relating to a passing of time, e.g. in the past, long ago and many years ago.


In Art and Design and Technology we will be making 3D posters, reviewing techniques and exploring how to make them eye catching.  We will be designing and making our own 3D posters advertising holidays in Great Yarmouth by collaborating our writing from English.


In Science we will be identifying and naming a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.


It would be really helpful if you can ensure you are reading and practicing their spellings three times a week at home with your child.




The Great Fire of London

Welcome back,

Over the next six weeks those of us in Year One will be investigating ‘The Great Fire of London’ as our topic.

During this term we will be looking at where and why the Great Fire of London started, how far it spread, why it spread so quickly and what makes cities safer from Great Fires today. We will also be answering questions that the children have independently generated at the beginning of the topic, these are questions the children have asked and will be answered throughout our learning this term.

The children will be using a variety of materials to design, paint and make buildings from the sixteenth century, working both individually and as a part of a group. In PE the children will be exploring pulse and rhythm, making up dances linked to the Great Fire, through music and dance.

Towards the end of this topic, I hope to be able to invite you in to school for a showcase of your child’s hard work.


Please can I remind parents that it is a school expectation that you hear your child read at least 3 times per week. It would also be really helpful for you to ensure that you are practising your child’s spellings at home atleast three times a week.




Hippodrome Pirates! 18th March Yargh!!!!!


How lucky we are to live so close to the beautiful Hippodrome Theatre in Yarmouth.

Sharks and Turtles went to see the Easter show of Pirates! There were many Yar Hars and Me Hearties!




23rd March Science Days


An egg landed in Mrs Haynes’ handbag! we guessed what it could be, sniffed it, touched it and decided it was made of chocolate, yummy.

The children wanted to test the chocolate and see what happened to it in water. We tested sugar, sand and rice to compare what happened to all of them. It was really interesting to see the chocolate floating about or sinking but not making chocolate water.




Summer term activities

What a busy term in Year 1

!8th March 2016

Turtle Class and Shark class took part in the Run a mile for Sports relief on the beach.

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It wasn’t a sunny day but all the children took part and finished the mile.





Arts Week February 8th-12th 2016

Next week is our second Arts week of this school year with a theme of Poetry.

Year 1 are lucky enough to be working with animator, Matthew Harrison. We will be animating a story called ‘The Deep Cold River Story’. The children will be creating art work to animate and writing poetry and making sound effects to go with their film.

Check in at the end of the week to see photos of what we get up to.