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Year 1C

Welcome to Year 1C 2020-2021


We would like to offer you and your child a very warm welcome to Year 1 and back to school. It is lovely to welcome everyone back and to see your children’s smiling faces. We know that the past six months has been a very strange and confusing time, but between the home-schooling and working from home, we hope that you have managed to make some lovely memories together.


Since returning to school, all the children have begun to forge friendships, set learning goals and create lasting memories. We are excited to be teaching and guiding each child through the next stage of their learning adventure. It is an exciting year for your children as they begin their journey in Key Stage One. We are pleased to have Mrs Dodd in our Year 1 bubble who will be helping us this year.


In Year 1, we have high expectations of all the children and we ask that they come to school with a positive attitude to learning. Our classroom is a caring and positive environment where praise and encouragements are used to help every child thrive. As a school, we have the Golden Rules for behaviour, which we follow in our classroom and have displayed for your children to see.


Throughout the year, lots of new and exciting learning will take place. As always, we value the support you give your child at home and wish to continue this positive partnership throughout the year. Now more than ever, a little and often approach to practising phonics and reading will have a powerful and prolonged impact on making long lasting connections and developing your child’s fundamental learning skills.


As you can appreciate, the start and end of the school day can be very busy, especially during these unusual times. Therefore, if you have any concerns please email or make a telephone appointment with the school office. This will allow me to give you my undivided attention.


Throughout the year we will continue to update this page, sharing details of the exciting learning and any useful links. We work hard but have lots of fun in class 1C and look forward to sharing our photographs with you.


Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any questions throughout the year,


Mr Cross

Autumn 2


Great Fire of London Houses

We created freeze frames using Samuel Pepys' Diary. 


In Science, the children have been learning about why we have night and day. They used a tennis ball to represent the Earth and the torch the represent the sun.

Year 1 Overview of Themes 2020-2021