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Welcome to Year 1!


Thank you for visiting our Year 1 page. We will be sharing lots of the activities, visits and events that we have been involved in on this page. We hope you enjoy sharing our learning with us. 

Year 1 Summer Homework 2018

(For the children joining Year One in September 2018)



Over the summer holiday, we would like you to complete a house with interesting things ‘all about you’ for a class display. Please make sure that you include a photo of yourself and your name.


You could draw, use photos or stick on pictures or any other light objects related to your family, the house where you live, likes and dislikes, hobbies and favourite things. From past experience, we would request that no food is stuck on!


You house should be handed in by Monday 10th September 2018.


Have a great summer and lots of fun creating your house!


Miss Bradbrook and Miss Smith

Year 1 Classteachers September 2018

Year 1 Trip to Barleylands Farm

On Thursday 17th May, the Year One children had a very enjoyable and informative visit to Barleylands Farm. The children got the opportunity to try several exciting experiments in Kitchen Science, including making a lava lamp. Everyone had a lovely tour around the animals and the new aviary. We also talked about how wheat is grown by the farmer and ground into flour. Our visit ended with a very bumpy tractor ride which we all loved!


Thank you to all of those parents who supported us with the visit and enabled it to take place.

Code for Life - Rapid Router

We've been using this fabulous website in our Computing Lessons this term and the children have really enjoyed working out the instructions, debugging their own errors and giving the delivery robot his algorithm in order that he can deliver the goods. If you've had enough of the snow - you can try it at home now too!



Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!


Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Mrs Allnutt from the Essex Records Office yesterday, when she brought us in a collection of seaside memories from the local area.


We have been studying both Clacton and seaside holidays in our Geography and History lessons so this was an ideal way to reinforce and enhance the learning that has been taking place. Both classes were excited to see and handle various seaside props such as an old camera that would take forever to take a photo, a woolly swimsuit and some Punch and Judy puppets. 


Essex Records Office are lucky enough to have Victorian Seaside holiday photos taken in the Clacton area which the children were captivated by - and they used their sharp spotting detective skills to see how things were different at the time that the photos were taken. 


Thank you to Mrs Allnutt for coming in to see us and also to FOT for providing each year group with 'Hooks and Highlights' money in order to enable us to pay for such a visit.

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House Sale!

Following a visit from local Estate Agent, Emma, a few weeks ago, the children in Year 1 have been hard at work designing houses for Fairy Tale characters and making Estate Agent style brochures to entice people to buy them.

On Friday 15th December, Emma returned to see all of the hard work that the children have been doing and she was SO impressed! The children also had visitors from Year 2 and Year 4 to the House Sale event and they carefully explained the key features of their house and the design process to their guests. 

Here are some pictures of the children at the House Sale event and their amazing house creations - with their superb designs, whirlpool baths and huge modern kitchens, who wouldn't want to buy one of them?!


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After reading the story of The Gingerbread Man, Class 1B have worked really hard to learn a poem entitled 'Gingerbread' off by heart - check out our performance!

Our Fairy Tale Castle Day

On Monday 9th October, Year 1 had a visit from The Story Teller who needed help to provide the entertainment for the Royal Wedding Banquet. The children listened carefully, captivated by the story of Sleeping Beauty and the revelation that she had finally woken up.


During the morning the children prepared the castle by making fragrant potions, banquet name labels and candles. They also enjoyed leather stamping, sewing a pouch and decorating cakes.


In the afternoon, each child was given a role at the wedding banquet - some children became the Royal Family and their servants, some were jesters and actors while others sang and danced. All of Year 1 were thoroughly immersed in the event and a great time was had by all.


Many thanks to the parents who came to help with the event and enabled the whole day to run very smoothly.

Meet the Teacher


Many thanks to all the Parents and Carers who came to our Meet the Teacher session on Monday 11th September. For those of you that were unable to make it - please find the PowerPoint below.


Hand outs from the meeting were sent home in each child's Book Bag - including a handy leaflet containing information about all of the sounds that we will be covering in Letters and Sounds in Year One.

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