Welcome to Year 1

1 Dolphins

1 Chameleons



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Please click here to view our maths guidance for home learning (Autumn 1).

Please click here to view spellings for Autumn Term 1.


 Learning Challenge Curriculum

        Learning Challenge Curriculum Why do we like to be beside the seaside?

After an exciting start to the topic, Year 1 will be continuing with their seaside theme. This term they will be focusing on how people might travel to the seaside and how this has changed since Victorian times. They will also be listening to seaside themed music through the ages and thinking about how it makes them feel. They will be asking questions like:

How has transport changed over time?

 How has music changed over time?


Would you rather be a bird, a bug or a plant?

In Year 1, we are continuing with our birds, bugs and plants theme. We hope the plants that you took home are doing well. Why not send a picture when they flower? We will move on by looking at the differences between living and non-living things.

Can you name a variety of common wild and garden plants, and trees?

 Can you identify the petals, stem, leaf and root of a plant?

Can you identify the roots, trunk, branches and leaves of a tree?

 How is an animal best suited to its environment?

                           For the long term plan of the learning and curriculum, please click here. 

Please click here to view the welcome booklet for Year One 2017


Calling all volunteers!

Last year the children enjoyed and greatly benefitted from numerous parent volunteers who supported our curriculum themes, reading and invaluable school trips. This is a real strength of our school, and one which we are very keen to continue!  Please do get in touch if you think you can help in any way.


Phonics Screening Check

All children in Year 1 are required to complete a phonics screening check. It is not a formal test and your child will probably not even realise that it is one. We aim to keep it short and fun and usually find that the children enjoy spending time playing the word ‘games’ with their teacher. Attached is an information sheet about how and when the check will be administered. For further information, please click here

Information about how we complete the check at Burley Oaks can be found here.