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St Martin's Church of England Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Maple - Mrs Middleton

Chestnut - Miss Parker 


CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: For the latest Curriculum Termly Topic for Year 1 please see link below. 


Dinosaur Museum Year 1:  On 17th January Year 1 children showcased their work from their ‘Dinosaur’ topic, creating a Museum. Classes came to visit their Museum. Year 1 invited their families and were very excited and enthusiastic to share all of their knowledge about dinosaurs and amazing models they created. It was a fantastic celebration of the children's learning and we received some lovely comments from their families:

"Amazing Museum - we've learned so much!”

“The models were very impressive and realistic…just like the Natural History Museum!”

“Thank you for sharing your project. Wow!”

Reception and Year 1 Movie Night, on 30th January 2020 3pm - 5.00pm at St Martin's School. Fundraising Letter sent home, please see copy below. Cost is £3 per child which will include a drink and snacks to enjoy with their movie, payable via ParentPay by 10am on Thursday 30th January.



Year 1 Performance: Well done Chestnut and Maple classes for their amazing performance of ‘The Very First Christmas’ nativity to parents and families. We would like to share some of the comments received from Year 1 parents:
“Beautiful performance... Brilliant Nativity, well done to all Year 1 staff who brought it all together... Excellent, stunning performance...It was a great occasion”.


St Andrews Day: Children in Year 1 classes were invited to come to School wearing blue & white on Friday 29th November to celebrate St Andrews Day as pat of their Term 2 topic.


Phonics Workshops for Parents and Carers of Reception and Year 1 classes 

Wednesday 6th November 9-10am and 2-3pm

Thursday 7th November 3.15-4.15pm


Monday 14th October 2019 3.00-4.45pm Reception and Year 1 School Discos (letter sent home, see below). 


Grant Koper Author Visit: Key Stage 1 and Reception children were treated to a visit from author Grant Koper during Term 1.


Grant gave a ‘live reading’ to the children, reading his book ‘The Day Granny’s Knickers Blew Away’. He then answered children’s questions about being an author. His answers were inspiring to the children and he gave them the opportunity to write a story and send it to his website

Grant Koper will publish the very best stories he reads on his website for others to share. Each child received an official certificate to say they had attended a live reading and met the author.


12th September 2019: Year 1 Transition Meeting for parents/carers, taking place at school in Maple Classroom, 3.15pm-3.45pm.


2018/2019 EVENTS

Folly Farm Bristol Educational Visit - 1st July:  Both Year 1 classes visited Folly Farm, Bishop Sutton where they enjoyed a nature trail to identify different plants, used pebbles to explore colour and match to the different things they found in the woodland.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and learnt a great detail shout lifecycles.  Thank you also to our parent helpers and class students.


(Year 1 Easter Bonnet Parade 3rd April 2019)


Christmas Nativity Performances:  On 13th and 14th December Year 1 classes put on excellent performances of their play ‘A Miracle In Town’.   All the children sang beautifully and we had some lovely comments:


“A wonderful performance, so heart warming and festive, well done ALL.. Super performance, well done Year One! Brilliant to all who took part you were all amazing.”


Tuesday 20th November Weston Museum Educational Visit: Chestnut and Maple Classes thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the Weston Museum, as part of their learning about dinosaurs. The children had the chance to be paleontologists for the day, digging up dinosaur bones and fossils. They drew their own fossils, made them out of clay and they learnt lots of different facts.  It was a fun and exciting day had by all.

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One of our Year 1 classrooms.. we have our own computers, interactive whiteboards, reading areas, creative play and outdoor play areas.
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Just a reminder about some of the websites we use at school to help children learn that you can also access at home!


Edshed:    Spelling Shed   Maths Shed

(pupils have their own log in name and password)


Reading Eggs:  (pupils have log in details)
Children have their individual log in details in their reading record and teachers will update books as children complete the books and activities. YOU WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD AN APP CALLED 'PUFFIN ACADEMY' IN ORDER TO PLAY CONTENT ON iPADS/SOME TABLETS. THE APP IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD
This website has links to lots of maths games that are both computer and tablet friendly- children can practise their counting and calculation skills.
Another website with maths and phonics games for both Early Years and KS1 
Another website that is used in school to help children to practise their phonic skills. There is a free section of games on this website.

Espresso online gives children access to useful resources to help them with their learning, covering a range of subjects.  A reminder of log in details has been sent home via email to parents