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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 links at the bottom of this page.



At the end of Term 3, our Year 1 Bubble children have painted some lovely Valentine's Day artwork in the style of Kandinsky. Here’s their finished pieces



Children's Mental Health Week February 2021:  In support of Children's Mental Health Awareness week, our Year 1 children took part in lots of exciting activities to express themselves last week.

The children painted while listening to music from 'The Carnival of the Animals', they also designed and baked Thank You cakes and drew emotion pictures on T-shirts for 'Inside Out Day'.


Nativity Dress Up Day:  During the last week of Term 2, the Year 1 children dressed up as characters from the Nativity Story. Don't they look amazing! They sequenced the Nativity story and performed some Christmas carols which were videoed and to be shared with parents and carers. It was a fantastic day and the children had lots of fun!



A group of Year 1 children also visited St Martin's Church. They took along some angels which they had made in class and used these to help decorate the Church for Christmas.


The children were shown the crib and the advent wreath. Ethan was allowed to light the candles. They finished their visit by singing 'We wish you a Merry Christmas'.




Term 1: Our Writing Walls 


Year 1 Nativity Dress Up Day on Wednesday 16th December: details sent home (please see copy of letter 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!”


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


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.


One of our Year 1 classrooms.. we have our own computers, interactive whiteboards, reading areas, creative play and outdoor play areas.