Meet the Team

Mrs C Alcock

Mrs C Alcock


Miss J Whittam

Miss J Whittam

Teaching Assistnat

Miss A Bennett

Miss A Bennett

Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Welcome to our Year 1 and EYFS class page!


We are all full of the joys of spring and ready to explore our topic for the first half of the summer term, which is

Amazing Animals!

This will include our trip to Thornton Hall Farm which we are all very excited about.  We will be learning about all different kinds of animals such as mammals, reptiles, fish, birds and amphibians, finding out what they eat and grouping them in different ways.  We will also be looking at animal habitats around the world, comparing them and learning how animals have adapted to live there.

We will continue to enjoy exploring and enjoying nature in Forest School every Wednesday.  The Year 1 children will be looking especially at how artists, such as Andy Goldsworthy, use nature in their work and will create their own natural artworks.  We will also be looking at animals in their natural habitats, especially minibeasts.

In Phonics, the Reception children have now learned one way to make each sound and will be continuing to practise blending and

segmenting using these sounds.  The Year 1 children have learned the alternative ways of making those sounds and will be practising reading real and pseudo words with these spelling patterns.  Please encourage your child to use these skills at home when they are reading with you.


For Forest School each Wednesday, Year 1 children need to come to school in their own clothes and bring wellies and waterproofs to change into.  Please could you ensure your child has an alternative coat to wear if not wearing an all-in-one suit as children do tend to get very muddy—even in the summer term!



Please remember to look at our web pages, news articles and Facebook page, so that you can keep up-to-date with our fabulous learning.


For information and ways to support your child with the upcoming Year 1 Phonics Screening Check please check the link on the events page.


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries. You can do this via email, through the school office or catch us at the start or end of the day.

The Year 1 and EYFS team

Mrs Alcock, Miss Whittam and Miss Bennett

EYFS / Year 1 - Class Newsletters








Bring in your reading book and reading record every day to read in class.


Reading Books changed

 Forest School

Reception PE

Year 1 PE


Reading Records checked




Home Reading

Please continue to read with your children at home and record in their Reading Record books.  Reading books should be read by your child and comments made about how well they did, library books are to share and enjoy together (your child does not have to be able to read all the words in these books) and can be listed at the back of the reading record.

Bug Club Reading


Reading and spellings: Books will be changed in school on a Tuesday. Please access reading in other ways such as through local libraries, books you have at home, 'Teach Your Monster to Read' and which enables you to access a range of books online for free. We will also set ebooks and spelling/phonics games on Bug Club each Tuesday for children to access throughout the week. They could also practise writing the sounds and words from the games on paper or in another creative way using paints, pens, coloured pencils, in sand or mud outdoors and upload a photo on Seesaw for us to see. 

Please support your child at home by listening to them read daily. If you would like to share something about your child’s learning with us, please do so via Seesaw.  We may set home learning activities on Seesaw linked to learning in school from time to time.


Click the links below to get to your homework.



Year 1 Topics


Autumn 1
(05.09.22 – 20.10.22)

Spring 1

(04.01.23 – 10.02.23)

Summer 1
(17.04.23 – 25.05.23)

Me and My World

People Who Help Us


Amazing Animals

Autumn 2

(31.10.22 – 16.12.22)

Spring 2

(20.02.23 – 31.03.23)

Summer 2

(05.06.23 – 21.07.23)

Light up the sky!

See How They Grow

On The Move









Drop off and pick up: Year 1 and the EYFS children are both dropped off and collected from the top gate in the EYFS outdoor area, the Reception children will be using the bottom gate.  

SnackChildren have access to fresh fruit snacks at morning break time.  You may send in one healthy snack such as fruit or a cereal bar for afternoon snack if you wish.

Milk: Children are provided with milk from Cool Milk in the afternoon.  If you would like your child to have milk please visit the Cool Milk website where you will find information about registration and payment details.

Water: It is important to drink plenty of water.  Please ensure that your child has a bottle of water every day, labelled with their name, to keep them hydrated throughout the day.

P.E kits: .This half term we will be doing PE outdoors whenever possible so please ensure your child has a PE kit in school suitable for outdoors, including trainers.

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