Year 1 - Sapphire




Super Starter – Re-creating Tudor London in the school hall with the Tudor houses made over the holidays. 

Marvellous Middle – Perform a Tudor dance to another class. 

Fabulous Finish – Celebration Assembly to parents on Friday 14th February 2.30-3pm in the school hall. 


Term 3 2020

Welcome back to Term 3 and Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your families and thank you for all the thoughtful gifts! We are excited to welcome Mrs Foster Bazin to the Year 1 team and she is looking forward to getting to know all the children and their families.

This term our topic is called ‘The Great Fire of London!’ Throughout this topic the children will learn about the history of this event and will have an engaging role-play area of a Tudor house to explore – just like the bakery on Pudding Lane that caught fire. Please see the topic web attached for more details.


Reading in Year 1

Reading continues to remain a big focus for children in Year 1 so please continue to read as often as you can with your child.  We aim to change children’s books twice a week. We ask that you are understanding if your child’s book is not changed as due to other events there are occasions that this may not get done. If this does happen we will endeavour to change your child’s book the next day.


Home learning in Year 1







Reading and Maths (due in on Thursday)


Reading and handwriting (due in on Friday)


Words to learn (due in the following Wednesday)



General information

  • Your child will be provided with a fruit/vegetable morning snack so there is no need to send your child in with one. If you wish to provide your child with an alternative healthy snack then this is also fine.
  • On Friday afternoons the children will continue to have ‘Good to be Green' time. This is when the children can celebrate their positive choices by staying ‘Green’ all week. Children are allowed to bring a toy from home into school on a Friday and it will be placed in the wooden box underneath the interactive board.
  • Children must not wear any jewellery on PE days. Stud earrings can be worn but must be covered with tape. Long hair also needs to be tied back. All uniform must be clearly labelled as it can go astray and is very hard to find the rightful owner without it being named.
  • PE will be on a Tuesday this term and will begin the first week back at school.
  • Values ambassador- If your child receives the Values ambassador badge on a Friday then they will keep this badge for 1 week. They will then support the class teacher in choosing someone for the following week who has shown or demonstrated our school values throughout the week.
  • Golden table- if your child receives an invitation to the Golden table for the following Friday and chooses a parent or relative to accompany them then please make sure they bring a packed lunch with them and wait in the entrance hall from 11:50am to be collected by the child.


Forest School

  • Forest school will continue with Mrs Lander every Thursday afternoon. We are aware that there are times when the weather is very poor but we will always give the children the option of going out if they have suitable clothing.
  • If the weather is moderate then we will expect all children to go out for Forest School, even if this is in their school coats/hats.
  • Please ensure that Forest school clothes are named and arrive in school ready for Thursday. It is also very useful if your child knows what you would like them to wear for Forest school (e.g. if they have specific coats/hats/gloves that are different to normal lunch/play outdoor clothes). The staff always support the children to change but by this point in their year we do expect the children to be able to show the independence to look after their belongings and locate their kit. 



Many thanks for your support! We hope you have all the information that you need for the term ahead, if you have any further queries please pop in and see either one of us.


Yours Sincerely


Mrs Foster-Bazin and Mrs Osborne.