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Year 1 - Alder and Holly


Welcome to Year 1. The teachers in year 1 are Miss Buck (Alder) and Mrs Buckle (Holly) and teaching assistants are Miss Crawford and Mrs Laundon.


All children need a named water bottle in school.

Children in Year 1 are offered fruit every day, if you would  your child to bring in a snack for playtime please can it be healthy- fruit, cereal bar, crackers etc. No sweets, chocolate or nuts. If you would like your child to have milk, please contact the school office. Please also help us by naming all of your child's belongings to help us encourage your child to be independent. 

Reading books will be changed every Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child brings their book in every day to allow us to read with your child at least once per week.

We would also like your child to have a pair of wellies to keep in school, particularly as it gets muddier outside! 

This Term's Learning

Fit Kids!

In our final term in year 1 we will be learning all about healthy lifestyles and growing!


PE: Alder- Monday and Thursday Holly- Tuesday and Thursday

Children must come into school in their PE kit. 


Children are expected to arrive in school PE uniform on the above PE days. Please click here for details

Home learning pack for year one

If your child is off for with COVID or is self-isolating here is a pack that can be done at home.


Week beginning 13th June

- Can you solve some problems about coins?

Week beginning 20th June 

-Please bring in a picture of you as a baby. Think about how you have changed and what is the same! 
Week beginning 27th June

- Can you order the numbers? Can you make sure your numbers are correctly formed?





Weekly Update


Week 1

(week beginning 6th June)

This week we have planted some sunflower seeds. We have begun to write some instructions to help other people plant seeds. We have also been learning about coins. We can recognise and add coins and we have enjoyed using these in our class shop! We have also been discussing what our bodies need to be healthy. On Friday, the children really enjoyed sports day! This week we have also been busy doing or phonics screening test.

Miss Buck sends apologies  to Alder class as spellings did not go out. Please find them in the 'spellings' section above if needed over the weekend and a paper copy will be handed out on Monday! A reminder that as the weather gets hot, children need to have a sun hat and water bottle every day and suncream to reapply themselves if necessary.


week 2
(Week beginning 13th June) 

This week the children have enjoyed watching their sunflowers grow! They have kept diaries to record their plant growth. We have also continued with money as well as practicing counting. The children have been discussing how to keep healthy by eating unhealthy foods in moderation and excercising. We also discussed the importance of having good relationships to have a healthy mind. We have also been exploring the names of a variety of plants. Next week we will be comparing historical photos so please bring in a baby photo! We will also be practicing place value and continuing with our plant diaries.

Week 3

(Week beginning 20th June)

This week the children have been continuing their learning about healthy lifestyles. They received an email from an alien and the children had to tell the alien how he can be healthy. The children have also been comparing numbers within 100. The children also enjoyed sharing and discussing their baby photos and learning about the different parts of a plant! Next week, the children will be writing healthy lifestyle leaflets, practicing about place value and learning about Florence Nightingale. On Thursday, your child should have brought home a letter to inform you of which class your child will be in next year. We are also holding a sunflower competition and would like your child to bring in a photo of their sunflower in 3 weeks time! 

Reminder: We ask that children do not bring in any toys or teddies from home. This is to ensure children’s belongings do not get lost while at school. We have had an increasing number of children bringing in multiple teddies and toys in their bag. Thank you! 

Hammerton zoo

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A typical day in Year 1








English and busy learning activities

Break and snack

Maths and busy learning activities


Guided reading 




Alongside busy learning activities

Diamond time on Fridays!



In our busy learning actives we teach in a play-based style where children access a range of activities which support the Early Years and Year 1 curriculum.