Year 1

Scroll down to see some of the amazing things we’ve been up to in and out of class, as well as homework and topic content.


2017 – 18

Clay Faces

Reception and some of nursery have been making clay faces to scare away the tree trolls in our forest school linked to the tree troll story. It is to help the children to respect and help look after our trees in forest school and to help protect our trees.

They have also been learning how to climb a tree safely.

Reception - Clay Faces


Parents Open Day

We invited our parents in to come and see all of our hard work and even have a go at a few of the activities we’d done in class themselves.

Reception Parents Open Day


Planting Trees In Forest School

We enjoyed working with Mrs Burnikell and Miss Lovatt in Forest School to plant established trees so we can attract more wildlife to our area.

Reception - Planting Trees in Forest School


World Book Day

We had great fun coming into school dressed as our favourite characters as well as reading stories with the year 5 children and taking part in book based shenanigans all day.

Reception World Book Day



We have loved reading about Supertato, so much so we made some props to go along with his story.

Reception - Supertato Stories



This week in reception we got rather excited using jumping frogs and lily pads to help us record numbers.

Reception - Frog Maths


Birds in Forest School

In Reception class we have been learning all about birds in winter. We have been making birds in Forest School with clay and looking at them at the bird hide, we even tried counting the birds we could see for the RSPB – we spied a blue tit, blackbirds, seagulls and a great tit.

Reception - Birds In Forest School


Using Tools and Building Dens in Forest School

We have been learning how to use a bow saw safely with our Forest School Leader Mrs Burnikell. We then looked at different kinds of buildings; in Forest School we built our own dens using the knots we had been taught previously, like figure of 8 and an overhand knot.

Reception - Using Tools and Den Building


Soup Making

After spending so much time outside in forest school, we needed something to warm us up! We very carefully used knives to chop the veg and helped our teachers to put it in the pan, then when it was ready we tasted it, we thought it was yummy!

Reception - Soup Making


Using iPads and Bee Bots

We used the iPads to research Arctic and Antarctic animals. We looked at their habitats and what it takes to survive in such extreme conditions. We then we used them to control our new Bee Bots around the map.

Reception - Using iPads and Bee Bots


Planting Trees In Forest School


Please Click on the Link(s) Below to Download/View Details of Curriculum Content for Each Term:-

Reception Long Term Planning Overview 2016 2017

Winter Topic Web

My 5 Senses Topic Web