Year One

Welcome to the Year 1 webpage. We will use this page to keep you informed about events and learning in Year 1!

  • Autumnal Half Term Challenge

    date posted: 23/10/20

    Here is a fun seasonal craft idea for children to complete over half term.  We look forward to seeing your creations!

    Autumn Half Term Challenge

  • Live Marking Method in Year 1 & 2

    date posted: 19/10/20
    Dear Parents / Carers, 

    Please read the attached letter which explains the live marking methods teachers are using in class throughout Years 1 & 2. 

    Live Marking Method KS1

    Best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Picture News on Tapestry

    date posted: 09/10/20

    Every week children will be asked to take part in ‘Picture News’ optional homework. ‘Picture News’ highlights current real life topics in a child friendly way. It gives children opportunities to develop learning through news stories that will hopefully inspire them. 

    A story will be shared every Friday on Tapestry with the children along with thought provoking questions to discuss at home. These stories will link to British values and will support children’s personal development. Post your answers in the comments box on Tapestry. 

    We hope ‘Picture News’ will give children the opportunity to learn about the world and develop respect for other people’s beliefs, feelings and faiths. We also hope children enjoy the opportunity to discuss their thoughts with their families.   

  • Google Classroom Instructions for Year 1

    date posted: 02/10/20

    Please take the time to read the attached letter regarding Google Classroom for Year 1 children. 

  • Online music resource for Years 1 & 2

    date posted: 30/09/20

    Dear Parents/Carers 

    Please find attached a letter from our music teacher Mrs Williamson regarding a new online music resource available to children in year 1 & 2. 

    Online Music Resource for Years 1 & 2

    Thank you and best wishes,

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Year 1 - LGFL Resources and Bugclub

    date posted: 23/09/20
    Dear Parents/Carers

    Please find attached a letter from the year 1 team with important information regarding your child's LGFL login and Bugclub (online reading resource).

    Year 1 - LGFL and BugClub letter

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Welcome to our Year 1 page

    date posted: 23/09/20

    We have been really pleased with how well the children have settled back into school and how quickly they have got back into the routine of playing well with their friends and working hard in class. 

    Our topic this half term is ‘Paws, Claws, Whiskers and Wings’.  We are really enjoying this topic as we get to learn about fun and interesting animals. In this topic we have been learning about different types of animals and how they are the same and different from each other.   

    In maths we have been learning about numbers.  We have been revisiting the principles of counting and how we can say the numbers that is one more and one less.  We are trying to use lots of practical resources to help us with our learning.  We play lots of games which is always popular.  

    During transition time we have also been spending time looking at world maps and starting to learn about the different continents around the world.  We have been doing a range of creative activities such as creating pictures through  painting and collage.  There are so many creative children in Year 1!  

    We have been reading lots of stories, including those that are about the animals we are learning about.  We have started to practise our writing and focusing on sounding out unknown words and composing simple sentences.  We can already see lots of progress!  

    We hope that you have found the recent newsletter and presentation helpful, however, if you have any questions, please e-mail the office and we will respond as quickly as we can.  If you have not already done so, please sign the Tapestry Online User Agreement to activate your child’s account. 

    Thank you for your continued support.

  • Welcome to Year 1

    date posted: 16/09/20

    Normally at this time of year, we invite parents in to hear more about Year 1, what the children will do and learn across the year.  Given the current pandemic, that isn't possible unfortunately so we've recorded a video to share the slides with you.

    Introduction to Year 1 - video for parents

  • Tapestry - how to access and use

    date posted: 16/09/20

    At Burlington Infant and Nursery School, we use Tapestry to record the children's learning.  To help you learn how to set Tapestry up and use it, we've created a short video.

    Tapestry 'how to' video for parents

    To view the slides from the presentation, you can view them here:

    Tapestry 'how to' powerpoint presentation

    If you have any questions, please ask your class teacher or send an email to the school office on

  • Tapestry Learning Journal for Years 1 and 2 - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 16/09/20

    Dear Parents/Carers 

    We are delighted to inform you that we are continuing your child’s learning journey of Tapestry into Year 1 and Year 2 this year. Please read the attached letter and return the consent slip.

    Tapestry Agreement Letter for Years 1 and 2

    If you are able to email the consent slip that would be preferable. Please send it to

    Thank you and best wishes,

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Year 1 Autumn 1 Term Newsletter

    date posted: 16/09/20

    Please see below for the curriculum newsletter for this half term:


  • Recovery Curriculum - Autumn term

    date posted: 09/09/20

    We recognise a return to school for some children may prove to be challenging after being away from school for so long. We have been working on a curriculum, called a ‘recovery’ curriculum that will support this transition back into school across the coming months.  Please click through to our Curriculum web page to read more about this.

    Curriculum web page