Year One

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

  • Year 1 and Year 2 Optional Science Homework

    date posted: 26/02/23

    Here is the optional Science homework for this half term. When you have completed it, please post your work on Tapestry so that we can share your work with your class. Click on the links below to access the tasks. 
    Have fun!  
    Mrs MacMillan

    Year 1 Optional Science Homework

    Year 2 Optional Science Homework

  • Year 1 Spring 2 Term Newsletter

    date posted: 23/02/23

    Please find attached the Year 1 newsletter for the second half of the Spring term. 

    Year 1 Spring 2 Term Newsletter

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Year 1 Team

  • February Update for Year 1

    date posted: 07/02/23

    What a busy half term!  We have done so much in the last few weeks it is hard to remember everything we have done!  Firstly, we started our new topic by having a surprise encounter with a UFO and a little baby alien.  The children were so excited to discover a little alien in the playground and receive a letter from his dad.  The children enjoyed writing to the alien and helped return him back to his family. 

    In English we have really enjoyed reading Beegu.  We used our reading skills to predict and sequence events.  This lovely book also inspired us to write our own version of the story and a newspaper report. 

    In maths we have focussed on developing our understanding of addition and subtraction when working with numbers up to 20.  In our learning we developed our fluency and looked at different strategies that would help us find the answers.  We also spent time looking at how numbers above 10 can be partitioned into tens and ones.  We used a variety of models to help us make sure we had a really good understanding. 

    In addition to this we learnt about the history of flight and some of the famous people who played an integral part in this.  We also visited the Science Museum to see first hand some early examples of aeroplanes and real artefacts from space. 

    On the 23rd January it was the Lunar New Year. We learnt all about this in Year 1, making shadow puppets based around the animals from the Lunar New Year story. We were very lucky to be visited by Earth Song, who showed us a variety of different instruments and dances. 

  • Reading & Writing Parent Workshop - presentation

    date posted: 31/01/23

    A big thank you to everyone who attended the reading and writing workshop this week. We hope you found it useful.
    If you were unable to attend, please click below to see a copy of the presentation. 

    Reading and Writing parent workshop presentation Jan 2023

  • Year 1 Newsletter Spring Term 1

    date posted: 06/01/23
    Dear Year 1 Parents 

    Please find attached the Year 1 newsletter for the first half of the Spring term. 

    Year 1 Spring 1 Term Newsletter

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Year 1 Team

  • December Update for Year 1

    date posted: 10/12/22

    We have really enjoyed learning about Toys this half term.  We read the story Traction Man and linked this to different areas of our learning.  We wrote our own traction man stories such as: Traction man saves Salt Pot Stan from the boiling soup.  We also enjoyed making a stocking for Traction man.  We designed our stocking and then had to use our sewing and cutting skills to create it.  We all felt very proud of our hard work!

    We even made vehicles for Traction Man.  We remembered our woodwork skills we learnt in Reception. 

    In our Toy topic we looked at the history of toys and used our history skills to order toys from oldest to newest.  I think we all agreed we are lucky that we have the toys we do today that we can play with.  We linked our learning about toys to Geography.  We learnt that there are different games played around the world and we got the chance to create different images using Tangram shapes and we played an African board game. 

    In science we learnt about materials.  First we learnt the different types of materials we have and then thought about how we could describe them.  Finally, we used our knowledge to investigate which material would be best for a reindeer’s coat.  We decided it should be waterproof.  We tested different materials until we found the best one. 

    In Maths we have been using our knowledge of addition and subtraction to find fact families and find the missing part from a part part whole model.  We have also learned the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes and have been comparing them.

  • Maths Parent Workshop

    date posted: 10/12/22

    Thank you to everyone who attended the maths workshop on Friday 9 December. We hope you found it useful. If you were unable to attend, please click below to see a copy of the presentation.

    Maths workshop for parents - December 2022

  • Year 1 Newsletter Autumn Term 2

    date posted: 31/10/22
    Dear Year 1 Parents 

    Please find attached the Year 1 newsletter for the second half of the autumn term. 

    Year 1 Autumn 2 Term Newsletter

    Thank you and best wishes, 

    Year 1 Team

  • October update for Year 1

    date posted: 27/10/22

    We have had a fantastic start to the year, enjoying our topic Paws, Claws, Whiskers and Wings! We started the year with a safari in the Orchard, hunting for different animals and noting down what we found. We read several different books linked to the topic, including Croc and Bird, Tad, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, and many more. Unfortunately one of the owl babies went missing, but we helped find him by creating missing posters! This half term we became bird experts, learning lots of new facts, going bird watching and creating our very own non-fiction bird books. We even turned ourselves into birds and took flight in the playground! We also learnt about reptiles and fish, creating created ‘guess the reptile’ quizzes, split pin crocodiles and fish collages with accurate labels.

    Near the end of the half term we had lots of different visitors in the classes as it was our Pets in School Week. We saw cats, dogs, fish, and even an African snail! We were very sensible, making sure to be very gentle with the animals and asking lots of interesting questions. Thank you to any of the parents who came in with their pets!

    In science this half term we learnt about the human body. We discussed the different body parts and linked them to the five senses. We took part in a senses walk in the playground, where we identified what we could see, smell, touch, and hear.

    At the end of the half term we celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Lights. We did a number of activities, including a workshop with Earth Song, which involved playing lots of different instruments.

  • Tech Time Challenges

    date posted: 27/10/22

    The teachers are really enjoying teaching Computing at school and we know the children love taking part in Computing at home too!  Some classes have learnt about Paint and some classes have learnt about Presentations. If you are taking part in Computing at home, please submit an observation on Tapestry titled “Computing Home Learning”. This half term’s optional challenges are:

    Nursery & Reception: Do any of your toys make a sound or move when you press a button?  Are any of them remote-controlled?  Your child could take a photo/video of their technological toy and explain or demonstrate how it works!

    Nursery and Reception Tech Time Challenge

    Year 1: Paint a picture of your favourite animal using different colours and brushes. You could use shape and fill and undo if you make a mistake.

    Year 1 Tech Time Challenge

    Year 2: Create a Presentation about Habitats or a topic of your own choice. Use images and text, which could be found online, and then present it.

    Year 2 Tech Time Challenge

    You will find further details on the images posted on our website and on the 'Computing Home Learning' Tapestry post dated 21.10.22​

  • LGfL and Busy Things Support for Parents

    date posted: 27/10/22

    All of the KS1 children will have had their Reading Records sent home at the start of this term and in the back of these you will find your child's personal LGfL log in information including their Username and Password. The children use these Usernames and Passwords within every Computing lesson at school, to log on to the computers and to access different resources. I wanted to let you know that you can also access various resources from home to support your child in many areas of their learning using their log in information. We really encourage the children to practise logging in independently so that they become familiar with the letters and numbers on the keyboard.

    LGFL Family Support information

    A firm favourite amongst the children is BusyThings which is full of educational games to support learning in Phonics, Maths and so much more!  

    Attached you will find further instructions to help you access this. Please do let your class teacher know if you would like any further support with what is available to you.

    Busy Things help sheet

    As always, do remember to stay safe online! :) Happy Computing! Miss Holmes​

  • Attendance and Punctuality **IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ**

    date posted: 04/10/22

    Please read carefully the attached document with regards to Attendance & Punctuality at Nursery.

    Introductory letter for Reception to Year 2

    Introductory letter for Nursery

  • Year 1 Reading & Spelling - PLEASE READ

    date posted: 09/09/22
    Dear Parents/Carers, 

    Please find attached a letter regarding reading and spelling in Year 1.  

    Tricky Reading & Spelling for Year 1 - letter to parents

    Best wishes, 

    Burlington Infant & Nursery School

  • Welcome to Year 1 parent meeting - presentation

    date posted: 06/09/22

    Thank you to those of you who were able to make the 'Welcome to Year 1' presentation for Reception parents whose children will be moving up to Year 1 in September.  We hope you found it helpful to hear what learning is like in Year 1 and how you can support your child with the transition from Reception.  If you missed it, please find below a copy of the presentation shared: 

    Welcome to Year 1 presentation for parents