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Let all that you do be done in Love. – 1 Corinthians – 16:14.

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Year 1 – Merlins

Welcome to Merlins Class!


Teacher - Mrs Goodman

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Bird (Monday - Thursday), Mrs Vickers (Friday)


During Year 1, our pupils will be exploring ideas, discovering different ways to learn, and will be enjoying a variety of fantastic and new experiences. We will endeavour to instil a love of learning in each and every one of the children in Year 1, and to inspire children’s imagination using our terrific topics! We use a cross-curricular approach, ensuring that their learning is meaningful, effective and most of all fun!

During Year 1, we will work hard together to create a positive learning environment where children can be the best that they can be and reach their full potential!



PE is on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure PE kit is kept in school. Warm joggers are needed for colder weather.



Children should read to an adult at least three times a week. Each week your child will choose a reading for pleasure book to bring home which they can share with you, a shared reader phonics book that matches what they have been learning in class that week and another phonics book suited to their level which usually reinforces any previous learnt phonics. We aim to change reading books at the beginning of each week and check reading diaries to read any comments and reward stickers. Once children have read 5 times to an adult, they can complete a raffle ticket and be in with a chance of winning a book.


Maths Home Learning

Each child will be given a log in for Numbots. This enables pupils to develop core Maths Skills as well as practising their instant recall of number facts.


Autumn Term 1

Our first topic in the Autumn Term is Australia.

Our enquiry question for this topic is;

How is Australia different to the UK?


This will be linked to our main text in English "Diary of a Wombat" by Jackie French.



Autumn Term 2 - Space


Who is more significant? Christopher Columbus or Neil Armstrong?


This is linked to our text 'Man on the Moon' by Simon Bartram.

Spring Term 1 - The Battle of Hastings.


What happened at the Battle of Hastings?


Our text in English is 'Billy and The Beast' by Nadia Shireen.