Chestnut's Capers

Chestnut Class have been impressing us with their writing this past few in both their own version of the story of The Queen's Hat. The version when the Queen visited Sauncey Wood.

Not only that, but they have been learning about the importance of the symbol of light across many religions and cultural traditions. We have discussed what light means to them and have also written poems to describe a festival of light.

We are now focussing on:

- Addition and subtraction within 10

- Writing about the Gunpowder Plot

- Starting rehearse the Nativity!

Meet the Year 1 Team

Mrs Thompson – teaching Year 1 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Mrs Eaglestone – teaching Year 1 on Tuesdays

Ms Fox – supporting Year 1 everyday


What do I need at school?

  • Water bottles – you child will need a water bottle every day

  • Reading books -  to be brought in everyday

  • Coats - we will be going outside in all weathers so please bring a coat every day

  • PE Kit – a fully named PE kit should be at school every week. (our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday)

  • Wellies and waterproof trousers –  for outdoor forest school activities (these will be stored at school) Similar to reception, we will go outside in all weathers

  • Old shirt or painting apron – for painting and craft

  • Library books – for Thursday to swap (it may be easier to keep it in their bags and take it out to read it)

Social behaviour

Year 1 is a pivotal year for the children and we are regulalry reminding them to play kindly with each other, show respect and work together. We are an inclusive school and the children have enjoyed developing their own class rules: Kind hands, look after each other, tell an adult if you have a problem. Please do talk to your children at home about this too so that we can embed the message. 

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Marvelous Maths Games

There are many more on Topmarks website.   Don't forget NUMBOTS!

Try to stick to numbers 0 to 20 to calculate with but practise counting

to and back from 100 in 1s.