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Year 1 - Rabbit & Hedgehog Class

In R.E we are learning about the religion Islam. This week we looked at the special book Muslims have called the Qur’an.We washed our hands before holding and looking at the Qur’ran.

Year 1 trip to Hestercombe Gardens. What a brilliant day we had! We learned lots of flower names and parts of a flower. And the sun was shining. We especially enjoyed seeing a duck and her 5 ducklings.

This term we have had ‘show and tell’. The children have spoke to their friends about a subject of interest and passion. At the end we asked questions to further our knowledge. We have had a variety of interests including football, pets, dancing, bikes, cooking and lots more. The children have presented very well. A big thank you to our parents and carers who have supported this. 

Our trip to Puxton Park

World book day 2022

Around the world days. In year 1 we linked Around the world days to our Geography topic about the continents.

Important Dates

Spring Term

Year 1 have PE every Thursday.  Children need to come to school in their PE kits.

Monday 28 February - PE Festival 

Wednesday 9 March - Trip to Puxton Park


Monday 4 April - PE Festival


PE Festival 

Friday 1 October - Welcome to year 1 Parent Workshop

Monday 18 October - PE Festival

Tuesday 19 October  - Parent evening

Wednesday 20- Parent evening

Thursday 21 October - Inset Day

Monday 25 October - half term

Wednesday 3 November - Brick and Tile Museum Rabbit Class

Bridgwater Week - Monday 8 November to Friday 12 November

Tuesday 9 November St Mary's Church 

Wednesday 10 November - Brick and Tile Museum Hedgehog Class

Tuesday 16 November - Coastal Champions

Tuesday 30 November - Gymnastics

Wednesday 1 December - Road Safety in the Dark

Spring 2022 Show and Tell

This term the children will have the opportunity to 'show and tell' something on their favourite subject. Each child will be bringing home a letter with more details and the date they will be doing theirs. We look forward to learning about your child's interests and knowledge. 

Thank you for your support with this. 

The Year 1 team would like to wish all our families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all the support given this term.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 4th January 2022! heart

Christmas party

Our visit to St Mary's Church in Bridgwater week

Welcome to Year 1 presentation

Welcome to Year 1




This year in Rabbit Class your teacher is: Mrs Halley.

Your teaching assistant is Mrs Clist.



This year in Hedgehogs your teachers are: Mrs Phillips and Mrs Sharma on a Friday

Your teaching assistant is Mrs Collis

Teachers can be contacted on the following email addresses



Reading/ homework expectations

Every week the children will bring home three reading books, two will be scheme books where children will apply the phonic sounds that they have learned that week.  Please look inside your reading record each week for a phonics focus. The third book will be a choosing book, children may need support reading this one.  Please look at this book together and discuss what is happening using key questions: who? where? why? when? and how?

Reading needs to be recorded in their reading record and it is expected that children read at least 5 times a week.


Children will bring home key words.  These are common exception words and it is expected that children are able to read and spell them all by the end of the year.  These will be assessed weekly in school and children will be given the next card when they are able to read and spell the words.


Reading Stars

When children read at home they will receive a reading star for every 10 reads (they will have a tracker in their reading folder so that you know how many they are on).  When children reach every 50 reads they will be rewarded a certificate and a book of their choose to take home.



Phonics screening

All children in year 1 will take part in a phonics screening assessment in June.Please take some time to look through the parents guide powerpoint, this will explain what happens in the screening and how you can support your child at home with this.  There are some resources below that you can use at home.

Important websites

Below are some websites that you can use at home to support your child's learning.  All log-ins should be found in their reading record, but please contact your class teacher if you need it again.


What are we learning?

Please click on the link below to find the planning document for year 1, this will tell you what the children are learning throughout the year.

Year 1 Autumn 2021

Welcome to Year 1

We hope you had a good summer. We have been very pleased with how the children have settled into Year 1 Rabbits and Hedgehogs.

We will be having a ‘Welcome to year 1’ meeting on Friday 1st October at 2.30 in the gym to share information. Covid regulations will be in place for this.



We expect your child to complete some homework every day. It can be keywords and phonics practice, reading both schemed and choosing books. We will be issuing spellings at a later date and Maths homework too.

The reading record is to be used to record homework and as in FS house points and other rewards will be issued when there are entries. Any problems with this please see the class teacher.

Rabbit and hedgehog sleepover

In both classes we have a hedgehog and rabbit as part of the class who will be visiting a child each weekend for a sleepover. We expect the children to write in the diary and please add any other mementos of the stay (photos, tickets etc). The children will share this on a Friday with their class before a new name is chosen. Please ensure the bag and hedgehog/rabbit is returned on the Monday to be quarantined for the week.

Trips and visits

This term we will be visiting the Bridgwater Brick and Tile museum as part of our topics on buildings, the local area and materials.

We are also hoping to go to Scotts cinema in December.


We look forward to a successful working partnership with parents and carers

Mrs Phillips

Mrs Halley


In History we have been learning about games children played in the past. We discovered some games were the same but some were different. Mrs Halley and Mrs Phillips spoke about the games they played when they were children.

Hedgehogs Autumn poem performance

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Hedgehog class have enjoyed learning an Autumn poem. They performed it to Rabbit class.

In year 1 we designed, made and evaluated our shoes. We had a fashion show to model them!