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1B - Miss Bird

Welcome to 1B!


Welcome back! This year is going to be a little bit different to other years but we can't wait to have a classroom full of happy children again!

This is our class page where you can find out about all the exciting learning that takes place in year 1. We will keep our page updated so you can follow our learning journey with us and see all the interesting activities that we get up to . 

Our time slot for the start of our school day is 9.10 - 9:20 and our time slot for the end of the day is 3:20 - 3:30. We will be in a year group bubble so the children in Year 1 will have lunch and playtimes together.

 If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to talk to us.

Miss Bird and Mrs Cox smiley   


This year we would like children to bring the following things with them:


  • Lunch box/bag - if not having a school dinner 
  • Drinks bottle
  • Reading book and diary on a Monday and a Friday
  • Pencil Case (if possible, please bring a pencil, sharpener, rubber, variety of pencil crayons, felt tips. ruler)  Any resources you can not provide will be provided by school. 
  • Coat



Please note, children will not be required to bring many items to school and therefore should not need a rucksack. 

Home Learning

We aim to get 4 pieces of homework in their home learning diary a week. This can be anything from reading a couple of pages of their book, practising times tables to attending a club. For each piece of home learning your child will receive a merit. These are counted up at the end of each half term and go towards home learning awards which your child can then use in the homework hut. 

15 merits = Bronze award 

20 merits = Silver award

25 merits = Gold award 


PLEASE NOTE Your child will change their reading books once a week on a Monday and they will need to be returned to school on a Friday to be quarantined ready for the following week.


This year the children will be coming into school dressed in their PE kits.

Our PE days are: 

Tuesday - Outdoor P.E

(Please ensure they are in warm trousers and a jumper for the winter months)

Wednesday - Indoor P.E with Sports Plus


This term, our topic is 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside'.


We kick started this term with a Summer Holiday theme. The children came to school in their favourite summer clothes and completed lots of fun activities including an afternoon in the sun with lawn games and summer themed learning activities.

Spring 2

Our Topic this half term is

CrAsH bAnG WaLlOp!


This week we caught an unbelievable sight on camera!

We could not believe our eyes!


Take a look at the footage below to see how our friend Beegu arrived on our field:

Crash Landing on the field.MP4

Still image for this video

Our Topic for Autumn 2 is:


To kick start our new topic, we dressed up as something typically British. We were joined by the Queen and her guards, England footballers as well as colours of the Union Jack.

On Bonfire Night we made firework pictures using different materials ...

Here are some of the things we get up to in COOL time ...

Odd Socks Day to launch Anti-Bullying Week #unitedagainstbullying

No Pens Wednesday, today has been all about communication ...

We made party hats for our Christmas party ...

Father Christmas came to visit ...

Once Upon A Time ...

Our first topic this year is all about Traditional Tales. We will be reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears first. 

We have been comparing objects in Maths ...

We have been ordering sentences in English ...

We have been ordering numbers to 10 ...

We tried some porridge just like Goldilocks ...

We have been taking part in fitness drills in PE ...

Welcome to our school website!