Year 1

Teacher Name

Mrs Millington

 Welcome to Year 1’s Class Page

My name is Mrs Millington and I am the class teacher for Year 1. I am also the Phonics, History, Geography, Global and Forest Schools leader.

Mrs Eadie is our class teaching assistant on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. She is very passionate about music and can often be found singing her way through school!

Here is a photo of me and Mrs Eadie on Opposites Day where we dressed as each other!

Click here to see our photos celebrating the King’s Coronation!

Summer 2023

Spring 2023

We’ve had a jam-packed Spring Term in Year One. We enjoyed our History topics all about the Great Fire of London and Dinosaurs. We have had lots of exciting events to do with books, with our nearly-new book sale, World Book Day and drama workshops. We have read and written fairytales as well as information texts about lions and tigers. In Maths we have been looking at numbers to 50 as well as measuring length, height, weight and volume. We have continued our Science work around Seasonal Changes and have recently spotted the arrival of Spring! We have also learnt about humans, including animals and carried out an experiment using our senses. We have enjoyed more Forest school sessions and can’t wait for the warmer weather in Summer to continue our outdoor adventures!

Here is some information about what we will be learning about in the Spring Term

Autumn 2022

In our second half term we began our Forest School sessions which have been a huge success! The children have been out in all weathers; making dens, climbing trees, playing in the mud kitchen and sitting by the fire with a hot chocolate. In Geography we learnt about the weather and climate in the UK and around the world. This matched up nicely with our Science topic all about seasons where we went on walks looking for signs of Autumn and Winter. We have written instructions in English and learnt lots of rhymes through poems and books. We have explored 2D and 3D shapes in Maths and have learnt to program in Computing. The children did amazingly well in their Nativity and performed beautifully in the church in front of their parents. We are excited about the Spring term to find out about our new topics!

We have had a lovely first half term in Year 1! We loved learning about toys in the past for our History topic and especially enjoyed looking at our parents’ and grandparents’ toys. In Science we explored different materials and carried out an experiment testing which material would be best for an umbrella. In P.E. we’ve enjoyed some gymnastics lessons and loved drawing portraits in Art. In Computing we have become experts at using a laptop and we have enjoyed meeting Jigsaw Jack in our PSHE lessons. We have started learning French with Madame Barker and singing with Mrs Eadie. We’ve enjoyed being taught by Mrs Franklin again in R.E. and have started to work hard learning our pre-cursive letters. We have been looking at numbers to 10 in Maths and reading lots of books in English like “Look Up”. We can’t wait for the next half term where we will start our first Forest School sessions and begin learning the songs for the nativity!

Here is some information about what we will be learning about in the Autumn Term.


Useful websites

General websites

Twinkl is a fantastic website full of ideas for the entire curriculum. Some resources are free and others require a subscription.

Jack Hartmann has some great videos on youtube with everything from Maths and Phonics to dance routines!

Maths websites

Click here for some fun Maths games.

Songs and activities from BBC Bitesize

‘How to’ videos, games and activities from Oxford Owl

We use White Rose at school to plan Maths lessons and activities.

Online lessons from Maths Hub

Phonics websites

Fantastic videos about different Phonic sounds from Alphablocks

E-books and Phonics guides at Oxford Owl

Interactive Phonics games at Phonics Play. Some resources are free and others require a subscription.

Reading websites

You can listen to some age appropriate books being read (like the Look Up story we read at school) by clicking the links on this page.

Stories read by celebrities at Storyline

Stories read by astronauts from Space!

Here’s a link to a list of books that are suggested for Year 1 children. You could get these from the library or order online.

Topic websites

The National Geographic Kids website has some wonderful videos and articles about nature, animals, countries and cultures.

There are 12 museums from around the world where you can take a virtual tour.

Many zoos have webcams where you can watch their animals enjoying some peace and quiet! Watch sea lions  ,   penguins and many, many more!

Keeping Active

Watch the dance videos at Go Noodle for a quick brain break and stretch!

Great Yoga videos can be found at Cosmic Kids Yoga

The Body Coach has created some videos for home workouts.

Arts and Crafts

Mo Willems has created some lunch doodle videos that you can draw along with.

Rob Biddulph has some great step-by-step drawing videos.

Here’s a link to a whole host of illustrators and artists who are uploading videos for art at home.

Click here for some painting tutorials by Brush and Bubbles – there are some specific ones designed for children!

Music websites

The following website allows you to play virtual musical instruments from a computer or tablet!

More indoor activities

Here are 100 activities that can all be done indoors.

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