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Year 1

Spring Term

A Visit from Mrs Elijah 


During our RE lessons, we have been learning all about Judaism. We were very lucky to have a visit from Mrs Elijah, who came into school to explain all about her faith, and to show us some of her special things that she uses with her family when they celebrate Shabbat. She showed us the special book called the Torah and explained that this is written in a different language called Hebrew.  Some of our friends even got the chance to join Mrs Elijah in lighting the special candles and also chose a Kippah cap to wear whilst taking part. The Kippah caps had lots of exciting patterns and pictures on them ranging from Mikey Mouse to our favourite football teams. We were also lucky enough to have chance to taste some of the special Challah bread, which had a lovely sweet taste, and we smelt the different spices from the spice boxes.



Sport Relief

We had great fun during Sport Relief. We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite sporting heroes. We were even lucky enough to have our very own Tom Daley lookalike in our class for the day! We started the day with an energetic aerobics session on the top court and then had great fun in the hall taking part in all the circuit activities; ranging from step ups to hula hooping. The grown-ups even had to take part by cycling on the spinning bikes!




Tesco Farm to Fork

Just before we broke up for the Easter holidays, we took part in an activity session with Diane from the Towcester Tesco Farm to Fork programme. We used lots of different craft resources to decorate our own egg and we all tasted currents, sultanas, raisins and hot cross buns.





Science Day

We had great fun during our Science Day. We took part in an experiment called ‘Dancing Raisins’. We discovered that the raisins will only dance in liquids that have bubbles. As the bubbles pop, the raisins sink back to the bottom of the container until they have a chance to collect more bubbles to help it move up again.


Multi Skills at Bracken Leas School

We had an exciting opportunity to take part in a Multi Skills event at Bracken Leas School. Alongside some of our Year Two friends we went on a coach to Brackley. We took part in lots of different sporting activities. We sprinted, took part in a sack race, used the egg and spoons, practised our bean bag throwing and jumped as quick as we could over the speed bounce line.




Details of Summer Term and Home Learning

For information on the coming term, upcoming topics along with homework expectations, please consult our curriculum newsletters.


Useful Websites


DJ Cow

Obb and Bob 

Geraldine Giraffe does Phonics

Dinosaur Eggs


Count to 20   

Numbers in the Teens

Caterpillar Ordering

Shark Place Value Numbers

Problem Solving

Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions then please feel free to pop in and speak with us and we will do our very best to help. For longer appointments then please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to meet. 

We look forward to a really successful year ahead!