Welcome to Otters Class!

Class Teacher: Miss Foy



Welcome to Year 1


General Information



Our Library session is on a Wednesday morning.  If you would like to volunteer to help the children change their books, it would be greatly appreciated!


Home Readers

We aim to hear each child read twice a week.  This is usually during Guided Reading, when they will change their book to take home.  The new book is written in their planner and a member of staff will write which aspect of reading we are working on.  Please listen to, or read to, your child daily.



Otters have PE on Tuesday afternoons and Friday afternoons.  Please ensure PE kits are in school with weather appropriate clothing, thank you.



Phonics is taught daily as a whole class and activities are provided to support new learning as well as deepen children's understanding.  Spellings are set on a Monday and we have a Spelling Quiz for those spellings the following week.  The spellings set follow the sound or rule that the children are learning that week.

Materials Hunt

During Science this week we have started learning about materials, linking with our topic of 'Toys'.  We went on a materials hunt around school and made a tally of what we found.  Back in class we analysed our findings which showed us that wood, plastic and metal were the most common materials in our school.

Bonfire Poem

Bonfire Poem 1
Since returning after the half term holiday, Otters have been learning all about poetry in English lessons.  We have used our senses - which we learnt all about last half term - to write a descriptive poem about a bonfire/firework display.  The sentence stacker is a collaboration of our work, creating our very own class bonfire poem.

Our first half term


Otters have had a very busy first half term.  The children have settled in to Year 1 brilliantly and have been working very hard!


As our topic has been 'All About Me' we enjoyed painting portraits and learning how to mix colours.  We have had a look at our class tree and spotted early signs of autumn.  We had a lot of fun exploring using our senses in Science and even more fun following instructions to make a jam sandwich in English!


In PE, we challenged ourselves by balancing on different apparatus. At the end of the half term, we had a walk around our local area looking for human and physical features; we noticed that there were many more signs of autumn. As well as this we posted our post cards that we had written, telling our parents about our learning.

Remember it is Children in Need on Friday. Non-Uniform Day, wear Spots for £1 donation