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Church of England Primary School

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Year 1 - Bluebell Class

Welcome to Year 1 - Bluebell Class!




Who are the staff in Bluebell Class?


Mrs Ives            Mrs Redshaw

(Class Teacher)     (Teaching Assistant)

We are always happy to help, at the end of each day (Except Wednesdays) we are on the door and available for any questions or queries but please wait for all children to be collected. 



Reading Maths Workshop KS1

Pictures of fluency

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What does our classroom look like?

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What does our day look like?

What does our curriculum look like?

What are we learning this term?


Term 4


In Term 4 our topic is 'The Scented Garden'.


Tiptoe through the tulips as your senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds and then watch them grow!


Explore the astounding world of the scented garden, but you must be careful, there are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things! So don't just touch.


In Science we will be learning about plants! We will be identifying the different features of a plant and learning about what they need in order to grow and be healthy. 


in Geography we will be exploring our local area to discover the human and physical features around our school. I wonder what plants we will find!


In Art  we will be exploring a range of artists, seeing how they use plants as inspiration!


Term 3


In Term 3 our topic was called 'Bright Lights, Big City'!


Put on your best outfit because you're invited to have tea with the Queen. Use your best manners and comb your hair, as one will not be amused if you don't!


What do you know about England's capital city? Let's find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks.


Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end? Create a model of the bakery on Pudding Lane...then burn it to the ground to recreate the Great Fire. Stand well back and watch how the flames spread! London's burning! London's burning! Fire, Fire! Fire, Fire!


In Geography we named and located the four countries within the UK and their capitals. We also used simple compass directions and locational language to describe features on a map.


In History we explored the Great Fire of London, creating a timeline of the events and understanding how the fire began and effected the city.

Term 2


In Term 2 our topic is called ' Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'!


See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer's aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower!


In English we will be reading the classic story of Rapunzel. We will be pretending to become Rapunzel, imagining what it would be like to be stuck at the top of the tower. Would you try to escape or would you stay? 


In Science we will  be conducting investigations to find out how we can make a bridge stronger and stiffer using only marshmallows and spaghetti! Furthermore we will be learning about materials and their properties as well as investigating which material would be the best to destroy a tower.


In Art and DT we will be designing, making and evaluating our very own castle out of recycled products. Can you name the features of a castle?



Term 1


In Term 1 our topic was called 'superheroes'! 


Kerpow! Intergalactic greetings, young heroes. It's time to rescue the planet from the evil villains! Who's your favourite superhero? Spider-Man? Wonder woman? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who've achieved great things. Or is it those people who saves lives in our emergency services that you admire most?


In English, we read a story called 'Traction Man'. We followed the adventures of Traction man, seeing how he defeated the bad guys and saved the damsels in distress.


In Science we were learning to identify, draw and name different parts of the body as well as linking them to our senses. What do we use to help us hear? What do we use to help us see? Taste? Feel?


In History we learnt about the fantastic heroine Rosa Parks and understanding her important role within history.


What does our learning look like?

What was shared at the meet the teacher session?

What homework is given in Bluebell Class?

How do we reward children in Bluebell Class?


We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children. The children start the day on the “sunflower” and if they do something special they are rewarded by being put onto the “honey pot”. They then receive a sticker and share their good work with the class.

Picture 1 (Special award)
Picture 2 (Start of the day)
Picture 3 (A reminder for sad behaviour)
Picture 4 (Repeated sad behaviour and a visit to Mrs Kemp)
List of sounds and game ideas to practise phonics at home

Useful websites/Apps or resources?


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Examples of our cursive letter formation and letter families: