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Welcome to Penguins

Year 1


For nothing will be impossible with God 

Luke 1 v37  


Autumn Term Two                                                 Value: Community 


‘How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!’



On behalf of the staff and children of Year One, we would like

to extend a very warm welcome to our class page.


We're looking forward to starting a new term and we're very

excited about the learning experiences we will share together. 


This section of our website will be used to provide a summary of

Year One's learning journey. It will also be used to share information

and post regular updates. Scroll down to view our adventures! 


Diary Dates          

Mon 1st Nov - INSET

Wed 3rd Nov - Class trip to Sevington Victorian School

Fri 5th Nov - Bonfire Night / KS1 Theme morning

Mon 15th Nov - Taylor Tennis taster session (please wear PE kits)

Thurs 18th Nov - School Photos (please wear school uniform and send children in with PE kits)

Fri 19th Nov - Children in Need (£1 donation for any fancy dress/non-uniform)

Thurs 18th Nov & Tues 23rd Nov - Parents Meetings

TBC - KS1 Nativity (provisional date 7th Dec if we are allowed to perform live)

Thurs 16th Dec - Carol Service 6pm at St Mary's Church

Mon 4th Jan - INSET

Weekly Check List


Tuesday – Book Change - Please bring in reading books, library books and reading records

Wednesday – Mrs Lee (PM), PE - please wear PE kit

Thursday – PE - please wear PE kit


For PE, please refer to our School Uniform advice:

Our Learning Journey

This section of our class page will be used to provide you with an insight into our classroom and learning adventures.

Our Autumn Term Adventures

Victorian school

We visited Sevington Victorian school as an end to our previous Discovery Topic 'How has our school changed since 1837?'. It was a wonderful day which really gave children an authentic experience of a Victorian school like ours. We wore clothes suitable for that era and even swapped our packed lunch boxes for paper bags! The boys and girls were separated and educated in different subjects. The girls learned how to clean brass and made lavender bags to keep the moths away whilst the boys made beeswax candles and learnt how bees were so important. Both girls and boys were taught maths and English in the strict schoolroom heated by an open fire. They even had to stay apart at lunchtimes and play with toys appropriate for either girls or boys - very different from our OPAL play at St Mary's today! 

Bonfire Night

Year 1 joined up with Robins and Year 2 to explore why and how we celebrate Bonfire night. We were really impressed at how well they listened to the history of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot and how they were able to retell this. They learnt lots about bonfire and firework safety, spotting hazards that the teachers had set up in the outside area. They also had a chance to create some beautiful firework artwork!

Tennis tasters

The children were introduced to tennis by professional coaches, Taylor Tennis. They learnt how to correctly hold the racquet in order to hit it over the net. We were really impressed with how well they listened to instructions and concentrated on improving their skills. Wimbledon, here we come!