Highburton CE (VC) First School

Welcome to Year 1  

Welcome to Year One's page.  Here you will find our latest curriculum newsletters and pictures of the children working in our class.


Mrs Smith - Class teacher 

Mrs Tahir - High Level Teaching Assistant


Curriculum Newsletters




Year One have been very busy during Art Week. Not only have they worked with every teacher exploring drama, music, the forest school and a variety of artists we also used willow to make large animals and tried watercolour painting for the first time!

Have a look at some of the fabulous artwork!

Year One and Reception had a fantastic day at Skelmanthorpe Heritage Textile Centre. We learnt all about life in a busy textile village 100 years ago. The children went on a history walk, a tour of the museum, as well as trying weaving, making a peg doll and other fun activities. It was a great day and everybody behaved beautifully! Well done Year One!

Year One learnt different ways to make marks during art. They learnt about dots and blobs, lines and dashes. The class used pastels and paint to make pictures using dots and blobs which ended up looking lovely and bright! The children carefully used a ruler and a pen to make pictures of lines and dashes.

Year One learnt how to use coordinates and symbols for maps. They each made a 3D treasure map and then worked in pairs to use a ruler for the coordinate grid. They counted and drew a line every 5cm for each mark and then plotted coordinates for a friend to work out. Great job Year One!

Year One LOVED taking part in multi-skills with the play leaders. They practised long jump, long distance and short distance running as well as javelin. Well done Year One!

The children then enjoyed independently practising their skills during P.E.

Here are some websites to help your child with their phonics.

We are working on Phase5 - http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase5Menu.htm