Highburton CE (VC) First School

Welcome to Year 1  

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


Mrs Briggs - Class Teacher



Mrs Fisher - ETA


Mrs Kelsey - HLTA 





Curriculum Newsletter

Autumn 2019

Spring 2020

Let's Go Fly a Kite

The children have been designing kites in topic and spent a lovely afternoon with their adult helpers building them.  We began by joining two sticks, like a cross, with string.  String was then tied to each stick end to create a diamond shape.  Finally, the children used newspaper, or materials of their own, to cover the finished kite.  Each child was able to build their own kite and we look forward to testing them out next week.

Thank you to all those who came to help, looks like you had lots of fun too!

Multi-skills event at Shelley college


We made a spaceship for Beegu. We had to collaborate all our ideas and use different materials and tools. We even created our own Beegu's using salt dough and placed her in her spaceship.

Christian Symbols

In PSHE we have been thinking about our goals for Year 1.

Elmer - In literacy we have been re-writing the Elmer story.  We have also used various mediums to create our own Elmer images.  

Enterprise - Apple Café 

The children enjoyed harvesting the apple crop during their forest school session.  They sorted the good and bad apples ready to use in our apple café.

We decided chocolate dipped apples would make a tasty after school treat.  In maths, the children have been revisiting money in preparation for their role as shopkeepers.  They helped make decorations and props for the stall too.  Finally,  they thoroughly enjoyed dipping the apples in the melted chocolate...and fingers too...accidently!!

The sun chose not to shine on our café, but it didn't dampen the spirits of the shopkeepers or the customers.  We raised almost £50 to go towards classroom resources...Yeah!

Watch out for our cooked apple café...date TBA.

Winter vegetable stew

This week we have been looking at the story of The Three Little Pigs and how the wolf finally fell down the chimney into the pot of stew.  The children used their safe cutting skills to chop the vegetables for their own stew....it was DELICIOUS!


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

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