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Year 1 2019/2020

Happy birthdays to Megan on 4th August, Sophie and Hannah on 5th August, Georgia on 14th August, Elliot on 27th August and William on the 1st September.

Summer Booster Activities

Hello Year 1! Mrs.Rich, Mrs.Mann and Mrs.Durie are really looking forward to welcoming you into Year 2 in September. In order to make this transition as smooth as possible, it might be worth you spending some time over the summer having a look through some of these resources and doing a bit of revision of some basic skills such as spelling and handwriting. Please make sure that you are reading every day to an adult, and that you understand what you are reading. 

Have a fantastic summer, and we cannot wait to properly meet you all!


The Final Week of Year 1 surprise

Well done everyone, we have made it to the final week!

We hope that you enjoy this week's planning and more importantly, we hope you have an amazing summer break.

Thank you for all of your hard efforts, we have loved teaching and working with you this year and we are going to miss you greatly.


Take care and we look forward to seeing you in school in September.


The Year 1 Team




Tuesday 7th July 2020


Happy 6th Birthday Edith πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

Welcome to the penultimate week of Year 1 planning!




Thank you for all of your hard work this year, we are so proud of you all.  We hope you will enjoy this week's work and we look forward to seeing your photos.


Best wishes


The Year 1 Team

Friday 3rd July 2020


Happy 6th Birthday Finlay πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ₯³

Year 2 Teaching Staff Say Hello!



Mrs.Durie Says Hello!


Hello from Mrs Durie!.mp4

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Mrs.Rich and Mrs.Rendell say hello to Pear Class

Mrs.Mann Says Hello

Saturday 27th June


Happy 6th Birthday to Sofia-Beatris πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽ

Weekly Planning for Week Beginning 29th June 2020


Hello Year 1,


We hope that you are enjoying the wonderful weather and that you are all keeping well.

Here is the planning for next week, please remember, if you are learning from home, we would love to see photos of you and your work!

We wish you a super weekend and we look forward to working with you again next week.


Keep smiling and stay safe


The Year 1 Team

Work for Week Beginning 22nd June 2020


Hello Year 1,


We hope that you are all keeping well and we look forward to seeing many of you this week.  For those who are in school, we can’t wait to work with you throughout the week. For those of you who are not in school, we eagerly await your super photos of the work you complete.

This week we will be thinking about our church ‘St James’ Church’, which is celebrating its 600th Birthday this year.  We hope that you will enjoy learning about the church and completing some creative work too.


We wish you a fun filled week, keep safe.


The Year 1 Team

Birthday Cards for St James’ Church

Friday 19th June


Happy Birthday NikodemπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰

Another fun week ahead (15/6/20)

Hello Year 1,

Here is the planning for this week, we hope that you will have a good time.

It has been wonderful to see so many of you again and we are pleased to welcome back some more smiley faces this week.

Please keep working hard and doing your best so that you will be ready for September and YEAR 2.

Many thanks


The Year 1 Team

Preston Pioneers

Just to remind you, if you have completed any of the Preston Pioneer challenges, please send your photos to us so that we can share them.


Thank you.

Wednesday 10th June


Happy Birthday 🎁 Arianna. πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Tuesday 9th June


Happy Birthday Francesca πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽˆ

Summer Term - Week 7


It was lovely to see so many of you this week, either at school or on the Zoom Virtual Sports Day.

Thank you for your continued hard work, we hope that you have a fun weekend and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Take care and keep safe.


The Year 1 Team


Virtual Sports Day


A big thank you to those children who joined us for our Zoom Sports ⚽️🎾 Day today.  Well done children, we can’t believe you managed to beat us!  We are off to practise our skipping and catching now.  
Have a super weekend and we look forward to seeing you all very soon.


Stay safe.


The Year 1 Team

Friday 5th June


Happy 6th Birthday Chloe 🎈πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰

Mrs Gaylard helps us to find our classroom


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Welcome Back

Hello Year 1,

We hope that you have all have a super half-term break and that you made the most of the beautiful weather we were blessed with.  

This week we will welcome some of you back into the classroom, and we are very much looking forward to seeing your smiley faces back in the 'slightly different' classrooms.

For those of you who are unable to join us at school, don't worry, we will continue to send you the planning so that you can complete the same work and we hope that you will join us on Zoom for our online Sports Day.  Us teachers have been practising our throwing and catching, our kicking and our skipping and we are ready to compete with you on Friday!

Have a wonderful week, work hard and don't forget to brush up on your Sports Day skills!


Best wishes


The Year 1 Team

Friday 29th May

Happy Birthday Lily πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚


Well done for working so hard over the last few weeks.  We wish you a fun filled half-term break.


If you are looking for some extra ideas to fill your time ...


Read a book.

Complete some of the Preston Pioneers activities.

Enter the academy technology competition.

Or maybe design a poster for a local nursing home (see below).


Whatever you choose to do, take care and keep safe.


The Year 1 Team


Week 5 Home Learning

We have lots of busy Year 1 children of whom we are very proud.  

Keep up the good work Year 1!

Communifit Success


Well done for running 5K on a hot day.  What a superstar we have!

Home Learning 18/05/20

Well done everyone, you have all worked really hard to complete the school work you have been set this half-term.  Thank you for all the lovely photos, we are proud to see that you are maintaining high standards with your work, despite not being in school.

Here is the work for this week, we hope that you will enjoy the variety of tasks and we look forward to receiving more photos.

This week, we will be holding another Zoom assembly on Thursday and we very much look forward to seeing you all again.


Keep safe and have a super week.


Year 1 Team


Home Learning - Week 4


Year 1 are continuing to work hard at home.

Competition Time


Think about how important technology has been during our time away from school.  Do you think that you can draw a picture showing all the different people you have spoken to or emailed while you have been in lockdown?


Why not try our Trust competition and maybe win yourself a prize?

Mrs Gaylard's Home Learning


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Summer Term Week 4 - 11/5/20

Welcome back after a special long weekend.  We hope that you have had a fun weekend with your family, celebrating VE Day and spending time together.

Here is the planning for this week, We are sure that you will enjoy the work and we look forward to seeing the photographs of the work you produce.

Take care and look after your family.


The Year 1 Team


Happy VE Day

Thank you to all of those families who were able to join us for our Zoom assembly today, it was so lovely to see all of your smiling faces as we celebrated 75 years since the end of WW2.

We wish you all a wonderful, fun filled weekend and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Zoom for our VE Day assembly at 10:45am.
Year 1 Working Hard at Home

Tuesday 5th May


Happy Birthday to Jasmine and Jacob πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ₯³

Hello and Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to another wonderful week of Home Learning.  We hope that you are all enjoying the activities set and we thank you for your super photos, please keep sending them in as we all enjoy seeing you and your work.

This week is a special week as we are only learning for 4 days, then we have a day to celebrate VE Day, an important day that you will learn about as you complete this week's activities.

Keep working hard and we look forward to seeing you soon.


The Year 1 Team 

Preston Pioneers


We are looking for children who can complete 50 little challenges around the home!

Visit the Home Learning page to find out how you can help out at home, earn a certificate and maybe win a prize from school too!



Happy 100th Birthday Captain Tom Moore


Year 1 Continue to Learn at Home

Wednesday 29th April


Happy Birthday Frankie πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽˆ

Mrs Gaylard Makes A Card For A Very Special Man!


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Mrs Lowe Says Never Give Up!


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Welcome to Summer Term - Week 2 (27/4/20)

Hello Year 1,

It was so lovely to catch up with you last week and we are pleased to hear that you are all working well and completing the work that we have set.  Well done to both parents and children for working so hard.

Here are the plans for this week, we hope that you enjoy the work and we look forward to receiving some more photos this week - we love to see you and your super work.


Take care and look after your families.


The Year 1 Team


Year 1 Working Hard at Home

Home Learning - Summer Term Week 1 (20th April 2020)


Hello and welcome back to home learning.

We hope that you have all had a wonderful Easter break and we can't wait to see you soon.

In the meantime, we are busily preparing you a selection of activities that we trust you will enjoy.

Please complete these tasks and keep them safe as we can't wait to see your work when we return to school.

If you complete a piece of work and you are really pleased with it, we would like you to send us a weekly photograph so that we can still see your beautiful work!

Take care and keep working hard,


The Year 1 Team πŸ˜‰


ESPRESSO LOGIN: no capital letters!

Happy Easter

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A Trick from Mrs Forrester

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Tuesday 7th April


Happy Birthday Rosie πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ₯³

Happy Easter

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As you can see, we are missing you all lots and we can’t wait until we see you again!

After a very different 2 weeks, we have now made it to the Easter break πŸŽ‰

Don’t forget to take a break and complete all those fun Easter activities around your home and garden. Also, keep up with the jobs around the home; remember those dishes don’t wash themselves!


After Easter there will be lots more work for you to complete, all of the work will need to be accessed on this page.  In the meantime; keep practising your reading and spelling of all those keywords.  Also keep using your maths skills for adding and subtracting.


Take care and enjoy yourselves



Thursday 2nd April 


Happy Birthday Julie πŸ§šπŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Reading Books

We hope that you are all doing lots of reading at home. It is great to read lots of different books and revisit books that you have enjoyed. If you would like to find some new reading books, Oxford Owl allows you to find and read books online. Many of the books will be from the schemes we have in school and you can choose the stage that you are on. Click on the link below to access the website. 
Stay safe and stay smiling!

From Mrs Mann

Home Schooling Week 2


Welcome to week 2 of learning at home.  Hopefully you still have some written work to complete and we can see that everyone has some MyMaths to finish, so keep going with these activities please.

Remember, this week is our last week before the Easter holidays so in school, we would be learning about the Easter story.  Why not get out your children’s Bible and share the story of Palm Sunday, The Last Supper, Good Friday And Easter Sunday.  You may like to make your own book to retell the story, don’t forget some beautiful pictures too.

Easter activities this week might include; making an Easter bonnet (try using a recycled cereal box if you don’t have any card), maybe an Easter hunt in the garden (ask an adult to hide some keywords for you to find and spell or some numbers that add together to make 20!) or maybe make an Easter card for someone special.

Don’t forget to read as much as you can too!
Take care, look after yourselves and keep helping those wonderful people in your home.

We hope to see your smiling faces soon.


Saturday 28th March 2020


Happy Birthday Liam 🎈🎁

Home Schooling


How is everything going? We hope everyone is finding out that teaching is an amazing job! 


Hopefully the Rapunzel or Room on the Broom work is coming on well and you are enjoying the maths and phonics homework. Thank you to those who have completed some of the MyMaths tasks and well done we can see that you are getting some really high scores - you have some good teachers at home too!


Remember that although the written work is fun, there are many ways to learn.  Keep fit and healthy by helping with the jobs around the home. 

Sit down and read a book; remember to use different voices for the characters and make predictions about what might happen.  

Practise those spellings that you always get wrong by writing them out and playing games with them.

Practise your numbers; can you write the numbers 0 to 30 with all digits the right way around?


Have fun and try to make the most of this opportunity.  Although we are unsure of what will happen and we are adapting to a different way of life, we are together with our family and that is a wonderful privilege!


We hope to see you all soon. Take care and look after your family!

Sharing a Smile


Our wonderful children have made some beautiful cards for local residents to bring a smile to the faces of those who are self isolating.

Science in Pine Class

We have been conducting experiments to find out which material is the most waterproof.  We managed to stay quite dry during the experiments and we have all managed to find a material that we believe to be the most waterproof.

An Easter Bonnet Competition

We have entered the Hobbycraft Easter Bonnet competition and we have been busy designing and making our entry which can be viewed and voted for in our Yeovil store.  Please vote for our bonnet next time you are shopping in Hobbycraft.

Kindness Rocks

We have been painting rocks with kind words, to make a whole school display. We enjoyed designing and creating our positive rocks.

Sport Relief

Sport relief was full of fun, including a tug of war where Pine class were over-powered by the mighty Pear class.  We also completed a run in our efforts to raise money for this very worthy charity. Well done Year One.

We shared our books with Reception

In our Science lessons this term, we have been learning about different materials.  This week we have been using a selection of materials to make our own ‘Three Little Pigs’ books which we enjoyed sharing with the Reception classes.

World Book Day

We are having a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day by sharing books with other classes and discussing our favourite books.

Thank you to our lovely families for our amazing costumes.  We look great!

Book Fair

We had a super time looking around the book fair gathering ideas for our own books.  Our finished books are amazing with wonderful textured pages.

Feeding the Birds

As part of out Outdoor Learning curriculum, we worked together to join sticks and make a bird feeder for our terrace.  We filled the feeder with seed and we are eagerly waiting to see the birds on our feeder.

Meeting Yeovil Town Football Players

We are delighted that YTFC have chosen our school as one of their ‘Adopt a School’ programme schools.   We enjoyed meeting some of the players whilst wearing our new t.shirts we have been given by the club and we look forward to furure projects with the team.

Thanks YTFC!

Shrove Tuesday

In Year 1 we have been learning to toss pancakes and race with them today.  The children showed great skill in catching the pancakes and we had a lot of fun learning about the importance of this Christian Day. At the end of the lesson we enjoyed tasting the pancakes too!

Spring Is Coming

We have been outside looking for signs of Spring and we are delighted to report that Spring is on its way!

As we walked around the school grounds, we found some buds on the trees and some beautiful flowers.  When we arrived back in the classroom, we decided to plant some seeds of our own.


We had great fun dancing and demonstrating our best moves at the P.T.A disco.

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Visit

We had a wonderful time when we visited the Zoo and we saw some amazing animals.  The animals were keen to come and see us and the children were surprised to see how big some of the animals were when they were up close to us.

We looked at the different enclosures and we discussed where the animals came from and how their enclosures reflected their natural habitats.

Mrs Hodgson's Tea Party

The Year 1 Tea Party was well received by the children who enjoyed a cake and a drink with Mrs Hodgson as a reward for their hard work and enthusiasm in class.

A New Sign

Year 1 have been working hard to create a new WELCOME sign for our school garden.  We were very lucky because Bradfords Building Supplies kindly supplied us with some Marine Plywood for our sign.  We designed our new sign and we used paint and tiles to make a bright and exciting new sign which can be seen at the entrance to our school.


We have been learning about safeguarding and the importance of keeping ourselves and others safe within our classroom.  We have thought about many different ways of keeping safe and we are always looking for opportunities to improve the safety in our classroom.

Father Christmas

We were so excited when our P.T.A brought Father Christmas into our Singing practise.  Father Christmas spent some time in our classroom and he gave us some wonderful gifts for our classes to enjoy playing with.

Thank you Father Christmas.

Our Christmas Service

We enjoyed our walk down to St James' Church where Rev. Ruth Chapman led our service.  We sang some traditional Christmas Carols and recreated the Nativity Tableau at the front of the Church.

Making Puppets

We had a lot of fun designing and making our puppets.  We sometimes found the sewing tricky but we were amazed to see how wonderful our puppets looked when we had finished.

Year 1 Nativity

The children had a fantastic time preparing for and performing their Nativity play to parents.  It was lovely to see the children come alive on stage as they delivered their well rehearsed lines.

Pudsey Visit

We were delighted to see Pudsey today and tell him about how we will be raising money for Children in Need.


Remembrance Biscuits

In Year 1, we learned about Remembrance and the significance of the poppy.  We made Poppy biscuits.

Outdoor Learning

We used resources from the natural environment to make a beautiful poppy on the playground, as we remembered the soldiers who have died in War. 

Mask Making

In Year 1, we have been working with our parents and the artist Darrell Wakelam to make animal masks.  We looked at the pictures of a range of animals, then we worked together to create our masterpieces from card and tissue paper.


Bread Making

Pine Class have been learning about ‘The Little Red Hen’ story.  We helped each other to make some bread. We mixed the ingredients with the spoon, then we used our hands to knead the mixture, it was a bit sticky!  When the dough had expanded, we plaited the bread and cooked it. The bread was very tasty. 

Year 1 Maths Lesson

We have been using different construction kits to make a selection of 3D shapes.  Some shapes were easier to make than others!