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A warm welcome from the Year 1 team:

 Miss Rattigan (Class Teacher)

Mrs Keenan (Teaching Assistant)  


Home School Learning

Please find the activities for the children to continue to learn at home.  Remember that I am here to help with any questions or support you may need.  Just email (lrattigan@woodlands.herts.sch.uk)  or message me through ClassDojo.

Please remember to keep all of your work safe and we will put it into our books when we get back to school.

Week Beginning 13th July 2020


The Wright Brothers 



Week beginning 6th July 2020 


Week beginning 29th June 2020

Light sources 



Week beginning 22nd June 2020

Knuffle Bunny


Week beginning 15th June 2020


 Five Minutes Peace

The Twist a Ball Challenge

The Tiny Seed


Week beginning 8th June 2020 


Week beginning 1st June 2020

Half Term Week - have a go at building your castle out of the materials you have collected.


Week beginning 18th May, 2020

Week beginning 18th May, 2020 science

Week beginning 18th May, 2020 geography


Week beginning 11th May, 2020

Week beginning 11th May, 2020 History

Week beginning 11th May, 2020 Geography

Week beginning 11th May, 2020 Science


Week Beginning 4th May, 2020

Week Beginning 27th April, 2020









Story Time

Gingerbread man - Witten by Nick Page  Illustrated by Clare Ferrell
Read by Mrs Keenan

Part 1

 Front cover Click here to listen to Mrs Keenan reading Part One of The Gingerbread Man

Part 2
Gingerbread man front cover /docs/Year_1/Gingerbread_Fred_2.mp4


As a team, we work hard to support each child to reach their full potential, grow in confidence and independence and to approach learning in a happy and contented manner helping them grow into well-rounded individuals.

In the mornings we focus on Maths and Literacy (including spelling, grammar, phonics and reading).   In the afternoons we use a topic based approach to teach the rest of the curriculum which includes such subjects as History, Geography, PSHCE, Design and Technology, Art and French.  Science, PE, Computing, Music and RE are taught as discrete subjects. To aid with the transition from Foundation Stage into Year 1, children will be given child-initiated learning time each day where they will be able to facilitate their own learning inside the classroom and within the KS1 outdoor area. As the year progresses, the timetable slowly becomes a little more structured and formal. 

  Summer Term 2019

This half term topic :

'Castles and Traditional Fairy Tales'


YR 1 AUTUMN TERM NEWSLETTER 2019 : Click here to open

YR 1 SPRING TERM NEWSLETTER 2020: Click here to open



How can you help to support us?

Help your child to be ready to learn each day by ensuring they have their reading books and PE kit in school each day.  Our PE sessions are on Thursday (gymnastics) and Friday (outside) Plimsolls / Trainers are needed. Occasionally we do PE activities at other times. 

Please could your child always have a coat and wellies in class so that they can access the outside area at all times.

 Reading at home

Please listen to your child read their school reading books at least 3 times a week and sign their reading records each time they read.  Remember supporting your child in practising their reading at home is an important part of their learning to read, but it is important to share library and other books that interest your child too.   

Reading books will be changed once a week on a Wednesday. 

Your child will receive 2 reading books to take home on a Wednesday but it is still important for your child to bring in their reading books and record into school everyday. This is for guided reading and individual reading.  


Home will be given half termly in a folder. Inside is a list of activities that the children can choose from. Some of these activities are link with our class topic.


Check out these exciting, free phonic games:

Phonic play




If you would like examples of the resources we use during our phonics lessons in class, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mathletics and ActiveLearn (Bug Club)

Don't forget that your child can now access both Mathletics and ActiveLearn from home.  Not only can they do fun activities which will help them in their Maths, but they can also earn certificates during our Friday assemblies.

If you need a reminder of your login details, please come and see me.

Class Photo Gallery 

Bear Hunt

We made bear masks then we went on a bear hunt!


'All About Me

 Self Portraits

                                                                                        We painted self portraits


Our Community

Community Police  Fire Service

                      Visit from the Community Police            Visit from the Fire Service