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Year 1

Ms Suzanne Fletcher and Mrs Dawn Forrester

Please click here to view the Curriculum meeting powerpoint for your class. 


See what we will be getting up to in this term by taking a look at our coverage document below. 

Coverage Autumn term Coverage Spring Term Coverage Summer Term 


In Maths children will be assessed against criteria based upon age related expectations. Please find below the age related expectations for a child in Year 1. For more information click here.

The Year 1 Learner - Maths

The Year 1 Reader

The Year 1 Writer

Spelling Expectations: Year 1 Common Exception Words

Year 1 Blog - Autumn term 2022

Welcome to the Year 1 Autumn term blog.

Wednesday 7th December 2022

In DT, the children had to make a Santa's Grotto with freestanding structures, including a tree, chair, table and present. The children had lots of fun designing and making them! Have a look in the gallery to see the children's fabulous creations!

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Monday 28th November 2022

In computing the children looked at George Suerat's pointilism. They then had to draw a sunflower using pointilism! The children created some amazing pictures!

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Tuesday 22nd November 2022

Today as part of our science topic of animals including humans, Kimmy's Zoo paid us a visit! The children learnt about 7 different animals - African Land Snail, Bearded Dragon, Pigmy Hedgehog, Chinchilla, Tree Frog, Sugar Gliders and Tortoise! Check out the Year 1 gallery to see the animals!

As you can see in the photographs, we got up close and personal to animals that we would not usually get to meet.

Our favourite animals were the sugar gliders Tarzan and Jane. Ms Fletcher had told us all about them beforehand. We had a chance to look at some pictures and learn a little about them. We were very excited to meet them in person.

Another favourite was Stanley the Chinchilla. He had the softest fur. Do you know he baths in sand because he cannot get wet?

We also got to meet Turbo the African land snail who was huge compared to the snails we find in our gardens. Along with a bearded dragon, Charlie.

Fiona the white tree frog and Mrs Tiggywinkle the pygmy hedgehog, she comes from Africa one of the continents we are learning about.

We had a fantastic afternoon!


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Monday 21st November 2022

In computing the children have been looking at digital painting. They have been looking at different artists and recreating their artwork, they have looked at Mondrian, Matisse and Kandinsky. Have a look in the gallery for more pictures.

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Thursday 20th October 2022

Today the children enjoyed a trip to Hitchin School Museum, where they consolidated their learning about children's lives in Victorian times. They dressed up in the school clothing and experienced a Victorian lesson where they did some reading, maths using a slate pencil and slate and some handwriting using an ink pen and blotting paper. The children also learnt about the toys that children used in Victorian times. Have a look at some photos in our gallery!

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Wednesday 19th October 2022

As part of our science topic of materials, we looked at the effect plastic bags have had on the ocean. Children learnt about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and then they made sea animals using plastic bags! Have a look at photos in the gallery.

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Some of the children's jellyfish!



Monday 17th October 2022

In our English unit of recounts, the children made their own jam sandwiches. They then had to write instructions, using the words 'first', 'then', 'next' etc. Check out the children making their sandwiches! Have a look in the gallery for more pictures!

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Friday 14th October 2022

During our art lessons, the children have been looking at the artist Mark Rothko. Today the children recreated their own version of his artwork. See additional photos in our Year 1 Gallery.

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Friday 7th October 2022

On Friday, the children visited Cheshunt Park as part of poetry day. The theme this year was the environment. In small groups the children had to explore what they could see, hear, touch and smell. They then played in the park with their friends! When we got back to class, the children then used their sheets to write a poem about the environment! Take a look at our Year 1 gallery for photos of what the children saw, heard, felt and smelt!

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Thursday 6th October 2022

In computing this half term the children are looking at 'Technology Around Us'. In this topic, they have learnt how to log on to a Chromebook, open up paintz.app and how to type and draw on the program! Have a look at some of their pictures in our gallery!


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Recycling trip - Tuesday 4th October

As part of our science unit - materials, the children have looked at the importance of recycling. In small groups, the children went on a short journey to the recycling bins at Brookfield, to sort the recycling we have collected in class and from home. They were super at sorting and enjoyed throwing the recycling into the bins! When we got back to class we then watched a video about what happens to the recycling when the binmen take it! Have a look at some photos in our gallery!

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English in Year 1

In English this week the children are looking at traditional tales and have focussed on Little Red Riding Hood. The children have worked in pairs to sequence the story and then worked in groups of 4 to re-enact the story - they were all fabulous!


Computing in Year 1

In computing this half term the children are looking at animation! They have been introduced to the program Scratch and have been learning how to move the cat sprite. This week the children's task was to complete an algorithm and then identify where the cat was nearest too.

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Scratch 2Nancy working copying the algorithm to see where the cat is going to be.

Maths in Year 1

In maths this week the children have been counting forwards and backwards within 100. The children worked together to count objects by grouping them in 10s to make them easier to count.

Maths 1Children grouping objects into 10 to make it easier to count.

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On Wednesday 6th July, we had a maths morning. All the children spent 20 minutes with each teacher in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 completing different maths activities! They really enjoyed it! Find some more pictures in our gallery!



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DT in Year 1

In DT this half term the children are making a fruit snack. They have tried different fruits and snacks from the shops and last week the children prepared fruit in different ways to make a layered fruit salad. Take a look at some of the children's fruit salads in the Year 1 gallery!


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This week in DT the children made their fruit snacks! Some children made fruit cups, fruit bags and some even made fruit biscuits!

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Year 1 Blog - Spring 2023

Welcome to the Year 1 Spring term blog!

Easter cards

Have a look at our Easter cards in the gallery!

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Our Geography topic this half term is our local area. On Monday 20th January we went on a walk around the local area to look at the different features and why they are important. The children also posted their letters to their parents explaining what we have been doing in Geography. Have a look at some photos of our trip!

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In Science, we have been looking at seasonal changes. The children have made wind socks using plastic bottles and ribbon to help them tell the direction of the wind. Hvae a look at some of them in the gallery.

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Science week!

On Tuesday 7th March, the children took part in science week, where the theme was connections. They paired up with Year 5 Emperor Penguin class to complete the task. They had to build a bridge that could hold various weights. They worked in groups of 4 and only had blocks, tape and paper to make their bridges! Some bridges were able to hold 1.5kg!!! Have a look at some other bridges in the gallery!

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Week commencing 30th January - Storytelling week

During storytelling week, Jolly Jungle class was paired with Emperor Penguin class to share books together. Children from Emperor Penguin read an extract from their reading book and then they shared a picture book with the children from Jolly Jungle class. The children really enjoyed sharing their books and commented on how they would love to do it again! Check out our Year 1 gallery for more pictures!

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Year 1 Blog - Summer term 2023

Welcome to the summer term!

At Flamstead End, the summer term is always our favourite term, because we can do lots of learning outside (weather permitting).

This term, in Year One, we are looking forward to learning all about plants and trees for our science unit. This gives us a perfect opportunity to go wild flower and tree spotting in the grounds around the school.

In history, this term, we are learning about significant kings and queens and famous castles that were built and utilised during their reign.

With this in mind, On May 24th, we are all very excited to visit Mountfitchet castle for the day.

In art, we are looking at sculptures, be prepared for a fine piece of art coming home for your viewing pleasure.

In the second part of the term, we are learning about arable, dairy and livestock farms, with a particular focus on where our food comes from. Over the coming term, could you look at fruit and vegetable wrappers and their places of origin together?

This year we have made great strides in our reading and writing skills. I am extremely proud of all the children’s effort and hard work.  I know that you were all very impressed when you came to view their books.

This term, we are going to be learning about traditional stories. It would be nice if you could share with your child some traditional stories that you know.

The King’s coronation is coming up shortly and the children are excited to have a picnic on the field and enjoy games and activities planned for the day. In class we are making sun catchers with King Charles profile; watch out for those in the class windows.

Click here to see our blog about the Coronation celebrations in Year 1. 

Mountfitchet Castle

On Wednesday 24th May, as part of our history topic of Kings and Queens, we visited Mountfitchet castle. The children explored the motte and bailey style castle, looking at the different aspects of it, in addition to feeding the peacocks, deer and goats! We also visited the toy museum too! Check out the gallery for more photos!

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In RE, we have looked at different special books for different religions. In one lesson the children made their own Torahs!

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Our topic this half term is 'moving a robot'. The children have been exploring beebots and how they move. They have learnt how to program a beebot and worked out how to program a beebot so it goes from a starting place to a finishing place. They also had to work out different routes to get from one place to another.


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Our science topic this term is plants. Each group in the class has planted raddish, tomato and pea seeds and have been keeping a diary on how they are growing! 

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The children learnt parts and functions of a plant. In pairs, the children had to make a flower using objects in the classroom and then label the parts and functions.

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Coronation Celebrations!

In Year 1 we celebrated the coronation of King Charles III, by completing lots of royal activities, including making a Union Jack flag, stain glass window outline of King Charles III face, crowns and stamps!


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Year 1 Blog Autumn term 2023

Welcome to the Year 1 Autumn blog!