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We hope that you had a fun Easter break with your family and friends. We look forward to hearing about all the exciting things that you got up to.


We are enjoying helping you flourish further during your time in Year 1, nurturing and developing the seeds of knowledge and life that you have already gained during FS2.


Do remember to incorporate our school values, based around aspects of love, in all that you do at home and at school.

Please encourage your family to discuss the following values with you and indeed visit the school to see how we put them into practice in everyday life.

Love of God

Love of Others

Love of Myself

Love of God's World

Love of Life 







This term we will be enjoying the book 'Lilah and the Secret of the Rain' by David Conway as part of our topic about plants. To enhance this topic, we will be doing lots of planting, growing and nurturing using our space in Ruby's Garden. If any family has any surplus plants through being over-enthusiastic when sowing seeds, we would be very happy to accommodate that surplus!


Our R.E learning will think about the answer to the question:

What do Christians believe God is like? 



Please look at our Curriculum Web (below) to see what we will be learning about in other subjects this term under the topic title 'And the plants lived happily ever after'.

Year 1 Curriculum Webs

Our Week

Please remember that children need navy shorts and an Englefield blue P.E t shirt. For outdoor P.E children will need also navy sweatshirt and navy tracksuit bottoms. This are in addition to play time 'overs'. Children also need a pair of outdoor shoes/trainers/wellies for play times. 

Our Shared Learning Activities

Our Knowledge Organisers 2023-24

Woodland Learning - Friday mornings

We are out and about again this term - exploring the woodland on the Englefield Estate. Mrs Sheppard and Mrs Street will be looking for at least 5 parent helpers each week as we are a larger group. We do need parents to help with Woodland Learning as without the legally required number of adults, we are unable to take the children out onto the Englefield Estate. If you are able to help, either regularly or just occasionally, please get in touch via our class email. 


Children will need 'overs' or a puddle suit with outdoor shoes or wellie boots on rainy days. As the weather gets warmer, please remember to apply sunscreen before your child comes to school and provide them with a hat, long sleeved top and leggings/trousers. The latter are important to protect against bites, stings and particularly ticks. 

Reading Lists

We love you to read anything and everything. Reading feeds your mind! The following list is merely a guide for families to help with choosing books from school, your local library or to have at home.