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Neptune Class Year One



Class Teacher: Miss Davies

Class TA: Miss Croft

Class LSA: Mrs Partridge

Class email:





Finish time 15.20 (14.20 ON FRIDAYS)

Please be on time at the beginning and the end of the day.


PE is on Thursday. Your child must wear their PE kit to school on this day.


Swimming is on Friday mornings. Children must wear a full swimsuit or close fitting trunks and a swimming hat. They must have a towel. Please put swimming things in a plastic bag.


Music is on Friday afternoons.

Year One Curriculum


We are committed to make learning exciting, meaningful and memorable for our learners. With this as a focus we aim to provide quality and excellence through an exciting, stimulating environment providing an education which will develop social skills and encourage children to become active and responsible citizens within the school community and beyond.

Our topics are based around quality texts which aim to reflect the diversity in our school community.



We will teach phonics daily through a program called Little Wandle. There are videos on their website to support you and your child at home.


Children read in groups with adults three times a week. They will bring home their phonics book so that they can read with you. Please make sure that you read for at least 5 minutes daily. It is important that they become familiar with the book so please don’t worry if you feel that you are repeating the same book. It is also important that your children have a storytime at home where you read to them. We have a selection of sharing books that the children can borrow. Please make sure that these books are returned to school.



We follow a programme called Big Maths and each Friday the children complete a ‘Learn Its Challenge’. I will send home their sheets so that you can see what they need to practise. Please use the Big Maths website at home.


Each child has a login.


As well as this I would encourage you to play maths games at home. These can be traditional board games or online.

These are some useful websites with free resources.

Summer Term 2

Maritime Museum

We had a great time at the Museum. Have a look at the photos to see what a lovely time we had.

Sport Day

Sports Day was wonderful. Neptune were a real team, cheering each other on and joining in all the activities with positivity and enthusiasm.

Final week in Year 1

Soon it will be time to break up for the summer holidays and get ready for Year 2. We have had a lovely time making art, visiting Catford Library and face painting. 


I hope you all have a relaxing and fun-filled holiday. I will miss all the children but I am so proud of the work they have achieved this year and they are ready for a new adventure in Year 2.

Summer Term 1

Horniman Museum

We had a great at the Museum. The Lego Dinosaurs were fabulous.

We had lots of fun on our Toy Trail and found lots of toys from around the world.

The children were respectful to other visitors and showed great responsibility in the museum and travelling on the bus.

Coronation Day at Athelney

Neptune looked amazing and definitely were dressed to impress!

Autumn Term 2

Homework Grid Autumn 2

28th November 

Library Trip


We went to Catford Library and had a lovely time. The librarian read us a story and then we looked at the books. We chose a book each to take back to school. We're looking forward to going back to change our books.

7th November to 11th November 2022


This week we have learnt about Autumn. We talked and wrote about what changes we might see during Autumn.


As part of our learning we went to Beckenham Place Park. We did a nature hunt and found lots of Autumn coloured leaves and acorns and chestnuts. There were also plenty of mushrooms. 


It was a really lovely day. A special thanks goes to the parent volunteers.


Here are some photos of our trip. It was great and we can't wait to go on the next one.

31st October to 4th November 2022


This week we have learnt about Diwali. We read the story of Rama and Sita and learnt that Hindus light lamps in remembrance of them returning home after they escaped from the evil demon king called Ravana. 

Diwali is known as the festival of lights and so we all made divas. Happy Diwali!

We really enjoyed this story about a little girl celebrating Diwali with her family. 

The Best Diwali Ever

This film is about a family celebrating Diwali.

CBeebies Songs | What is Diwali? | The Let's Go Club

Sing along with The Let's Go Club as we find out all about Diwali. For more videos, games and makes visit The Let's Go Club page on the website: Visit CBeebies at to find even more fun, games and videos for your pre-schooler in a safe child friendly environment.

Autumn Term 1

Parent Leaflet - Autumn Term

Homework Grid Autumn 1

October 2022


This week we have read a book called Leila in Saffron. It is a beautiful book about a little girl who enjoys a special meal with her family. She loves her Nanni’s colourful scarves and helps her beloved Nanni cook the Friday curry.

We have written about our favourite clothes and special family meals.

We have also read other stories related to clothes and families. You can watch some of them being read aloud

The Proudest Blue

💛 Kids Read Aloud: Full, Full, Full of Love 💛

Today's story follows Jay Jay who is spending a FULL Sunday afternoon with his Granny. He's grows anxious for Sunday dinner but as he waits paitiently, he soon discovers just how FULL his Granny is! Full of hugs and kisses, full of tasty dishes, full to the brim with happy faces, and full, full, full of love!

We have also been learning about our 5 senses.

This is the song we have been learning to help learn.

Five Senses - The Kiboomers Preschool Songs For Circle Time - Body Parts Song

Sing along and learn with The Kiboomers Preschool Songs & Nursery Rhymes! Our Five Senses song for learning body parts is perfect for any preschool or kindergarten classroom.This fun song is great for any circle time activity at home or in the classroom. Enjoy!

My Five Senses - (Read Aloud)

"My Five Senses" by Aliki is a book about our five senses; see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Enjoy! This is a book worth having in your classroom or home library. I have provided an Amazon Affiliates link for your convenience. I have found that Amazon usually has the best prices and super fast shipping.