Centipedes class is one of our two Year 1 classes, where our children are in their first year of Key Stage 1. During Year one, we aim to support the development of independence both academically and personally.  Children work hard during their transition into year one and they will become much more fluent in their reading, writing and known facts related to number.  These are the building blocks for future learning and we value the support of parents to help develop fluency in reading and number bonds. We have high expectations of our children but we also have large amounts of fun along the way!

On this page you will find lots of useful information about what we are up to in class, as well as how children's learning can be supported at home, both from a parent's perspective, as well as how children can learn independently at home in their spare time.  We hope you find it useful.

 Termly topic:  PE this half term:  Important dates:
During the Spring term we are looking at the history of toys thinking about how they have changed over time. We will have a trip to Blists Hill to enrich our classroom activities and we will also consolidate our learning more widely through other subjects. In Science, we will be looking at materials so this will help us to identify changes in the materials used to make toys over time. Through our science, we will also be investigating properties of materials and thinking for example, why certain materials float and sink. In English, we will use stories about toys as a stimulus for our writing and in DT, we will design and construct some of the mechanisms associated with toys, eg wheels and axles. 
Please can children come to school
in their PE kits on the following
Monday: Forest School (alternate Mondays with Caterpillars)
PE: Wednesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor)
  • Miss Jessica Allan


  • Mrs Julie Marston


  • Mrs Cheryl Gough

    Teaching Assistant

Below you can download supporting documents which will help with home-learning:
Important notices:
  • Children will receive new spellings on a Friday, to practise every day.
  • Phoneme mats have been sent home to support the phonetic learning the children will receive at school.
  • Children should aim to read 10 minutes every evening at home and this should be recorded in their individual reading diaries.
  • Children's work and important class announcements will be uploaded onto the seesaw platform. All children have received individual invitations for family members to join.
  • Book change will occur twice over the course of the week. The reading records are also checked on these occasions. If you have a question or concern and can't see a teacher personally, then these can be written in the diary. More urgent communication should be conducted through the admin office.
The links below include another way we share our learning with the world via our class blog.  We also use core interactive and exciting programmes to support our learning, which can be logged into at home using the children's provided usernames and passwords.