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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Year 1

Welcome Back to AUTUMN 2


We all hope you have all had a wonderful Autumn break with your families and that you managed to get out for lots of walks to see all the beautiful Autumn trees! How did you get on with your October half-term Reading Challenge?


Welcome to Year One



Ms Bamford-Oak Class  (Thursday-Friday)

Mrs Pounder - Oak Class (Mon-Weds)

Miss Garforth - Maple Class

Miss King - Year One Teaching Assistant

Miss McDonnell - Year One Teaching Assistant



Welcome to our Year One information page. Over the year, we will update this page with important information, half termly topic mind maps, examples of work and learning that you can do at home to support your child's progress. 



         What will I find in the Skies Above my Eyes?


This half-term we will be thinking about things that we can see when we look up! This will include fireworks (linked to a History mini-topic finding out about Guy Fawkes) clouds, parachutes and parachuting spiders, planets and stars. This work will be linked to quality texts including 'The Skies Above my Eyes' by Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer, 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson and 'How to Catch a Star' by Oliver Jeffers.

Autumn 2 Topic Web

PE Kit

Maple Class - have Outdoor Learning on a Monday and PE on a Tuesday. They need to come to school in their PE Kits on a Monday and Tuesday and normal school uniform for the rest of the week.

Oak Class - have Outdoor Learning on a Monday and PE Wednesday. They need to come to school in their PE warm PE Kits on a Monday and Wednesday and normal school uniform for the rest of the week.


On Outdoor Learning days (Oak Class Monday), please ensure children come to school with a waterproof coat. Wellies should be bought into school at the start of the term in a named bag. These will then be stored in school on pegs for the duration of the half term to avoid any cross-contamination.



We have all been very impressed by how well all of Year 1 children have settled back into school and it has been a great week, as we have been thinking about how we can all be 'Super-heroes'. You have all been amazing but the following children really shone and followed the John Clifford Promise 'TAKE CARE OF MY WORK' and they are our Stars of the Week.



You are Oak Class Star of the Week for 'TAKING CARE OF MY WORK.' Well done you are a real superstar. You always do your best in everything that you do and you have really helped our new starter this week by taking care of her. We are so proud of the way you follow the John Clifford Promises.





You are Maple Class Star of the Week for 'TAKING CARE OF MYSELF AND OTHERS'. We have been amazed by your maturity around the current pandemic and you have been supporting your friends to make sure they are washing their hands correctly and catching and coughs or sneezes in a tissue. You are an all-round superstar who always tries their best and we are very proud of you.  


Well done! We are very proud of you. 

Miss Garforth, Ms Bamford, Mrs Pounder and the Year 1 team :) 


We are trying to encourage the children to read at home at least 3 times per week (but even more would be amazing). The children will win a 'Reading Raffle Ticket' if they achieve this goal. We pull 10 children's names out of the raffle box and they are our READING STARS OF THE WEEK. Find out this week's winners below!







Adam C















Well done everyone and KEEP READING!!

Take a look inside Oak classroom...




Take a look inside Maple classroom...