Whittlefield Primary School

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Tabor Street, Burnley, Lancashire BB12 0HL

Year 1

Welcome to our Year One Class page. Our teacher is Mrs. Nicholson and we are helped by Mrs. Whittam and Mrs. Gladstone.

It has been an exciting start to Year One and we are looking forward to teaching you this next year and hope you will enjoy your time in year 1. 

Some work will be challenging, but it’s lots of fun too!

Together, we made a class agreement which will help our classroom to be a safe, fun and an enjoyable place to learn and play.

  • We will have kind words and hands and feet.
  • We will always try our best.
  • We will put our hands up.
  • We will take turns to talk.
  • We will share our things.
  • We will take care of our things.


Please come and visit our class page to see all the exciting things we have been up to! 

Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on a Tuesday (outdoor PE), Thursday (indoor PE) and Friday (Friday Finals). We encourage the children not to wear any jewellery to school. If your child wears earrings please remove them prior to our PE lessons.

Letters and belongings
Children are encouraged to empty and deal with items in their book bags independently and to pass on appropriate letters to the teacher. Please remind your child if they have a letter to give to us in the morning. Please return any letters to school via your child’s book bag.

In Year One, your child will be given the opportunity to change their home reading book every day. All that they need to do is pop it in the basket when they first go in the classroom (don’t worry, the teacher will remind the children).  Any book that needs changing needs to be accompanied by your child’s Reading Record. Please write a comment in the Reading Diary to say that the book is finished. You may also write comments based on your child’s home reading. The children will be given a stamp every time they read with an adult and they can collect these stamps and swap them for prizes!

Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday. Homework usually consists of an English or Maths activity or work related to our topic. Children should be able to complete the work independently or with a little help if needed. If you feel your child is finding a piece of homework too difficult, please do not hesitate to tell the class teacher or write a note in your child’s homework book.

Fruit and Snacks
All infant children are provided daily with a fresh piece of fruit or vegetable. They also have access to fresh water in their own water bottles which are kept in the classroom.

Autumn Term

The Place where we live

In Geography we have been looking at maps. We made a route map in the classroom then we looked an aerial view of our school and walked and mapped the route on the interactive whiteboard. We have also looked at compass directions.

In History we have looked at schools in the past and compared them to schools now. We also looked at old photos of Whittlefield from many years ago and saw lots of similarities and differences!

In Art we have developed our pencil skills and have produced some wonderful sketches of famous places in Burnley including Turf Moor, Townley Hall, Queen Street Mill and the Singing Ringing Tree.



We have been continually working on our letter formation, using our phonics to form words and sentences and checking our writing for finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. Our focus text was ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’. We learnt to retell the story and changed the story to write our own versions such as ‘The Tortoise who came to Tea’, ‘The Dinosaur who came to Dinner’ and ‘The Bear who came to Breakfast’. We finished our unit with a fantastic Tiger Tea Party where the children prepared food and decorations and also invited Year 2 to join us. What a fabulous afternoon we had along with our special guest – Hercules the tortoise!


Sports Day

Year One had a fantastic afternoon for Sports Day!


Year 1 Archive
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