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Sarisbury Infant School

Year One

Welcome to Year One!


Please keep an eye out on our page for regular updates on what we're learning as well as other important information we would like to share with you. 

Our Vision




This year we are continuing to use Tapestry in Year 1 as a way to keep communicating with our parents. We will be sharing what we're learning each week, any assessments we carry out, home learning and the sounds we're learning each week in phonics. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you need any support. 


Parent Information

Here is a copy of the Phase 4 and Phase 5 High Frequency Words and Dory we have sent home. These can also be found in the back of your child's reading diary and on Tapestry. 

Here is a copy of the guidance we sent home so you have some ideas of what to write in your child's reading diary. 

Here is a copy of the powerpoint we sent out to parents to explain what happens in Year 1. Please go onto Tapestry to find the video from staff. 

Here is a copy of the recent document we sent out to share ideas and ways to develop a love of reading in Year One. 

Our Curriculum Learning Journey

After Dark - Autumn 2



Remembrance Day

We celebrated Remembrance Day and thought about the soldiers who fought in the war. We wrote about why Remembrance Day is important and thought about why we wear poppies. 


We learnt a poem all about Remembrance Day and recited it in our classes. 


We made a wreath using our own handprints and poppies we had drawn ourselves. 




We created our own art work using a silhouette of a soldier. We used pompoms and red paint to create the poppy shape and then used a black pen to make the centre of the poppy. 


Be Bright Be Seen Day enlightened


We wore bright clothing to school so we can be seen in the dark! We had a great day learning all about road safety and how to keep ourselves safe at night time when we're crossing the road, walking the dog or riding our bikes or scooters. 




We have learnt the following chant to help us when we cross the road:






We were lucky enough to have Mrs Milam come to speak to us about how she keeps herself safe when she's running. She showed us the bright clothing that she wears and the lights too. Even her dog has a light-up collar so he can be seen in the dark too! 



Fire Safety Day


We have been doing lots of exciting activities throughout the day. We have been creating bonfire art, made posters to show how we keep safe with fireworks, listened to fireworks and thought about what shapes they were making. We also used water pistols to put out 'fires' outside as well as making our own fireworks using the rainbow ribbons. 





Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire Rescue Service



We were lucky enough to have the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service come to visit us today as part of our fire safety day! We met Jo the firefighter who taught us what to do if there is a fire and how to keep ourselves self at home. 




We learnt this rhyme to help us remember...


Matches and lighters never touch,

They can hurt you very much. 


Here are some more photos from our amazing day of learning!


Welcome back! We came into school this morning and look what we found! We are wondering what has happened?!


Here is a copy of our curriculum overview for our topic - After Dark. 

Once upon a twisted tale - Autumn 1



 Here is a copy of our Curriculum Overview letter with further details of what we will be looking at in each of the curriculum areas. 

This half term our topic is called 'Once upon a twisted tale' where we are focusing on reading different traditional tales. We will be looking at The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Little Red Hen and The Three Billy Goats Gruff. 


We have been practsising our writing skills lots - we have been learning about speech bubbles, creating story paths, retelling the stories we've been reading as well as writing a new ending! We have enjoyed learning the oral stories with the different actions to help us remember the order of the story. We've had great fun acting out the stories and pretending to be the different characters. We are getting very good with the voices too! 

Rainbow Challenges



Rainbow Challenges form part of our Continuous Provision. The children are asked to complete a range of activities throughout the week that link to the 7 colours of the rainbow. When the children have completed each job, they get to put their coloured lolly stick into their individual rainbow. We celebrate every Friday with our celebration song and everyone who has completed their jobs gets a special Rainbow Challenge sticker! The jobs cover different curriculum areas and allow the children to apply what they have learnt previously and they also help them to develop their independence.



Our Provision


Our shared area can be accessed by all of our 3 classes as part of their continuous provision during Discovery Time.


We have:

  • Block Play
  • Role Play
  • Enquiry
  • Construction
  • Curiosity Cube. 


The children have access to many other areas of provision in their own classrooms as well as in the outside area. 

Our Outside Area

Here is our amazing outside area which has been lovingly developed by our dedicated team. The children really enjoy using this space as a way to continue their learning and build on what they have learnt in Year R through continuous provision and set activities linked to our current topic, as well as our weekly Rainbow Challenges. 

Our Classes


 Turtles Class


Lobsters Class


Seahorses Class