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Castles and Knights Day

Visit to to Tickhill Castle

Summer Two


Another new term! And our last one together!!


Our unit of work is history based and is called Castles and Knights. We have a trip to Tickhill Castle as well as having our Castles and Knights Day when Lady Catherine comes to the school and teaches us all she knows. Our English book is based around George and the Dragon, a story about a dragon who is afraid of a mouse called George! We will follow the Talk 4 Writing sequence to eventually change the story to make it our own. In maths we will be looking at numbers to 100 as well as time a bit later on. In RE we will be focussing on the Jewish Religion and closely looking at Channukah.

Summer One


This term, we will be learning all about materials and their properties during our unit of work called Let's Investigate. We will be looking at what a scientist is and what they look like. In English we will be focusing on books that have materials in them, from The Three Little Pigs to Julian is a Mermaid! In Maths we will be extending our knowledge of place value to 50 and over. The children will also be exposed to time and geometry as we go along. In RE, we will be looking at God in both the Old and the New Testament, focusing on the story of The Lost Son. In DT, we will be reading the story Chair for Baby Bear and then we will begin to consider which materials we could use to make a perfect chair.

Hope you all have a lovely Easter time! Relax and enjoy being with your loved ones (and eating lots of choccie!)


See you soon 

Mrs Kx

Since Christmas, I've had the opportunity to join Tickhill St. Mary's Year 1 class as part of my Primary PGCE + PE Specialism year at Sheffield Hallam University. Before this year, I previously worked in primary schools as a sports coach and aspire to start my own Multi-skills/Sports coaching business across primary/secondary schools post - graduation of my PGCE year. I had the opportunity to trial a future venture with inclusion sports after discussing with Mrs Sanderson and current class teachers.  During Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons, children were able to get involved in the opportunity to have a session taking part in the basics of wheelchair sports and learning about the underpinning ethos surrounding inclusive sport. I brought in a set of sports wheelchairs for the children of Tickhill St. Mary's so they could have a full experience and fun afternoon of PE in the sports hall which I can definitely say we all had a great time taking part in!


My time in Year 1 has been the best I could've hoped for. I've had an amazing time teaching the children in Lancaster class over the past few months and would like to say how proud I am of each and every one of them. I've seen amazing progress from each and every child whilst seeing them grow over the short amount of time whilst being one of their teachers. The children and staff within this class made me feel so welcomed over the duration of my stay and I've enjoyed every minute of it. From here, I'll be moving onto teaching Year 5 in Tickhill St. Mary's as part of the progression for the remainder of my course. 


Thanks for everything Year 1!

Mr Sanders

Wheel Chair Fun!

Snow Day Fun!

Palm Sunday

2: Making and Eating food from the UK

World Book Day

Our very own Paddington made some marmalade sandwiches, with his own home made marmalade and handed them out to the children for his creative homework. Some children limed them, some didn't. This is number 3 on our 20 things to do before we leave Year One. Thank you Paddington!

Spring Term Two


This term has a unit of work which is all geography based and is called Me and My UK. We will be looking at the different countries that make up the UK and what their capital cities are. We will look at physical and human geography as well as how to use a compass during Forest School.

In English we will be looking at Poetry, led by Mr Sanders and we will be making our own poetry based on the book 'World in Danger'. In Maths we will be continuing to focus on Place Value within 50 as well as length, height and weight. As we start to come closer to Easter, we will be looking at Salvation and what this means to Christians.

Hi, my name is Mr Sanders,


I'm currently studying my Primary PGCE at Sheffield Hallam University. I studied an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise science at the University of Lincoln in 2021 which lead to me searching for sports graduate roles within the community. Over the course of 2022, I completed a government scheme for those aged 18-25 called The UK Year of Service. My placement role within the scheme involved sports coaching in primary schools across the Mansfield district alongside being head coach within a youth basketball programme, specialising in basketball coaching and wheelchair sport. To further progress my career, I chose to apply to university in hopes of pursuing a career within classroom teaching which has brought me to Tickhill St. Mary's where I will be remaining for the rest of my placement. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children.


I hope to see you all soon, Mr Sanders



When a Solider came to Play!


We have a lovely visit from Sergeant Major Burns who tried his hardest to turn us all into soldiers fit to guard the King! He gave us commands, so that we know how to salute and stand to attention as well as march. We had an amazing time with him, even if he could shout louder than Mrs Kabesh!


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Spring Term One


During this term, our topic is a history based topic called What's Changed. We will be looking at toys from the past and how things have changed over time, starting with their own toys as well as Paddington. We will also be looking at the book Paddington at the Palace where we will be learning all about London, then Peru and eventually Tickhill. In Maths we will be expanding our knowledge and using what we already know to be able to work out problems using numbers to 20. In RE, we will be looking at the Jewish religion and working out which days of the week are important and why.

10. Making and Performing a Dance

Autumn Term Two


During this term, we will have a focus on Science and our unit of work is called Autumn Leaves When the Grass is Jewelled. We will be spending time outside as we watch the changes that Autumn brings us as well as recreating the colours we see and making prints of leaves. In English we will be looking at Poetry with a focus on the book Malala's Magic Pencil written by the inspiring Malala Yousayzai. We will create poetry and then perform it for the class! This is number 20 of our list of 20 things to do before we leave Year One! In RE we will be looking at Christmas Time and what this means to Christians as well as what it means to us.

17: Paperchain

13: Art Collage: Frida Kahlo

11 & 7: Potteric Car Visit

Science Topic: All Things Bright and Beautiful Knowledge Organiser

Autumn Term One


During our first few weeks, we will be reading We Are Family by Patricia Hegarty as well as doing some art work based around this book. We will use this time to see if we can remember our phonics from Reception class. We will be doing some fun maths, getting used to where things are kept as well as seeing if we can play our ocarinas


Once we are settled, our topic will be called All Things Bright and Beautiful where we will be learning all about different classifications of animals. We will read the story The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr, using this for our talk for writing in English. In RE, we will look closely at the Creation Story and how all things around us are precious...including grapes!


Please bring in your PE kits and leave them in school (fully labelled) as we may do PE a few times over the next few weeks until we settle into a routine.

Important days and dates to remember:


Tuesday is PE. (Come in school uniform and then change at school)

Friday is Forest School. (Come in Forest School clothes)


13th September (Tuesday) is our Potteric Carr visit

Welcome Back to School!

Start: 8.50 Finishes: 15.20


A huge welcome back to Y1. I hope that you have had an amazing summer and are now refreshed and ready to start back again. You know where our classroom is, so please remember to line up outside the door so we can come in with a good morning to you all! Your pegs are labelled with your name for you to hang up your coats and PE kits, while the boxes are ready for you to pop in your bags.


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I cannot wait to see you all very soon

Y1 Staff


Mrs Kabesh: Class Teacher

Mrs Holmes: Classroom Teaching Assistant & Intervention Expert

Mrs Burns and Mrs McDonald: SEN Support Assistants

Mr Kirtley: Forest School


Y1 Curriculum Plan

20 Things To Do...