Sir Henry Fermor Church of England Primary School

Google Translate

Google Translate

Home Page

Sir Henry Fermor

Church of England Primary School

Tel: 01892 652405

Content Slideshow

Year 1 – 1C and 1H

Welcome to our Year 1 Information Page


On this page, you will find all the general information that you will need to know about Year 1 and links to other areas of the website such as our weekly newsletter or isolation learning. 


There are two parallel classes in Year 1- 1C and 1H; our two rooms are opposite each other and we share a fabulous middle area space that we use for creative activities, intervention groups and enhanced provision. The enhanced provision activities are a selection of engaging and relevant weekly focus activities linked to our Maths and English learning, which smaller groups of children can choose from whilst other groups of children are working in focus groups.



1C are taught by Mrs Crumbie and 1H are taught by Miss Heilbron

Our teaching assistants are:


Mrs Reynolds in 1C and Miss Colley in 1H


At the beginning of the academic year the children are Location Detectives as they explore the local area incorporating the Winnie the Pooh stories of A A Milne and E H Shepard’s illustrations. We then go on to explore the wonderful world of Castles with Tower, Turrets and Tunnels and finally finish our Year One journey with our Passport around the World where the children discover the wonderful continent of Africa and the country of Australia.


Timetable and curriculum.


English and Maths are taught daily, mainly in the morning and these are supplemented by regular spelling and arithmetic practice to improve skills.


We would like you to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record any comments in your child’s Reading Record Book. These comments may be used to help support our judgments later in the year. Please also try to ask your children questions about the title, the pictures and what they have read to check for comprehension. Please remember, books only get changed when the book has been read 3 times, this is a crucial year 1 objective as it helps with their fluency and development of accuracy. 


  • PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays (swimming). Swimming will resume in due course but not this term (as per the email from Mrs Strand).
  • Children must have the appropriate house colour top or the old style red tops, plain blue shorts, plain blue or black jogging trousers and plain trainers for PE.
  • We will be having lessons outside when possible so you may wish to provide a zip-up top or jumper.

Please ensure all kit etc. is named clearly. This then makes it easier to reunite lost items with their owners.


Forest School will continue on alternative weeks - further details to follow in due course.



We thorough enjoy art and the children are encouraged to explore their creative sides right across the curriculum. In addition we have some great art and design projects coming up this year. Art will mainly be on a Monday or Tuesday although on some occasions when we have a bigger project this may continue over a few afternoons.  We have a selection of art aprons/shirts for the children to wear but may we request that if you have any old adult shirts that you would be happy to donate to Year 1 we would really appreciate it as we want to minimise any mess to their uniforms where possible.




Homework will be set every Wednesday and will be due in on the following Wednesday. This will consist mainly of phonic practise and spelling. We will begin to send out homework once they have settled in later this term.


In addition each term we will be giving the children an opportunity to complete a big "project" for homework - further details to come.


Unfortunately, due to the current Covid 19 situation we are unable to invite parents in to read with the children but as soon as these restrictions are lifted we would welcome any volunteers.