Infant School

Aiming High, Achieving Together

Barn Owls Y1



Barn Owls



Class teacher - Mrs Jones            LSA - Mrs Darby

Information for parents

PE days: Monday and Friday. Please provide a full indoor and outdoor PE kit with names on every item.

Reading Books and Library books will be accessed in school only under the current government guidance.


Merton Mission


Daily Tasks

Reading and keywords

Spelling practise

Counting forwards and backwards to 100

Teach your monster to read 


Bug Club

Phonics Play


Half Termly Tasks

Read it: 

Make it:

Do it:


Useful links and documents for practising at home

Phonics Play

Merton Keywords Booklet

At the beginning of September we measured the height of all the year ones and created a height display. We are looking forward to measuring them again in July 2021 to see how much they have grown!

Autumn 2


Out and About


During this topic we are putting our Geography hats on to explore our local area! We have been on a walk around Popley to see what human and physical features are around our school. We spotted different types of accommodation, shops, parks and a church. The children have then made posters to explain to visitors what they can see and do in Popley. 


Our key text this half term in Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke. The bus gets up to all sorts of mischief and we will be using the ideas from the book to write our own version set in Popley!

You can listen to the story by clicking here.

You can watch a film version on the story by clicking here.

Autumn 1

We’re On the Move!





Welcome to Year 1!

We are starting our year with an exciting transport themed topic where we will be learning about the history of different modes of transport. Our key person study will be all about the pilot Amelia Earhart. What facts can you find out using the links below?

Amelia Earhart's Biography

 The life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart Video


We look forward to getting to know the children this half term  Please keep checking back for more news about what we get up to. 




Amelia Earhart Message.mp4

Still image for this video
Amelia Earhart sent our Year 1s a message to give them their very first challenge.

Our focus text is The Hundred Decker Bus by Mike Smith. In class we have sequenced the story and written simple sentences to retell the beginning, middle and end. You can continue to share and talk about the story at home by viewing the document below.


The story inspired the children to design and make their own hot air balloons like the ones at the end of the story. Come back soon to see the final result!