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Larklands Infant School

Reach for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars


Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page!



Class Teachers-  Mrs Hutchesson, Mrs Lawson and Miss Shaw
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Holt and Mrs Warrington
Intervention Staff- Mrs Hancock
Outdoor Games and Gymnastics - Miss Walsh


Throughout the year we will be covering a range of exciting topics, welcoming visitors and going out of school into the wider community. Our whole curriculum reinforces British values and the importance of respect, tolerance and democracy.

15th June 2020

Today we harvested the potatoes we planted in the Spring . Look at the  photographs below to see what we found.

Hello Year 1 

22nd April

The beautiful weather we've been having has really made a difference to the plants we've been watching at school. As we can't be there to check them I thought you might like to see how our diary trees and potato plants are looking  so here are some photographs I took yesterday.



The plum tree now has lots of bright green leaves.





The apple tree has beautiful pink and white blossom and you can see bright green leaves appearing form the buds we saw last time.




The potatoes we planted have grown and now have lots of green leaves. Mr Wright is making sure they get plenty of water to help the potatoes grow under the soil. 

Monday 9th March

Today we took part in a drama workshop based on the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.



It's British Science Week!

This year's theme is 

'Our Diverse Planet'

We will be conducting lots of scientific investigations over the week.


Look at our amazing homework projects!

Monday 2nd March

We read the story of Patrick by Quentin Blake.

Patrick bought a violin and when he played it, magical things happened.

We all had a turn with the violin and it's not as easy as we thought!

World Book Day 2020


Remember to dress up as your favourite book character on Friday 6th March!

Spring Term 2

This term our topic work will be based around this picture. It is called Two Boys and a Girl making Music and was painted by Jan Molenaer in 1629. We will be reading stories with a musical theme, playing instruments and investigating sounds and how we hear them. We will also be taking part in a drama workshop about a very special musician.

February 2020


We have entered a potato growing competition! Over the next few months we will be planting, growing and harvesting our own potatoes. We have put the potatoes

on the windowsill to get them ready to plant at the beginning of March. The best part of the competition is the final part when we will be able to eat the potatoes we have grown. How do you like to eat potatoes?

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 11th February


We will be learning about how we can keep ourselves safe when we are online. 

Spring Term 1


5,4,3,2,1, blast off..........

This term our topic is Space. We will be learning about what's out in space, the first moon landing and British astronauts. We will be looking at Van Gogh's Starry Night picture and creating our own space dance. Watch out! There may be some imaginary aliens around........


Monday 18th November


Today Mr Morley brought two very special visitors to meet us. Their names were Archie and Gizmo.














Tuesday 5th November


Today Linford the Tortoise came into school.








Our theme for Autumn 2 is

Paws, Claws and Whiskers.


We will be looking at how animals can be sorted into different groups, where they live and how they should be looked after. We will be welcoming some very special visitors into school.

How many different animals can you name?

Tuesday 15th October

What a busy morning! We invited grown-ups into school to help us with our Autumn workshop activities. We tasted bread, printed Autumn leaves on trees, made a harvest picture and used clay to make a hedgehog. We sang our bean harvest song and then asked the grown-ups to join in. Ooh la la!







Wednesday 9th October


Today we had a visitor in school. Mrs Vibert came to tell us what it was like when she was a little girl. We found out that she liked biscuit sandwiches for supper and didn't have a television. Every afternoon at school all the children had to lie down on their own little bed and have a nap! Can you remember who calls  Mrs Vibert "Granny"?

Wednesday 17th September 

We had a special visitor in school. Ellen brought her baby, Tommy, in to meet us. Ellen told us all about him and we asked lots of questions. Some grown-ups in school remember Ellen when she was a pupil at Larklands! 





Talk to your grown-up about what you were like as a baby!

Autumn 2019
Welcome Back!
What a busy first week! There have been lots of things to remember and new routines to learn. Everyone has worked really hard and settled quickly into their new classes. Well done.



 Term 1 2019
This half term our topic is called Memory Box. We will be learning how babies grow and change and discussing our favourite memories. We will be finding out what it was like to be a child a long time ago.