Year One!


Oak, Cherry and Cedar have had a great start to year one and have all been busy settling into new routines and getting to know each other.


We started our sparking start to our topic ‘Memory Box’ all together by having a picnic all together and playing lots of fun games. We used this experience to help us write our recounts.


We have been looking at Shirley Hughes’ ‘Alfie and Grandma’ book this half term and have been linking it to people that are special to us and memories of when we were little. We have been learning skills such as sequencing and writing using adjectives and adverbials of time. We have enjoyed using these skills to making our writing more interesting.


We have also started our morning diary now. We do this when we come into school on a Monday morning. This is a great opportunity for us to share our weekend news and help us to learn to write independently.



In Maths, we started by looking at a number of objects and how they could be grouped. We found a number of different ways before going onto count objects and completing number sequences. We have learnt how to count forwards and backwards as well as learning what the terms ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’ mean.


We have recently started learning about addition. Addition is where we add two numbers together to get a total. We have used objects as well as pictorials to support our learning of this concept and have been working hard to learn our number bonds to 10 and 20.



Year One shone brightly this half term in their harvest celebration. This was the children’s first Year One performance in front of a real audience and it was their first time being in the church.


With butterflies in their tummies,, they still put on a fantastic performance which brought smiles to faces and made everyone at Burrsville very proud. Well done Oak, Cherry and Cedar!


During this half term we have been enjoying the last of the sun in P.E.

We have linked our P.E to our memory box topic and have been playing 

traditional games. This has included using hoops, bean bags and soft balls to experiment with games that were played in the past.


We have really enjoyed learning older games such as; sticks in the mud, duck duck goose and hot potato. As well as joining in fantastically and learning the value of teamwork, we were able to evaluate the games and decided whether they are relevant in P,E today.


We will soon be moving on to traditional dance where the children will learn some rhymes and dances from the past.

P.E reminders

Please remember that earrings needs to be removed for P.E lessons - check with your class teacher if you are unsure what day your child has P.E 


Feel free to pop into class after school to check all P.E and forest school clothes fit and are clearly named. 

Burrsville Infant Academy
Craigfield Avenue, Clacton-On-Sea, Essex, CO15 4HR
Telephone: 01255 425106 | Fax: 01255 433093