Heatherlands Primary School

Enjoying Learning Together

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1




To contact Miss Lynam please email:

The Heatherlands Way

PE days: Tuesday (outdoor) & Thursday (indoor) - Children to come into school dressed in PE kits.

Spring Virtual Art Gallery

'Super Me' knowledge organiser Summer 2

Year 1 have been enjoying their theme 'Batten Down the Hatches' this half-term. We had a smuggler drama workshop and learnt about what life as a smuggler was like in the 18th Century. Some of the children dressed up as 'Gobblers' who were the Customs Officers and they tried to catch the rest of us smugglers. After we had experienced life as a smuggler and found out about the famous smuggler Isaac Gulliver, we wrote a recount about our experiences.

'Batten down the hatches' knowledge organiser Summer 1

Miss Collis in the garden

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How can we persuade her not to do this Year 1?

Miss Collis had a problem for Year 1 this week with bees in the school garden. She sent the children a short film and decided to put up 'traps' to get rid of all the bees! 


First the children researched bee facts to become bee experts and then decided if they agreed with Miss Collis or not. It was a resounding NO and the children thought about ways to convince Miss Collis.  Then they wrote some persuasive writing, using features such as strong words and reasons to back up their argument. 


We were very impressed with their persuasive posters and invited Miss Collis in to read them and hear the children's ideas. Their ideas were so persuasive that Miss Collis changed her mind and won't be putting up bee traps any time soon. In fact, next week the Year 1  children will be making wildflower seed bombs to encourage bees to visit. 


We have been busy bees in Year 1 this week! 


Year 1 wrote to persuade Miss Collis not to trap the bees

Please find below a link to a short video, created by the Mental Health Support in Schools Team within BCP. The video offers advice to parents/carers on how they can support their child’s emotional wellbeing when returning to school after lockdown.

Comic Relief Non Uniform Day.

Friday 19th March will be a red themed non-school uniform day in aid of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day. We are asking you to please come to school in non-uniform, but specifically with something red (red top, red dress, red hair bow, etc.). 


As before we are asking for cashless donations where possible to keep everyone safe. The JustGiving link is below for you to donate what you can. We thank you in advance for all your support.

'Green fingers' knowledge organiser Spring 2

Around the world in 30 days - knowledge organiser Spring 1

Friday 11th December is Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children. Your children are invited to wear their best Christmas jumper to school to join in with the festivities. We will be once again using JustGiving for donations and the link will be shared below. We look forward to seeing you Christmas-ified!

Here are some lovely examples of Year 1 field work. They had to use a basic grid reference of the school grounds, thinking about suitable places and potential hazardous environments to build a hedgehog home.

Year 1 home learning project ideas Autumn 2020

In Year 1 it has been an exciting week! On Monday we received a letter from someone called Max and a map. We watched some security footage and saw this mysterious character in the school grounds over the weekend, getting up to all sorts of mischief.

We wrote our own police incident forms, remembering to use verbs in the past tense, for the antics Max had been up to. 

Then we made our own maps, using symbols in a key.

We will keep you posted if we hear anymore from Max!

Police Report and Map drawings

CCTV Video

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'Save.Our.Spines' Knowledge Organiser Autumn 2020

An example of a Year 1 mind map - Toys

View Your Child's Work Sept 2020

Year 1 curriculum information meeting notes 23.9.20

Year 1 parent information meeting


Heatherlands Office is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Year 1 curriculum information meeting
Time: Sep 23, 2020 04:00 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 892 859 4701
Passcode: XM6Kyj

'To(y) infinity and beyond!' Knowledge Organiser Autumn 2020

Mr Arrowsmith and Miss Peters have sent you a video message 1.7.20


Click on the link below to watch: