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Branston Church of England Infant Academy

'The Best We Can Be'

Fox Class Year One

                            Fox Class                             

Hello and a big warm welcome to our class page!


Fox Class is our Year 1 Class.

Meet the Key Stage One Fox Class Team:

Miss Gaul who teaches Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Mrs Shirra who teaches Thursday and Friday

Mr Coy who helps and supports the children with their learning


School Council

Awe and Wonder Council:

Reading Ambassadors

Sports Crew:              

Year 1 begins the children's journey into Key Stage One. We make this transition from Reception (EYFS) into Year 1 and the next stage in your child's learning easier by supporting them with lots of hands on learning through our inspiring and creative curriculum.                                                                                                                       

In Fox Class we learn in a variety of ways, with a mixture of formal, practical and play based learning. Children take part in whole class, group and independent activities throughout the day.

We provide a safe and happy environment where pupils and teachers work together, share ideas and experiences and encourage one another to be the best that they can be!



Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes dressed in their PE kit on these days.          Thank you! J  


Homework is set at the beginning of each term and there are 9 activities to choose from: 3 English, 3 Maths and 3 topic linked tasks. Each week please choose one activity to complete. Homework books are collected in on a Monday and returned on a Wednesday. 

We have so many fun and exciting activities planned for Foxes this year, with our new and inspiring topics!

Term One

Brilliant Branston!


We begin our first term this year celebrating just how brilliant we are and our surroundings, in our topic, Brilliant Branston!  

Our learning is centered around our local area, the village of Branston, to help us answer our BIG Question this term:

What Are the Geographical Features in the Village of Branston?


As Geographers, we explore our school grounds and village of Branston, creating different maps and journey journals.   

Taking inspiration from the work of George Seurat, we will be learning how to draw and paint the landscape of our local area in Art, creating our own paintings using the technique of pointillism.


We think about what makes us brilliant, our brilliant bodies, minds, and our wonderful families in PSHE and RSE. In Science, we learn just how amazing our bodies are by naming the different parts of the human body, exploring, and using our five senses and finding out what we need in order to survive.


We start our Computing lessons this term by making sure we know what E-safety is and how to keep ourselves safe online. We will also be using Bee-Bots to learn some basic coding and debugging skills.

In Music we are learning about beat, finding the beat through pulse and rhythm.                                                We will be reading and discussing the parable, The Lost Son and findings its hidden meaning in RE. We go onto think about, What can we learn from the parable The Lost Son?

We will be developing our throwing and catching skills in PE and then applying our skills in a game of dodgeball.


In English, we will be joining in with the repetitive language in the traditional tale, The Three Little Pigs and writing a recount the story In Every House on Every Street by Jess Hitchman.   

Our focus is place value within ten in Maths and then we move onto addition and subtraction.

As a school we share the same values:




Our value this term is RESPECT

We are looking forward to a fantastic year of learning lots of new things, making friends and having fun! We will be sharing with you all the lovely things that happen in our Year 1 class so please keep visiting our website, ClassDojo and Twitter page throughout the year to find out what we are enjoying learning about. 


#TeamBranston @BranstonInfant1