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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:

Mrs Ward who teaches Monday and Tuesday

Miss Gaul who teaches Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Mrs Daw who helps and supports the children with their learning

Mrs Hutton who provides 1:1 support


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 Two

UK Explorers


Term Two sees us become explores as we travel the UK!


We begin our topic this term by taking time to reflect on our own surroundings and build our sense of place, stepping outside we discover our local area, creating and following maps. We might even discover some History along the way! Our geographical knowledge and our adventure continues to expand as we find out about the UK, its countries, capital cities, landmarks and surrounding seas. With a focus on London to answer our BIG Question this term: What Makes London Our Capital City?

In DT we look at how wheels move and what stops them turning in order to help us design, make and evaluate our own moving London buses.  


The classification of animals is our focus in Science this term studying the different features of; mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians. We will also be studying the seasonal change from Autumn to Winter.  

We look at how we can use computers to paint, using different shapes, lines and colours in Computing. We learn what a pulse is in Music and use this alongside untuned percussion instruments and body movement to create an ostinato.

Using our ball skills learnt last term in PE, we develop these further by being more aware of the space around us, controlling and passing balls and defending and attacking.


In PSHE, we celebrate differences and discuss ways we can look after the outside and inside environments. We will also be thinking about Remembrance Day and why we remember.


In RE, we look at and discuss the Christmas story: Why is Jesus important to Christians and how do Christians use the story of the nativity to guide their beliefs and actions at Christmas? Reflecting further, we think about what we have to be thankful for.    


Our focus texts in English this term are Here We Are by Oliver Jefferies and The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson from which we will be writing an explanation piece and a recount. Closer to Christmas we will be writing and creating our own calligram poems. We are adding, subtracting and exploring shape in Maths.  

As a school we share the same values:


                      LOVE        KINDNESS        HONESTY        FORGIVENESS        PERSEVERANCE        RESPECT


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