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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

Mrs Stephenson who supports a child 1:1


School Council: Heidi and Noah 

Awe and Wonder Council: Nancy and Arlo 

Reading Ambassadors: Mia and Harry C

Sports Crew: Lily, Edward, Gracie and Jenson              

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 Four

Seeds, Soil and Sunshine



Our topic, Seeds, Soil and Sunshine is centered around plants, trees, and growth.

Throughout the term we will keep referring back to our BIG Question.


Our BIG Question this term: Why is each part of a plant important and how do the seasons affect them?


This term, we are identifying and naming a variety of common plants and trees and learning about the basic structure of a plant during our Spring walk in order to help us answer our BIG Question this term in Science. Having found out what plants need to grow; the children will be growing their own grass pets!

In History, we are study Sir Joseph Banks, we will be finding out about his amazing discoveries and his local history links to Lincolnshire. 


The children will be cooking and learning about nutrition and where food comes from in DT. They will be preparing a rainbow salad for an end of term party!

In English, we are reading a range of texts including, The Big Book of Blooms by Yuval Zommer and The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle from which the children will write non-chronological reports and their own stories. In Maths, we will be finishing our unit on Place Value to 50, then moving onto measuring length and height. Towards the end of the term, we begin to learn about mass and volume. 


We will be looking at the parable of The Lost Son and Good Samaritan in RE this term and answering the question: What does the Bible say about how Christians should treat others and live their lives?


In PSHE we think about the important people in our lives, adults we can trust and discuss what a position relationship looks like.  

The children will be revisiting different rolls, creating sequences, and perfecting their jumping skills in PE. 


As a school we share the same values:




Our value this term is PERSEVERANCE 

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.