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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 week day mornings


School Council: Isobel and Sam

Awe and Wonder Council: Evaa and Isobella 

Reading Ambassadors: Jack B and Brooke 

Sports Crew: Oscar, Emily, Sophie and Joseph


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 Six

Beside the Seaside!


We are beside the seaside for our final topic this year! Our learning for Summer term 2 is centered around physical features, Mary Anning and fossils to help us answer our BIG Question this term: What did Mary Anning discover about the past?

As Historians on our learning journey into the past, we find out all about the life and work of Mary Anning. We become paleontologists just like Mary Anning and go on our own fossil hunt; I wonder what we will discover?


We study sea lifeforms in Art and Design, creating our own pointillism artwork and clay sea creatures. In Music, we learn to sing songs of the sea, sea shanties and get our tongues around some seaside tongue twisters.  

Having the knowledge and skills to keep ourselves and others safe online, we are now E-safety Super Protectors in Computing! Also, this term in Computing we have a go at creating our own animations in our app of the term ScratchJr. The children will be following and writing their own algorithms for programs that they will later turn into code.

In Science, the children are identifying, naming and labelling the basic parts of the human body and saying which parts of the body are associated with each sense.

We develop our athletics skills in PE by mastering the basic movements of running, jumping, throwing and catching, ready for Sports Day! We will also be thinking about our physical health and fitness in PSHE and learning about sun safety.

In RE the children will be exploring Sacred Spaces including a church, mosque and gurdwara.

Inspired by our topic, in English we will be reading the collection of Lighthouse Keeper stories by David and Ronda Armitage and then writing our own seaside poetry. We begin the term with position and direction in Maths, moving onto place value to 100 and then money. We will also be learning how to tell the time this term!

As a school we share the same values:


                      LOVE        KINDNESS        HONESTY        FORGIVENESS        PERSEVERANCE        RESPECT


Our value this term is KINDNESS

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