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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 Heald 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 Six

Paws, Claws and Whiskers



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


Our BIG Question this term: Are all animals carnivores?


Key Vocabulary: Herbivore, Omnivore, Carnivore, Canine, Incisor, Molar, Prey, Predator, Habitat  


In Science children will be learning about what animals eat and how you can tell if an animal is a carnivore by looking at their features. In art we will be exploring the work of Michelle Reader and making sculptures using everyday materials. Children will use the skills they have learnt in art when making outfits using different materials for our school science day which will end in a fashion show to show off their amazing work. In Geography we will be looking at maps of the world and finding the continents and oceans. We will then do some field work using simple compass directions. In RE we will be looking at sacred spaces, what makes them special and what their key features are.


In English we will be reading Big People, Little Dreams

Jane Goodall.

We will be writing non-chronological reports about her life.



In Maths we will be looking at position and direction linking in with our Geography topic. Naming different shapes and talking about their features. We will be looking at place value to 100 and exploring money.





As a school we share the same values:




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.