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Manor Field

Infant School






2019 - 2020


The Year 1 team would like to welcome you to the new academic year. We hope you've all had a lovely break and your child is ready to learn new and exciting things we have in store for them.  We strive to make our learning environments interesting and exciting where we will develop a range of thinking skills through first hand experiences. We will provide a stimulating, challenging and friendly working environment where every child is valued.


The children will still experience play, as we feel it plays a crucial role in children’s learning in all areas especially helping get top grips with the National Curriculum. To enhance the children's learning we will be providing experiences which will include off-site trips.


If you have any questions about Year 1 please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 1 team.


Year 1 Team



Miss Peckett: Butterfly Class Teacher

Miss Thompson: Bumblebee Class Teacher

Mrs Siddals: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hawkins: Lead Teaching Assistant

Mrs Trueman: Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hoban: Special Needs Assistant

Miss Ford: Special Needs Assistant

Spring 2


On Friday we found the rabbits and they were handed over to the right class.  There were lots of letters, posters and messages asking for the safe return of Stella and Rodney.


Letter in the post


We hope you have received your letter in the post from Miss Peckett and Miss Thompson.  Please open it and follow the instructions inside.  We are looking forward to receiving your postcards in school. 


Please help! Stella and Rodney have been stolen from the classrooms in Year 1.  If you see them please speak to a member of Butterfly or Bumblebee class, this is a very serious matter.  We suspect that Stella is in Butterfly Class and Rodney is in Bumblebee Class.  Please keep looking for them!


Exploring toys

We explored ‘old’ and ‘new’ toys and looked at the similarities and differences.  We looked at puppets, teddy bear, mechanical toys and cars.  The children enjoyed playing an egg and spoon race with wooden eggs!

A Right Royal Occasion 

A Right Royal Occasion Hook

Stella and Rodney reading 'That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown'

We found a missing poster in the classroom, it told us that there was a missing rabbit and it belonged to Queen Gloriana.  We looked everywhere for the rabbit and eventually we found two real rabbits in the library.  There was also two soft toy rabbits, they are called Stella and Rodney.  Stella lives in Bumblebee Class and Rodney lives in Butterfly Class, they were reading a story 'That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown'.  

Finding rabbits

Holding a rabbit

Year 1 Challenge for Spring 2 Project

Do you have any books about a Prince, a Princess, a Queen or a King?  Have you read a book about a naughty Queen, a handsome Prince or a grumpy King?  We would really like to hear about them.  Try to read as many books as you can about Princes, Princesses, Kings and Queens and tell us about them.  You can visit the local library or have a good look on your book shelf at home.  Ask your special adult if you can bring your book into school to share with your class.