Welcome to Hedgehogs!

Class Teachers: Mrs Halsall and Mrs Hunt

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kennedy


Welcome to Year 1


General Information



Each week, your child will come home with a book that matches their phonic knowledge, along with a library book. These books will be changed on a Monday. Please listen to, or read to, your child daily and record any reading you do at home in your child's planner. We ask that the children read their reading books three times to boost their fluency.  



Phonics is taught daily as a whole class and activities are provided to support new learning as well as deepen children's understanding. From January we will be sending list of Common Exception Words home for you to practise spelling at home. We will then complete a quiz in school each term to check the children’s knowledge of reading and spellings these words.



Mrs Halsall will be taking the PE sessions this half term, on a Wednesday morning.  Please make sure your child has named PE kit in school, including outdoor shoes.


Show and Tell

Our weekly 'Show and Tell' session is a great way to boost confidence and improve clarity and coherence when speaking in front of a group. There is no pressure at all to speak, but as they are ready, we find that the children really enjoy the opportunity to tell the class about what they have brought in.


Children are welcome to bring in something interesting for 'Show and Tell' on the following Fridays. Alternatively, you could use the Year One email address to send in a photo for your child to talk about when it is their turn. Please avoid sending in anything very precious, fragile or expensive! 


12th April - GREY TABLES

19th April - GREEN TABLES

26th April - YELLOW TABLES

3rd May - GREY

10th May - GREEN

17th May - YELLOW





7th June - GREY

14th June - GREEN

21st June - YELLOW

28th June - GREY

5th July - GREEN

12th July - YELLOW

19th July - NO SHOW AND TELL



Handwriting and correct letter formation are an important part of children's literacy skills, however, there are various ways in which certain letters can be formed.  To help with consistency and in order for you to be able to support your children at home with their handwriting, below is a PowerPoint modelling how we form letters at Oatlands Infants.  


Lesson Timetable

8.4.24 - We enjoyed our visit to the library.

Unity Day - We learned about gender equity and that a person's gender shouldn't stop them from doing the job of their dreams!

Odd Socks for World Down Syndrome Day!

Happy Easter!

PSHE - 'Healthy Me' Teeth Talk

Neurodiversity Celebration Week!

ART - String Prints inspired by Orla Kiely

Computing - Using bold, underline and italics!

ART, Orla Kiely - Finger Printing

SCIENCE - Making a Windsock

HISTORY - George Stephenson

Lunar New Year

PE: Apparatus - Practising our balancing!

Design and Technology - Fruit Kebabs

Design and Technology - Practising slicing and chopping!

Maths - Place Value to 20

It started to snow!!

Design and Technology - Moving Pictures

Maths - 3D Shape

Design and Technology - Levers

English Experience - Autumn Scavenger Hunt!

Physical Education - Jumping and Landing

ENGLISH - We are writing a description of Bonfire Night, inspired by 'Little Glow'. We enjoyed making edible sparklers and drinking hot chocolate to get us in the mood!

Science - Sorting Materials

Black Legacy Month - we have enjoyed reading lots of great books this month!

Show Racism the Red Card!

ENGLISH - We read 'Ruby's Worry' then wrote a postcard to the boy in 'My Monster and Me' telling him to talk to someone about his worries.

MUSIC - We learned to play an accompaniment to the song, 'Shapes'.

We were inspired listening to the directors of 'The Smeds and the Smoos'!

ENGLISH - We went on a Verb Hunt!

Religious Education - Liz, from St Marks Church, came in to answer our questions!

Physical Education - Balancing

SPECIAL VISITOR - We learned some simple vocabulary in Swedish!

ART - We had lots of fun mixing primary colours to make secondary colours!

MATHS - Finding Number Bonds to 10

ART - We used graphite sticks to draw self-portraits.

Science - Sense of Taste

English Experience - Character Description

Maths - Place Value within 10

Computing - Using a trackpad

ENGLISH - We went hunting for texture adjectives to use in our sentences.

ART - David Hockney's 'joiners' inspired our fabulous self-portraits!

We enjoyed our first week!

Science with Miss Haddon!

Welcome to Oatlands Infant School - Please check out our Instagram page at oatlands_infants