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Mental health awareness week. We have been reminding ourselves about the importance of looking after our mental health.

Our very new exciting interactive board. It's even smarter than the last one!

We have been exploring pointillism, we experimented with colour to create flowers.

Word Rhyme Rhythm

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Bertie Bunny.


Today we had a special visitor. 

Bertie came to visit us, and we have really looked after him today. He has had a lovely day with us in year 1.


Easter cup!

We enjoyed taking part in the Easter cup today.

Today the house teams Romans, Saxons and Vikings set off for an expedition. Together the teams took trails through the countryside just like the explorers we have studied this term. Team Roman were the first team back and placed their flag in the summit!

Children's mental health

Christmas Cup

Christmas Fun Run 2023

Anti-Bullying Day 2023 We are making a noise about bullying and wearing our odd socks in support.

We had an adventure to the enchanted forest. We explored the signs of autumn, we helped rebuild some fairy houses that Sneezy the dragon had accidentally sneezed away! We looked at Sneezy’s house ..... do not worry he was hiding. We enjoyed eating the sandwiches we designed carefully and made ourselves.

High and low pitch

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We have been exploring high and low pitch, the children used percussion instruments to represent this.

We did a bible study this week, we looked at Noah’s ark.

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Our virtual mile challenge

Finding roads on our maps

​​​​​​​We have been tasting bread from around the world as part of our design and technology, we will be evaluating the bread we have tasted, then we will make some exciting choices, watch this space!

Roots for food

Coronation Celebrations

Visit from our local farmer

My Style Homework

Christmas Cup December 2022

Transitions 2022-23

Welcome to Year 1 at Harlaxton CE Primary School. Here is a little information about the class for you if you are due to start here soon. 


Welcome to Year 1


We have a fun filled year planned beginning with the project "How is Britain so GREAT?" For this, we will investigate local and national events that have happened in the past. We will look at the Gunpowder plot, Margaret Thatcher to name a few... 



As well as this, we will continue with Read Write Inc, learning sounds to help us fluent readers, we will write character profiles as well as winter poems. 


Remember to keep coming to the class page to see photographs of us taking part in a range of learning experiences. 


Mrs Wrench


Oxford Owl has a range of reading books available, some books similar to those we have at school as well as some newer titles. Use the school login details to access - choose my class login.  

Username: harlaxton1 password: harlaxton




We use the principles of Talk for Writing to support us when we write. We like to talk and practice saying it aloud, use pictures to sequence before we begin to write our ideas. Below is a link to the books recommended for Year 1 children from this program. 

Online Safety Activities

Links to useful websites:


Purple Mash (login in their homework book)




Classroom Secrets Kids - interactive resources on a range of subjects (you will need to create a free account)



Number Blocks



Online stories



Nature Detectives - lots of activities to complete outside



Some different activities to complete outside



PE Activities






Leader in Me


On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practice them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too. 


  • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
  • Habit 6: Synergise (Together Is Better)
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Growth Mindset


We support the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.

British Values

Useful Websites for additional homework and how to support your children further.