St Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community


Welcome toSt Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Teacher:  Miss Waugh

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Slack




Autumn Topic - Bright Lights, Big City

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Join us on our exciting journey as we find out all about London, including its history, transport and famous landmarks. Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end?  Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and ... enjoy the ride!

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. It currently has a population of 9,304,000! That's almost 3000 times more than Finningley & Blaxton put together!!!

London is a perfect place for sightseeing as it is full of lots of exciting things to see and do. 

There are lots of famous old buildings in London. Do you know any of these?


London is also full of fantastic new buildings & landmarks ... Have you seen any of these before?



London is also home to your majesty, The Queen. She is the longest reigning British monarch, she has been on the throne for over 68 years! Her home in London is called Buckingham Palace.


Pretend you are having an afternoon tea party with the Queen. You could make some traditional British snacks & cakes and wear a party outfit. We'd love to see your tea party on Class Dojo!

Recommended Reading List KS1

Helping your child at home:

Below are some useful websites that will help you learn from home.


Daily online phonics sessions are being produced by the creators of Read Write Inc for children who are currently learning from home. Each day 3 new videos will be produced and released on the Ruth Miskin Youtube channel. This can be accessed through the link below. 

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Set 1 speeds sounds (suitable for F1 and F2 children) will be released each day at 9:30am.

Set 2 speed sounds (suitable for F2 and Year 1 children) will be released each day at 10:00am. 

Set 3 speed sounds (suitable for Year 1 children) will be released each day at 10:30 am. 

Each video will be available for 24 hours until the next is released. 

We hope you have fun giving them a go.