"I like school because I like learning new things and seeing my friends and teachers." Elsie, Primrose Class | "I feel safe in school and I know I can talk to the teachers if I have any worries." James T, Daisy Class | "I like being outside on the obstacle course." Teddy, Bluebell Class | "I like the kitchen in the role play area." Ruby, Snowdrop Class | "I like being with my friends." Jason, Poppy Class | "I like it when we make things... It's creative!" William, Daisy Class | "I like doing work with numbers." Charlie D, Bluebell Class | "I like playing on the wobbly bridge." Elliott, Snowdrop Class | "I like swimming." Jennifer, Poppy Class
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Ghost Hill Infant & Nursery School

Welcome toGhost Hill Infant & Nursery School


Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Our Year 1 classes are called Bluebell and Primrose.


In Year 1, we work together to build relationships with each other and to improve our social skills.  We build on our phonic knowledge throughout the year, which supports us in developing a love for reading and an increasing ability to share our thoughts in a written way. We try hard to become work logical and imaginative problem solvers, whilst listening to other ideas and thoughts.  In Year 1 we work together and begin to use and apply the skills we are taught throughout all our lessons.


Our first topic is ‘Location, Location, Location’. This involves learning about the UK and capital cities. We have some really fun songs which help us remember facts! We also explore our local area when we take a walk to look for different landmarks around our local environment. 


Other topics this year include: 'I Have the Power', 'Out of This World', ‘Toys', 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Land Ahoy!”  If you would like more information about our curriculum, please get in touch with a member of staff.




What do our children like about Year 1?






Our Classrooms and Outdoor Areas










Geography Walk Around Taverham

Visiting Artist



We enjoyed talking about Steven Brown’s Highland Cow pictures with the artist Kim Bodycombe.

She showed us how to mix colours, use different brush strokes and think about the skills needed to create the effects we wanted. 


We used a mixture of paints and pastels to explore line and colour to create our own Highland Cow images. 


Look at the finished result!






Outdoor Learning at Ghost Hill


Our Year 1 students love using our outdoor area to continue our learning experience. At Ghost Hill, we are lucky to have a wonderful canopy, so that we can explore and learn outside all year round!


Below left, you can see our bespoke obstacle course, growing and digging areas... if you look closely, you may even spot one of our Guinea Pigs in their run! On the right you can see our sensory garden and our wooden story circle where we share stories and have adventures.








Phonics is Fun Outside!



Maths is Fun Outside!


The children were all given bags full of maths resources to use outdoors. They had to demonstrate their maths knowledge and understanding of greater and less than using the materials.




What do our children like about Year 1?






Year 1 in Action!



Morning of Calm


Suzie Brooks from the Sports Partnership came in this morning to share some ways to help us stay calm and to deal with stress.


Outside in the sunshine with the birds singing we listened to our surroundings, learnt some breathing techniques and simple mindfulness. We also took part in some tai chi, making up a sequence of moves.


Everyone really enjoyed the session, felt much calmer and learnt some ways to help us stay calm when we get upset.

Science Day!


We had a super morning learning all about ‘Fantastic Forces’ with the ‘Fab Science’ group!


We saw an egg sucked through a bottle, a rocket launch into the sky, a tin rolling UP a hill and we all managed to keep ping pong balls in the air with hairdryers!


Lots of fun learning was had by all!



Children In Need


We all dressed up to support Pudsey Bear and to raise money for children who are not as lucky as we are. We posted lots of pennies in the boxes that our School Council representatives made. We raised a fantastic £282.04, so well done to everyone involved!












Red Nose Day


We had a super Red Nose Day! We came dressed in pyjamas and donated £1 each to help others. We started the day by making a huge red nose and filling it with all of our Superheroes. We then designed our own red noses, drew superheroes, and learnt what Red Nose is all about.


Dottie (top row, centre) won the best joke award with: What key can open a banana? A monkey! 😂




PE Lockdown Star


A huge well done to Daisy in Bluebell Class for being awarded Ghost Hill's first Lockdown PE award! As part of our online offer during lockdown, Mrs Tubb and Mrs Everett posted a PE lesson and healthy lifestyle challenge every week. Daisy completed EVERY session and even encouraged her little sister to join in too! Well done Daisy, you are a real superstar and look very proud of your award. 


Daisy said: "I am really happy that I won it. I was doing really good PE at home. I liked it when I was throwing snowballs at my snowman, it was fun! I think six snowballs hit the snowman. Throwing helped me learn to hit a target. I was really good at throwing because I practiced with the snowman. I could throw socks into pots and pans and mugs. I got five socks in the targets and my little sister got three!"







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