Burpham Primary School

Burpham Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7LZ


01483 572510


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Robins and Finches

Welcome to the Robins and Finches class page. Here you will find lots of information about what it is like to be in Year 1 at Burpham! Look out for the latest photo updates of your children hard at work and our termly newsletters.

If you need to contact us with any queries about your child, please use the email address year1@burpham.surrey.sch.uk

Thank you :)



Chris Nye

Finches' Class Teacher & Interim KS1 Phase Lead



Ruth Cowley

Robins' Class Teacher



Laura Rowan

Robins' Class Teacher



Hafeeza Akram


Charlotte Briski


Tracy Bundy


Stella Mitchell 



The Lightbox - Woking

The children in the Finches and Robins were extremely lucky and excited for their trip to the Lightbox Museum and Art Gallery in Woking. For some of our children, this was their first experience riding on a coach. The children had a fun packed visit exploring around and looking at sculptures alongside building their own galleries using junk modelling. Our visit was to support our learning of Art - Sculptures and Science learning about Materials. We hope you enjoy some photos from our visit!

St Luke's Church Visit

In year 1 we were really lucky to have the opportunity to visit St Luke's Church next door to school to help us with our learning in English and RE. We got to learn what different features churches has and learnt about how old the church was. Here we met Jane (Church Warden) who shared lots of wonderful information and helped us with our learning. 

Reading Cafe

This term we held our first Reading Cafe! We invited our parents and grandparents to come to taste some new books with us. We dined on fruit and fruit flavoured water and Chef Danny kindly served up some cookies for us to enjoy. Our parents met first to find out more about what we are learning in our phonics current. 

Geography - Where is India?

In Year 1, the Finches and Robins have been learning about what it is like to live in a hot place and compare it to what it is like where we live in Guildford and Burpham. The children were given a really exciting opportunity, from one of our year 1 parents who grew up and lived in India for many years. She was kind enough to give up her time and share with us at Burpham some interesting facts about the capital city, New Delhi where she is from, to what it is like in the South where her husband is from in Mumbai. We discussed buildings, transport, weather and all the wonderful food they have to offer to. Thank you for bringing in some wonderful artefacts and personal Indian belongings to share with the children. We hope you enjoy our slideshow of photographs! 

In English we have been learning how to write instructions and some of the different features we must include in our writing when doing instruction writing such as a title, numbers, short snappy sentences and bossy verbs. The children have been working hard to learn about bossy verbs and how to apply these. As part of our learning about India, the children got to try tea! Tea leaves are grown, not just in India, but as part of our Geography learning we love to link our subjects. Once the children had learnt to make a cup of tea, we successfully and safely drank tea in our classrooms. The children first voted if they liked tea or not and by the end of the lesson the children who liked tea doubled in numbers! 

In History and DT we have been learning all about Castles. We have enjoyed learning about William the Conqueror and "Why does Guildford have a Castle?" The children have become very knowledgeable and loved building Castle structures in DT. We hope you enjoy some of our photos. 

Useful Documents In Year 1

 Curriculum plan Year 1 Spring.pptxDownload
 Meet the Teacher Year 1 2023-2024.pptxDownload
 Spring 2 Timetable Website 2024.docxDownload
 Year 1 Spring Newsletter 2024.pubDownload
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Top Reads for Year 1!

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In the event of a school closure...

On rare occasions, it may be necessary to close the school. This may be due to adverse weather conditions or perhaps when essential school services cannot be provided –e.g. heating, plumbing or water.  

Please refer to the School’s Bad Weather Policy on our website for information regarding how we communicate a school closure. 

Class teachers will then initiate home school learning activities, and these will be available to children by 10am of the same morning. 

Thank You!