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A busy week of learning in Year 1

September 17, 2021 at 1:24 pm



We have been talking about our families and the children all drew a picture of their family and labelled it. We have also begun our daily phonic lessons. This week we have revised ll, ff, ss, and zz.


We have been learning lots about each other through number. We have been discussing how old we are, how many people we have in our family, how many pets we have and how many teeth we have lost! This has helped us to practice counting and number formation.


This week we discussed what it was like to be a baby. They thought about what they needed when they were a baby and what they need now.

We had fun looking at the children’s baby photographs and talking about how they had changed. The children enjoy looking at our ‘Guess Who?’ displays.


On Tuesday, in our outdoor PE lesson, the children had fun experimenting with different ways of running. In our second PE lesson on Thursday we focused on gymnastics. We had fun exploring movements and balances in a wide way.


We have all enjoyed painting and drawing our self portraits. Can you guess who is who?

Friday Afternoons

This week we started our exciting Friday afternoon lessons. The children will take part in different activities each week. This half term they will do RE, a tree walk and computing.

ICT Passwords

In your child’s reading records there is a set of passwords and usernames for various ICT programs. Feel free to start exploring these with your child. We have allocated them some books to read on Bug Club. There is also a key word game on Spelling Shed.

Other Year 1 news…

We are visiting the school farm over the next few weeks – please can your child bring in a pair of wellington boots to leave at school. Please make sure that their name is in their boots.

The children were very excited about their first homework task in their learning logs!! This work is due in on Tuesday 28th September. Thank you for all your support with reading, phonics, spellings and learning logs – it really does make a difference.

We have confirmed our visit to Skipton Castle. 1B are going on Tuesday 16th November and 1GK are going on Thursday 18th November. We will send home more details in the coming weeks.

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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A busy first week in Year 1

September 10, 2021 at 2:56 pm


All the children have settled in really well and are getting used to the routines of Year 1. They have been investigating their new classrooms and outdoor area. Which area has your child enjoyed exploring the most? Can your child remember which colour hive they are in?

Fun exploring in Year 1…

Reading and Library

We have heard all the children read and they have a new book to share with you at home. They have also chosen a library book – please share this with your child. The children will change their reading books and library books every Friday.


We have sent home a newsletter today and we hope this helps answer questions about PE kit and reading books. We will be doing PE next week, so please make sure that your child has a named PE kit in school. We will do PE outside, every Tuesday, if the weather is fine.


Just a reminder to please send in a photograph of your child when they were a baby or toddler. It will be used for the history lesson next week and will go on our ‘Guess Who?’ display. We can print them in school if you email them  – [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]

Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team

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Welcome to Year 1

September 5, 2021 at 11:55 am


We hope that you have all had a great holiday and are ready for an exciting year. We have been busy getting the classrooms ready and planning lots of fun lessons and visits.

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1GK are also known as Hedgehog Class.

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1B are also known as Rabbit Class.

Arriving at school and home time

The Year 1 doors open at 8.50am and school starts at 9.00am. Home time is 3.15pm. All the children arrive and leave using the same door, so please bear with us at home time. We will speed up once we begin to recognise all your faces!

Please make sure your child has washed their hands thoroughly before they enter school, using our outdoor sinks. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

What will we be learning this half term?

In our English lessons we will enjoy reading ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘Kitchen Disco’.

In maths we will be learning about place value and addition and subtraction.

In our science lessons we will be visiting the farm. We will be ‘plant detectives’ and make some delicious vegetable soup! Yum!

As part of our history lessons we will be thinking about how we have changed. Please can your child bring a photograph, to school, of when they were a baby or toddler. It will be used in our history lessons and will go on our ‘Guess Who?’ displays. We can print them in school if you email them using the following addresses… [email protected]ld.org.uk, [email protected], [email protected]

In Year 1 the children participate in PE sessions twice a week. We will be doing PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school. If the weather is fine, we will do one of our PE sessions outside so please make sure that they have appropriate footwear. Please remember to label all their clothing, so that items don’t get lost!

The Classrooms

Have a look at some photographs of your new classroom. Where would you like to play? (You can click on a photograph to make it bigger.)

1GK areas…

1B areas…

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday morning. You will need to look for your peg label in the corridor, put your book bag and coat on your peg, find your drawer to put your fruit in and put your named water bottle by the sink. Then you can sit on the carpet and look at a book.

The Year 1 Team

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Goodbye Year 1!

July 21, 2021 at 2:35 pm


We have enjoyed our last three days in Year 1. Both 1B and 1GK have been an absolute pleasure to teach. Keep being the best you can be in Year 2.

Happy Eid

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our Muslim families a fantastic Eid. We hope you have enjoyed your celebrations this week.

Thank you for your kind wishes, cards and presents. We hope that you all have a lovely summer holiday.

From all the Year 1 Team

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A busy week in Year 1

July 16, 2021 at 2:21 pm


English and History

In English and history we have been learning about a real life saver. The children found a mystery suitcase with some clues inside and a boat! They wrote some great questions to try and find out who the suitcase belonged to and discovered it was Grace Darling. To find out more about this brave hero click here.

We have checked how many of the Year 1 key words the children can read and write. Many children could read and write them all – well done!


In maths this week we are continuing to learn about time. Looking at different units of time – second, minute, hour, day.

When comparing time we can use words such as first, earlier, slower, later, last, faster. For example:

We can also compare time on clocks, for example:

You could try a fun activity at home. Set a timer to accurately time how long it will take you to do different daily tasks. For example, how long would it take for you to:

  • Brush your teeth
  • Eat your lunch
  • Get dressed
  • Walk a lap of your local park

Can you record it using the best minutes of time – seconds, minutes or hours? Have fun!

Sports Day

The children had a super sports day and each hive gave 100% effort in all their races. It was lovely to see so many parents supporting this event – thank you.


Both 1B and 1GK spent time with their new Year 2 teacher on Thursday morning. 1GK will be taught by Mrs Lace and Mrs Loveridge will be teaching 1B. Mrs Wilson teaches in Year 2 on a Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs Lace
Mrs Loveridge
Mrs Wilson

The children will spend more time with their Year 2 teachers on Monday 19th July. They will have time to explore their new classrooms and get to know their teachers.

Enjoy the weekend and we will see you for the last three days of Year 1!!

The Year 1 Team

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Money, Money, Money!

July 9, 2021 at 2:31 pm



This week we are learning all about money! We have been looking at recognising coins from 1p up to £2 and notes from £5 to £50.

It has been interesting to hear what the children think they can buy using coins and notes! Perhaps you could talk to your child about the coins/notes you may have and how much different items might cost. Can you encourage your child to find the coins to pay for something?

We have found counting in 2s, 5s and 10s has helped us calculate how many 2p, 5p and 10p we have in total.

We have been doing coin rubbings and looking at what is similar or different. We have looked at different ways to sort them and also finding the right coins to pay for things at the toy shop.

English and DT

The children were very excited to receive a letter from Mr Grinling the lighthouse keeper! His wife usually makes his lunch but she was going on holiday so he asked for our help. We had fun designing, making and eating our sandwiches. We then wrote a set of instructions about how to make our sandwich. The children used some great bossy verbs in their writing.

Year 1 have gone seagull crazy this week! Lots of the children picked them as their favourite characters in the ‘Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’, so this week we have made pesky seagulls! We have ordered and followed instructions. To check that we had ordered the steps of the instructions correctly we followed them and made our own flocks of seagulls – hope they don’t eat our lunch!


We all enjoyed our PE lesson with the cricket coach. We learnt lots of new skills.

Summer Reading Challenge

This year libraries across England are launching a reading challenge on 10th July. They are teaming up with WWF for a very special nature-themed challenge that will inspire children to stand up for the planet!

To register click on the link below or register at your local library.


Sports Day

We are very excited about our Sports Day on Tuesday 13th July. We have enjoyed practising all the races. Remember your child can come to school in their PE kit on Tuesday. On Sports Day your child will be competing in their hive colour team and need a top of this colour, so either blue, red, green or yellow. Don’t worry if you do not have any clothes of this colour as bibs can be provided by school.

Have a great weekend,

The Year 1 Team

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