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Year 1 First Week

What a brilliant start to Year 1! A massive well done to all of the children for their enthusiasm during the first week. We have been so impressed with how well they have settled in to their new classrooms and routines. We are so excited for this coming year. 

This week we have been learning all of the new routines, writing about who we live with and reading lots of lovely books. We have labelled bodies, created self portraits, time capsules and worked super hard on all of our phonics.

Today, your children will be sent home with a reading book and journal. Reading at least three times a will earn your child a ‘Read to Succeed’ ticket!

If you haven’t already, please can you remember to make sure your child has brought in a full PE kit correctly named including PE shoes.  

Thank you for your support in settling your child during these first weeks.  

What a wonderful week!

Year 1 have had an amazing time, this week. The whole school have been completing projects for ‘Art Week’ and to finish that off, we had a wedding today! 

Art Week 

Each class have had to focus on a particular artist and Year 1 had Guiseppe Arcimboldo. This Italian artist created portraits, made out of fruit and vegetables. We have taken part in lots of activities, to help children create their final piece of art. They had the opportunity to use real fruit to make their own face, drew pieces of fruit and vegetables, as well as cut and stick based pieces of work. We have been so impressed by their creativity and artistic skills and wanted to share some amazing pieces with you! 


in Year One, we look at celebrations and traditions. To give children an immersive and memorable experience, we conducted a wedding ceremony. Our local vicar came into school and the children dressed up for the occasion. We explained about common traditions of not only British weddings but weddings in other cultures, as well. The children thoroughly enjoyed the morning and asked lots of great questions. 


Timed perfectly with the hot weather, we have been learning about capacity. Children have been using water trays and various size containers, to enhance their understanding of measure. This learning coincides with ‘time’, which is another unit of measure that we are learning about, which will continue into next week. 

Sporty Superstars!

This week we had our sports day and what an amazing day it was! We were really proud of the sportsmanship and encouragement that children showed towards each other. The round-robin events were great fun and were finished off perfectly by the running races. 

This week we have had a wonderful time in our ‘Discovery Garden’ pretending to be Mr Benn. The children had to think of an adventure that Mr Benn could get up to, while he was in the garden. There were some amazing ideas, including becoming a bee keeper, an animal rescuer, a gardener and many more! 

In maths, we have been looking at quarters this week. The children have had some great lessons on how to share objects, quantities and shapes into four equal groups. We will be moving onto time and capacity in the next couple of weeks, as well as art week, next week. We look forward to showing you our artistic skills! 

Fun at the farm!

Wow, what an incredibly busy couple of weeks! Last week, we had our amazing trip to Pennywell Farm! We were very lucky with the weather and we took part in lots of amazing activities. We had the opportunity to hold lots of different animals and went looking for creatures, during our pond dipping activity. We also had a tractor/trailer ride.

Following the trip, the children wrote a recount of their lovely day, during our English lessons. They were able to write in such detail, as they learnt lots of interesting facts!

In maths, we have finished our big unit of work on multiplication and division. The children have really enjoyed this and we have been really impressed with their home learning efforts too.

A final thank you for all of your children’s beautiful recycled planters. They have been so proud to bring them in and are continuing to look after them – with a little help from the rain!

Thanks again,

Year 1 Team