Category Archives: Year 1


November 15, 2019

Happy Pudsey Day! Many thanks for all your kind donations. This money has now been sent to the BBC Children in Need appeal.

This week in year one we have been busy practising our number bonds to 10! We have made number bond paper chains, used hand cut-outs to work them out using fingers and coloured in tens frames. Some of us have even had a go at some very complicated missing number problems. Well done Year 1!

In English, we have all had a go at writing our own class versions of ‘Foggy Foggy Forest’. All sorts of different things appeared in the forest this time including a pig wearing a funny wig, ………… The children have made amazing progress with their writing this term and we  have  been delighted with their enthusiasm and commitment to learning.

During our afternoon ‘Quest’ sessions, children from across the classes have been working together to create large-scale models of deciduous and evergreen trees, complete with classification labels! We hope that your children are enjoying spotting different types of trees out in their local environment.

Over the next few days we will be sending nativity songs word home to practise! Please encourage your child to learn these off my heart! We are sure that you will enjoy hearing them as much as we enjoy singing them!


Fireworks, friendship and forgiveness

This week in year one we have been exploring fireworks, friendship and forgiveness.

In RE (respect everyone/ religious education) we have been exploring the parable of ” the prodigal son”. We learnt that although everyone makes mistakes it is how we learn from these mistakes and forgive that is important. Each class started a forgiveness book which the children can use to help with friendships and emotional development. 

In science, we have been continuing to classify evergreen and deciduous trees. As part of this we went on a nature walk. The children confidently talked about the different properties of evergreen and deciduous trees. 

This week was Mrs Worthington’s classes turn for balance bike ability. It was fantastic to see all of the children improving their balance and focus. Thank you to Graham and colleagues for supporting the year 1 children over the last three weeks. 

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our early reading and phonics workshop. It was great to see so many parents from all three classes. If you were unable to attend the workshop but have any questions please feel free to ask any of the year 1 teachers for advice/resources. 

Year 1 step into the forest!

We have been very busy again in Year 1 this week! Class 1SP have enjoyed their balance-ability week and it has been fantastic to see them all doing so well, with several learning how to ride pedal bikes successfully before the end of the week! It is the turn of 1JW next week. What a wonderful opportunity this has been for the children!

In English, we have been looking at the book ‘Foggy Foggy Forest’ . Check out the video of Class 1JM telling this story aloud with all the actions! Can the children tell you who (or what) is hiding in the Foggy Foggy Forest each time?! We have also been thinking about forests in our Science work, learning the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. There are examples of both in the beautiful illustrations that accompany ‘Foggy Foggy Forest’. What a clever book!

In Maths we have been writing addition sentences and learning all about using the Part Part Whole Model. Ask your child to talk to you about these – they are becoming experts!

Remember to hear your children read every week and to sign and send their reading diaries into school every Monday. This ensures that they receive a ‘read to succeed’ ticket. The more tickets they have, the more likely they are to win a book during the end of term prize draw!