Category Archives: Year 1

Is Espresso asking you for log in details?

Some teachers will be posting links to Espresso resources using Google Classroom. If Espresso asks you for a username and password then you will need to do the following.

1) Click on the Espresso link on the Wonde Dashboard. This will log you into Espresso automatically. You may need to click on one of 3 options. Make sure you click on Espresso rather than Espresso coding. Once you see the Espresso home page you will need to leave this tab open.
2) Go back to the Wonde Dashboard and click on Classroom.
3) Click on the Espresso link in Google Classroom and it should load up the correct page in Espresso and log you in automatically.


Incognito Mode / Private browsing

If you are struggling to access Google Classroom using the Wonde login then it might be because your computer / tablet / phone has a personal Google account attached to it. If this is the case you will need to use an incognito window (Google Chrome) or in private browsing (Ipad). Once you have one of those windows loaded up you will be able to log in to Wonde and Google Classroom using the link. Instructions on how to do this for various browsers are below. Please see alternative blog post if you are using a Chromebook.

Google Chrome:

Ipad or Iphone:



Using a Chromebook at home and can’t get on to Google Classroom?

If you are using a Chromebook at home you will need to do the following:

  1. Log out of your Chromebook
  2. Click on Add Account
  3. Type in your child’s school Google address. This will be:
  4. Enter the emoji password
  5. You should now be able to access everything from the Wonde Dashboard

Sport Relief and Author Visit

What a fun week we have had in year one!

We started the week by working hard on our subtraction counting back on a number line. We looked at the similarities and differences between addition and subtraction and starting applying this knowledge to some problem solving. In English we have also been re-writing the story of “Daisy Doodles”. The year one team were very impressed with how well the children remembered the story. We have started planning our own story which we will write next week.

We were very lucky to have a visit from the author Tanya Landman on Wednesday. She retold a traditional tale based on the Fisherman’s WIfe and then read some of her “Flotsam and Jetson” series aloud. The school has purchased some of her books which the children will be able to borrow.

Today was Sport Relief. We completed a zumbathon in the hall followed by 20 mins of continuous movement on the Muga. The adults joined in with all the fun too! 

Year 1 Celebrate the Great Fire of London and World Book Day

We had a wonderful time this morning hosting our ‘Great Fire of London’ exhibition. The children loved having the opportunity to show off all their hard work and to share their amazing knowledge with our visitors. Years R, 2, 3 and 5 popped in at various points during the morning and had a great time quizzing the children and looking at all the wonderful models, Powerpoints, videos, writing, diaries and artwork. Thanks to all those parents and carers who were also able to join us at the start of the morning.

On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day! The children loved parading in their costumes and talking about their favourite stories. We were also lucky enough to be joined by the Year 5 children who had a wonderful time sharing books with us.