Fantastic start to the new year!

What a great start we have all had in Year 1 and we are looking forward to getting to know your children over the coming year. The children are settling into all their new routines and have started our new project, ‘Sensational Senses’ brilliantly. We have started to explore our senses through a senses discovery afternoon last week and are beginning to use our senses to help write some poetry this week. There was great excitement on Friday when caterpillars joined our classrooms. We will be watching them as they grow and develop into butterflies over the coming weeks.

In maths, we are exploring number and practicing our counting skills by finding one more and one less. We look forward to seeing many of you at our curriculum evening or morning later this week.

PE days are Monday and Wednesday this term. The children will be taking part in both indoor and outdoor PE sessions, so please make sure they have suitable clothing for both and that all items are named clearly.

Thank you

Year 1 Team (Mrs Carter, Miss Jamieson, Miss Hall)

Fantastic end to Year 1!

Year 1 have had a great end to their final project of the year, ‘Into the Woods’. We have enjoyed exploring the woods in our school grounds and found plenty of sticks there. We used the sticks to help our imagination and then wrote our own versions of ‘Stanley’s Stick’.

We loved learning about some different traditional stories, such as ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We changed the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and imagined what might be at the top instead of the giant. We had great fun turning shoe boxes into our imaginary worlds. We created worlds such as, Fish Tank World, Golden World and Police Land!

We also continued our learning of journeys by creating maps for the Bee-Bots to go on a journey. We worked together in teams to create our maps based on the story of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and then used our knowledge of positional language to send them around the map.


The children have had great fun this term and over the year. We have loved teaching your children and watching them grow in confidence each day. Thank you for all your continued support this year and we wish you a lovely holiday with your children.

Year 1 Team

Fun learning in Year 1!

We’ve started our new project last week by learning about the trees around school. We had great fun exploring how they were similar or different by looking at the bark and colour of the leaves. The children loved creating their own leaf person and then writing an adventure that they went on.

ASDA also came to visit us last week, bringing with them seeds to plant. We were all excited about planting our very own sunflower seed and are waiting for them to grow so we can bring them home to pot out and grow even further. If you have a permission slip regarding the photographs taken by the school when ASDA visited then please return asap if you wish to give your permission.

As part of our learning this term, we will be creating some settings for our story writing. If you have a shoe-box spare at home, then please send it into school by Wednesday 19th for your child to use as part of their learning.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 Team

Flower Power Fun!

What a busy half term it has been! We have all had great fun learning about our project Flower Power. It was wonderful to see so many parents, grandparents and friends of Year 1 at our Outcome Event on the last day. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing all their learning with you and exploring the school grounds with their new knowledge of flowers and plants. Thank you all for making the time to come along.

Year 1 Team

Arts and crafts fun!

Year 1 have been having fun this week with our Flower Power project. We have been developing our sketching skills through drawing still life flowers.

We have also been having fun developing our sewing skills in order to make our seed bags. We had great fun designing them and then practicing our sewing. Finally we got to make our designs and are ready to show you at our outcome event.

We’ve been having great fun this half term and look forward to sharing our learning with you on Friday 24th May at 2.30pm.

Year 1 Team

Year 1 Flower Power

What a great time the children are having learning about flowers and plants. They have enjoyed exploring our school grounds, looking for plants they can identify and name and creating fact files about them. We have begun learning about a book called ‘Footpath Flowers’, where we will be writing our own story for the wordless book. The children have been having great discussions about the big idea, ‘Is it right to pick flowers?’.

In maths, we have been learning about counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and using this to help us count sets of objects and group them into equal sets. We will be learning how to double our numbers up to double 10 and practice recalling these facts quickly over the coming weeks.

For more information about what we are learning this term, please take a look at our Project newsletter and knowledge organiser, which came home earlier this term or see below.

Reminder: please could you ensure your child’s PE kit is named, as we are finding many missing parts of kits with no owner. Could we also ask that you ensure your child has a full PE kit with them in school everyday, as sometimes we need to change our PE day due to the weather. Thank you for your help with this.

Year 1 Team


Flower Power!

Welcome back to the summer term. The children have had a busy week learning about our RE unit about authority. The end of the week saw the start of our summer project, Flower Power! The children were very excited to pop to the meadow alongside our school and explore the plants that were there. It was great to have Paul with us too, to help inspire our learning about all the different plant species and wildlife.

We had great fun learning the names of some of the plants and seeing if we could identify them using the photo-cards. We also looked at some birds nests who use the plants to build their nests. We learnt about the different wildlife that like the plants and the importance of looking after the area for them.

Back in school we continued our learning about ‘Flower Power’ by creating flowers using our artwork skills. We used our folding, painting, drawing and sticking skills to make flowers for our classrooms.


To end our day we visited Year 3, where we found out about what they had been doing for their homework as it was all about plants. We had great fun looking at all their amazing creations and look forward to sharing our learning with them later in the term.

The children are very excited to explore our new project and we look forward to sharing all our learning with you at the end of the term.

Year 1 Team

Mrs Armitage is on the move!

Year 1 have had great fun this term learning about Mrs Armitage. We read her book and then wrote our own stories about Mrs Armitage on a different vehicle. Over the last few weeks, we have enjoyed learning about how to make pictures move using pivots, hinges and sliders. The children designed their own moving picture based on the vehicle in their story and then made them using card and collage materials.

Over the last week, the children enjoyed learning about our RE unit of Happiness and Sadness. The children learnt about how The Easter Story is both happy and sad and explored how they might feel about different parts of the story.

We have all thoroughly enjoyed our learning this term and look forward to our new projects after Easter. We hope you all have a restful and fun Easter break with your children .

Year 1 Team

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