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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Welcome to Year 1's year group page. This is the page for Class 3 and 4. You will be able to find out about our learning experiences in school each week and see photos of us having fun.

Learning about Autumn

Week beginning 21.9.20


We have had a lovely week trying to identify trees in the playground and year 1 children were keen to find out how autumn would affect our environment. Many children went on to bring in leaves from home which was great! There has been a marked change in the children as they are really settling into class and are evidently proud of their learning. More are taking part in class discussions and answering questions, and many more are remarking that they 'love maths' or 'like writing best'.

Enthusiastic Learners

Week beginning 14.9.20


The year 1 children have shown great enthusiasm in all areas of the curriculum they have been introduced to this week. They are keen to share their knowledge of materials and have all shown great resilience and imagination in their writing. Before Art lessons, some could be heard to say they were 'rubbish' at art and yet went on to produce work they were very proud off. Thanks to all the parents for writing in reading diaries - it really does help us to get a better picture of the children's learning in reading. 

A Great First Week

Week beginning 7.9.20


The year 1 children have had a great first full week. They have adapted well to the routines and have been eager to show what they learned in F2. We have also picked new names for our classes. Class 4 are now the Neighbourly Narwhals while Class 3 are the Marvellous Meerkats. We have had great fun finding out some interesting facts about these animals too. We have been learning about the importance of sorting this week and the children have come up with some very creative ways of sorting animals! Thank you to all the Class 4 parents who have been very flexible about our changes to the end of day pick up and for your continued support.

Welcome to Year 1

Week beginning 1.9.20


Welcome to all the children who started in Year 1 this week. It has been lovely to have them all back. The children have settled very well despite the strange circumstances we find ourselves in. It has been a great opportunity to watch them reacquaint themselves with old friends and find new ones as well. The children have coped well with measures we have put in place to ensure we can all come to school safely. A big thank you to the parents who have all co-operated to ensure our safe return.  Some parents have asked about year 1 PE days; Class 3 will have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays, while Class 4 will have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. On PE days, children should come to school in their PE kit. Finally, could parents please ensure that reading diaries and school books are kept in book bags. If the reading diaries have been mislaid, pop a note in the book bag to let us know and we will replace it. 

Thank you again from the year 1 team.