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Year 1

Welcome to Year One!



The Year 1 team

The Year 1 team 1 Mrs. Dolman
The Year 1 team 2 Mrs. Rushton
The Year 1 team 3 Mrs. Pitchford



This week we will be celebrating our Harvest Festival by walking up to the church for a service on Friday so please make sure that your child has a waterproof coat with them in case it rains. Thank you to all those who have brought gifts of food in, we will take them to the church with us where they will be shared with people in need.

All the children are settling in to the new routine in Year One really well. They have found their bug and sit on it perfectly!

Important information.


Swimming lessons will recommence for Year one after February half term.


P.E. Lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoons, but P.E. kits can be sent in as soon as possible and kept on pegs. The children will need black jogging trousers, a white t-shirt and pair of pumps or trainers in a drawstring bag.


Please make sure that every item is clearly labelled with your child’s name.



Homework bags will be sent home every Friday and are to be returned by the following Wednesday.  They will contain:

  • a reading book for your child to read to you and talk about
  • a reading record book, please comment on your child's reading and sign this so that the reading book can be changed
  •  a spellings sheet showing the words your child wrote last week and new words for your child to learn this week ready for the test on Tuesday morning
  • a letter sheet for your child to practice their letter formation on and draw things beginning with the correct letter on the reverse.  (These sheets will be kept and bound together to form a dictionary at the end of Year 1.)

This week in Year 1...

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Previously in Year one...

we made pirate ships!

Thank you to everyone who came to any of our parent/carer workshops.  We hope that you enjoyed them. We look forward to seeing you after school on Wednesday for our information evening.

we have learnt about some endangered animals and thought about ways we could help them.


We have read “The Snail and the Whale” by Julia Donaldson after finding messages left by the snail. 


We have also painted flags which will be part of an art installation at the memorial arboretum.  As well as enjoying our third parent/carer workshop.


Blackbeard left us some treasure in the treasure chest which we have used to play a sleeping pirate game in maths, working out how much treasure has gone missing.


So we have had another busy week in Year one!  Enjoy the weekend and look forward to more fun next week.

...we have, heard from Blackbeard the pirate who wanted to know if fish have fingers.  The children looked carefully at some fish and sent a reply to the pirate explaining what fish have instead of fingers.


We have also enjoyed the second of our four parent/carer workshops.  The costumes (both children's and adult's) were fantastic, well done!


Finally, today the first of the three groups from Year 1 went to the woods.  They behaved perfectly and had a very enjoyable morning, even though they did get a little wet!