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Year 1

     Miss Stringer                       Mrs Pitchford

     Class Teacher                     Teaching Assistant

Meet Year 1... laugh

Welcome back Year 1! 

I hope you have all had a fantastic week off for half-term and are rested and ready for a busy half-term at school leading up to Christmas. I have spent my week off Christmas shopping (early, I know), walking Mabel, reading a new book and painting my fences! We have lots of lovely activities and festive things planned for this half-term. I can't wait! Please keep checking Class Dojo for updates and extra information blush.


I know lots of you have shown interest in joining the new KS1 Choir and I am pleased to tell you that this will be starting up this half-term too! For more information, head over to the KS1 Choir page under the 'School Clubs' section. 

A few things to remember:


Monday - Swimming lessons will take place. Please ensure children have all swimming kit including towel and swimming hat in school for Monday. Earrings also need to be removed.


Tuesday - Outdoor PE with Mr Bates. Please come to school wearing your outdoor PE kit. Earrings removed and long hair tied back.


Wednesday - Final day to return homework.


Friday - Homework goes home and is to be returned by Wednesday the following week

              Forest Friday (check Dojo for updates).

Star of the Week goes to...

Our Autumn 1 Star's of the Week were...

These children have earnt their Silver Award by gaining 100 house points in Year 1!

These children have earnt their Bronze Award for gaining 50 house points in Year 1 so far!

We love following drawing tutorials to create illustrations. This week we drew a cartoon monster.

Practising our Red Words with magnetic letters.

Year 1 had a visit from the famous Mary Anning this week! Mary Anning told the children all about the fossils she used to collect and inspired some of the children to visit Jurassic Coast!

Year 1 found some fantastic funghi during their Forest Friday trip last week. Mrs Hare looked up the names to them and labelled them for us to have a look at.

We enjoyed some more Dinosaur activities this week and learnt about fossils!

This week we had our first computing session on the laptops in Year 1. We logged on to Purple Mash and made some great creations!

This week's Forest Friday session was used to turn our Halloween pumpkins into bird feeders. We smothered the pumpkin in peanut butter and bird seed! Yum!

Come and join Year 1 on their Dinosaur Hunt around the school grounds... You won't believe what we found!

We had fun making a slider mechanism for our D&T project based on The Gingerbread Man...

Children on this week's Forest Friday spotted a rainbow during their trip to Pipe Hall Woods!

The Scarecrow's Wedding was a great success! Well done and thank you to all children, staff and parents involved!

This week our Maths is building up our fine motor skills and looking at how to represent number 6-10 in other ways. We also practised lining up to take turns on the interactive whiteboard game...

We have learnt about numbers being represented in different ways this week. We also recapped number bonds to 10 and talked about which group has the most.

Year 1 and 2 really enjoy their free flow Topic afternoons. The Topic for Autumn term is Dinosaurs!

Take a look at what we have been up to this week in Year 1 so far...

After learning all about deciduous and evergreen leaves in Science, we decided to do some leaf art!

For our first KS1 parent afternoon, we made chickens out of paper plates to decorate the hall when we have our very own Scarecrow's Wedding inspired by the Julia Donaldson text. We look forward to seeing KS1 parents again next Thursday at 1:30pm!

Our school dog, Mabel, helped celebrate a special birthday this week too!

This week Year 1 featured in a drumming workshop led by Jeff Rich, the drummer from Status Quo!

First week in Year 1