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Please find below general information for your child in Year 1. 




PE days for both classes are on a Monday and Friday, please provide your child with both a dry and wet weather PE kit, due to us using both our outdoor and indoor spaces throughout the year. 




Reading - The children are expected to read at least three times a week. They take home three reading books every week and these are changed every Monday (please note this can't always be achieved on this day, due to timetable changes), this also may include a RWI (Read, Write Inc.) book and a Non-fiction text.


Maths - The children need to access Numbots three times a week for 10 minutes at a time (as a minimum)  and complete one piece of homework each week. This may be either paper based or online homework (we will inform you which) and can be found either in their book bags on a Friday (due for the following Friday) or on either MyMaths or Numbots. 


Spelling - The children will be given a new spellings list to practise every Monday. They will be taught a new sound  during school and then they will practise words (including these sounds) and a selection of our Year 1 words, at home which will be tested in school every Friday. 

If you have any questions, please send us an email via: 

Thank you,

Year 1 Team
Mrs. Aitchison & Mrs. Temple (Class Teachers)
Mrs. Sanderson (HLTA) & Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Keal, Mrs. Giddens & Mrs. Stevenson (Teaching Assistants)



Sports Day Dance πŸ’ƒ πŸ•Ί

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Everyone in year 1 has worked unbelievably hard over the past few weeks, to follow step by step instructions, listen and time their movement to the music and of course perfect their dance moves! ☺️
We were looking forward to showing all of the parents our dance on sports day, however because it was postponed due to the weather, we hope you can still enjoy it via these videos and will look forward to seeing them in person when we reschedule soon.
We are all so proud of 1JA & 1AT 🀩🀩

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Year 1s trip to the zoo πŸ’πŸ†πŸœπŸ¦Ž 23.3.22

The children had an amazing day at Lakeland Wildlife Oasis. They spent half of the day inside the zoo looking at the fishes, worker ants, cockroaches, lizards, birds, tortoises, cane toads and one of their favourite animals from their learning an AXOLOTL!! 🀩 The other half of the day was spent outside in the sunshine searching for animals such as; snow leopards, fossa, wildcats, monkeys, birds, Kirk dik diks and another one of their favourites… the meerkats ☺️ 1JA had a giggle when one of our caps fell in and the meerkats started to play with it (no meerkats were harmed in the process and the cap was safely removed 🧒). The children blew the staff and helpers away with their knowledge and vocabulary learnt through our topic at school and confidently used this when answering questions/talking about the different animals, what they eat, how they protect themselves and their habitats. WOW!!! What fantastic learning Year 1. Well done πŸ‘πŸ»

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World Book Day 3.2.22

Year 1 had a lovely day today. It started by each child showing their peers their favourite teddies and books. They then enjoyed looking around the hall at all of the Mr. Potato head competition entries, followed by a story in the library with Mrs.Aitchison/Mrs.Temple and then choosing their new books from the Belle Vue Book Shop.
The children then had hot chocolate and biscuits and chose a ‘bed time stories’ video to watch. They also attended an assembly with Mr. Shenton for Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 and had a fantastic afternoon playing detectives trying to work out who were behind ‘The Masked Readers’ and completing World Book Day activities which included; Character I spy, Traditional Tales scavenger hunt, Story based word search and character colouring. πŸ“šπŸ‘πŸ»πŸͺ 

Fire service 28.2.22

Year 1 enjoyed a visit from the Fire Service today πŸš’ 

Congratulations to Letty who won the Christmas jumper competition for KS1! Well done Letty 🀩πŸ₯³πŸŽ„

Team/House Day 10.12.21

Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed the afternoon mixing together and working as a team, getting to know other children in their house and completing different activities (that they were awarded house points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place with extra points awarded to specific children who showed great sportsmanship 🀩). 

Sharing stories 6.12.21

The children in Year 1 have worked very hard to create their own pop up story books ‘Lost in the toy museum’ as part of our toys topic this half term. They shared these stories with children in Year 2 and Year 6! The children in these classes were very impressed with the quality of their work! 


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1JA governor visit 6.12.21

No Pen Day 24.11.21


Year 1 had a lovely day using no pens and having a real focus on communication and practical activities. They enjoyed show and tell and using talk tokens to practise taking turns asking questions. I was blown away by how much their questioning skills have developed this year (already!). 

In Maths we played a game of match the dominoes, using number lines to help us and practised our number bonds with numicon. During activity time we practised our concertina folds, cut and stick monsters and finger gym activities with play dough, nuts and bolts and pin boards. The children also really enjoyed our Music and French focused afternoon where we practised our Christmas songs and enjoyed some yummy treats from our ‘French Cafe’. 

Children In Need 19.11.21


The children really enjoyed learning all about why we fundraise for children in need and how it helps children in our area. We all went on a bear hunt and found 9/10 bears… One actually managed to run away before we found it 🐻 

Tullie House Trip 11.11.21


The children had a superb time at Tullie House using the knowledge they’ve gained so far in our Toys topic and learning new facts about toys from the past. It was incredible to see the children explaining materials used in old toys, the facts they’d remembered from our toy museum role play areas in class and also engaging so well with the activities during the trip. The children made their own spoon/peg toys, completed observational drawings of a range of old toys and played with inside and outside toys from the past. We enjoyed listening to the history of the toys and also reading some old rhymes and stories from one of the books in the museums collection. 

We hope you enjoy looking through the photos- the children really did have a blast! πŸ€©πŸš‚

Forest school session 1 - 2.11.21

Joe Wicks’ Visit 4.10.21

The children had great fun today meeting Joe, joining in with a work out and listening to his new book altogether.


Well done to the children who asked questions and for all of Year 1 for listening fantastically and trying their best during the work out.


We were all very proud of you and we hope you enjoy looking through some photos and videos below 🀩 

How many star jumps can you do in 1 minute?

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Workout video 1

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Workout video 2

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Year 1’s Autumn senses poems for Harvest 14.10.21


We hope you enjoy watching our class performance poetry. The children enjoyed writing and making up actions and also performing this to Year 2 in this weeks Harvest assembly.




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We hope you enjoy watching our classes perform their dance to β€˜This is me’ (which links to our Jigsaw unit this half term). The children have blown us away and made us feel very proud! Well done everyone πŸ‘β­οΈ

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