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Welcome to our Year 1 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.
For more information please read our curriculum newsletter below:

Our Year 1 Staff

Miss A Hodgson – Teacher

Miss C Orchard – Teacher

Miss R Griffith – Teaching Assistant

Friday 20th September 2019

Children in Year 1 have been working very hard this week but have had lots of fun.

We have started our Guided Reading sessions every morning and have been reading a text together to work on our reading and comprehension skills.

In Science, we have started looking at the five senses. We went on a sense hunt around school. We have been listening and identifying lots of different sounds and have been touching different textures. We tasted different foods with different textures.

I am not sure if Sophie and Harper liked eating jelly!

Children are getting better at getting themselves ready for PE and have been moving in different ways and practising their throwing and catching skills.

We were challenged in the Maths Escape Room and Reading Escape room on Tuesday and Wednesday. The children acted as detectives and used their amazing counting and phonic knowledge to solve the clues.

In Literacy, we have been making our sentences better by using adjectives to describe nouns. Well done Kayden for describing the mud as ‘sticky and squishy’. We have also been learning how to write capital letters and to match them to lower case letters. Keep practising at home Year 1!

There has been some excellent work produced in the creative areas. I particularly like Harry’s snail. A photo of it is going on our wall display

The famous Plainsy Pass this week has been awarded to Kyle for his perseverance and resilience in writing this week. Well done Kyle!

The Maths award has been awarded to Layla for excellent effort trying to write her numbers.

The Writing award goes to Harry for trying hard in is writing.

Keep up the good work Year 1.

Our attendance this week is…… 98.1%

The number of lates are…….. 87 minutes

Friday 13th September 2019

Welcome back! It was lovely to see all the children dressed so smartly in their school uniforms. They have grown so much over the summer holidays! The Year 1 team have really enjoyed their first week. The children have blown us away with how sensible and hard working they are.

We spent the first few days deciding on our class rules and getting to know the classroom. We chose who was on the School Council and the Anti-bullying team and made an Anti-Bullying Charter.

Our school council members this year are: Harper Smith and Olly Reed. Well done for being nominated!

The two children on the Anti-Bullying team are: Tia and Kayden Rose-Long.

On Monday, we started our new topic ‘We’re going on bear hunt’.

In Literacy, we acted out parts of the story, sequencing pictures and making our own story maps! We can tell the story using the story map – ask us to show you some of the actions at home – we are very good!

In Maths, we have been practising our counting skills to 20 and above. Some children could even could even count to 100! We are going to be working on this throughout the year. In the areas, we have been ordering bears and counting bears to match numerals.

We have started our Science work and  have been learning the names of our body parts. We have been learning that humans have senses and what these senses are.

Our PE lessons have been fun. With the coach, we learnt to move in different ways using different parts of our body.

We named our class teddy ‘Cuddles’. Cuddles went home with Emily this week. He went to the swimming baths but he decided to stay in the car so that he did not get wet.

The Plainsy Pass has been awarded to Tia for her hard work and enthusiasm this week. She will be first in the line all week, get something from tuck shop everyday, first in for dinner everyday and Thursday lunchtime ICT session. Well done Tia.

Our class attendance this week is: 98.1%

Minutes late: O – Well done everyone!

We are aiming at attendance over 96% every week.


PE is on Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure PE kits are in school all week.

Reading books should be brought in daily

Homework is handed out on a Friday and should be returned by Wednesday.

Please make sure that your child brings a coat into school every day.