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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Your teachers this year are Miss Haynes, Miss Cummings and Miss Pattison and they are supported by Mrs Hubbard, Mrs Watras, Mrs Cantwell and Mrs Oliver.


Our topic this term is 'The Seaside'.


We have been comparing seaside holidays from 100 years ago and seaside holidays today. We were amazed by how different they were! We have also enjoyed sharing our own experiences of visiting the seaside. We really enjoyed our seaside day where 'History Off the Page' visited. On the day, we had a hands on experience of a range of seaside artefacts and memorabilia from the past. We also had a making session where we learnt about the different types of ‘amusements’ which were popular in the past. In the afternoon we visited the ‘pier’ and watched a Punch & Judy show. Thank you to all of the mums, dads and nans who gave up their time to help us for the day. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did.

We are looking forward to visiting a real seaside after half term!


We are also learning about plants in science where we have planted our own seeds. We have enjoyed planting plants in our outside classroom-we hope you enjoy watching them grow as much as we do! Please continue to help your child to grow and care for plants at home.


The Phonics Screening Check will soon be upon us. Please continue to practise reading real and nonsense words with your child. Please see our links below or ask your child's teacher for any further advice.  

Look what we've been up to:

Growing Plants: We are enjoying learning about plants in science and have planted our own sunflower seeds. We have placed them in a sunny spot and are looking forward to watching them grow. We will keep a seed diary to monitor how they grow. We also wrote our own instructions in literacy explaining how to grow a seed.

Easter Bonnet Competition: We enjoyed sharing our Easter bonnets with Year 2 and Reception. Mr Birtles and Mrs Ward decided on a winner from each year group; our winner was Daisy -River! Well done for creating such wonderful Easter bonnets!!

Making our vehicles: We have designed and made our own vehicles. We have learned how to measure and saw wood, and explored how to assemble our cars to ensure that they are strong. Keep checking our page for the pictures of our finished vehicles.

World Book Day: We enjoyed dressing up as our favouraite book characters and sharing different books. We also designed our own front covers for the stories that we have written.

Mother tongue day: We enjoyed learning some different language from some of our parents.

Making hot air balloons

Completing our traffic survey

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Helping your child at home:

Phonics Screening Check

The national phonics screening check will take place week starting 15th June 2015. It comprises of a list of 40 words (20 real and 20 nonsense). The check will take up to ten minutes per pupil and will be conducted by a familiar member of staff. Children who do not achieve the expected level at the end of Year 1 must be considered for a retake in Year 2. Practise these words at home with your child, but remember to make it fun!

Examples of words to print out and websites to help practise

Useful Websites

The following links are a selection of websites that provide learning fun. Please be aware that we do not control any of these links and are therefore not responsible for their content.

Curriculum information