Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! 

Welcome back to Term 2! We hope you had a restful half term and are ready for a busy and fun few weeks. If you have any concerns, I encourage  parents and carers to book an appointment to see me or a member of SLT at the office. This is to help ensure smoother transitions take place at the beginning and the end of the school day.

As Athletes we will continue to have PE every Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning so please remember your kits! Mrs Roberts will continue to teach Year 1 every Tuesday afternoon while I have planning time. Many thanks, Miss Bathgate.

Important message:

Families are encouraged to come into class and read with their child on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, children should be coming in independently where they can complete the morning activity on the whiteboard.

Meet the Teacher Presentation

Download: 2019-20 Welcome to year 1 – Meet the teacher


In line with our new home learning policy, all learning will continue to be based on the following activities: Daily  reading, times table practise and spellings. Please return home learning every Tuesday.

Core Learning


Term 2

I can be independent in my learning.

Dates for the Diary

19.11.19-COW Day
8.45-9.15 and 2.45-3.15
Parents Evening
26.11.19-Parents Evening
13.12.19– Christmas Jumper Day
17.12.19-KS1 Christmas Play 2.15
KS1 Christmas Play 9.15




To begin our second enquiry ‘How does our city change?’ we enjoyed going on an Autumn walk. We worked in pairs to hunt for different things that represented this season. We then shared our ideas and questions with others and included this on our learning journey enquiry wall. Come and have a look in class at the questions we are wondering about! 

To conclude diversity week, Year 1 showcased all of their amazing creations of hats and hat designs form around the world. We hope you enjoyed seeing all of their hard work! 

Today in our final PE session on balance, the children worked in pairs to practice all of the skills they have been learning this term. They enjoyed being the character of a popping pirate and working together. Well done to them all!

Cat walk show

Year 1 celebrated the end of their enquiry unit today with a cat walk show. We enjoyed showcasing our amazing skills as engineers and artists. The children were so confident and really impressed all of the adults. Well done to them all on a great first term! 

Spelling is so much fun! Every week we have a focused spelling session where we explore spelling our tricky words in lots of different ways. These include… word searches, roll and spell, speedy spellers and many more. 

This week we were lucky enough to have a very special visitor with a bag of many hats! We have been learning about the meaning of different hats and the job roles that arise with these. Kerry who is our amazing cook showed the children the different hats she wears and we discussed the meaning of these. We are excited to make our hats next week! 

Year 1 enjoyed a fun CLS lesson today. We worked in pairs to support each other when faced with a challenge! Miss Bathgate challenged us to balance a beanbag on our heads when moving in different ways. We all had a fantastic growth mindset and showed great resilience.

Year 1 enjoyed the ‘engage’ part of their enquiry. They had the opportunity to try on a a range of different hats and will be considering the materials they are made out of next week.

Year 1 enjoyed Spanish day. We had the chance to join reception and learn a Spanish dance.

Year 1 enjoyed a taster session with the ‘funk it up’ dance workshops.

Year one have completed their first enquiry ‘Who am I’ by drawing, naming and labelling parts of the body. 

It has been fantastic to see what aspiring mathematicians and authors we have this year. 

Every Friday Year 1 are enjoying the chance to be reading buddies with Year 4! 

Our First Week

Look at all the amazing learning we have been doing during our first few weeks in Year 1!