Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! 

Welcome back to Term 6! I hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine! This term, every Thursday Morning, I will have PPA time and Mrs
Roberts will teach. As Athletes, we will have P.E be every Tuesday afternoon and Thursday Morning. PE kits will be sent home every week to be washed. Please also ensure your child brings a water bottle to school each day. This is really important as the summer is certainly here! Please also ensure that you continue to follow the safety measures at drop off and pick up. Let’s all have a wonderful final term in Year 1!
With best wishes, Miss Bathgate.

Meet the Teacher


Question padlet: 



Weekly spellings:
From this term, spellings will be uploaded onto the website. There will be two sets of spellings. Please practise regularly at home as we will revise these every week during our speedy spellings.

Daily Reading:
Please continue to read daily with your child. Every Friday, reading prizes will be given to those children who read 5x at home with an adult.





Enquiry – How does Sea Mills change in the summer?

Year 1 started their enquiry this term by being Artists and Scientists! They used their observational skills to go outside and draw what they could see. They used sketching pencils to develop different drawing techniques.



Term 6

Welcome back to our final term in Year 1! We have had a very busy week. The children have really enjoyed being Mathematicians and consolidating their knowledge of numbers up to 100. They have become much more proficient in counting forwards and backwards from any number and also used dienes to make two digit numbers up to 100.

Term 5 – Number Day 2021 – Mathematicians

Year 1 had lots of fun last week being Mathematicians. We enjoyed a whole morning of Maths activities, revising all of our key learning objectives.

Term 5 – Authors – Learning how to use a dictionary to clarify vocabulary /strong>

Miss Bathgate has taught us how to use a dictionary to clarify the meaning of new words in our information text this term ’10 things to help our world.’ We will be innovating this over the next few weeks into ’10 things to help our school.

Term 5 – What grows in Sea Mills?

This term, we are being Scientists! We used soil and compostable pots to plant our own seeds. Over the next few weeks, we will be watering them to help them grow and observing how they change. We will also learn about the key structure of a plant and the key things they need. To complete our learning, we will create our own miniature book all about our seed and how it has grown.


Term 4
Welcome back! All children have settled back into the classroom fantastically. We have been enjoying lots of time with our friends, exploring our classroom again and learning all about Spring. The children have engaged in lots of mark making activities and applied this when making and designing their own blossom trees. We have also been practising our handwriting, holding and writing sentences and revising our number bonds to 10 and 20. Over the next few weeks, we will be continuing our learning about frogs and writing a non-chronological report all about them. Well done Year 1 on a great first week back – we are all very proud of you 😊.



Term 2

Christmas Sponsored Walk

Year 1 enjoyed a Christmas sponsored walk. They managed to walk around the playground lots of times and didn’t give up! As a treat, they enjoyed some hot chocolate afterwards. Well done everyone for persevering!

Rugby and Circus Skills

Year 1 had lots of fun as Athletes. We followed instructions by a rugby coach and learnt circus balancing skills. The target was to improve our self esteem!

Exciting times ahead!

It is fantastic to be back! This term, we are learning all about Autumn. We enjoyed going on a scavenger hunt around our bubble zone to find signs of this new season. We have also enjoyed learning about Bonfire night and using oil pastels as Artists to make our own Firework pictures. We are looking forward to the next few weeks of learning.

Anti-bullying Week

Year 1 engaged in an afternoon of activities about anti bullying week. We drew pictures of what bullying could look like and how to solve problems. We then all made a brick to create our ‘Year 1 wall of kindness.’

Road Safety Week

To celebrate road safety week, we learnt all about how to make sure we cross the road safely.
Miss Bathgate taught us a catchy phrase ‘Stop, Look, Listen and Cross!’ We learnt a song about road safety and acted this out.

We then drew a poster of ourselves with a trusted grown up crossing the road safely and shared this with our learning partner.

Term 1

Year 1 have settled into their new classroom fantastically. Please take a look at all of the learning they have been doing!