Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! 

It has been a pleasure getting to know your children this week. They have all impressed myself and Mrs Moody by settling in really well. 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 have PE every Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning so please remember your kits!   Mrs Roberts will teach Year 1 every Tuesday Morning while I have planning time.

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 1

I can show that I am listening to someone.

Dates for the Diary

11.09.19-Meet the teacher – 3.30-3.45 based in Year 1 classroom
20.09.19 –
Spanish Day
24.09.19 – Harvest Festival
01.10.19 – Diversity Month
21.10.19 – Individual Photographs
24.10.19 –
United Nations Fayre
Dear families,
If you have any spare hats, please could I borrow them? Many thanks, Miss Bathgate

Termly Curriculum Letters

Please download and print as required.

2019-20 T1 Y1 Spelling Overview

2019-20 T1 Y1 Medium Term Plan

2019-20 T1 Y1 Newsletter



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!