Year 1

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

We are a hard working team who focus on learning whilst having fun! This year's Year 1 teachers are Mrs Nessa (1N), Miss Watson and Ms Murthen (1WM), Mrs Christodoulou (1C) and Miss Shah (1S).

We are committed and passionate about children's learning and development. Year 1 is the beginning of more focused, written work and although it's always hard for the children's transition from Reception, we believe that with hard work, patience and dedication we can make that transition easier. We are very proud of our children and amazed by all that they have achieved so far. We believe that they can only get better.

In Year One we love reading and listening to stories. We are working really hard to learn all our sounds to help us read. It is important that the children in Year 1 read every day to help develop our reading skills. Please help us instil a love of reading by reading with your child at home every day too, and discussing what has been read.

Autumn Term

We have not been able to organise our usual exciting trips in year 1 due to the current situation and lockdown. Nevertheless, we have had lots of wonderful events in year 1.

In History we had a very exciting zoom session exploring the different castle rooms. Our classrooms were transformed into the Dungeons, Chapel, Great Hall and the Blacksmith’s workshop and our teachers were replaced with the dungeon master, a priest, a queen and a blacksmith!

In RE this term we have been learning about Sikhism. We had a very special Sikh visitor via Zoom tell us more about this religion during our week of remote learning. We also wrote our own questions and had a ‘Question and Answer’ session with her and found out lots of interesting facts.

Last week we dressed in our favourite sportswear to raise money for Children in Need. Year 1 enjoyed doing Joe Wick’s workout in the morning and we loved our live PE session with Mr Ben via Zoom in the afternoon! We were exhausted by the end but it was all for a good cause!

This week we had our annual ‘Bedtime Stories’ after school. We wore comfortable loungewear, cosied up in our classrooms with fairy lights, chocolate milkshakes and biscuits and listened to some brilliant stories.  We are also looking forward to our virtual author visit with Emma Perry. We are so excited as we can order a signed copy of one of her books!

We will update our page with dates once events are confirmed and also upload pictures so you can see what we are getting up to.

Until then, please see our news items from last year to check out all the brilliant things that Year 1 got up to last year and this autumn term. There is so much to look forward to!

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