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Year 1



We hope you all had a fantastic summer and have made some lovely memories with your children. We have had a great start to the new academic year.  All the children have settled in to life in Year 1 really quickly. They look so grown up in their school uniforms and have been making sure they keep all clothing together, in the correct places. We would ask that all clothing is labelled so that we can return any items to their owner. In any cases where property has been lost, there are now lost property bins at the main office where all items will be placed for parents retrieve.


We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children through the items that they bought in to share with us. On our first day, the children completed their very first piece of writing in Year 1 and we are so proud of how hard they worked on this. We are so excited to see how their reading and writing progress over the year. In Maths, the children have been using equipment to demonstrate their fantastic knowledge of numbers, which has amazed us.


This year, PE will take place on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure that your children has the correct PE kit in school. This is a white t-shirt, black shorts and a pair of pumps/trainers. Again, please ensure that all items are clearly labelled. We ask that PE kits are kept in school until the end of the half-term when children can bring them home to be washed.


The children have all been issued with a home-reading book and a diary. The children were very excited about this and could not wait to share their book with you. When you have read with your child, please sign their diary and once their book is complete, they can place it in the 'to-be-changed' box in school. There are no set days for reading books to be changed in Year 1. The children will receive rewards for the more books that they read.


We are all so excited for the year ahead. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.


Mrs Bailey, Miss Morris, Mrs Collins



Our First Week in Year 1

Our Special Bonfire Day


On Tuesday 5th November, Year 1 had a special Bonfire Day. This was part of our Entry Point for our new project 'Time Travellers'. This also linked to UK Parliament Week.


We started the day off watching a firework display and eating popcorn. During the day,  we toasted marshmallows on the fire in Forest School, made toffee apples and had a special party.


We are looking forward our new project which will include a trip to Blakelsey Hall.

Our Special Bonfire Day

Superbia Perseverantia et Passionem Pride, Perseverance and Passion