Hello & welcome!

My name is Miss Bray and I am lucky enough to be the teacher of this wonderful group of children. My other roles in school include Behaviour & Well being Lead & Special Needs Coordinator.

Our teaching assistants this year are Mr Fotheringham, Mrs Richardson & Miss Audsley.

Year 1 Christmas Celebration Video

We hope that you enjoy it!!!

Check out our new, child-led outdoor areas...

Over the past few days, the children have become increasingly interested in our outdoor area. Our current Science topic includes animals so their curiosity has soared. They have taken the reigns of their own learning and communicated what they would like to do and learn about whilst out there. Introducing our minibeast investigation lab, bird watching station and minibeast hotel!

Planting

Here we are planting beautiful and fragrant violas and winter pansies. We are going to nurture and look after them each day.


Celebratory hot chocolate!

After a very successful week in year 1, we treat ourselves to a nice warm cup of hot chocolate during our class achievement assembly. YUMMY!

Handwriting Superstars

We have been working extremely hard on our handwriting in year one, trying to master those grown-up, cursive joins. Here is a little video of one of our handwriting sessions in class. Such wonderful concentration...


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We love each other!

As part of our PSHCE unit, we have created a display showing off the wonderfully positive relationships that we have in year 1.

PE in Year 1

We are really enjoying PE out on our huge field. Last week, we focused on football skills. Check out our penalty skills...


The Messy Magpie

During eco week, we explored the damage that litter can do and how recycling helps. We based our learning on this story. We used sequencing cards to order the story and puppets to role play the story. We wrote about the damage that Morris's litter had done to his environment and how he cleaned it up.

Here is a sneaky peak at our beautiful, immersive classroom environment...

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...and here are some photographs of us enjoying it!

Keep your eyes peeled for some fantastic updates on our outdoor learning environment which is evolving each day into something quite extraordinary...

What are we going to be learning about this half term?

This half term, we have some really exciting topics in Year 1. The children cannot wait to get started!

Science: Animals including Humans

History: Barack Obama

Geography: Areas of the UK

RE: The Creation Story

Art: Self Portraits


Spellings will be given out on Monday and the test will take place on the following Monday. I have also included 5 extra high frequency words that children will also be tested on each week so please try to practice them at home as much as possible.


Here are a group of year 1 children choosing to role play the morning's spelling lesson in provision on the same afternoon! I definitely have some budding teachers in year 1...

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Here we are having a great time practicing our gross motor skills in preparation for handwriting. We were certainly feeling the music at this point!

Uniform

Please ensure that your child's name is written in all of their uniform, including coats. Long hair also needs to be tied up during school times.

Please also make sure that your child’s water bottle is also labelled.

Remember to use Espresso. Login details are stuck in the cover of your reading record.

Children are really enjoying watching Gereldine Giraffe as part of our phonics sessions! Here is a link to the YouTube channel if you would like to watch them at home..