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Year 1

Hello and welcome to the Year 1 web page.  We hope you had a wonderful summer and are now ready for a term packed full of fun and learning.


General Information

The teachers for this year are Mrs Watts and Mrs Smith and they are supported in the classroom by Mrs Brown (HLTA) and Mrs Said (TA).


School starts at 8:55am and finishes at 3:30pm.  Lunch time is from 12 until 1:15.  The children have milk and snack during the morning.  They can choose from a range of healthy fruit and vegetables.  The cost per child per half term is £5.


PE and Games are on Thursday and Friday, please ensure your child has a kit in school which includes the following items clearly labelled.

t-shirt, shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms/ trainers.


Forest School

Throughout the year the children will take part in the Forest School programme run by Mrs Karen Brown.  Permission letters and information will be sent home.  The children will be split into five groups and each group will have five Forest Schools sessions this year.  The first group starts on Friday 22nd September.  


Our topic this term is Superheroes and we will be teaching all the skills through that theme.  If you have any good ideas, books, artefacts related to the topic please let us know.



W/C Monday 18th September

This week we are matching amounts and adding 1 more/ working out 1 less.  We will be teaching the children to logon to RM Easimaths and showing them how to access the games at home.  RM Easimaths is used throughout the school by many of the children and our data shows that the children who use it regularly at home to support their learning in school have made tremendous amounts of progress.  Over the next few weeks we will be teaching the children how to use RM Easimaths and then we will send the children's logins home.  Mr Edwards and myself will run a parents workshop at the end of September which we invite you to attend to find out more.  In literacy the children will be writing and illustrating a story about a superhero, they will also be making puppets and recording ideas for a drama workshop related to the story later this term.

In the Finger Gym our physical tasks will enable the children to practise a range of skills in order to strengthen fingers and increase dexterity.  The tasks this week include threading beads, making towers and target practise games.  As part of Humanities we are learning about Betsi Cadwallader and in Science and Technology we are learning about ourselves and what makes us SUPER!!  This week we are looking at x-rays and learning about and drawing the skeleton.  We are also learning about our senses.  We have a lot of creative tasks which the children help us plan during COOL Challenges.  Our focused creative task is painting our Superhero selves to be displayed on our welcome board.