Welcome to Year 1

Miss Worton Smith is the Red class teacher and Mrs Nolan teaches the Blue class.  Mrs Bowles, Mrs Lupton and Miss Leonard are Year 1 teaching assistants.

PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.  Please make sure all clothing and PE kits are clearly named.  Please include long sleeved top/jog pants & trainers now as some PE may be outside, weather permitting!

Returning Library Books
We will start sending Library Books home soon.

Reading Book Bags
Please make sure book bags are in school on Mondays and Fridays.

Year 1 have had a very busy half term.  We have been concentrating very hard on our skills in English, learning about prefixes and suffixes, getting better at our handwriting and spelling, and learning when to use capital letters.  In maths we have become confident with our doubles, and we have worked with money and on telling the time to the hour and half past.

In science, we have been learning all about germination and the growth of plants.  We started by planting nasturtium seeds and then looked closely at the germination process by investigating what cress seeds need in order to germinate.  We then went bigger, watching bean seeds absorb water and then sprout.  Now we are starting to learn about how plants and insects need each other, and we are looking forward to our trip to Fairburn Ings Nature Reserve in June.  Check out our flower photos!


We are learning to be wildlife photographers and artists too!

The class has really enjoyed our PE sessions with coaches from 5Soccer and Leeds Rhinos.  We have learned some brilliant games and developed some great team tactics.  There was even a lot of maths involved as we had to work out the scores when a rugby ball was worth 1 point, and other objects were worth +3 or -3!

We have been getting pretty good at reading the Met Office weather forecast too, and have used the UK maps to learn about the countries and cities of the UK as well as using north, south, east and west to give directions.

Nearly ready for Year 2!