Welcome to Year 1

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

PE
PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday.  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.

The children have continued to work hard this last half term, in spite of battling all the bugs this term has thrown our way! They have made massive progress in their reading, writing and maths, which you will have seen in their books during our parent consultations and open sessions. Their confidence and enthusiasm is fantastic. In science, the children thoroughly enjoyed learning about classifying animals by what they eat into the groups; carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, and they have loved reading and writing about the natural world in our English lessons. We are now well under way with teaching computer science, and the children are learning all about programming, algorithms and debugging using our Beebot robots. On 5th December we had a Hanukkah culture day in which we learned about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. The children not only covered the RE aspects of this, but learned about the historical context and the geographical location of the original event. They worked collaboratively on collage art work, making representations of the Hanukkah menorah and impressing us with their teamwork and perseverance. Physical fitness levels have come on well, as we not only do our two full PE sessions a week covering basic skills, gymnastics, games and dance, but also complete a run every day. The children can now comfortably complete a half mile session at a fair pace, and do this several times during the week. Thanks for all the support you give the children at home with phonics homework, reading books and spellings. All your effort is very evident in the progress the children are making.