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Welcome to Year 1 

Your class teachers are Mrs Fowler and Miss Gimblett. Your teaching assistants are Mrs Wood, Miss Sladdin and Mrs Pierce.

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This half term, we have been learning all about plants and mini beasts. Year 1 have managed to make the most of sunny weather by getting out into the garden. So far we have made observational drawings of plants; sculptures of deciduous and evergreen trees; and plotted the types of plants we have found in our school grounds on a map.

Here are some of our amazing sculptures.


Leon and Archie made a deciduous tree. If you look closely, you can see the brown leaves about to fall from the branches.


Alfie, Miley and Kadee made an evergreen tree. They even used thin twigs for the trees roots. How very creative!

The Year 1 phonics screening is just around the corner. In Year 1 we try to make phonics as exciting as possible.


World Book Day

Even though the snow tried to stop us – twice, we still managed to enjoy World Book Day. In Year 1 we spent the day enjoying activities based on Julia Donaldson’s book ‘Room on the Broom’.

Here Elouisa, Lilly and Michael are making delicious ‘plaited witch hair bread’, just like the witches long ginger plait!


We also made clay cauldron’s, witches broomsticks made from real twigs and witches wands!

As we were witches for the day, we spent the morning writing and performing spells. Here are some examples of the spells we wrote.

Shared Area

As always, this half term, Year 1 have been learning through play in the Shared Area with Miss Sladdin. This half term, the children have been running a Chinese Restaurant.


We have also used our imaginations to help us in maths. Here, Noah and Mason are adding amounts together to buy items from a shop.


And here is Michael, demonstrating how to work out number bonds to 20. What a clever clogs!

Outdoor Area

Thank you to all the parents who have kindly donated resources for outdoor area. We have been making the most of our time in the tunnel. Here are some photos to show what we have been up to!

Practising phonics playing a buried treasure obstacle course competition.

Year 1 enjoyed practising their phonics in our outdoor area. We played games including ‘buried treasure obstacle race’.






Harris and Leon worked together in a team to make a model. Look at their fabulous rocket!


Lillianna and Klara chose to work as a team to create a flow of water.

The Tiger who came to Tea

On Wednesday the 18th October we went to watch ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ at the Kings Hall, Ilkley. This trip was linked to our topic on ‘Animals’. All the children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed the show and behaved impeccably. Afterwards, we visited Ilkley Park where we had a picnic and a some time in the playground.

Enjoying lunch!

Enjoying lunch!





After lunch we had time to play in the wonderful park in Ilkley. We had a fantastic time and behaviour was impeccable.

Key Stages 1 & 2 National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is followed in Keystages 1 and 2. This curriculum covers Maths, English, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, DT, PSHE, Music and PE. KS2 children are also taught a modern foreign language (Spanish).

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