Year 1

Mrs Leaver (Teacher) / Miss Lawson (Teacher) / Mrs Cunningham/ Mrs Telford (ARMs)


In Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) we build upon and respect the very good start the children receive in the EYFS. We aim to create and provide a safe, secure, motivational and thought-provoking environment that encourages children to become curious and independent learners.

There is a balance between adult directed, child led and independent activities; which incorporates creativity and investigative learning with a solid foundation in more formal methods.

This approach allows for a smooth transition for the children from the Early Years Foundation Stage and encourages the development of self-esteem, independence and mutual respect.

Creating with clay

Last week we looked at animals from India and studied their form through sketching them. We used this to sculpt animals from clay, practising using tools to add texture. We used our work from science to shape the clay by rolling, twisting and bending. [gallery...

Out for a jog

For day 4 of Sport Relief week the children chose to have a jog around the playground. They had to set their own personal record for how far they could run in 10 minutes. Everyone did really and we learnt about the effects of exercise on our heart and pulse rate....

Kick off!

For day 2 of our Sport Relief week the children chose to have a football match. My Stephenson taught them some new skills which they practised before having a final match. It was very close between the two teams but Ryan's team just won  1 - 0, well done all !...

Musical magic

In our music lesson today we had the glockenspiel, hand bells and chime bars out. We learnt about low and high pitch and where to locate these to play them on the instruments. We used the instruments to accompany a song and then made our own sound effects to accompany...

Building the Taj Mahal

This week we learnt all about the buildings in India, specifically the Taj Mahal. We learnt that it is a symmetrical building and researched the answers to questions we had. We built our own version of the Taj Mahal using blocks, playdough and junk modelling. [gallery...

Sandwich making (and eating!)

Today, as part of our topic on 'The Lighthouse Keeper's lunch', we followed instructions to make our own sandwiches. We had a mixture of jam, chocolate spread and Biscoff sandwiches, all of which were delicious! In class we then had to write our own instructions to...

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