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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!



1 Crystal

1 Jade


Miss A. Waterhouse, Mrs F. Birtchnell & Mrs A. Yates
Mrs S. Lawrence & Mrs S. Sharples

Mrs H. Williams & Mrs K. Pauling


Toy Workshop - Monday 2nd October


The children had the opportunity to explore and investigate a variety of toys from both the past and present during the morning session. They had great fun discovering how different toys were made and how they work. During the afternoon session, the children got to design and create their own toys ranging from spinning tops to clay models.


Year 1 have been using a range of resources to help them understand number, addition and subtraction. They are now confident with using tens frames, cubes, counters, bead strings, the bar model AND the part whole model! 

Diwali Workshop

To celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali, the children took part in a workshop. They got to explore the story of Rama and Sita using role play, costumes and props. They then had the opportunity to try on some traditional Hindu clothes and jewellery, and play with Hindu dolls, books and musical instruments.


Science - Plants

Year 1 carried out an experiment to see what cress would need in order to grow. They planned and predicted, then measured and discovered that their 'cress heads' needed soil, sun and water!

Teddy Bear's picnic

During their topic of Toys, Year 1 brought in their own soft toys from home and had a teddy bear's picnic! They went into the forest to make homes, develop their reasoning skills by exploring, comparing and making links, and develop their speaking and listening skills by describing and questioning. Finally, they sat down to enjoy some squash, crisps and biscuits with their teddies!


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