Year 1

Welcome to Year 1. Our year group is split into 3 classes:

  • 1 Goldsworthy: Mrs Watson and Mrs Parker
  • 1 Kandinsky: Miss Paine and Miss Manns
  • 1 Miro: Miss Knight, Miss Masson and Miss Brown

We are also fortunate enough to be supported by other HLTAs within the school who help us with additional reading, writing and maths interventions.

You will find our curriculum information further down the page!

Apple experiment!

Last week, Year 1 were thrilled to learn we would be conducting a science experiment! We were exploring which liquid would help apples from turning brown.We discussed what an experiment was and how was can make predictions. The children explored what a fair test and how we could make our experiment fair. 


To make our experiment fair, we made sure to put the same amount of drops of liquid onto the apples using a pipette. The children throughougly enjoyed sucking up the liquid with the pipettes! We then had to leave the apples to develop over night. 


After a long days wait, we were able to observe what had happened! We noticed that some apples were much browner than the others, especially the apples with vinegar on. Each child had a look at the apples and we concluded that the lemon juice and the tonic water were the best for keeping the apples fresh! We then discussed why this happened - the citric acid! We explained that the skin of an apple is very important. Although oxygen is great for humans, it makes the apple go brown when we cut through the skin. Therefore, the citric acid in lemon juice and tonic water help to protect the apple from the oxygen. 


Year 1 Curriculum

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Helping at Home

 Uniform and PE Kits

Please ensure your child has the correct uniform for school and that all parts fit and are clearly labelled. Current PE days are Tuesday’s and Friday’s, however children should have their indoor and warm outdoor PE kit in school at all times.

 Home Learning and Reading

In year 1, children are asked to be read with at least three times a week. Ideally this would be their reading book but we encourage other books to be read too. Please ensure your child reads their books more than once to help with fluency. Books are changed once a week by the teacher, however there is a book changing box within the classroom, where books can be changed more frequently. In addition to this, they will also have challenge words to read and once they reach set 5, they will start to be sent home spellings. They will be tested on their spellings once a week. Challenge words will be checked fortnightly.

Current Library Sessions (subject to change):

 -       1 Goldsworthy: Wednesday pm

-       1 Kandinsky: Thursday pm

-       1 Miro: Friday pm

For homework this year, we would like to begin our ‘Wizard Challenge Books’. These will be sent out on a Thursday and should be handed in the following Tuesday. This will enable you to ask any questions or queries you may have on the Friday before the weekend.  We will set one piece of work based on learning that has taken place that week in either maths, English or theme.  This should be able to be completed by the child independently but may require a little support from you.

 Important Dates

 ·       Trip to the Church: Wednesday 31 October.

 ·       Christingle Production: Thursday 29 November 2pm

 ·       1 Kandinsky’s Class Assembly: Friday 8 February

 ·       1 Miro’s Class Assembly: Friday 10 May.

 ·       1 Goldsworthy’s Class Assembly: Friday 14 June.

 Could you help?

 e are always really grateful for any parent helpers that could offer some time to help us in class. Please also let a member of the Year 1 team know if you are able to help us with our themed learning in any way.

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