Year 1

Welcome to a new school year on the Year One blog page.

Our teaching team includes Mrs Taylor, Miss Bell, Mrs Skolas and Mrs Dunphy.

When the children first arrive in Year One, we strive to adhere to the familiar routines of their previous Reception Class. This is because we understand that children learn best when they feel safe and secure, and they need time to settle in to their new classroom with their new teachers. Our timetable includes daily maths, English and phonics lessons. The children are encouraged to use IT confidently and safely from an early age and they also enjoy lots of physical and creative experiences including PE, music appreciation, art & DT. We encourage the children to learn through exciting and challenging activities with lots of practical and fun experiences.

We have high expectations of your child’s achievements so please help us maintain this by giving us your full support. This means regular reading with your child, encouraging and assisting them with any homework and encouraging them to have a go and try their best.

P.E. lessons in Year One are currently on Friday. Please ensure your child comes in their P.E. kit on this day. If you have any concerns about your child, educationally or otherwise please do not hesitate to ring the school office, to arrange a time where I can talk to you in a safe environment to discuss your concerns.

Thank you for taking the time to read this introduction to our blog. Our class Twitter page will be updated regularly, so please look at it often to view photographs and read about the many exciting things that your child is experiencing in Year One.

Diwali Day

Date: 21/11/2018

Our topic this term is celebrations. We had a Diwali day yesterday and learnt all about the celebration and why it takes place. First we started the day by reading the story of Rama and Sita. The children…

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Washing our Hands

Date: 21/11/2018

Yesterday we had the school nurse visit it us in year one. She talked to us about how important it is to wash our hands and how germs spread very quickly. Some children put some special cream on their…

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Halves and quarters

Date: 19/11/2018

Year one have been working hard on Fractions in maths. We have been learning about halves and quarters and all the children have really understood it!The children had to use chocolate spread and cover…

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Attendance incentive

Date: 14/10/2018

On Friday we had our attendance incentive in school for all the children that had come to school everyday for the past 3 weeks. They had a visit from Zoolab which allows children to handle and find out…

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Team Challenge

Date: 29/09/2018

This week Year One took part in their first team challenge! The children are placed into small groups and they work together to achieve an objective. This week they had to be architects! Miss Cranham had…

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Scarecrow Making

Date: 22/09/2018

This year Sandal Magna entered into the Sandal Scarecrow festival and each class had a go at making a superhero scarecrow! In Year One we looked at lots of pictures of scarecrows and then had a go at designing…

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Welcome back

Date: 09/09/2018

We have had a very busy first week in Year One! We have been getting used to the new classroom routine, getting to explore a new playground and taking on the exciting challenges that come with being a…

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Cannon Hall Farm Trip

Date: 18/05/2018

Last week, Year 1 enjoyed a fabulous visit to Cannon Hall Farm. Our topic this term has been learning about different animals, their habitats and what they need to survive and the children have been working…

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Abbey House Museum

Date: 13/12/2017

Yesterday, Year 1 visited Abbey House Museum in Leeds. This was part of our topic on old and new toys. When we arrived, we spilt into 2 groups for our workshops. We began by looking at different toys from…

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Fractions Fun!

Date: 13/11/2017

Last week in our maths lessons, we were looking at fractions. We had lots of fun making pizzas to show halves and quarters. We made different combinations of pizzas using pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers,…

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