Year 1

Welcome to Year 1
We have been visited by Fire officers. They taught us lots about the different responsibilities of the fire service. We learnt how to keep ourselves safe by acting responsibly with fire  and what to do if we were in an emergency situation. We now know how to 'Stop, drop and roll' and to dial 999 if we need to report a fire. 
On World book day we dressed up in lots of exciting costumes inspired from the story books we have read and enjoyed. 
In science week we made buggies to help hedgehogs to stay safe.  We used massive elastic bands to launch them and found out that you need to add energy to make something move. 
We had a brilliant time learning about Victorian toys when we  went on our trip to Tyntesfield.
We have really enjoyed the story 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey. Traction Man is a very stylish super hero toy. We decided to make super hero capes for our own toys so they would be ready for their own adventures. We had a brilliant afternoon making superhero capes and showing off our stop frame animations. Have a look at our photos and see what you think.
In maths we have learnt to name and can describe some 3d shapes by how many faces, edges and vertices they have. We have used the number bonds to 10 to help us add and subtract to 20. 
We had great fun before Christmas and were very proud of our performance and how beautifully we sang in the nativity. We were very excited to visit the Methodist church and learned a lot about the story of Christmas. We were very excited by the special visitor who came to our party!
We have been working so hard in year one and are really enjoying our animal based project. In the first term we focused on the book 'The Tiger who came to Tea'. We loved our tea party, especially eating the animal pizzas we had designed and made. We also had fun playing animal games. We were visited by the Edupet team who brought an exciting selection of animals. We were all very brave and learnt a lot. 
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Reading and Spelling
We have been so pleased with how many parents are listening to their children read and are also spending time to share books together. Thank you. This makes such a difference for your child and we are blown away by how many children have improved by lots of levels. 
In the new year we will sending home spellings to reinforce the words we have already learnt every day in school. Please could you support your child's learning of these. The lists here are a starting point. 
Click on the link to take you to our online reading scheme. Login details are stuck in the front of our reading records. If you cannot find your login details, please pop in and see us.