Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

Year 1 – ‘Bright’


Children will receive weekly homework in Year 1. This may consist of Spellings or a Maths activity.

Homework will be set using Google Classroom every Friday and needs to be completed by the following Thursday. Please make sure you are signed up to Google Classroom.

Children should be reading five times a week at home. Where possible encourage your child to read daily, even if it is just 5 minutes before bed. It doesn’t have to be their book from school, it could be a magazine, comic, or anything else they enjoy.  Children have reading diaries where you can comment on your child’s reading at home and they can keep track of the books they have read. There is also a useful section on common words to read and spell. Reading books will be changed on Tuesday (Carle Class) Friday (Bright Class).

Swimming & PE

Year 1 PE sessions will take place every Thursday.  Children must come to school dressed in their PE kits and will continue to wear them for the rest of the day. PE kit is a white t-shirt, blue or navy shorts and suitable footwear (trainers or pumps).

Water bottles

Due to current COVID restrictions, children are not allowed to have water bottles in class.  Named cups will be provided for drinking water, and these will remain in school. It is important for children to keep hydrated throughout the day. Unless this has been discussed with a class teacher for medical reasons.

Dojo Points 

Children will be awarded dojos for outstanding effort, kindness, helpfulness and anything else that staff feel they have worked hard on or gone above and beyond for.

Mrs Davies and Miss Moffatt

Year 1 – ‘Bright’ Blog

15 December 2020

Festive Fun!

In Forest School Donaldson class read one of their advent stories ‘Pick a Pine Tree’. They spotted some pine trees in the forest and decorated them, they had to be careful as they were prickly! Their forest looked very festive afterwards!

01 December 2020

Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs

Reception/Year 1’s story of the week has been ‘Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs’ which they have absolutely loved! The children were excited to find a letter in a bottle just like the one Katy had sent. They wrote letters back to Katy asking her questions to help them find out where she was. The […]

13 October 2020

Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?

This morning we have been very busy building a bridge for the Billy Goats Gruff to cross. We also made traps for the mean troll.

25 February 2020

Fairytale mini mission hook day!

Year 1 had a magical launch to their mini mission! Our new mini mission for the next 3 weeks is Fairytales. The children came in dressed up as fairytale characters and were invited to a medieval banquet. The banquet was inspired by the literacy book focus of ‘George and the Dragon’ by Chris Wormell.

02 December 2019

What a busy week for year 1

This week has been very busy, with lots of visitors coming into class to watch the children in Maths, English and Phonics. They all coped extremely well and showed off how AMAZING they are! In Maths we have continued to write addition equations from a picture, bar model and cherry model. We have learnt about […]

14 November 2019

Dinosaur Captured on Camera at Ellesmere Primary School

We have had a very exciting week in year 1 this week. From a newly painted classroom, a dinosaur being spotted at school on Monday to the owl man visiting on Wednesday. This week we have been learning all about dinosaurs and the dinosaur was captured on camera leaving an egg outside the school doors! […]