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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. Your child will have been given a log for this. Google classroom can be accessed via the Virtual School link at the top of this page.

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 Friday.

Swimming & PE

Year 1 PE sessions will take place every Tuesday and 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).Swimming will take place Friday AM, please ensure children bring the appropriate swimming kit in a waterproof bag.

Children with earrings must remove them for PE and Swimming or cover with tape if they have just been pierced. Long hair must be tied back for both PE and Swimming.

Water bottles

Children are welcome to bring in their own water bottle into class, this should be filled with water only. Named cups will also 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.

Mrs Davies

Year 1 – ‘Bright’ Blog


I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!

I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down! All children loved Forest School last week, the Big Bad Wolf greeted us and Mrs Griffiths challenged us to see if we could build shelters for the pigs to keep them safe from the Wolf. 


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!


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 […]


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.


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.


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 […]