Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

An excellent start to an exciting new year in Year 1.

Wow, that is the one word to describe our first week in Paris and Madrid classes for this academic year.

Myself and Miss Vaughan have been balled over by children’s manners and attitude to starting a new class. We are so proud of each member of Year 1 and can not wait to challenge their learning further.

This week in English we will be learning how to write labels and captions, using ‘My Brother’ by Anthony Browne as our stimulus. Children will bring pictures in of themselves to label in their guided writing sessions. They will also be using our outside learning environment to work with partners and label each other using chalk on the playground.

This week in Maths we will be learning all about our numbers 0-50. Children will be reading, writing and counting numbers and objects, both practically and using pictures.

This week in Topic we have started to work alongside Year 2. Children will be researching the historic event, ‘The Fire of London’. They will be developing their skills ready to take off into their own investigative work of their choice.

Forest school

Paris class will be attending Forest School on the 14/09/2017, 21/09/2017 and 28/09/2017. Children will need to arrive in school in their uniform and will change just before lunchtime. Madrid class will be attending Forest school on the 5/10/2017, 12/10/2017 and 19/10/2017, we will send out reminders nearer the time.


Year 1 children will be swimming every Wednesday morning. All children need to bring their swimming kits in a named bag with: swimming shorts or swimming costume (one piece), towel, goggles and a swimming hat. Parents need to remove children’s earrings for Wednesdays ready for swimming.


Year 1 children will have PE every Thursday. Children all need a PE t-shirt, blue shorts, white/grey socks and outdoor trainers/pumps (Old school jumpers can be used as outdoor PE jumpers).


In Year 1 we ask every child to complete a weekly spelling, maths and reading homework. This will be handed out on a Monday and collected in on the following Friday.

Home reading books – Children will each have two reading books to take home. It is expected that children read at home at least three times a week. We would like this to be recorded in their home reading record, which will be checked alongside homework.

If anyone does have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see us.

Mrs Davies and Miss Vaughan