Year 1 News

Weekly Newsletter

Dear parents,

Thank you all for coming to talk about your child’s progress, it’s always lovely to see you all and the experience is always positive. If anyone couldn’t make it, please arrange a time that is convenient to you.

The children are enjoying their new topic on colour. The colour red has inspired us to find out about volcanoes and The Great Fire of London. We have created some super art work using a variety of media and written some excellent descriptive poetry which is displayed in our classroom.

We have been joined by Miss Jo Ross which is a final year teaching student. This has given us the opportunity to increase the level of support we can give the children in lessons.

This week we are learning all about the Royal Wedding and the Royal Family. We will be making flags, designing crowns, wedding dresses and suits. We will be imagining if we were a prince or princess and writing about all things we would do to help others and improve our society. Don’t forget that on Friday the children can come dressed in their party/best clothes to celebrate in style!

In Maths we are working hard to understand the concept of multiplication, focussing on the 2,5 and 10 times tables.

We will be making links to simple division problems and learning how to make an equal share.

The children will be learning about weight and capacity and be measuring in kilograms and litres.

Please can I remind everyone to send in their permission slips for the school trip to the zoo. The trip will be on 8th June and costs £10.50.

We have had amazing results in the spelling tests recently so thank you for helping your child to learn their spellings. Books in on Friday please.

Please can I remind you to have PE kits on pegs every Monday and Friday.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Woodburn and Mrs Harvey.



Dear Parents,

Thank you all for understanding my recent ankle injury. I am definitely on the mend now but no mountains for a while!

As a result you have not had your parent interviews. I am proposing to have them next week from 2.00pm until 4.00pm, Tuesday and Thursday.

Please sign up in the classroom for your slot. If you cannot make these times, I am happy to see you another time when I am fully recovered.

Many thanks,


Mrs Woodburn


In January 2016, we decided as a school to become a Values Based School.

Like increasing numbers of schools across the country, we felt the need to reassess our approach to learning and introduce a values-based approach not only into the curriculum but also into every aspect of daily school life.

To this end we consulted with the whole of our school community and chose 22 values which are rooted in fundamental British Values of Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.