Year 1 News

Weekly Newsletter

Thank you all for coming and supporting out afternoon tea on Friday. It was lovely to see you all and the children were thrilled to show off their singing and their super work.

I was asked some new questions about the new maths books and scheme so I will be holding a short meeting at 2.45pm on Monday 5th March.

On Friday 2nd March we will be having World Book Day. It is officially World Book Day on Thursday for the rest of the country but our Year twos are out that morning and will not be able to participate. Please try to ensure the children are dressed as book characters and not fighting characters from cartoons/films. The children can bring their favourite book too.

We are having a second hand book sale so please have a clear out of old books to bring to sell if you have any. Money will go towards buying new books for school.

The children are excited about starting our animal topic. We are beginning with our pets. We will be finding out how to care for pets, we will be having visits from some of the teacher’s pets and writing books about the pets we would like to have the most. If you have a pet you would be prepared to bring to show to children, let me know. We would also love to see any photos of your lovely pets. We will be doing lots of creative work and science related activities about animals over the next half term.

In maths we will continue with our work on place value and learning to understand the value of numbers to 100. We will continue to practise addition and subtraction problems with numbers to 20, our doubles and learning the 2, 5 and 10 times table patterns.

Please remember PE is on a Monday and a Friday morning so can the children have black shorts and a white t-shirt on their peg for those days. All spelling books need to be in for Friday please.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Woodburn and Mrs Harvey.



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.