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Newsletter - Autumn 1 2017

Welcome to Year 1 2017-2018

Year 1 Team: Mrs Cartwright, Mrs Reid, Mrs Riddell, Mrs Bond, Mrs Findlow, Mrs Knibb, Miss Spink and Mrs Gillingham.


Welcome to the Year 1 page. We look forward to sharing many special memories and learning experiences with you through this page.

Our trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium



The children were so surprised when they saw a huge shark glide past the window of the tank!



Excitedly, the children ventured through the underwater tunnel. Lots of

squeals of delight could be heard when they saw the creatures up close and personal.



Look who we found in the shark's spare set of teeth!



The children even got to stroke a spiky starfish!


We loved our trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium and have gathered lots of facts to use in our report writing!



Welcome to Year 1!


What a busy term we've had!


We have enjoyed finding out about old and new toys in class, as well as designing and making our own! T


The highlight of the term was an exciting trip to LEGOLAND, where the children explored different areas and learnt how to make gears. Here are a selection of photographs from our trip...



The children watched carefully as a scientist explained how bricks are made. They even jumped up and down to produce energy to fuel the machine.


The children assessed how friction affected the speed of a car.




The engineers of the future investigated the mechanism of a gear!




With a fantastic selection of bricks, the children enjoyed creating their own designs.


Well done Year 1! You have all worked really hard this term. We look forward to starting our new topic in the New Year!


Thank you for your support.


Year 1 Team

Welcome to the Spring Term!


Our new topic this term is Global Gardens. Our focus for the first few weeks is on the children's local environment. Here is a snapshot of what the children have been up to!



The children have enjoyed buying and selling items in the garden centre. The life of a garden centre manager is a busy one!



The have even made their own flowers to keep the stocks up!




The children are enjoying practising their writing by making shopping lists and writing stories about their adventures in the small world area!






Spring is here!


This week we have enjoyed exploring the school grounds looking for signs of spring!




We wrote descriptive sentences about the spring flowers and insects!





We shared our sentences and helped each other to improve them.  


We practised spelling the word 'know' back in the classroom!


Have a lovely Easter holiday and enjoy the sunshine!