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End of Term 1


Huge congratulations to all of our fabulous Year 1 Superstars!  You have worked so hard this term and made an enormous amount of progress.  Each one of you should be extremely proud of your achievements!


We are sad that we were not able to enjoy the last three days of term with you, but we will make up for it when you all come back to school after the holidays! 


As we were unable to have our Spooky Halloween day together today, we have set you a challenge!  Why not have a look at our home learning page and give it a go!  We will be adding all of your creations to our home learning page, as we receive them.


Have a fun-packed half term break and remember that if you want to share anything with us, you can send us an email!


Mrs Pleace, Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Ryder


Term 1 Week 4


Wow, what a great start to the term we have all had, well done Year 1!  You have really been using your Minster Muscles to help you to learn and we can see that each one of you has been trying to ‘be the best you can be’.


We have all enjoyed learning about Tiddler in literacy together and we are ever so proud of the achievements that you have made.  You have been looking at different scenes in the book and describing them beautifully.  The adjectives that you are using are fabulous, so when you write your sentences, they are truly amazing! 


We have also LOVED creating freeze frames of Tiddler’s adventures!  Your acting skills were incredible, and we all had so much fun!  You were able to think carefully about how the characters were feeling in the book and show us on your faces.  This has helped us to gain a good understanding of the story.


In maths, you have been using various manipulatives to make a number, in a different way each time.  We have successfully used the part-part whole model to show our understanding and been able to create number sentences, from these.  You have each challenged yourselves to find all of the ways possible to make a number, using two numbers and then, gone on to finding ways, using three and four numbers!


In Topic, we have been looking at our local geography, beginning with our classrooms and school site. You have created some wonderful maps of your learning environments and are able to talk about what geography is.


Our science has been based around the seasons and you are all able to talk about how they each differ. We have also created some wonderful Autumn artwork, using the relevant colours.


We have been so busy learning and our brains are growing bigger and stronger, every day.  Keep up the positive attitude to learning and having fun! 

Term 1 update


Hello Year 1's.  We are ever so proud of how you have settled back at school.  It is wonderful to see your happy faces and your positive attitudes to learning.


In Literacy we have enjoyed learning about the Smeds and the Smoos with you.  We are really impressed with the way you have described the pictures of the characters and settings.  The sentences you have written have already wowed us!  Also, well done if you have been trying to read at home every night. This will really help you with your writing.  Remember your class bird moves up a branch on our tree every time you read at home!


In Numeracy last week you were busy sorting objects into different categories.  This week we have been using counting sticks and we have created our own number lines.  You were able to talk to us about more and less than a number.  If you have had a go at Mathletics already we hope you have enjoyed this.  It is lots of fun!  We will be celebrating the points you collect for Mathletics. Who will jump over all the hurdles to reach the finish line first?


We are so looking forward to learning lots of new things with you this term.  Your brains will become big and strong and you will be able to go home and teach your grown-ups what you have been learning about.


Grown-ups if you need to contact us about anything, please use the e-mail addresses on the website.


Thank you, 

The Year One Team

 Mrs Pleace and Miss O'Connell; Mrs Ryder, Mrs Durnford and Mrs Kistruik, Mrs Griffiths, Mrs Tollett and Mrs Deacon