*** W/b 21st Sept - Our one way system works clockwise on the way in and ANTI CLOCKWISE at pick up. *** Thursday 24th September - Reception 'Meet the teacher' zoom meeting - 1pm. ***
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Week 3 - Friday 19th September 


Another lovely week in Year One! It has been so lovely and sunny. I hope the weather continues! The children have loved playing outside in the sunshine! We had our start of term service on Thursday, it was slightly different to normal as it was on Zoom. We even sang some of our songs using sign language. 


I hope you all found the meet the teacher PowerPoint helpful. It was great to see so many of you on Zoom. 


Our English learning this week has been based around the story "Plenty of love to go around". In Maths we have focused on quick recall of numbers, recognising patterns in order to recall quickly and using resources to make numbers. We are making sure our numbers are formed correctly and are the correct way round! In History we found out about household objects and what they looked like in the Victorian times. In RE, we read the story 'The Lost Son' and verbally re-told the story. In Science, we worked in groups to sort different objects into different material groups.
In Computing, we played a game on Interland. It taught us how to be kind on the internet.  


Reminder: baby photo and first day of school photo, to be emailed or brought in by Monday.

Painting aprons

Spare underwear to be kept in your child's drawer or in their school bag 


We will start our CGP book home learning as soon as they arrive at school. For now, the children have brought home their reading books. These can be left at home and brought into school, to be changed, on a Thursday. 


If you need an important message passing on in the mornings, please hand a note to your child to give to me. You can also email the office but I may not check my emails until lunchtime. 


Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Clegg :)



Year 1 - meet the teacher powerpoint

Year 1 useful documents

Week 2 - Friday 11th September


The children have settled so well into Year One life. I hope they have all had a lovely week.


This week we have focussed on getting into our 'normal' routine. There is still time for the children to have CIL (child initiated learning) to support their transition from Reception. During the week they complete 'rainbow challenges'. These are focus activities in 5 different areas of the curriculum. A normal morning consists of phonics, English and guided reading. Maths is after break and then in the afternoons we focus History/Geography, PE, Art/DT, PSHE, Computing and RE. We are working towards our 'full timetable'.


This week we started our History topic 'What is History?', in PSHE we had our first lesson on our 'Me and my relationships' topic and in Science we started our materials topic. In Maths we focussed on positional language and in English we have re-introduced sentence writing based on the book 'Here we are'.


Please can you send in a photo of your child as a baby and on their first day of school by
Friday, 18th September. I will photocopy the pictures and return them ASAP. We are learning about chronology in History so the pictures will support our lesson.


I have attached the meet the teacher meeting presentation and year overview for you to look at before next week. I have also uploaded 'Year One useful documents' booklet.


Please make sure your child has a pair of wellies in school. Also, please can your child bring in a spare change of underwear to keep in their drawer (just in case!)


I hope you all have a lovely weekend. See you all on Monday.


Miss Clegg :)

Welcome to Year One! 


It was so lovely having all the Year One children back to school on Thursday. Their smiles continued all day!  Thank you for preparing the children so well for their return to school. 


We have had a busy first few days. On Thursday and Friday we got used to the 'new routine'.  We found our pegs, trays and organised all of our new books! We also had lots of opportunities to ask questions, talk and share what we are excited and worried about. We explored the classroom and even practised our writing and Maths skills.


We have listened to your children read and have sent home their reading books and reading record. Please return their books and records on Thursday so we can change them and send new ones home on Friday. Please ensure you sign their reading record and that each book is read twice. This will support fluency and comprehension. 


As you know, our 'open door policy' has changed slightly. If you need to pass on a message please email the office and they will forward it to me. Of course, you can always grab on the playground after school for anything quick! Please be reassured that I will contact you if needed. I will be updating the class page weekly to share our news, learning and key reminders. 


Children will be bringing home learning books home on a Friday and these will need to be returned on Wednesdays.


PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please see the parent mail letter for further details. 


Each day the children need to bring in their coats, water bottles and packed lunch (if provided from home). Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies in school so they can use the field (I don't want their shiny, new school shoes getting all muddy!) 


Next week you will have further details about the 'meet the teacher' meeting.  


I hope you all have a lovely weekend. The children might have stayed in bed a little longer - I know I did! 


Miss Clegg :)