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  • Sensory Garden

    Published 30/11/20, by Jenny Townley

    Year 1 loved visiting the new Sensory Garden! We explored the different textures all around us. We used the colour changing lenses, listened to the different sounds and sat on the very special bench. We finished our exploration by reading a story in the dome. 


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  • Odd Socks Day

    Published 16/11/20, by Jenny Townley

    On Monday 16th November we wore Odd Socks for Anti-Bullying Week. We watched 'Andy and the Odd socks' and learned all about the importance of being unique. We celebrated our differences and showed off our Odd Socks! 


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  • Superhero day!

    Published 02/11/20, by Jenny Townley

    Calling all Superheroes!!!! 

    We flew into the second half of Autumn term with a Superhero day on Monday 2nd November.

    Everyone looked amazing and we cleverly used the excitement to create some wonderful literacy prompts for this weeks lessons on question writing and using amazing adjectives.

    Our learning this term is going to be 'SUPER!'

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  • Diwali celebrations

    Published 19/10/20, by Jenny Townley

    The children have been learning about the festival of light, Diwali, in their RE lessons. They used chalk to create some images of lotus flowers on the year 1 playground. These symbolise enlightenment and eternity!


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  • Trip to the woods

    Published 05/10/20, by Jenny Townley

    What an adventure Year 1 had last week when we all went to Monkswood. 

    This activity morning informed our new literacy topic which is all about how to write a Non-fiction recount.

    The children made mini-beast dens, took part in a nature scavenger hunt, had to find items of different colours and had to see how many different types of mini-beasts we could find.

    We finished off the trip with a snack in the woods and then headed back to school. All the children behaved brilliantly...Well done year 1. 

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  • Tricky Witch!

    Published 28/09/20, by Jenny Townley

    Year 1 had a visit from Tricky Witch last week. She had hidden the Year 1 tricky words all around creature corner and we had to venture off with our clipboards to see if we could find them all!

    She explained that if we could find each word and tick them off our sheets, she would return her wand to us.

    We all worked extremely hard and she was AMAZED by how well we could read them all. Eventually she knew she was defeated by our mighty reading power and she returned the wand. Well done Year 1....what superstars you all are!

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  • The Journey

    Published 21/09/20, by Jenny Townley

    Year 1 have been loving the whole school text, The Journey. We have been working hard on lots of related activities. We made red balloons and boats, feathered bird masks, and also decided what we would draw if we had our own magic red crayon.

    The exciting activities continue this week...

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  • First day camp fire fun!

    Published 10/09/20, by Jenny Townley

    What an amazing first day we had in Year One!

    To start off our "Camping out" topic, we made a camp fire and roasted marshmallows on sticks. We also sat on blankets and inside tents.

    We enjoyed singing songs around the fire and even listened to the "We're going on a Bear Hunt" story.

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  • Return to school

    Published 30/05/20, by Andy Mari

    With Year 1 returning to school, we have put together a welcome Power Point for children to aid transition back to class. Please click below to  access.

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    Published 07/03/20, by Janet Erne


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  • Nurse visit!

    Published 28/02/20, by Jenny Townley

    Today we were visited by Mrs Clem who is a nurse in our local community. We got to ask her lots of question s about her job. She gave us lots of advice on how to stay healthy and even showed us how to put on bandages. What a fantastic afternoon.

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  • Our new DT topic

    Published 26/02/20, by Robbie Steedman

    Today we discovered how wheels are attached to vehicles. 

    We explored lots of different wheeled items and discovered that there was an axle and an axle holder that allowed the wheels to spin.

    We used card, straws and masking tape to create our own models. This was the first step on the road to creating our own ambulances!!

    We loved working together. Team work makes the dream work!!

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