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Welcome to Year 1's Class Page!

Mrs Riall and Mrs Barrett are looking forward to working with you and your child. On our page you will find a variety of things we have done over the year across all areas of learning. The newest posts will be published just below our class information,  so please make sure you scroll down so you don't miss a thing! We hope you enjoy looking at Year 1! 


Sports Day 1 : Thursday 13th June CANCELLED-

Reserve date: Friday 21st June (a.m. for Year 1)


Spelling tests-Tuesday.

New spellings will go out on Wednesdays and are loaded on to this website.

Children can practise their spellings in lots of ways such as look, cover, write, check, repeating the words, using a rhyme for each letter of the word, finding common words in the word that they already know and can see, segmenting the word or breaking it down into syllables.


Homework- Wednesday. 

Please hand in homework by Wednesday. 

We will mark these and aim to send out new homework on the same day. They will receive some phonics work, related to our ‘Letters and Sounds’ work as well as one other piece.



PE Days - Monday  and Tuesday

Please ensure children have an indoor and outdoor PE kit that is labelled and jewellery is removed. 




Please ensure your child reads at least three times a week at home with an adult and the reading diary is signed. We check diaries regularly and children are allowed to move their face on our chart. If children read three or more times in a week they receive 1 house point on Friday.


You can help your child to read by...

- Guiding them to break down longer words so that they can be decoded .

- Asking them what has happened so far before continuing to read.

- Encouraging your child to predict what may happen part way through and how they might know this.

- Asking your child questions about characters' feelings, emotions and thoughts.



Field Events

Sack Race


Speed Bounce

Track Events:

The sprint

The obstacle race

The hurdles

The relay

Finish line screenshots!

On Wednesday 19th June we had our class trip Twycross Zoo. We learnt about different habitats and how animals adapt to their environments.

On Tuesday 18th June, Sgt Nagdi came to visit our class to tell us about being a policeman.

We have been learning about sacred religious places. Today we went to St. Luke's Church to see how Christians worship.

On Friday 10th May, Year One entertained us by teaching us all about plants. The assembly contained dancing, singing , stories and lots of facts about plants. The class even managed to link the school vision in their assembly and reminded us how we can help ourselves ‘grow’. A huge well done to all the class for the clear presentation! Many thanks, too, to all the parents and carers who were able to attend, it was greatly appreciated by us all.

We have been using balancing scales to compare the weight of objects in the classroom.

We have been planting beans...look how they're growing!

As part of our topic , we have been learning about Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers

We have been fundraising for Comic Relief ! Today we came to school in our pajamas.

As part of Science week, we explored how bees are important to plant life.

We cut flowers open to find where the pollen is stored.

Today Leicestershire Fire Service came to visit our class.

We learned to .... STOP, DROP and ROLL

We were reminded to check our smoke detectors at home and what to do if there is smoke...

We drew pictures about what we learned

We made dragon puppets to celebrate Chinese New Year

Mrs Parkin came to show us how she turns wool from a sheep into wool to knit with on her spinning wheel..

Poetry Day: We performed our version of Rumplestiltskin to Year 2

Parables have a hidden meaning. We put the hidden meaning inside a box. On the outside is what we thought the story was about.

Exploring Materials to make a basket for Little Red Riding Hood

We made collages using newspaper of the big, bad wolf.

We have been making cookies for Little Red Riding Hood

We have been busy making different Christmas Crafts

Year 1 performed their Christmas Production with enthusiasm and panache. They all knew their lines and they sang the songs beautifully.  A huge well done to all the children and parents for their continued support. A special thanks to our Year 5 technicians too!

Children of the World

Important Dates!


*The school Carol Service will be in St. Luke's church at 9;30 on Tuesday 18th Dec. This will be led by Reception and Year 2.

*The school Christmas lunch is on Wednesday 19th December.

*Our class Christmas party will be on Thursday 20th Dec in the afternoon. A sign up list for food will be going out on  Monday 17th Dec. 

We've also been making and identifying 3D shapes from play dough

We have been looking for 3D shapes in the classroom and naming them

We have been playing counting on games

Children in Need Day 2018

We have been learning about evacuees in the war.

For Remembrance, we acted out how many helped injured soldiers.

Fireworks Night: We learnt about important places in London

We have been learning about 'Trust'

We have been acting out the story of Rama and Sita

It's nearly Diwali! We have been learning about why and how people celebrate. Here are some of our adjectives describing the characters in the story.

Here are some of our Mhendi designs

We used flowers and 2D shapes to make symmetrical Rangoli patterns

We have been learning about the part, part , whole model in Maths.