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Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Year Ones class of 2016/17! 


Important information and dates:

  • Children need to put their book bag into the reading box to change their reading book.
  • Monday and Friday - PE days
  • Wednesday - This day is the last day for handing in Home Tasks.
  • Friday - New Home Tasks given out.​
  • Class Letters are in the Parents Tab.

This experiment helped us to make lots of scientific predictions!

Take a look at our food chains!

We have been learning about capacity

We have been learning to tell the time!

Christmas party


We had a shared Christmas party with year 2. We went to the hall and had lots of fun. First, was dancing time and prizes were given to the best dancers. Next we played some games like the corner game and one where we needed to pass the ball around the circle quickly! If the music stopped and you had the ball you are out! 

Christmas Jumper Day! 

Christmas jumper day was so much fun! We started with the judging of our Christmas jumper competition which was set for homework. It was very tough deciding, Miss Smith and Mrs Greer needed to ask all of the other teachers for help to choose our winners. Congratulations to our 4 lucky winners! Everyone worked very hard and produced wonderful designed. 


We wore our own Christmas jumpers or festive clothes to raise money for charity too. We ate Christmas dinner for our lunch and made our own elf hats to wear. 

Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington


Thank you so much to the adults who paid for us to see Dick Whittington. We had sooooo much fun! We loved the story, particularly having a boogie and helping Dick and his cat on their adventure. We was not so sure when Dick and Alice nearly kissed! We laughed lots and lots and even taught the characters how to Dab!

A Midwife Crisis

This week the Year 1 pupils have worked extremely hard rehearsing and performing the nativity play ‘Midwife Crisis’. The children performed to Key Stage 1 and 2 in two dress rehearsals on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December 2016. The final performance took place on Wednesday 7th December 2016. It was proudly presented to their parents, carers and grandparents. It was an outstanding performance by the children and enjoyed by all. The children have practised their lines, illustrating their theatrical abilities. We would like to thank everyone involved! We hope the children’s snowy biscuits went down a treat! 


We made snowy biscuits! Yummy! The Year 1 parents were lucky enough to try them during our Christmas performance. 

We went on a walk to look for signs of Autumn

We have been reading the book 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch'. In the story Mrs G makes a disgusting sandwich for the seagulls to eat.


We had a go at making our own! We used butter, hot mustard, kale, pickle, cucumber and tomatoes. YUM! Some of us were even brave enough to take a bite!  We then wrote our own instructions how to make them. 

We have been learning to use suffixes and prefixes correctly. 

Come and see some of the exciting work we have completed in Mathematics!


We learnt the Pentecoste story and made crowns for our special activities in the Church. We learnt about the Holy Spirit and how this can be seen in different ways.

Friday 22nd April 2016 - Food Fair

Today St. Lukes had a Food Fair as part of 'Food for Life'. Throughout the week in Year 1 we have been learning about where our food comes from, writing instructions, and making cheese and tomato croustades with herbs. 


Once they were baked, we set up our stall and  got ready to sell. Our croustades sold within 10 minutes!


We have also been learning about money, and some of us got a chance to add coins together and give change too! 


We decorated the outside of our classroom with hanging buntings and posters to encourage our grown ups to buy our food!

Adding amounts of money!

Zoo Academy Visit


On Friday 18th March, ZooAcademy came to visit St. Lukes as part of British Science Week. We had a chance to learn about animals in their habitats, and also touch them too! 

Recycled bangles

After our litter pick, we made posters about littering and discussed how we can stop litter. We looked at how we can use recycling as a way to re-use some litter and create new objects. We made recycled bangles by using selotape rolls and decorating them using different materials; newspaper, tissue paper and old display borders.

Litter Pick in the Local Area

We have been learning a lot about our local area as part of our topic 'Neighbourhood Watch'. We have been using Google Earth to locate places around the world, written letters to another school in Leicestershire, and learnt simple maps skills.


Miss Dosanjh and Miss Smith gave us a task to litter pick around Thurnby; our local area. We learnt about what litter was, why it is bad and the safety of litter picking. We put gloves on, collected our litter pickers and walked around Thurnby. We collected 3 bags of rubbish!



Fire Safety Talk

Art Focus - Chinese New Year

Moon Buggy Pictures

We have been learning about Space. We wrote questions to Tim Peake, created space pictures and had the chance to design our own moon buggies. Here are some pictures of us working on them!