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Wednesday  - Homework In
Friday - Spelling Test, Homework Out, Spellings Out

Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

1T have been brushing up on their counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.  Here are the fun videos we've been singing and dancing along to!

The Counting by Twos Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Go up into space as you count up by twos with a dog and a song on a crazy rocket cruise! The Counting by Twos song teaches skip counting by 2. If you are learning to count or teaching math and early years numeracy, the Counting by 2's song by Scratch Garden is the best way to get there!

The Counting by Fives Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Count by fives from zero to one hundred! Skip Counting with an original animation and song... don't skip it! The Counting by Fives song teaches skip counting by 5. If you are learning to count or teaching math and early years numeracy, the Counting by 5's song by Scratch Garden is the best way to get there!

The Counting by Tens Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Count by tens from zero to one hundred with an adventurous dog and an adventurous song! The Counting by Tens song teaches skip counting by 10. If you are learning to count or teaching math and early years numeracy, the Counting by 10's song by Scratch Garden is the best way to get there!

Hubble Bubble


Year One had great fun making different potions this week as we put our knowledge on capacity to the test.  There was Giant's Toothpaste and Unicorn Shampoo, to name but a few!  The children enjoyed using some of the unusual ingredients and following the funny instructions, to create their potions.

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Potion making

Bippity Boppity Boo!


A very special visitor kept us entertained on Wednesday.  After having lots of visitors from tooth fairies this term (lots of teeth have been fallen out in Year One!), the children  were amazed to receive a visit from a real-life fairy!  


During our very special fairy tale day, we learnt about all the different types of fairies (including Fairy God Mothers!), dragons and even elves.  We saw magical tricks and even learnt some spells.  What a wonderful day! 

Enchanted Fun

Whizz Pop Bang!


Year One were lucky enough to have a visit from a real scientist during the last week of term, who shared with the children just what it takes to become a scientist.  The children enjoyed hypothesising and making predictions, and came up with lots of questions!  They made some scientific observations and even took part in some fun experiments.  A huge thank you to Ms Ferguson who took time out of her busy science-schedule to come and see us!  

Culture Week


We have been overwhelmed in Year One, with the wonderful culture projects the children have submitted.  It was been wonderful to learn about their home lives and the different cultures that are celebrated. 


During the week, we have been lucky enough to also have some parent speakers into school, to learn even more about different cultures and religions.  A big 'thank you' to all the parents who came in. 

Learning about the Muslim religion during Culture Week

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Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep!


Year One were trilled to be able to meet our fluffy little visitors this term, who are getting bigger and stronger by the day.  The children listened well, stayed nice and calm, and were very gentle with the chicks, so they didn't get scared.  

Cheep cheep!

Lenten Fundraising



1T have been having fun learning all about algorithms.  Here they are making worlds for their Beebots.

Year 1 Plants Assembly 7th March

There was an Old Woman who.....


Remember that rhyme?  This week, Year One will be doing some reading and writing around the Book 'The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly'. Perhaps you could learn it at home?  We're looking forward to discovering what other strange things the Old Woman has swallowed!


The Old Woman who Swallowed a Fly

The Old Woman who Swallowed a Fly 1

Wonderful Writing


It's wonderful to see some lovely writing starting to come through in Year One.  The children are working hard to:
Apply the pre-cursive style.
Start at the beginning of the line, and writing to the end.
Say their sentences before they write them.

Read their sentences back to ensure they make sense.
Segment their words for spelling e.g. m-ea-t.

Well done 1T, you're all working SO hard - keep it up!

Here is an example of some of the fantastic writing that is happening in 1T.




All about Bob

All about Bob 1



We have been learning about tens and ones this week in Year One as we increase our number knowledge up to 20!  The children have been using groups of tens and ones, and number lines to identify one more and one less.  We go down the number line for one less and up for one more!  Counting is lots of fun.  Perhaps you can practise at home too?

The Moon Zoom fun continues with Arty Alien Fun


1T had a great time this week with our regular artist, who helped the children to create some awesome aliens, come up with a new extra-terrestrial language and create some super-cool Martian dances.  The children were thrilled to discover more space facts and take part in all the fun! Come back soon Alien Scott! 


5, 4, 3, 2, 1....

1T had great fun this week, when we all dressed up in space-themed outfits and enjoyed some spacey fun!  The children really enjoyed getting messy as they mixed together moon dust and alien goo to make moon dough.  They built some amazing NASA-worthy rockets, which developed their team-work skills, as they discovered four hands are better than two!  The costumes were truly out of this world, and the year one team were thoroughly impressed with the effort that was made. 

This week we have also been researching Neil Armstrong, and discovering interesting facts about his childhood.  The children were impressed with how brave he was through his various pilot roles. 


A new homework grid has been sent home so the children can tackle some of the activities relating to our new topic.  NEXT WEEK..we will be doing some exciting Moon Zoom art work, when our fantastic Art Teacher comes in for the afternoon - Keep your eyes peeled for some of their creations. It will be an exciting term ahead! 


Welcome to Class 1T. We are a class of 28 children working with Mrs Tait, Mrs Cronin, Mrs Smith and Miss Atkins.  We have settled in really well and our routines are starting to embed.  In the morning, the children are responsible for:

  • putting their reading diaries in the box
  • putting their drinks in the box
  • putting their book bags away
  • hanging their coats up

As well as other roles and responsibilities they have been given.


As the children are now Year 1 we are encouraging them to try and be a bit more independent and to think about what they can do themselves to prepare for the school day. Please could you help us by checking that we always have our correct uniform, drink bottle and reading bag, filled with our reading book, diary and spelling list every day? 


We have been working extremely hard on our topic 'Marvellous Me', we have completed our portraits which are on display in the classroom. Please look at our Curriculum Overview Sheet on the website so you can have as much information as possible about upcoming topics.  We are looking forward to our first trip of the year to the Barber Institute, which is in October.

Our class Saint is Saint Francis of Assisi. We will be learning all about his life and why he is such a special Saint for us. 


We would like to extend a warm invitation to any parents, or family members, who could perhaps volunteer some time to help us in class. This would be very appreciated in terms of hearing our children read, walking us up to church when we have Mass, or to come on trips with us. Perhaps you love craft/art or have another skill that would be us full to our learning? If so, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Tait. A huge thank you to those parents who are already volunteering!

If you have any questions or queries, please come an talk to one of the team. We look forward to sharing our special Year 1 journey with you. 

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