Scientists look closely

We have been looking at the oak tree which grows over the yard. Today, we picked up oak leaves and looked at them really carefully with magnifying glasses. Then we muddled them up to see if everyone could identify their own leaf by remembering what it looked like. We discovered that although all oak leaves have the same basic shape, each one is slightly different. Great science, Year 1!

Jumpers & Coats

We have a couple of jumpers and cardigans in the classroom that have no name on. Can you please ensure all jumpers, cardigans and P.E hoodies are labelled so we can return items to the children.

Now that the weather is starting to take on an autumn feel can you please always send the children to school with a coat. We do try to go outside every day unless the weather is particularly bad.

Google classroom

This is just to let you know that if for any COVID-related reason during the coming year your child has to learn at home, remote learning will be available on Google Classroom. It’s the same Google Classroom as all Reception children used last year, but it has just been renamed as the Year 1 2021-2022 Classroom. Just ask if you have any questions or need help logging on at any point. Thank you very much for your support.

Reading days and Show and Tell

You should have received an email today with the children’s reading days. Please can the children bring their reading record and any books from school in on that day to be changed.

In year 1 we give the children an opportunity to do show and tell on their reading day. The children are invited to share news or to show something interesting to the class. We do ask that the children do not bring in toys and that anything brought in is linked to their learning and experiences outside of the classroom.

First week!

The children have had such a lovely first week getting to know the classroom and it has been so great to get to know them a bit better. Here are a few pictures of the first week.


Over the summer, our parent email system, InTouch, has been ‘tweaked’ and it seems a number of parents are now receiving school emails into their spam folders. Please can you check your spam folders and ‘unspam’ them if necessary.

Thank you!

Welcome to Year 1!

We have had a lovely day today in Year 1. The children were so happy to see each other and it was great to see how well they played together and how they helped each other. Fantastic! We hope to put some photos of our first week up on the blog later on in the week.

Just a quick notice:

We had a short ‘taster’ PE session today but from next week onwards it will be on a Wednesday afternoon. (There will not be PE on Wednesday this week.) From next week, please send your child in their PE kit on a Wednesday.

Thank you very much! It was lovely to meet all your children and I look forward to getting to know them all (and their families) over the coming days and weeks.

Best wishes

Mrs Smith

A big thank you!

The year 1 team would just like to say a big thank you for the really thoughtful gifts and kind words. And thank you also for all your support this year! This last week has been different to what we had planned, but as always the children have adapted brilliantly. We have seen some fantastic work on the classroom and the children are always so positive on the check in calls. It has been lovely to see them grow over the last year and we are proud of each and every one of them! 

We wish you all a lovely summer!