Welcome to Year 1 2021!
‘Sunday 5th September 2021 Pet Blessing Service.
All the children (and families) are invited to bring their well-behaved pets to this service, which is being held at St. Thomas’ Church at 3pm.
This will be a multilingual service, live streamed by Blackburn Diocese.
Welcome to Year 1's web page. We hope you find out all the information you need.
Class Teacher: Mrs K Eaves
PPA cover: Mrs Stones (All day, every other Monday)
SEN 1:1 Support: a.m. Miss Carey, p.m. Miss Cunningham
Please use the Year 1 email address to contact me
Information for parents and carers
Year 1 Class Information
There will be a spelling test every Friday in class. There are 2 spelling groups, Mrs Eaves' and Miss Carey's. Please see below for the spellings for Summer Term 1.
Reading books are changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday but can be changed daily if required. Please make sure reading books and diaries are in school every day. Please sign your child's reading record when they have read to you and add any comments you may wish to make. We will read with your child as much as possible in school but it is incredibly important for them to read at home too.
P.E. lessons will take place on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has their full P.E. kit in school at all times.
Useful links are towards the bottom of the web page.
Spellings Summer Term 2
In addition to writing numbers 1-20 correctly, it is an end of year expectation in Year 1 to write them in word form correctly. Here are the spellings of numbers 1-20 in words to practise with your children at home.
Summer Term Topic Web
Spring Term Topic Web
Autumn Term' Topic Webs
Our farewell party
Tuesday 20th July
Our OLYMPIC DAY
Friday 16th July
Next week we are having our Olympic Day on Tuesday, so please come dressed in your sporty clothes or in colours of your chosen country.
On Thursday is our end of year one class party- please wear your fabulous party clothes (but please wear sensible shoes and coat if required). Please do not send in toys or anything from home, all will be provided!
I am not setting homework this week but I do ask that you keep on doing a little over the holidays so all learning isn't lost over the holidays. I will be sending home 3 reading books for over the holidays, but please also remember you still have Book Club, Purple Mash and some children Nessy, so utilise these resources too. If you have any pages left in the Year One CGP books, please work through these too (no need to send into school your completed books). Please contact me if you would like any additional work to be sent home, and I will sort a pack out for you.
We will have a super last week together! Thank you for all your support and kindness over the past two years, I will miss all of my class dearly x
Friday 9th July
To celebrate England making it to the final of Euro 2020 the children can come to school on Monday in a football kit, or wear red, white and blue.
English CGP book page 50-51 - prefix un.
Maths CGP book page 32-33 multiplying.
Friday 2nd July
Homework- please see the 2do on Purple Mash.
Please ensure full PE kit is in school on Monday for Healthy Heads lesson.
Well done to all the children in Year One who made our sports day fabulous! They raced in their teams.
Congratulations to St Patrick's Team who were the winning team for Year One.
INFANTS OVERALL RESULTS
1st place St Patrick 268 points
2nd place St George 214 points
3rd place St Andrew 200 points
4th place St David 184 points
The children took part in a running race, an egg and spoon race and a sack race.
They also had a fun obstacle race too!
Friday 25th June
Today we said goodbye to our student, Miss Pittuck. She has been with us for the past 8 weeks on her teacher training placement. The children made her a gorgeous card and said their goodbyes, we will miss her lots.
This week all children did their phonics screening check, results will be shared in the end of school report.
Please ensure all children have their PE kit in school on Monday for our Healthy Heads lesson, and I will send it home Monday for children to wear to school on Tuesday for our sports day (weather dependent, fingers crossed!) It will need to be back in school for Thursday for our PE lesson.
Please complete Maths page 66-67 in the CGP Book on positional language.
Please complete GPS CGP Book page 30, the hard C sound.
Many thanks for your continued support, have a great weekend.
Friday 18th June
We will be doing the Phonics Screening Check next week, therefore please work with your child over the weekend practicing reading real and pseudo words. If not yet completed, please work through the CGP Phonics Book, and on Microsoft Teams there is a PowerPoint and some words for more practice.
Thank you for your continued support
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on Monday as we will be doing our class sports day next week.
Homework Friday 28th May
During half term please practice phonics for the phonics screener which will take place the second week back. Please also work through the Phonics CGP book, completing any in-completed pages in there.
Below is a copy of the letter sent home Friday 28th May containing more information.
Homework Friday 21st May
In phonics this week we have been reading and writing the 'ur' sound written as er (her) - ir (bird) - ur (fur) and ear (heard). Please complete page 22 in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book.
Maths, please complete pages 21-23 in the Maths CGP book on number bonds.
Olease submit by Thursday 27th May.
Historian Mr. Worrell visited Year One this afternoon, and he taught the children all about the Great Fire of London in 1666. He explained the events of the Great Fire in detail and showed the children how easily the fire spread, and artefacts that would have been used at that time to help extinguish the fire. The children then played a game showing how the fire spread, a game where they tried to put the fire out, and they also played with a range of toys from that period in time. They had to match the correct materials to the correct artefact, using their knowledge of materials. What an amazing afternoon we have had!
17th May 2021
Today we have been thinking about our 'Well Being'. We have taken part in a Healthy Heads session with Rob, a sports session with Lee and had a Yoga session, namaste! We used the text called 'The Animals in my Brain' by Sarah Joseph, which got us thinking about our feelings.
Monday 17th May
Year One have been working hard in the outdoor area gardening. They have lifted the spring bulbs ready to store them over summer so they can be planted out again in the autumn. They have been plating our some veggies, fruit and herbs. Take a look at their green fingers!
Friday 14th May
Please remember to send your child into school on Monday in their PE Kit for our Health and Wellbeing Day.
Maths- please complete pages 25-29 in the CGP Maths book on addition and subtraction.
Phonics- or sound. Please complete page 24 in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book.
Friday 7th May
This week in Maths we have been measuring using base 10 cubes and sticks, rulers and metre rules. Please complete pages 40- 43 in the CGP Maths book.
Please complete page 18, long oo sound in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book.
PLEASE HELP! CRIME SCENE IN YEAR ONE!
In year one there has been a serious incident. There is a basket with jam tarts, a candle, a birthday card for Grandma and a bunch of flowers lying on the floor. It looks like it has been dropped. A small piece of red material lies close by along with a black pump, with the initials L.R.R.H. written inside. Close by is a small bit of grey fur. The area has been taped off whilst we investigate. Year one have made 'Missing' posters as they think it could be Little Red Riding Hood!
But where is she?
Friday 30th April
This week in Maths we have been sharing into equal groups. Could you please complete page 35 on dividing in the Maths CGP Book.In English we have been doing Recounts. Please complete page 59 in the English CGP Book.Please complete page 17, the long oo sound, in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book.
Friday 23rd April
This week in maths we have been multiplying. Please complete pages 32-33 in the Maths CGP book.
For English please complete page 18-19 in the English CGP Book on question marks. Phonics, please complete page 16 in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book on the long i sound. This is consolidating work completed in class this week.
In History we are looking at how we have changed from a baby to now. Thank you for sending in the adorable photos. The children have loved looking at their own, and their friends photographs.
Friday 16th April
Maths- a doubles worksheet has been sent home as there is no doubles work in the Maths CGP book.
English- we have done a lot of work this week using dictionaries, putting words in alphabetical order. Please complete pages 20-21 in the Green English CGP Book - The Alphabet, and page 12 in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book.
Please, upload the completed work to Teams.
Friday 16th April.
The spelling results are written in the back page of the yellow reading record. We are incredibly proud of all children today, they have done very well.
Our topic this half term is 'Family Album'. Could you please, if possible, send in a photograph of your child as a baby (please write their name and age on the back), along with a recent photograph of them.
Tuesday 30th March
Happy Easter to you all. See you on Monday 12th April.
For after Easter could you please send into school a baby photo and a recent photo in a named envelope. Thank you.
Please remember to bring in your yellow reading record, reading books, indoor and outdoor PE kit and water bottle. Don't forget to read over the holidays and please ensure your homework is completed and submitted via Teams.
Friday 26th March
Maths- please complete the Maths CGP book page 52 on Money.
English-please complete the Grammar Punctuation and Spelling CGP book page 13, the ai sound.
Please submit by Thursday 1st April via Teams.
Homework will be marked and if mistakes are noted it will be returned for correction. When your child completes their homework, if they do make a mistake, please ask them to correct it in another colour so we can see the correction has been made. Thank you
Reminder- Please ensure your child brings their reading record and book into school every day.
Thank you for your support. Mrs Eaves
Wednesday 24th March
We had lots of fun this afternoon with our Churchy outdoor PE session.
Friday 19th March
Happy Comic Relief Red Nose Day
Maths- please complete page 15 in the Blue Maths CGP book- twos, fives and tens.
English - please complete page 29 words with ph and wh in the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling CGP book.
Please upload on Microsoft Teams by Friday 26th March.
Thursday 18th March
Today we have been counting in 2’s and chalking our number line and hop scotch in 2’s on the playground.
In science we have been looking at the beautiful spring flowers in the school grounds.
Wednesday 17th March Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from Year One
Friday 12th March
The end of out first full week back together, and what a fabulous week we have had. The children have settled back into the class routines very well. For homework this weekend, please log into Purple Mash and complete the two coding 2DO's. Please also remember to read daily and to send the yellow reading record and reading book into school every day.
Friday 12th March
In math's today we have been finding the mass of different objects.
In science we have represented a plant or flower and labelled it.
Wednesday 10th March
Over the past few days we have been enjoying our STEMterprise week. All the children, working in groups of four have come up with a name and a logo for their very own Yoghurt Café. Today the children have designed their product, a Fruit Flag Yoghurt! Working together they have prepared the fruit and designed and put together their food product. We hope you enjoy looking at the wonderful creations, the children have thoroughly loved every minute of it!
Tuesday 9th March
We have been planting our seeds today. Hopefully we will successfully grow tomatoes, broccoli, beans, pumpkins and courgettes.
Monday 8th March 2021
I would like to welcome all the children back to school following lockdown. We have go lots of lovely activities planned for Science week this week. Check in to see what we get up to
Happy New Year to everyone!
Thank you for all your lovely cards and gifts! It was very kind and generous of you, we felt very spoilt on Christmas Day.
From the Year One Team, Mrs Eaves, Miss Carey and Miss Cunningham.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2021 from the Year One Team!
14th December 2020
You are in for a Christmas treat. Please follow the attached link to watch St Thomas' infants and EYFS in their first ever fully filmed Christmas Nativity!
10th December 2020
Christmas Party day. What a super party we had in Year One. All the class had a dance and had their own delicious party snacks. We also watched the CBeebies Christmas Panto!
Hope you like looking at our photos!
4th December 2020
Christmas has definitely started in Year One! We have made our Christmas cards and Christmas tree decorations, which are hung on the school Christmas tree and look amazing. We will be sending these home, along with any cards received on the last day of term.
The children have decorated our Year One Christmas trees, they thoroughly enjoyed decorating these and have done an excellent job too!
In class we have a visitor sent by Santa, a Christmas elf called Terence. He comes into class through his magic door, leaving a trail of glittery magic behind. He hides himself so he can watch the children and reports back to Santa on how amazing the children are being!
Thank you for sending in all the things we needed for our Nativity. Filming is now complete. The children were AMAZING! Can't wait to watch our finished production on DVD. If you placed an order for the DVD or photos, these will be sent home on the last day of term.
Happy to say that we will be performing a Nativity this year, but will be slightly different to previous years due to Covid-19. Letters have been sent home with every child explaining in more detail the plans for Nativity this year.
Please ensure any requested items of clothing are sent into school by Thursday.
Any problems you wish to discuss regarding Nativity, please contact me.
20th November 2020
The end of another busy week in Year One.
In math we have been counting in groups of ten and ones and finding the total. In English we are reading the story of Zog and have been writing/drawing story maps to help us to recall the events in the story. We have now completed Phase 4 phonics and will be starting phase 5 phonics next week.
Homework this week is a 2DO on Purple Mash, to draw the houses on fire in the Great Fire of London (log in details are on the front of the yellow reading diary).
13th November 2020
Today is Children In Need day and the children have come dressed in their own clothes, from pyjamas to princess dresses. We have watched a clip on BBC Radio Lancashire featuring Steve Royle and Pudsey Bear which the children thoroughly enjoyed. The children had lots of fun colouring in their Pudsey Bear pictures.
We also had great fun today in phonics playing phonics games.
11th November 2020
Today we have been learning about Remembrance day and making poppies.
9th November 2020
We have started to learn all about The Great Fire of London. We have been moving like fire in dance and creating some fabulous artwork for this topic too!
23rd October 2020
We have had a fabulous Autumn half term back at school and the children have all worked incredibly hard and I am very proud of them all. They have thoroughly enjoyed our half term topic 'All About Animals' and learning about animals from all around the world.
For holiday homework on Purplemash I have set a 2do for the children to make a poster about what they know about dogs. We have created one together in class and learnt about how to take care of a pet dog.
Have a fabulous break.
Next half term could you please ensure your child has an outdoor PE kit (to be left in school), navy/black jogging bottoms and a warm navy/back top and a pair of outdoor trainers, along with their indoor kit. We will be doing as many of our PE lessons outdoors as the weather permits.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Don't forget, our Autumn 2 Reading Challenge!
Thiw week we have been focusing on addition to 20. We have used the part-part-whole method, number sentences, counting all and counting on. I have set some number sentences on Purple Mash for homework this week. Please check you can log in to Purple Mash, and if you have any problems please email me. The log in details are on the front cover of your child's reading record.
14th October 2020
This week we are taking part in the school's Harvest appeal to raise money to provide water for people in Afar in Africa. If there is no rainfall, then the members of these communities need to walk for 10 hours, at night, in order to source drinking water from a lake. Over the week our school is hoping to walk collectively for 10 hours, and Year One's target is for one hour which we have achieved (done over 3 days!)
29th September 2020
Today in maths we measured the length or height of objects using different body parts. We measured the height of tables using hand span, the length of a book using finger width. See what can be measured at home, and what body part would be good to use?
In Geography we learnt about where animals might live in relation to the equator, the invisible line that runs around the middle of the earth. The children had different animals and had to place them in either hot or cold continents from the clues given.
28th September 2020
Today was European Day of Languages and we learnt about the country, Italy. We learnt where to locate Italy on a world map, and to identify the Italian flag. We counted to 10 in Italian and learnt a song Fra Martina. We looked at the delicious foods that come from Italy and some of the very colourful buildings they have there. We learnt about the famous painter, Michealangelo and looked at his painting of the Sistene Chapel in Rome, and the hands of God and Adam in the painting.
25th September 2020
Another fabulous week in year one. The children have all worked incredibly hard and we have had a great week.
Thank you to everyone for working with your child to help them to learn their spellings. I have sent their spelling book home again with four new spellings in, which are to be practised over the week. Please help your child to put these four words into a sentence and also help them to learn these spellings. Every Friday the children will have a spelling test (therefore they will have a full week in which to practise the four spellings) and I will put how many spellings out of four they got correct on the previous weeks sticker in their spelling book so you can see how well they did on those spellings.
23rd September 2020
Today in Geography we have been learning all about the 5 oceans. We have been learning vocabulary (and made our own actions) linked to the world's seas and oceans. Check out our actions for 'rock pools, sea, ocean, cliff and beach'. We looked at the different animals who live there too!
Take a look at the super songs we have enjoyed in geography located in useful links.
22nd September 2020
In science we have learnt about the animal groups, birds and reptiles. We looked at how they are similar and in what ways they are different. Can you guess which animal group this animal belongs to?
I have dry, scaly skin. I have cold blood. I am a vertebrate.
Yes, a reptile!
18th September 2020
Wow what a busy week we have had. We have learnt all about the seven continents, looked at the differences between two mammals and painted pictures of animals found in Africa. We have had a go at writing our own rhyming verse, linked to Hickory Dickory Dock. In maths we have been looking at groups of 10 and x amount more to make our teen numbers.
For homework this week, please continue to practise recognising and ordering numbers to 20. Spellings have also been sent home for the very first time, please help your child to learn how to write these words and send the spelling book back into school next Friday.
11th September 2020
What a fabulous start to year 1. All the children have returned to school and settled back into the new routines very well, I am incredibly proud of them all!
This week we have been thinking about our 'Gospel' value which is FRIENDSHIP! We talked about how we are all special and how together with our friends we can do things extra special. We talked about what values a good friend has and what we can do to be a good friend. Each child then decorated a heart and gave this to their special friend.
Also, we have introduced our class Science topic all about ANIMALS! We looked at different animals people have as pets and set up a vets in our classroom. The Y1 vets surgery is now open! If you have any pets at home would you please email me a photograph of them.
In Maths we have been making number lines to 20.
Homework- This weeks homework is based on reading and ordering numbers to twenty. The children who need to practice recognising and ordering numbers to 20 will bring home number cards. If you need to borrow some scissors and a glue stick, please ask at home-time.
Monday 14th September
Today in Maths we have been making number lines. We have been counting objects and matching it to the correct numeral.
We have been making a prediction about who might live behind a door that appeared in our classroom over the weekend. We discovered it was a little mouse called Harry!
Please note, Mrs Eaves' PPA day is now a Monday, therefore every other Monday Mrs Stones will be in year 1. This means reading books will be changed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Spellings will now be sent home on Friday to be returned to school the following Friday.
Tuesday 15th September
Today in English we have learnt the nursery rhyme 'Hickory Dickory Dock'.
In Geography we have learnt all about the seven continents and used a world map to match continents to the animals that are found on them.