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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Weekly Learning & Class Gallery

Our Class Gallery

Each week we'll add photographs of our classroom activities and work to celebrate!

How amazing we've completed our first week in Year 1 together.  All the children have settled in, explored our areas with the classroom and outdoor provision along with having fun whilst learning.  We hope you have enjoyed seeing the photographs posted each day on Class Dojo, click here to join now or if you need any assistance please ask a member of the Year 1 Yellow team.

Our learning this week:

English: Attention and listening a different story each day based on an emotion or feeling. (Ruby's Worries, Conker the Chameleon, I Can't BEAR it!, Meesha makes Friends and Our Class is a Family)

Once read we had a short discussion about the emotion, practicing oral rehearsal of our sentence with a friend. The children then wrote their sentence independently in a speech bubble.


Maths: We have been focusing on counting to 20 by counting out loud along with the video linked here.  We have also been very successful at ordering numbers to 10 and 20.


Phonics: We have begun to recap the Phase 2 sounds from Reception, you will find a Supersonic Phonics Parent Newsletter in the reading packs sent home on Friday with the children which gives examples of each of this weeks focus sounds. 


Science: To introduce our topic this half term we sang along to one of Ms Owen's favourite songs 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.'  Then we drew an outline of person and the children each wrote a part of the body onto a sticky note.


We have also enjoyed PE with Coach Mark, computing and much more.  The playdoh is en-route to Irk Valley and we're ready to fully engage in 'Dough Disco' next week.  We can't wait to show you the photos!