Year 1 – Palm & Chestnut

 

Welcome to Year 1’s year group page!

This page is where we will update you with news about what is happening in year and and important information.  We will also use this space to give you a snapshot of what we have been doing in school and our learning journey. 

Please see below the key areas of learning that we will be covering during the Autumn term, and you will be able to find important information and updates in our class notices.

Do you have any ideas, needs or wants for this page? Why not let us know!

Teachers

Miss Desborough – 1 Chestnut Class Teacher

Mrs Chalmers – 1 Palm Class Teacher

Mrs Drury, Miss Thomas, Miss Adams and Mrs Skeet  – Year 1 TAs.

Class Notices

Yr 1 Wollaton Park Trip

Yr 1 Wollaton Park Trip

We are really looking forward to our Wollaton Park trip on 20th June where we will be having a Robin Hood session and also den building in the woodland.  Please see the letter at the bottom on the year 1 page for further details!

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

  Mr Chell and 4 volunteers have planted a tree as part of the Platinum Jubilee Queen's Canopy campaign. The tree is a Weeping Silver pear Tree, chosen for it’s platinum silver  coloured leaves.  It has been planted along the Cliff Road side of the playground....

Sports Days!

Sports Days!

Just a reminder of Sports Day dates: Wednesday 13th July - Nursery/Reception Thursday 14th July - Year 1 and 2 Friday 15th July - Year 3 and 4 Monday 18th Jul y- Year 5 and 6

Eid Celebration Day

Eid Celebration Day

  We would like to clarify the message below, which might give the impression that the option to dress up only applies to Muslim children. This is not the intention. Everyone - of course -  is invited and welcome to dress for a celebration. Eid Celebration Day...

A great app for Early Years and KS1

In Reception we have been exploring ChatterPix, a super app for children to share their knowledge and have a go at creating their own digital content. Here is an example of how we have tried it out in Reception. We can’t wait to use it to retell our traditional tales!

KS1 iPads

KS1 iPads

We’re excited and grateful for our additional set of KS1 iPads which arrived this week and are now ready to use next week! Miss Miller and some of our Digital Leaders helped to un pack these and get them set up for use - thank you to all who helped! This extra set of...

Year 1 PE

Year 1 PE

With Miss Baker this week, Y1 have focused on target practice, which helped with their throwing and catching skills. Their accuracy is getting a lot better already!

Year 1 – RE & DT – Pancake Day

Year 1 – RE & DT – Pancake Day

We've learnt about the Christian tradition of lent. We celebrated by cooking pancakes on Stove Tuesday. They were delicious and enjoyed by all of year one plus many of the staff around school!

Year 1 – Maths – Bingo

Year 1 – Maths – Bingo

We get asked frequently by families how we teach number recognition in year one. The answer - in fun, motivating and competitive games! Here we are playing bingo; all fully focused and engaged in an exciting session where we break down each number into tens and...

Year 1 – Art – Sea Creature Sculptures

Year 1 – Art – Sea Creature Sculptures

As part of our sustainable development topic, the children brought in recyclable materials to re-use in their artwork. We were inspired by artist Rob Arnold who creates sculptures out of materials he finds on UK beaches. First we practised different sculpting...

Year 1 PE – Frisbee Throw

Year 1 PE – Frisbee Throw

We love using our new PE equipment to practise the frisbee throw! We used a 'tea-cup' technique to improve our accuracy.

Year 1 Maths -Counting in 5s

Year 1 Maths -Counting in 5s

We have been introducing multiplication in year 1. This week we've been counting in 5s practically using everyday resources. The children loved counting with 5ps, £5 notes, filling in the missing numbers and creating their very own 5 times table number lines. Well...

Language of the Month relaunches!

Exciting news! We have relaunched our Language of the Month, starting in May with Spanish! Our fabulous digital provision has enabled us to write and launch an exciting Language of the Month scheme, using iPads to make lessons and links accessible to all children....

Building Improvements

Building Improvements

There was a lot of activity in school over the Easter holiday. Up in the Y1/2/3 area, there was a major re-design and refurbishment of the toilets, which are now a lot more pleasant and 'user-friendly'. The children are very taken with the vivid green doors,...

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Term Overview

Y1 Summer Term 2022

Summer Term  In the first half term we study ‘Dreams of Freedom’ and in the second we look at ‘Robin Hood’. We will teach these themes as part of our whole school value’s curriculum; ‘Peace and Conflict’.  Please see our topic letter and web for more details about...

Y1 Spring Term 2022

Spring Term In the first half term we study ‘Plastics in the Ocean’ and in the second we look at ‘Saving the Polar Bears’. We will teach this as part of our whole school value’s curriculum; ‘A Green Cleaner World’.  Please see our topic letter and web for more details...

Y1 Autumn Term 2021

Autumn Term This half term the theme for Year 1 is Me and My Home. We will teach this as part of our whole school value’s curriculum; ‘The World and My Place In It’.  Please see our topic letter and web for more details about what we teach in each subject.  Documents...

Y1 Photo Gallery 

Class Documents & Resources

Classroom Information

Our School Rules

School Rules

Please go through these at home together

Year 1 Class Rules
Timetable

Letters

Wollaton Park Trip
KS1 Disco
Sea Life Centre Trip Letter
Crich Tramway Village Trip Letter
Phonics Meeting Letter and Powerpoint

Useful Websites

Phonics Bug
Oxford Owl
Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/Parkdale

Spelling Shed

https://play.edshed.com/en-gb

Teach Your Monster to Read
Phonics Play

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

ICT Games

https://ictgames.com/