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

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,...

Drumroll please…

Drumroll please…

Thank you so much to everyone for all their support and generous donations to Comic Relief. Parkdale raised an AMAZING £3,657.65!! A special mention to Musa and Maisie in Y1 who raised over £100 each.

Year 1 Sea Life Centre Trip

We had an amazing time at the sea-life centre Birmingham. We loved seeing all of the sea-creatures we've been writing fact files about! We looked at their habitats and food chains. Take a look at our photos!

Dressing up for Children’s mental health week.

Dressing up for Children’s mental health week.

Here are some photos of the children who arrived in school dressed as who they wanted to be when they are older. Staff also joined in. Wearing an outfit that showed what they wanted to do when they were younger. It was great to see the whole school taking part and a...

Y1s Digital Project Day

Y1s Digital Project Day

More digitally creative outcomes created by Y1 during their project day last week! This day was also brilliant CPD for our teachers to see an Apple Distinguished Educator in action and to see how we can integrate digital tools to enhance learning.

Y1s Digital Project Day

Y1s Digital Project Day

Last week, Y1 enjoyed a day provided by an Apple Distinguished Educator from Jigsaw 24 to explore media tools on the iPad. Their learning linked to their current theme ‘A Green Clean World’  

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Term Overview

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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/