Welcome to Year 1!

The staff in Year 1 are:

Mrs Inman 1WI pm
Mrs Wright 1WI am
Mrs Gopsill 1G

Mrs Robinson

Ms Laing
Mrs Neale

Useful information:

PE kits should be brought into school at the start of each half term and then stay in school – they will be sent home at the end of each half term.

Reading books can be changed every day – but must be changed at least once a week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PE kits needed  PE kits needed
Homework is given out Homework to be returned
Spellings are given out Spellings to be returned
Reading books changed if diary is signed Reading books changed if diary is signed Reading books changed if diary is signed Reading books changed if diary is signed Reading books changed if diary is signed

 

If your child has misplaced their spelling homework please click on the right link below to print another copy

 

 

Mrs Wright Mrs Gopsill Ms Laing/Mrs Neale Mrs Robinson
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Homework

We encourage the children to bring their book bags into school each day. Reading books will be changed daily providing the home-school log has been signed. We have sent Maths and Literacy homework home for the first time today. Details of when to return homework can be found inside the front cover of your child’s homework book. Please encourage your child to write in pencil and to present their homework neatly.

Year 1 news...

Philosophy 4 Children (P4C)

Year 1 had a fantastic debate as part of our P4C session on ‘Should we keep wild animals in captivity?’ The children discussed the words wild and captivity as they are two of our trophy words. Then they voted on whether they should be kept in the wild or captivity. Finally they gave their opinions on why they voted either way.

 


End of Topic

Year 1 created some brilliant buildings to celebrate the end of our topic. We were so impressed with the designs and ideas they had that we had to let them show off a bit! We invited our Year 4 Reading Buddies to have a look around our Gallery. Year 1 told Year 4 all about their buildings and how they made them. The older children were extremely impressed with Year 1’s skills and had lots of lovely things to say.

“Each building is unique and special”

“I can tell what each building is”

“They are all so colourful”

“They are amazing, Year 4 couldn’t build buildings like this!”

 

 

 


Walk to School and Road Safety

We have been celebrating walking to school this week but also thinking about how we can stay safe on our journey to school. We designed our own class posters to remind us to hold hands with a grown up when we cross the road. We also talked about looking and listening before moving our feet to cross the road. If we cycle to school we know how important it is to wear a helmet.


Seaside Entry Point

Wow! What a wonderful Wednesday we have had.

Year One have started their brand new topic with a super Seaside Day. There was no school uniform for us on Wednesday, instead we were dressed in shorts, dresses, hats, sandals and sunglasses-all ready for some brilliant beach activities. We started the day with a fabulous game of Funtime Phonics, where we used our tricky sounds to help write some seaside words. Then we listened to the gentle sound of the waves and made our very own Seaside Shakers. After lunch we all went on an exciting treasure hunt where we had to work in teams to find the beach treasures. To end this very special day Year 1 designed their own ice creams, made and enjoyed eating them- delicious! We had a wonderful day and can’t wait to find out what we are going to find out about the seaside over the next few weeks.

Have you ever been to the seaside?

Which seaside town did you visit?

What did you do while you were there?

What sort of food did you have?

  


Multicultural Week

Year 1 had a very interesting afternoon during our Multicultural Week. Margaret and Avril came to visit us, they taught us some Polish words and told us a traditional Polish story all about The Legend of the Wawel Dragon. We then met with our Year 4 Reading Buddies and told them this legend. We enjoyed finding out about another country.

 


Buildings

Year 1 and their families have been working hard at home, designing and creating some brilliant buildings! We are so impressed with your creative ideas.

 

 


HAPPY SHOESDAY!

Mersey Park have been putting on pumps, slipping on slippers & lacing up loafers for HAPPY SHOESDAY! Thank you everyone for your kind donations and for wearing your lovely shoes!


Walk to School Week

We have been celebrating walking to school this week but also thinking about how we can stay safe on our journey to school. We designed our own class posters to remind us to hold hands with a grown up when we cross the road. We also talked about looking and listening before moving our feet to cross the road. If we cycle to school we know how important it is to wear a helmet.

 

 


Our Poetry Assembly

At the end of our Poetry Week we had an assembly to see what each year group got up to during the week. Each year group performed the poem that they had been studying in an imaginative way. Some of the teachers also read out their favourite poems. Mrs Tootell’s favourite poem included lots of nonsense words so we were all very impressed when she had remembered it off by heart. Take a look at Mrs Tootell’s poem below. Can you work out what the words might mean?

Jabberwocky

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!’

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One two! One two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

‘And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

by Lewis Carroll
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Below are a few pictures of the Poetry assembly:

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

Year 6 reciting ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling:

 


Our Trip to Tesco

Year One have had another great visit to Tesco in Heswall. We went shopping for different types of fruit and vegetables. Then we looked at different types of sugar and tried to find food which didn’t have any extra sugar added to it- this was quite tricky! We then made our own healthy muesli with oats, sultanas, bran flakes and apricots- yum. Year 1 had a fantastic morning with Tesco and were a credit to our school.