Welcome to

Year 1!

I am looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year.

I hope that you enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 has to offer! 

In the classroom this year there will be Mrs Zinna (Class teacher), Miss Bryce, Mrs Campbell and Ms Miller (Teaching Assistants).

Transition from Reception to Year 1

Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. Please don’t hesitate to come and see me either before or after school if you have any questions or queries.

Mrs Zinna

Class 1 Teacher

Reading in Year 1...

Your child will be given a set of books and a reading diary to bring home this will be returned daily. The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school and at home with enhancement and library books. Your child will have phonic homework which will begin early in the autumn term.


Each Friday children will be picked for a special certificate for excellent work or kindness.

Every day we have a happy box which your child will get to put their name in if they have worked hard or followed rules well.  Every night 1 name will be picked from the happy box and will receive a prize.  Every day someone will bring home the class bear and a diary to write about what you have done together

Please return the bear and the diary daily.

General Reminders…

  • The children will be doing PE on Mondays (Indoor lesson) and Friday (Outdoor lesson-children to come into school wearing their outdoor P.E kit). Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (Indoor PE) and that all items are clearly labelled. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school!
  • Any letters or reply slips, which need to be returned, can be put in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to check them each morning and give things in before the register.
  • The children can bring their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day and they can top up the water from a fountain. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.



Reception  and KS1 Sports Day - Friday 12th July

We will be holding our annual Sports Day for KS1 (Reception,Y1,Y2) on Friday 12th  July.

This will be held (weather permitting) at school on the middle playground:

Year 1 will hold their sports event in the afternoon: 1pm until 1.45pm.

Parents are welcome to come and support their children, however, due to space restrictions, we are limiting this to two tickets per child.

If you would like to attend, please collect your two tickets from the office. 

Please could you ensure that your child has a P.E. Kit in school to enable them to take part. A sun hat/cream would be advisable if the weather is very warm.

Year 1 - Seaside Trip - Monday 15th July

As part of this term’s topic on the Seaside/Under the Sea, children from year 1 will be visiting St Anne’s beach, on Monday 15th July.  The children will be walking along the Victorian Promenade, looking at the beach huts, playing on the sand, and finishing off with an ice cream.

Children will be leaving after registration; we will return to school at approx 2.30pm.  Clothing should represent the weather on the day, i.e. T Shirt and sun hat if warm, jumper and coat if not. Please apply sun screen before the children come to school, staff are not able to re-apply. Any child needing travel sickness tablets should be given one before school and one to be given to the class teacher for the return journey.

Baptism at St. John's Church 08/0724

On Monday Class 1 attended a special baptism at St John's Church. Class 1 named the baby 'Blue Isabel' and she was christened by Rev Andy in church. The baby's parents and godparents played a special role during the baptism. The class then had a special celebration with food and drink back at school. 

Clitheroe castle - 02/03/24

We enjoyed our day at Clitheroe castle. We learnt all about William 1 and the battle of Hastings, we learnt about the first castles built 'Motte and Bailey' castles (by making our own castles in the sand) and how they changed into stone castles. We walked around the keep and learnt about the different parts of a castle and we re-enacted being knights on duty protecting the castle from invaders. After lunch we took part in a dragon workshop, we learnt how to be the protectors of dragons using swords, we learnt all about different dragons and took part in a story about dragons at Clitheroe.
It was a very busy day but the children worked hard and had lots of fun.

Easter garden competition winners

We made fantastic Easter Gardens. The children are very proud of them, they have been able to tell their friends how they made them and all about the Easter story that we are trying to remember.
Here is a look at our winning gardens - thank you everyone for your hard work.



Class 1's Christmas Party and Letters from Santa!!



Class 1 enjoyed their visit to Ridgeway Farm. The children and staff enjoyed learning about food, farming and the environment!



Class 1 have finished their Art and Design Technology topics at Stanley park. 

In Art we have been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy who creates environmental art and we created our own amazing pieces in the park. 

For Design Technology we have designed, built and evaluated our own hedgehog houses.  We are hoping that tonight some hedgehogs will move into their new homes for winter!



AUTUMN 1 2023

We finished our Geography topic with a walk around the local area of school. 

We used directional language to find our way and talked about important landmarks and also street furniture.

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