Welcome to Mrs Thomson and Miss Newsome's Year 1 Class Page


We do PE on: 

We test spellings on: 

We practise our counting: Daily

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our counting and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 1

Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year. 

This term our topic is '???'. Click here to find out about the exciting things we have planned.


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Our first day back this term was an exciting one. We had a wonderful visit to the Flamingo Land Zoo to learn all about African Animals to launch our new topic of 'Let's go on Safari!'.
We got on the coach at 9am then set off towards the zoo, when we arrived we split into groups and did lots of different activities. We did an African Ranger activity where we had to work out what an animal was based on a set of clues, some of them were easy and some of them were very tricky. We had time to wander around the zoo and look at the animals and their habitats. One of the rangers showed us round and told us facts about the animals, where they live and what they need to be happy and healthy.
Hopefully this has inspired us all for our new topic.

Today, in order to celebrate World Book Day, we all dressed up as aliens to go alongside the book 'The Alien's are Coming' and our topic of Space. We were lucky enough to have a Planetarium in the hall. We went inside the huge dome to find out all sorts of facts about space and the solar system.

Images of space, the moon landing, the sun, Saturn's rings and the constellations (to name a few) were projected on to the wall the provide a 3D view of space. It was amazing. The children were in awe!


This half term started with a focus on art. We took inspiration from Salvador Dali's sureallist painting of 'Ship with Butterfly Sails'.

The whole school worked together to create a big picture which is proudly on display in the hall.
Each class made a back panel and a butterfly using different media.

We did lots of mini projects in the classrrom too. Who knew there were so many ways to make a butterfly!
We've made sun catchers, origami, mechano and paper fans to name a few.


On Tuesday afternoon, we had some very special visitors to our school. Blunderbus Theatre Company came to tell us the story of Dotty the Dragon! Dotty was a baby dragon who wanted to make friends with the humans in the village. Her dad didn't want her to mix with the cruel and unkind people but she came for a visit anyway. She tried to help the farmer and the baker but failed by trampling the turnips and burning the buns! Eventually she managed to help Marjorie the washer woman with her laundry and saved the day. The children loved all the songs and characters and we all had a wonderful afternoon.

Science Week

During Science Week we spent the afternoons doing lots of wonderful experiments. The children started to find out about forces, senses, light and their favourite.... EXPLOSIONS!!!

On Friday afternoon some parents came to join in the fun and took part in the different experiments.

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