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Welcome to Year 1!!!

Welcome to year 1!

Our team is: 

1W: Mr Warner and Mrs Pritchard

1M: Miss Mahmood and Mrs Chowdhury

This term we will be learning lots of exciting new things with our theme, 'Under the Sea'

Firstly, we will be reading the rhyming book 'Commotion in the Ocean'

Watch this clip and learn about the sea creatures and the rhymes!

For the first half term, in literacy we will learn how to write captions and lists, as well as simple sentences giving information about the sea creatures.

We will also visit the aquarium in the Trafford Centre to see these animals up close!

We will learn about many creatures including:


Test your ability to make three digit numbers and try and beat the computer!


Can you make these number bonds to ten?

Can you recognise all the different coins? Play the games to practise adding the different coins up.


In the last part of the term we will be looking at poetry and the children will be given opportunities to write their own poems. The children will be given opportunities to recognise and use descriptive, informative and rhythmic language within their writing. 


As Spring turns to summer, flowers become pollinated and turn to fruits with seeds.

Look around at the changes Can you spot these flowers and berries in the school?

Learn about different trees and wild flowers as well as the best pollinators in the UK.


What did Manchester look like over a hundred years ago?

What is the same? What is different?


We are introducing a fun new aspect to our learning this year: Projects!

Every term we will give the children a 'project scrapbook' and a subject for them to research and study  at home.  Parents and  children can work together  over a few weeks and hand in the finished projects  on the first Monday back after the half term.  The best projects  will win prizes!  The aim is to  encourage children to  be creative and self- motivated as well as giving  them further opportunities to  practise their key  skills, such as reading, writing and maths, at home. 



  • White T shirt
  • Black shorts or leggings (above the knee for gymnastics)
  • Pumps or trainers

(Long hair must be tied back, no jewellery must be worn at any time and head scarves must be  securely fastened or removed for PE)

We take part in dance, gymnastics and outdoor games every week (depending on the weather of  course!) and children need to have appropriate kit for all PE lessons.  It is easier if PE kits are kept in  school on the children's pegs and only taken home at half term holidays for a wash.

Watch the Olympics gymnasts. Which piece of equipment did you like the most? How do the gymnasts help themselves balance?

We have been throwing and catching.  Click on the image below to watch some videos of great throwers and catchers.