Hello and Welcome

Welcome to Year One’s blog page.  We will keep you updated with the fun and exciting things we get up to everyday via our Twitter feed and blog.  We would really appreciate you commenting on our posts and letting us know what you think.

Here is our learner profile for what a year 1 child will be able to do by the end of the year.

Year 1 Learner Profile

Year 1 news...

Science Club

Great start to science club with Year 1 today. We loved finding out which Liguria were gloopy, and which were runny!




Year 1’s environmental art

Year 1 have begun a new art topic, learning about the work of the Turner-Prize-winning sculptor, Richard Long. We looked at ways to use objects from nature to create art and gathered interesting objects from the school grounds. Year 1 have also been learning to use the Photobooth app, and the children used the app to photograph their own art work! Well done, Year 1!


Christmas music extravaganza!

This morning, we finished the term off in style with a spectacular music assembly! Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 performed, all playing instruments and singing, and some even performing their own compositions!

Year 5 started us off with a rock classic; Livin’ On a  Prayer by Bon Jovi! The children played their own compositions on the keyboards, flutes, clarinets and glockenspiels, playing 3 separate parts. We also had fantastic rock drumming from Sarah and Conner! What a great way to start the show!


Then Year 1 showed us their hip-hop skills, rapping a modified version of the Grandma Rap (we changed it to the Santa Rap!), including their very own Christmas-themed rhythmic phrases led by Anthony, Nouf, Aye and Kitty!



Year 2 and Year 3 performed together, Year 2 on the glockenspiels and Year 3 on the recorders. They sang and played This Little Light of Mine…and it was amazing!


Year 4 have started to learn the clarinets this term with Mrs Holland, and they already sound great, performing 2 pieces for us as a class. Well done!



The Year 5 flutes group performed next. This sounded lovely!


After that, it was the Year 6 flutes group’s turn, playing Away in a Manger beautifully!


Next, the Year 6 clarinets group played Silent Night. We all felt very Christmassy by this point!


The school choir performed after that, singing a song by Mr Larkin called This Christmastime, with solo singers (the incredible Erin, Lily, Jessie and Lily) and singing in 3 parts. It was fabulous!



Finally, Year 6 closed the show with an absolutely wonderful performance of I’ll Be There. We had a harmony section, solos from Erin, Lily, Viyan, Millie, Alexie, Ciennah, Kenzy, Jewan, Julio, Lily-Rae, Abby (not to mention Bader, Luke, Kieran and Brendan at the end), and children performing their compositions in 3 parts on the keyboards, glockenspiels, clarinets and flutes! It was a superb end to the assembly!




Key Stage 1 Nativity!

Today, Years 1 and 2 performed their Christmas Nativity play for the whole school and their families. It was a fantastic show and the children were amazing! We can’t believe how many lines you managed to remember and how confidently you acted and sang. We are so proud of you all! Thank you to everyone who came to watch and support the children!

Deep-a-Sleepy Sheep video


Ring out the Bells video


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Santa’s Year 1 Science Challenge!

Year 1 were so excited today because a very special visitor dropped by…SANTA CLAUS! We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw him in our Year 1 garden! He had to fly away in his sleigh (he is obviously very busy at this time of year), but he had left us a letter and some big boxes of materials and musical instruments. In the letter, Santa said that he needed Year 1’s help because they are so good at science. Santa was worried that his sleigh bells would wake people up when he was delivering presents, so he asked us to find out which materials were the most effective at muffling the sound of the bells; that way, it will be a magical surprise on Christmas morning when Santa has been!

We tested newspaper, cardboard boxes, fabrics, bubble wrap, coats and cotton wool, and most children decided that cotton wool and bubble wrap were the best at dampening the sound! Thanks very much to our Year 6 science elves too! Good luck, Santa!

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Our last day at KIND

Another amazing day at KIND. We are so sad that it is our last day but have been so lucky to have such a great opportunity. Thank you so much to all the staff at KIND, especially Tilly.

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Y1 KIND Day 4

Another amazing day at Kind. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to spend time here.

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KIND – Day 3

Today, Year 1 learned how to use Venn diagrams and pictograms to help us to classify different kinds of animals like mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians. We also learned about animal food chains and investigated what some carnivores, herbivores and omnivores eat!


Day 2 at KIND for Year 1

It was another great day at KIND today. We learned how to bake delicious honey cakes, learned lots about countries and capital cities around the world (including how to say hello in lots of different languages!), and found out some amazing information about bees and why they are so important! Did you know that a jar of honey could be edible for 3000 years?! We can’t wait for Day 3!


Day 1 at KIND

Year 1 are having a fantastic time at the KIND Centre, trying lots of fun science activities. Here are a few highlights from day 1.