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Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together ● Inspired To Be Successful’

Year 1

     Welcome to Year 1!

 

To get in touch with the Year 1 team, email :

year1@parkspringprimary.co.uk

1A

Teacher – Miss Wolfe

Teaching assistants – Mrs Place, Miss Smith

1B

Teacher – Miss Wykes

Teaching assistants – Miss Lawrence, Mrs Herron

 

 

Important dates

Reading bags need to be brought in every Monday morning and will then be given out on Monday afternoons. Each child will get reading book to please read x3 at home, as well as a class library book that they can enjoy with a grown up. The reward for this is x5 Dojo points per child!!

Home learning: Home learning will be given out with reading bags on a Monday to be returned the following Monday! Children will be given 3 Dojo points for completing all of their home learning.

PE: Monday and Tuesday – please ensure children come to school in their correct P.E kits.

Roll up and read event – each Monday, parents are invited into the classroom to read a story with their child at the end of the day.

 

Class Readers and Author of the half term

Our author of this half term is Allan Ahlberg! Here are some of his stories…

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Our class reader this half term will be …

Mad About Minibeasts!

 

What will we be learning about in Summer 1?

Year 1 HT5 knowledge organiser (1)

Year 1 Summer 1 Who brought messages about God and what did they say

 

2023-2024

Summer 1

Week 4

This week we had a mysterious egg delivered to our class. It was blue and sparkly with blue feathers. We are writing letters to Professor Eggton to see if he can tell us what is inside. Some of our guesses have been a baby dragon, dinosaur and a fluffy kitten. We can’t wait to find out what is inside!

Week 3

This week we have been learning all about animals! In DT we have made our bonkers animals and in literacy we have written some jungle animal poems!

Week 2

This week we have been learning all about the song ‘Mars’ by Gustav Holst. We have been learning how to make different movements to different sounds and how parts of the music can be smooth or spiky. We then made our own Mars song and performed it altogether.

Week 1

It was great to see everyone back for our last term of Year 1! We went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to see lots of different animals for our animal topic! It was very exciting to see giraffes, meerkats, lions and lots of other animals.

Spring 2

Week 6

This week we had our ‘Great Fire of Park Spring’. We lined up all of our houses just like Pudding Lane in 1666 and watched them all catch on fire. It was so exciting!

Week 5

Year 1 went on a trip this week to Pudsey Civic Hall for ‘Little Sing’. It was great to be there with lots of other schools and learn some new songs. We also started our art topic and created some super art work all about The Great Fire of London. It was great to see the children explore with different materials to create their flame pictures.

Week 4

This week was cooking week, Year 1 learnt about the difference between sweet and savoury and made some savoury cheese muffins! They learnt the skill of grating, snipping, mixing and spooning the mixture in the cases. It was super to see all the children try the cheese muffins and even try some muffins with spinach in!

Week 3

We had a very special visitor this week who had come all the way from 1666! Year 1 had the chance to meet Mrs Farriner who was the wife of the baker who started the Great Fire of London. Year 1 were able to ask Mrs Farriner some questions in preparation for our writing this week. We also spend our science lessons learning all about plants!

Week 2

We had a drop down day on Monday and learnt all about The Great Fire of London. It was super to see Year 1 with their history hats on and exploring what caused the Great Fire of London to happen and how it spread. Everyone was super at discussing what was different in 1666 vs 2024. Lots of Year 1 were shocked to find out how much technology has changed!

Week 1

What an exciting first week back we’ve had in Year 1! We had our first numberbots week and it was great to see the children get so excited about our maths learning. Everyday the class had time to go on Numbots in the ICT suite and we saw a record breaking number of certificates in celebration assembly. It was also super on Friday to see everyone’s Numberblock costumes.

Spring 1

Week 5
We have finished our instructions to help out the police in catching a porridge thief  – they are very impressed! The children have also enjoyed exploring different types of music such as folk, baroque and bhangra. We even composed our own tune!

Week 4
Year 1 have been busy exploring different materials and their properties! We carried out experiments to test different materials for their absorbency and waterproofness. We have also explored our key words – transparent and opaque. Year 1 have also been busy writing instructions for the fairy tale police in how to catch a bean thief.

Week 3
What a week Year 1 have had! Our magic beans have been stolen!! Year 1 have been busy as detectives trying to solve the crime – we took finger prints and mug shots, watched CCTV and questioned witnesses and made an evidence board. We have solved the crime and believe the Giant stole them!

Week 2
The children received a special package this week – Jack is going away on holiday until April and has asked us to take care of his magic beans! We have put them somewhere safe and have been checking on them. In R.E. we have been learning all about special places for Christian’s and Muslim’s – they have enjoyed looking at different artefacts and learning about what they do in churches and mosques.

Week 1
We are pleased to hear that the children have had a fantastic Christmas and have settled back into school! We have kickstarted our topic of Fairytales by reading our class reader ‘Goldilocks and just the one bear.’ We have also been writing character descriptions of the Big Bad Wolf! The children have enjoyed accessing the ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ themed home corner too.

Autumn 2

Week 7
This week we have been busy getting ready for Christmas! We have finished off making our pop-up Christmas cards, calendars for the new year and enjoyed a super Christmas party! We want to take the opportunity to wish all the families of year 1 a very Merry Christmas and we hope you enjoy your Christmas break!

Week 6
We are so proud of the children in year 1 for showing confidence with their Christmas performance in front of parents this week! They did amazing! We also started our geography topic this week and went on a local area walk. The children learnt all about human and physical features in the environment and spotted them all around us.

Week 5
We have been working hard to design, plan and create our very own Christmas cards! The children in year 1 have been challenged when making a pop-up design but they didn’t give up! We have also started focussing on numbers up to 20 in maths!

Week 4
This week we have been rehearsing lots for our Christmas play – we can’t wait to share it with you. We also did cooking this week where we made ham and feta wraps – we focused on the skills of cutting with a knife, grating and tearing. We all got to enjoy our delicious treat after!

Week 3
This week we have started reading a new book – ‘Toys in Space’. We talked all about the characters and the setting and can’t wait to write our own ‘Toys in Space’ story. In R.E. we have been learning all about special occasions and how different religions celebrate them!

Week 2
This week, we have had a focus on ‘World Diabetes Day’ where 1B dressed in blue in support of this. One of our children delivered an assembly all about living with diabetes! We have been busy in literacy rewriting the story of ‘Kippers Toybox’ – the children have written some super sentences!

Week 1
The children in year 1 have been doing some excellent learning around shapes! They really enjoyed making patterns with both 2D and 3D shapes. We have also started our new P.E. topic of gymnastics where we learnt how to execute different types of rolls and jumps. Over the next few weeks we will be making our own routines.

Autumn 1

Week 8
This week we have been celebrating ‘Black History Month’! The children took part in a special assembly with boomchickaboom where they learnt all about the history of carnival. Did you know that Leeds Carnival is the longest running in Europe? Our focus was on black role models and we listened to music by black artists too!
We also hosted our annual pumpkin trail – thank you parents for coming along and bringing in some amazing pumpkins! Some children enjoyed dancing some groovy moves at the Hallowe’en disco too!
What a busy week!

Week 7
In History we have been studying shopping and how shopping has changed! The children had a special visitor who answered questions all about shopping in the 60’s. The children were amazed that no plastic bags were used and you had to make your own clothes! We have also been writing our own ‘Oi Year 1 books’ based around ‘Oi Frog’ which are being shared with parents this week – they had some great ideas for rhyming.

Week 6
This week we have been composing some wonderful songs linking to our Hip Hop theme. The children worked really hard to find the pulse and play along to the rhythm. On Tuesday it was World Mental Health Day – Year 1’s discussed and practised different techniques to look after their mental health e.g. deep breathing, mindfulness colouring and yoga.

Week 5
We have finished writing some wonderful Autumn poems this week with a focus on using fantastic adjectives! Year 1 have also been talking about who they care for and how to show care to others within R.E.

Week 4
The children loved taking part in our art drop down day! We produced self-portraits by using junk modelling charcoal, ink and paint! We really enjoyed mixing primary colours to make secondary colours too!

Week 3
This week we have enjoyed tasting different flavour crisps as part of our senses experiment! We used our sense of taste to describe and identify the flavours. We have enjoyed taking part in our P.E. sessions with Leeds Rhinos focusing on movement and balance.

Week 2
In science this week we have started exploring our 5 senses and have explored different experiments. For our sight sense we went on a nature walk around school and drew all the things we could see, then for our hearing sense we all sat on the playground and closed our eyes and listened to all the different sounds we could hear! We can already see lots of budding scientists in Year 1!

Week 1
The children have had a super first week back and have settled into Year 1 so well! This week we have started writing some CVC words and even putting them into sentences. In PSHE we have looked at the different emotions we might be feeling on the first week back at school and even watched a clip from Inside Out to give us some ideas!

2022-2023

Summer 2

Week 6

In P.E we have loved playing dodgeball! Combining the different types of throws we have learnt this half term, over head, under arm and chest pass. The children have practised rolling and catching various sized balls and can now apply their skills in a competitive game.

Week 5

This week we have been super busy creating our own leaflets in Literacy, full of facts about Jamaica and Iceland. This is linked to our Geography topic focusing on comparing hot and cold places to live. We are filling our leaflets with colourful pictures, fun facts and lots of persuasive words in hope that you will come visit!

Week 4

This week the children have enjoyed a pirate day of fun! We kicked off the day with an assembly for the parents, to showcase our pirate singing, jokes and acting. We then fed our mouldy maggot biscuits to the parents and they came into class to read our pirate stories. For the rest of the day we designed pirate ships, had a treasure hunt and made pirate punch.

Week 3

In Sports week, Year 1 were the winners of the penalty shoot out. Everyone in the class had one try at scoring a goal against the year 6 children. Year 1 successfully scored 27 goals and this was the highest score in the school. All the children received a medal and felt extremely proud.

Week 2

This week D-side Dan came in to see the children to talk about things that are safe to put into our body and those that are not. He engaged the children with his alien character discussing healthy things that can enter our body e.g. food, water and medicine. He then discussed with the children unsafe things they might find in the home. The children had great knowledge!

Week 1

In Geography we have begun to learn about the 7 continents  in the world. We have had a go at labelling these on a map and singing a song together to help us remember them, it is very catchy! We then discussed what the weather is like in these continents.

Summer 1

Week 6

The children have worked hard in Design Technology creating a ‘Bonkers Zoo’ animal. For example they might of created a animal with a crocodile head, shark body and cheater legs. The children learnt about the best types of adhesives to use to attach legs , wings and arms and learnt how to attach tubes securely. They enjoyed painting their animals and showing them to parents.

Week 5

This week the children made blueberry muffins, practising mixing and folding in the mixture, before using a spoon to scoop mixture into the muffin cases. We all enjoyed tasting them.

Week 4

This week the children celebrated the Kings Coronation with a whole school party. Parents came into school to share lunch with their child, we had a crown competition and baking competition and enjoyed lots of themed games.

Here are some of the 1a crown competition entries…. Louie was our winner! Well done.

Here are some of our 1B crown competition … Darcy was the winner! Well done!

Week 3

We had glorious weather for our school trip linked to Animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The children enjoyed walking through the wallaby enclosure, watching the tiger eat his tea, viewing the giraffes in their houses and exploring the zoo.

Week 2

This week the children designed and made their own art animal portraits using cardboard and layering, practising their cutting and painting skills. Their art work was inspired by Picasso and Birch.

Week 1

This week the children were challenged to listen to a piece of music linked to space and then draw ideas of what they might see in space to create ideas of what we could sing in the next verse of the song.

 

Spring 2

Week 6

The children have researched facts about London by watching BBC bitesize videos, reading books and fact files. They are preparing to make their own fact files about London, here they are brain storming ideas as a team.

Week 5

To celebrate the end of our ‘Healthy Schools’ programme run by Leeds United we made healthy wraps. The children have loved working with Jack the Leeds United coach finding out about healthy foods and ways to keep healthy through exercise and diet. The children were invited to make their own wraps and design football kits.

Week 4

This week the children were tasked to complete the Commando Joe challenge. They had to cross the river in teams to save their lion friend, they could not touch the infested river and were given limited resources to use e.g. types, rope, planks and cones. The children were working on developing their teamwork skills, ensuring all members of the team crossed safely without falling in otherwise they would have to start again!

Week 3

The children completed a ‘Commando Joe’ challenge today, working together as a team. Children were split into teams and given either a question or an answer card, the children then had to think of the fastest way to match everyone in the class together with their partner, finding the matching answer to their question at speed.  The children did a great job at reading questions together, helping each other and offering encouragement.

Week 2

This week the children had a special visitor ‘The Baker’s wife’ from Pudding Lane Bakery. The children engaged in a hot seat activitiy asking the bakers wife lots of questions to gain knowledge of the Great Fire of London and how it started.

Week 1

The children have made a fantastic start to our new topic of ‘The Great Fire of London’. They have enjoyed a history drop down day, spending the whole day learning facts about the differences between houses in 1666 and 2023. They learnt about Samual Pepy’s, who famously wrote a diary about the event.

Spring 1

Week 6

This week we will be having a full day of Science! Looking at plants and how they grow. We will be taking a nature walk around the grounds, completing bark rubbings and comparing plants and bulbs.

Week 5

This week in Literacy we have watched some CCTV footage of the potential thief and wrote questions so we can interview eye witnesses who might have seen something on the day of the crime. Check out our wanted posters in the Year 1 windows.

Week 4

In Science we have begun to look at materials and talk about sorting them into groups and discussing their properties.

Week 3

This week in cooking we made Cheese and Spinach muffins!

Week 2

This week we have taken mugshots of all the children to send off to the Fairy Tale police to rule them out as suspects, while we investigate our crime.

 

Week 1

The children came in today to discover a crime scene, someone has broken in and stolen our porridge. Here is the evidence the children have collected using Ipads to capture photos.

 

Autumn 2

Week 7

This week the children have learnt how to make a v fold mechanism and an internal stand mechanism to create a pop up card.  They then decorate the front and wrote lovely messages inside for their family. We hope you like them!

Week 6

This week the children performed in the key stage 1 show ‘SuperStar’. Here are a few of us dressed up in our costumes.

Week 5

This week the children have been busy practising the Key Stage 1 Christmas performance, so no photos to share this week as we want to keep our performance secret until the big day. Parents are in invited on Weds pm, Thursday am and Thursday pm next week to see the show.

Week 4

This week the Year 1 children went on a rather wet walk! We were searching for physical and human features of our local environment linked to our Geography learning. Despite the weather children were able to name many features and talk about where they live to their friends as they walked.

Week 3

The children this week have finished their Art topic of ‘Ourselves’ by completing a self portrait using a medium of their choice, many chose paint. Here they are enjoying mixing the colours they need to match their eye and hair colour.

Week 2

In Art this week the children have made links to their topic of ‘Ourselves’ by creating self portrait sketches using pencil and then ink.

Week 1

This week in Religious Education , the children have begun to look at events and festivals that different people celebrate. We then  practised giving thanks to each other. Each person in the class chose a class member they were thankful too, they passed them a piece of wool and explained a reason they were thankful e.g. for being a kind friend. This created our class web of thanks.

Autumn 1

Week 7

In the final week, children invited their parents into class to read the class novel they had created based on the story ‘Oi Frog!’. Children enjoyed reading the book to their parents and showing them the page they had written and drawn.

Week 6

This week the children have enjoyed a Cooking lesson, learning how to make cheese and ham wraps. They were taught the bridge and claw method when using a knife to chop tomatoes and cucumber. They grated carrot and shredded ham and lettuce. They crumbled the feta and then filled their wraps with all the ingredients they wanted to try, before munching them!

Week 5

This week the children were excited to welcome a visitor into the classroom. Mrs Beverley came in to talk to the children about what it was like to shop in the 1960’s. The children were shocked to find out you had to bring your own jug to the shop when purchasing cream. The children loved finding out which shops and items didn’t exist in the past e.g. McDonalds and PS5’s.

Week 4

In Religious Education this week the children have listened to the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’. As a class we thought of ideas of how we could help people using ideas from the story e.g. offering them food and water, a warm place to sleep. We then thought of ways we could help each other e.g. by including everyone in our play and offering hugs if sad etc.

Week 3

In our literacy lessons we have been focused on the Autumn season and using adjectives to describe our senses. As part of this writing topic, the children went on a nature walk where they collected leaves, sticks and conkers to create autumnal art.

Week 2

This week we started our P.E sessions with Leeds Rhinos! We have been working on teamwork and different ways of movement such as hopping, skipping and jumping. We also have been busy with our remaining science experiments, taste testing crisps to guess the flavour!

Week 1

The year 1 children have settled into their classes extremely well and have already begun their first learning challenge. In Science they have been busy completing experiments, using their senses. Here they are sniffing mystery pots, to guess what they contained.

 

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