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Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together’


Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

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Teacher – Miss Thompson

Teaching assistant – Mrs Place & Miss Best & Mrs Elliot & Mrs Turner



Teacher – Miss Dinsdale

Teaching assistant – Mrs Kibria , Mrs Lambert 



Important dates

Reading bags are given out on Mondays – please read x3 at home. The reward for this is x5 Dojo points per child!! 

Reading bags are collected in on Fridays

PE: Wednesday and Friday – please ensure children come to school in their P.E kits 

Addition Facts: Add 0,1,2 and 10. Doubles and near doubles


Useful links

Reading Eggs



Autumn 1


In Year 1 we have been learning about the human body! We labelled the body parts.


We have also been learning about the five senses and what their purposes are. To help us understand why we need our senses we have experimented with our sense of smell by doing a smell test and used our sense of sight to spot the missing item. We had lots of fun doing this!


In Art we have been learning what we actually look like. We have been paying special attention to our features and how they can be represented using different mediums in art. So far, we have looked at a range of self-portraits from famous artists and discussed what we like and dislike about the pieces. We have also made out own sculptures out of junk. We made these look like us! Have a look below to see our amazing art pieces…



In maths we have been practising how to group objects for example by colour, size and shape. We have been practising how to form our numbers correctly. In counting we have been looking at how to represent numbers in different forms using objects, numicon and pictures.



Literacy has been linked to our science

topic The Human Body – we have been reading a range of poems about our bodies and identifying and acting out the verbs in the poem e.g. My nose can sniff, sniff, sniff.

We have been trying hard to form our letters correctly and to remember our capital letters and full stops when writing sentences.


Autumn 2

Design and Technology – Pop up cards

This half term the children made Christmas Pop Up cards! They had lots of fun designing their cards in the planning and design stage. The children were amazed when they made their pictures pop!



The children have been learning about the different celebrations people have around the world and looking at different religions and celebrations. So far we have looked at the Harvest festival and Sukkot.


Christmas Celebrations

The children have been very busy leading up to Christmas. They have rehearsed and performed a Christmas dance, made pop up cards, made Christmas calendars and had a Christmas party!!

Spring 1

Remote Learning


In remote learning we have been practising number bonds to 20. Children came up with creative ideas to practically show this on tens frames.


This week we have had to be detectives…Goldilocks broke into Miss Thompson’s house and at all her porridge! Have a look at some of super wanted posters and interview questions we came up with.




Our topic in Science for Spring 1 has been Materials. Children created their own ‘that’s not my shoe’ book where they had to describe the properties of materials.

Lucas Patterson 1A. I love this super writing you have done and the illustrations to go with it. Well done!

Recent News

Park Spring wishes Leeds Rhinos good luck!

Leeds Rhinos good luck 6a Leeds rhinos good luck 6B Leeds Rhinos good luck year 1

Favourite 5

Miss Carey and Mrs Smith have sent the Year 1 children some links to their ‘Favourite 5’ stories for this half term with a few activities for the children to complete. Joel and Steven responded Read more…

Year 1 Whizzy Challengers!

So far Whizzy from year 1 has set the children two challenges. Challenge 1 was to create a crazy hair character, focusing on drawing straight lines and scissor skills.  Challenge 2 was to make a Read more…

Year 1 World Book Day

Year 1 visited the big book swap in the hall as a class and enjoyed reading with our friends. The 1a teacher and 1b teacher were chosen in the sorting hat assembly to swap classes Read more…

Roll up and read Great Fire of London special

Thank you for joining us at the Great Fire of London roll up and read special.

Samuel Pepys Appearance in Year 1

Today Year 1 were lucky enough to have a visit from the famous Samuel Pepys. Before he arrived, we had thought of some questions that we wanted him to answer about the Great Fire of Read more…