Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together’


Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


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



Teacher – Miss Wade

Teaching assistant – Mrs Place and Mrs Turner



Teacher – Miss Dinsdale

Teaching assistant – Miss Lawrence and Mrs Croft 


Important dates

Reading bags need to be brought in every Monday morning and will then begiven out on Monday afternoons. Each child will get a 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!!

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

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

Spellings will be sent via text on a Monday. These are to be practised throughout the week and will be tested in class the following Monday.

Family consultation will be taking place on October 5th and 7th this term and will via phone call.

Pumpkin Trail- Our Autumn pumpkin trail is taking place on Wednesday 20th October this year and will be outdoors and socially distanced. We can’t wait to see all of your entries!

History timelines- You will have received an email last week regarding our new History topic. Please ensure you have sent in your child’s photos by Friday 1st October.


Useful links

Reading Eggs (Please complete minutes each week to receive 3 dojo points)

Lexia (Please complete minutes each week to receive 3 dojo points)

Numbots https://play.numbots.com/#/intro (Please complete minutes each week to receive 3 dojo points)


What are we learning about this year?

Year Group 1 V2 Curriculum Maps (LTP and topic themes)1


Autumn 1 

This half term we have been learning all about Ourselves! We have been practising our self portraits using different media. We made 3D sculpture models, pencil portraits and paint portraits using all different types of brushes. We pratised colour mixing and learnt what the three primary colours are and how if we mix these together, we can make the secondary colours. For our final piece, we made a beautiful multi media background and then used all we had learnt to draw our self portrait over the top.

In Literacy we have written some beautiful Autumn poems all about our senses during this season. We are now currently learning how to write a set of instructions! Last week we looked at instructions for how to make a slice of buttered toast and to make sure the instructions were correct…we made and ate some toast in out classroom. Yum!

Recent News

Summer reading challenge!

The Summer Reading Challenge at Pudsey Library has began, please watch this video to find out more about the challenge. Kate at the library is looking forward to seeing you over the Summer!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPf0dGrYCv4

A message from the author Tom Palmer on World Book Day!

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…