Sounds Learnt This Week

This week in our whole class phonics sessions we’ve been learning and revising the ‘sh, ‘ch’ and ‘ph’ sound.


What items or things can you find around your house with these sounds in?

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Autumn 1 Topic – Our Local Area

This week we have been asking the children what they would like to find out about our topic ‘Our Local Area’. We are going to be exploring and learning about our immediate environment here at Green Lane, but also Garforth and our location in the United Kingdom.


Can you find out anything about the history of Garforth? What jobs have people done in this area over the years? How has Garforth changed over the last hundred years?

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Welcome back!

A very warm welcome to the Year 1 blog! Miss Heron and I are really looking forward to seeing you all on Tuesday morning. We are both really excited about the coming year – it’s going to be fantastic! We hope you have all had a super summer and are rearing to go for the new year. Our classrooms are all ready – we just need our wonderful children! 🙂

In Year 1 we ask parents and carers to say goodbyes (especially hugs and kisses!) at the door and let the children go in on their own. We have activities for them to do as soon as they walk in through the classroom door so learning starts at 8.45 a.m! Miss Heron and I are more than happy to answer any queries you may have on the door or after school – just ask us! Less than 24 hours and counting!!

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Class Assembly Video

Thank you so much Beech parents/grandparents and carers for coming to our class assembly today. The children were incredible and they did SO well performing to such a big audience – it was a lovely celebration of how well they have done this year. They really are superstars! I’ve attached the video shown today at the end.

Another superstar I want to give a special mention to is Mrs Wright – she did so much brilliant work sorting the costumes and getting all the props – the assembly would never have been what it was without her. Bright/Wright has been a team all year and I am so grateful for all she has done supporting the children in the classroom this year. She’s been instrumental to everything that’s happened.

Thank you again for your kind words and gifts today – it was really unexpected but greatly appreciated.

Warmest wishes

Mr Bright

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In maths this week Year 1 have been re-visiting capacity. We’ve been using vocabulary such as ‘full’, ’empty’, ‘half full’, ‘quarter full’ and ‘three quarters full’. It’s been fun filling different sized containers up with both water and cubes!


Can you fill a container up at home using the language ‘full’, ’empty’, ‘half full’, ‘quarter full’, ‘three quarters full’?

Try filling two different containers with different amounts. Can you use the words ‘more’ and ‘less’ to describe the difference between them?

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Elm Class Assembly

We are really looking forward to welcoming Elm parents and carers to this special event at 2.30pm on Friday May 12th 2017. It’s going to be great sharing with you the exciting learning that has been happening this year in Elm. Please do put it in your diary if you haven’t done so already. See you then!

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Super Home Learning!

It’s been great to see and hear so many of you have been growing plants and flowers at home recently. Well done everyone! Lots of you have brought in photos or even plants you have started growing for us to have a look at. Thank you for these! This week Owen brought in a Venus Flytrap for Show and Tell which was really exciting and we watched this video to get a close up of them in the wild.

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Times Tables


Year 1 children are really coming on with their times tables. You can continue to help at home by asking your child to chant their times tables whilst you have breakfast or walk to school! Our focus this year is the 1, 2 and 5 times tables.

Here are some for you to try:

4 x 2 =

9 x 2 =

11 x 2 =

3 x 2 =

8 x 5 =

3 x 5 =

10 x 5 =

2 x 5 =

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Writing A Book Review

In the summer term we have something new for Year 1 children to try! We know how much you are enjoying reading your new books and so will be sending home a blank book review for you to fill in each week. If there is one book you’ve read during a week which you’ve really enjoyed then why not have a go filling one in and explaining what and why you enjoyed the story. A selection might be displayed in our classrooms – look out for the Year 1 Book Review Sheets coming home after Easter!

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Happy Easter!

We would like to wish all Year 1 parents a very happy and safe Easter holidays. We hope everyone gets lots of rest and relaxation and comes back raring to go for the summer term. Things to look forward to include Maypole, Sports Day and Class Assemblies! It’s going to be fun! We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 18th April!

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