Year 1 Blog

Safeguarding Awareness Week

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This week in Barnsley it has been Safeguarding Awareness Week #SAW. The children in year 1 have done lots of thinking about all the things we do for ourselves and each other that help to safeguard. We have thought about the way we behave, the way we treat each other and the actions we take every day that keep us safe. Together the class made a ‘Safety Chain’ and we were amazed at just how huge this was! Each child added their own link, writing one thing that they can do that helps to keep them safe and happy. When these were joined together we could see just how much we do as a class to protect ourselves and each other. What a fantastic team!



Dawn Bullen 0 19

The children in year one had a very exciting morning on Wednesday. They got to spend their first transition morning in their year 2 classroom as a practise for September. The children learned what it means to be a year two 'lionheart' and met the year two mascot Leanord the Lion. The children spent time putting together their new reward system of 'Pride Points' and can not wait to see this in place when they return to school as year twos after the Summer holiday. The children are really looking forward to another transition visit to their new classroom next week!

Super Shapes!

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This week the children in year 1 have been recapping and extending their knowledge and understanding of shape. The children have been exploring both 2D and 3D shapes and working hard to remember their names. The children have been making patterns, models and pictures with shapes and describing their properties. The children have also learned what it means to halve shapes and amounts and used practical resources to practise this. We are shape superstars!

Super Readers!

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The children in year 1 have had an important week this week with our phonics screening check. The children really rallied to the challenge and have finished the weak beaming with pride for how well they all did. The children were confident and remembered all the sounds they have been learning to read lots of different words. The children enjoyed working with each other to practise their reading this week with a variety of activities. Well Done Year 1 – we are so proud!

Traditional Tales

Dawn Bullen 0 37

This week the children in year 1 have been learning the traditional tale Rapunzel as part of their Literacy learning. This is the start of an exciting unit called ‘Twisted Tales’ where children will learn how to re-write a traditional tale from another characters point of view. This week the children have been using lots of different ways and skills to get to know the story well and write it from memory. There has been some fantastic group work going on with children working in small groups to order the events and make story maps to help them re-tell it to others.


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