Year 1 Blog

Magical Worlds!

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This week in Literacy the children have been busy creating their own stories set in magical lands. We used ‘The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe’ as inspiration for planning a story where our main character was transported to another world by entering a magical object. Just like Lucy and the Wardrobe! This week the children have used pictures to plan the key events in their stories and worked together using Talk for Writing to really get to grips with the story language they will use in their writing. We can’t wait to carry on with this next week and start seeing our stories come to life.


Happy New Year

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What a happy start to the new year the children in year 1 have had. We were so happy to be back in school and seeing each other again this week. The children started the week making a New Year promise to always be kind. We read a story about ‘Bucket Fillers’ and learned about how we can all keep each others’ invisible buckets full by being kind to one another. The children enjoyed decorating their own buckets and have been filling them with stars since every time they show kindness. We have had so many kind acts this week and are feeling very proud of our team for this. Also, on Monday the class had a very exciting arrival in the post. ‘Pip’ the penguin arrived with a note asking if we could take care of him. Of course we jumped at the chance to look after Pip and have enjoyed finding out about Penguins and where they live.


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Christmas has certainly arrived at Worsbrough Bank End Primary School, where Santa was guest of honour for a day of festive fun on Friday 15th December. 

To get the (snow)ball rolling, everyone in school was invited to wear a Christmas jumper, with money raised being split between the school and charity.

Santa then dropped in to hold a special grotto, handing out smiles and presents, with pupils being taken to see him by the school elf. And no festive celebrations would be complete without the traditonal Christmas dinner, which was held in the school dining hall.

Helping everyone get in the Christmas spirit in the lead up to the 15th, the school’s Early Years/Year 1 pupils staged their version of the nativity on 13th December, with a Christmas Performance from Years 2 to 6 on 14th December, featuring song and dance.

Commented Worsbrough Bank End Primary School’s Executive Headteacher Nic Thorpe:

“The children have worked really hard on all of the Christmas activities and we were particularly lucky that Santa chose to drop in and join our celebrations!”

For further information, please contact Nigel Barber on 07590 806143.


Christmas Stories

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This week the children were really proud to finally show off all their rehearsing and hard work in their ‘Christmas Tree Nativity’. A brilliant performance where the children retold the traditional Christmas Story. The children smiled, sang and spoke confidently in front of their audience and we could not feel more proud! In class the children have been learning and retelling their own Christmas stories using Christmas themed characters, settings and props. The children are really using this in their writing so well and have enjoyed making their own story books to read to each other.

Story Openers

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This week the children have been fully immersing themselves in making stories. Something we LOVE in year 1! Last week the children practised writing descriptions for characters and settings and used this to create an opening to their own story. The children enjoyed inventing and making characters and designing the setting in which they would live. The children have enjoyed sharing their characters, turning them into puppets and making story maps to invent a story about them. This is massively helping the children in their writing and we feel so proud of the stories we have started in Literacy through this.


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