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Slyne-With-Hest St Luke's Church of England Primary School

Listen, learn, love and laugh as part of God's family

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Our teachers are Mrs Jennings (Mon - Wed a.m.) and Mrs Kelsall (Wed p.m. - Fri)

We are helped by Mrs Hole, Mrs Butler and Mrs Savage.


PE is on a Monday and Thursday and the children can come to school dressed in their PE kits (white shirt, navy/black shorts or jogging trousers and trainers) on those days. 


Please don't hesitate to drop a note in if you have any questions or catch us outside after school and we'll do our best to address them.


Year 1 Curriculum Information

Enjoying Children In Need Day at school starting with a Treasure Hunt around the school grounds - brilliant!

In PE today, we have been taking part in 'SkipFit' activties - they were a lot trickier than we first thought!

We have been learning about Diwali and making some Rangoli patterns in class.

Today we went around the school grounds searching for signs of autumn. Look at all the things we found!

Today in Computing, we have been learning all about algorithms. We have been trying to give precise, step-by-step instructions to make models and create shape pictures. We found that this was a little bit more tricky than we thought! We talked about how we have been following algorithms when we were listening to the instructions. Next week, we will start to follow and create simple instructions on the laptops. Well done Year 1 - fantastic work!


Learning about Algorithms

Our Village Walk

Today we had great fun walking around our village looking at all of the street furniture and finding out what shops and buildings are in our village. We found lots and even had some waves from friendly residents! The children were brilliant and spotted lots of things they hadn't noticed before such as solar panels, electric charging points and hydrants. We even found a sheep! Have fun looking at the photos.

We have been looking at the Hundertwasser's artwork and have tried to create some pictures in the same style. We painted the background using hot or cold colours and then gradually built up the collage. We love the lollipop trees and colours we have used.

Our Hundertwasser Art Work

October 2021 It's Harvest Time!

We enjoyed a live science lesson online today. We looked at how different fruit and vegetables are harvested and they were made into a Harvest Rainbow salad. It looked delicious so we made a list of ingredients and Mrs Jennings went shopping. We chopped the vegetables and made our own salad. It was delicious!! We also created a rainbow of words and pictures to match the ingredients in the salad. 

HOLD THE FRONT PAGE!!!! There has been a crime committed in the Year 1 classroom. We came in this morning to discover a mess in the small world area! Someone had been in and something had happened....but what??? The children interviewed Snappy the Crocodile as he was a witness, wrote up their observations and made their predictions. We later received an email from the Three Little Pigs confirming it was them. They had been scared off by the Big Bad Wolf!

Drawing and labelling our bodies in science

In RE we have been thinking about God's wonderful creation. We spent some time being creators! Look what we created! We felt very proud :)

Exploring our new Year 1 classroom. We have been very busy :)

Children enjoying a good book!

This is last Year's Y1 work 2020 - 2021

March 2021


Hello Year 1 smiley


-The children have quickly settled back into the routine of school and have loved catching up with their friends. The priority over the next few weeks will be getting them settled back into our structure and routine and keeping them smiling.  Thank you to you all for everything you have done to support us and the children in the last couple of months. We know how difficult it has been balancing working and home schooling. Let's hope for brighter days ahead! 


-Please can you make sure the children have a named jumper/cardigan with them everyday. We have the windows open in all weathers for ventilation so it can become quite chilly in the classroom. They also need a named water bottle with them (water please, not juice).


-After Easter we will be having PE on a Tuesday as well as a Friday. Please come to school in PE kit with a school jumper and trainers.


-We are continuing to hear the children read as often as we can in school and we are changing the books regularly. The children can bring them in to change on any day of the week but please bear with us if you don't get a new book straightaway. The books are being quarantined for 72 hours when they come back so we have less available than normal. Please continue to listen to your child read most days and also read to them and enjoy stories together. 


-We appreciate how difficult it is to be able to speak to us face to face at the moment. Please remember you can jot down a quick message for us and pass it to the member of staff on gate duty in the morning or phone/email us. We will get back to you as soon as we can. 


Thank you so much for your continued support. Please don't hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions or concerns. 


Mrs Jennings and Mrs Kelsall



We had a lovely morning at Church today. Rev Susan baptised our doll, 'Freddie Zach' and we learned all about the important parts of the baptism service.

Look at all the amazing Easter gardens we have made at home. Well done everybody :)

We have had a lovely time exploring our Easter and Spring time Tuff Tray garden. We have also designed and made a class Easter garden to remember the story of Jesus dying for us on the cross. On Easter Sunday we will be able to roll the stone away from the entrance to the tomb.

We have been spending a lot of time in our RE and English lessons thinking about the Easter story. Today we had to work in teams to sequence pictures to get the important events in the correct order. We also used our super reading skills to match some sentences to the picture. Finally we used all our knowledge to write some sentences describing what happened to Jesus at the very first Easter.

As part of our science work on materials we had a great afternoon investigating bridges. We looked at the best type of material to make a bridge out of and also experimented building bridges.

We created a rainbow to celebrate us being back together. We also wrote about our lockdown experiences using a Lockdown rainbow!

We have had a lovely couple of days playing together, chatting and having a great catch up!

Well what a fabulous afternoon we have had! We thought we were going out to look at our festive nature area but we had a big surprise. FATHER CHRISTMAS was waiting for us! He gave us a sack full of presents and we were very excited to open them. Thanks for visiting us Santa!

Wow! What a busy half term we have all had! The children have completed their autumn homework brilliantly. I have been blown away by the fabulous art work, creations and fabulous photos you have sent in. Thank you for taking on the challenge and braving the weather to collect some fantastic evidence. We have enjoyed looking at all the photos in the classroom this afternoon.

This week we have enjoyed exploring our 5 senses, with the help of Mr Potato Head. The children are able to describe some of the things they can see, hear, feel, smell and taste. They are also able to identify which body part helps them with each of the senses. We especially enjoyed examining and describing popcorn before, during and after it was popped! I think you can tell from the photos which sense the children enjoyed using the most!!

Marvellous Maths

Phonics fun! We played the Mr/Mrs game to practise our phase 3 sounds. Lots of fun was had having to meet, elbow tap and address each other with our new sound name!

The children are enjoying using the learning areas in the classroom. Lots of writing and reading happening too.

Today we went on a harvest hunt. We searched for harvest pictures in the nature area and enjoyed being outside in the autumn sun. We then thought about what we were thankful for this harvest time.

We started the morning today with a dough disco! We have our own, named pot of playdoh and we squeezed, nipped and patted it into different shapes. This is great to build up the muscles in our hands for writing.

Have a look at our lovely Year 1 classroom and some of the activities we have enjoyed over the first couple of weeks in school.

WE ARE CREATORS! In RE we had to create something out of paper, shapes, lego or playdoh. Look at all our fantastic work. Over the next few weeks we are going to learning all about God's amazing creation.

All information below relates to last years class (2019  - 2020). It gives you an overview of what the children enjoyed up to lockdown. This year, while following a similar curriculum overview, there will be changes to the content and delivery to meet the needs of the new group of children. Watch this space to see more information and in time see some pictures of the children at work.

Easter Gardens


You have been so busy designing, growing and building your Easter gardens at home. We have loved seeing your creative interpretations and you have remembered to include the important symbols of the Easter story and signs of new life. Don't forget on Easter Sunday to roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb, just like it did on the very first Easter Sunday. Well done everyone. smiley

Signs of Spring


So many of you have found lots of signs of spring. I love seeing all the new life coming through in our wonderful world. What can you spot in these fabulous photographs and work that you have been sending in?

Today, in science, we looked at a strange material. We had to use our detective skills to work out what it was. We smelled it, felt it, listened to it and observed it. We guessed that it could be sugar, salt, washing powder and white sand. Then we decided to add water and we couldn't believe turned into SNOW! We had a great play with it and then wondered what would happen if we tried to colour it. We added blue paint to it and we got blue snow!