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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 Miss Cooper, Mrs Butler and Mrs Barlow.

Year 1 Curriculum Information

Welcome to Year 1 smiley


The children have settled in beautifully and have been spending the last couple of weeks exploring the classroom and getting used to being back with all their friends. They have adapted brilliantly to the extra routines that are now in place and come in to school with a lovely big smile. Well done everyone.


Just a few pieces of information/reminders for you.


-Please can the children have their own named water bottles in school everyday. We no longer have access to a shared water fountain so it is important that they bring a fresh drink of water with them each morning. It is also important that they do bring just water and no juice. Unfortunately we do sometimes have spillages in the tray and in the past we have had problems with ants seeking the sticky juice!! We have also resumed our fruit delivery and so the children are given a piece of fruit during morning break. They no longer need to bring in any snacks. 


-PE takes place on FRIDAY afternoons. We will be doing this outside as the hall is out of use. Please can the children come ready and dressed for PE every Friday, regardless of the weather. They need to wear black shorts, a white t-shirt, their school jumper/cardigan and trainers. They can also wear black/navy tracksuit/jogging bottoms in the cooler weather. 


-Please could you also ensure that their school jumpers are named. It can get quite warm in the classroom and we regularly have jumpers dotted around the room! It is so much easier to give them back if they are named. Please check them regularly as their names can fade quite quickly. 


-We are hearing the children read as often as we can in school and 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. We are looking forward to an exciting, if slightly different than normal, year with our lovely class.


Mrs Jennings and Mrs Kelsall



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!

Today we enjoyed a visit from Diana from Niscu to help us with our Jesus is Special Re topic. We listened, watched and acted out different stories from the Bible that show us how special Jesus was and how he changed people's lives.

We looked for signs of winter in our walk in the nature area today.

Year 1 fantastic maths!

We looked for signs of autumn on our walk today. We are going to look to see the changes that happen to some of our trees as the seasons change.

Year 1 classroom. Don't we work hard?!

Today in RE we became CREATORS. Look at all the wonderful things we have created.

The information below is from Year 1 2018-19
Lakeside Spectacular

African Drumming

Today, as part of World Week, we had a go at African Djembe drumming. 

Fruit Kebabs


Today we made fruit kebabs. We used safe chopping techniques called the bridge hold and the claw grip to make sure that we were able to cut our fruit safely. I think you'll agree that they look delicious!

Sunrise Cocktails
This week we used skills in measuring to make our own cocktails. 
Andy Goldsworthy Art
Year 1 have had a wonderful time creating Andy Goldsworthy inspired sculptures using natural materials from the 'great outdoors'.
World Book Day
Year 1 had a great time dressing up for World Book Day today. We dressed up as characters from all types of books ranging from books by David Walliams to Marie Hedderwick. Some of us also brought in the books that we had come as characters from and we shared these with each other, explaining why we would recommend them. 
RE: Signs of Spring. 
Today in RE we have been looking for signs of Spring and as you can see we found lots!!! With weather like this it feels like it,s here already. What a lovely day to be outside! 
Themed Dance Day
We have had a great time learning a new dance today, linked to our Topic of Toys. 
Baking Christmas Biscuits
We have been busy baking biscuits for the Christmas Fair today. Please come and visit our biscuit decorating stall at the Christmas Fair Friday 28th December - straight after school!
Judges' Lodgings

Year 1 have had a fantastic time at Judges Lodgings this afternoon! 

It has been such a lot of fun dressing up in our Victiorian outfits and learning all about the ways that Victorians celebrated Christmas.  

The afternoon began with a visit to the house cook, who taught us how to make Christmas pudding. We learnt  all about the little trinkets that went into the pudding, and found out what each of them meant. We then stirred the pot three times and made a Christmas wish!

Next, we visited a Victorian classroom, where we sat at old wooden desks and copied work from a chalk board. We then made cornucopias, which the Christmas helpers later filled with sweets!

Finally, there was a very special surprise - it was Father Christmas! He sat us all down and talked to us about Christmas' he had remembered from long ago and showed us the inside of a Victorian child's stocking. The simple stocking looked just like a big long sock but inside it contained some small gifts. Father Christmas explained that each of the gifts represented a wish. There was a piece of coal, to represent the gift of warmth, an apple, to signify good health, an orange, as little something special, and a penny, offered as a wish of wealth for the year. He then asked what we would like for Christmas and made sure that everything we asked for was added to his list.

The afternoon ended with carols around the tree, as we were joined by Father Christmas and all of the people that had made our day so special.

This week in Maths we have been measuring using uniform non-standard and standard units. 

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