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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.


Today we have been exploring toys from the past. We have been looking at what they are made out of and how they are different to modern toys.

We have made a great start with our topic work all about Toys  Past and Present. The children brought their own favourite toy into school and talked about why it is special, what it is made out of and how they enjoy playing with it. The photos say it all! What lovely smiles! 

Our Favourite Toys


As part of our topic on seasonal change we have been investigating wind. We looked at what wind socks do and investigated the best type of material to use. We ranked them in order from best to worse and used the best material, tissue paper, to make our own wind socks. We enjoyed trying them out in the playground. 

We enjoyed the visit from Life education and Harold the giraffe.


What a fabulous day we had in Year 1 today. We came dressed in our pjs and the Conductor stamped our tickets. We read the story, did lots of activities linked to the story and even designed and made our own Polar Express train. In the afternoon we changed into our slippers, cuddled up to our teddies, munched on some delicious popcorn and enjoyed watching the film. We finished our lovely day by sipping on some scrumptious hot chocolate just like the children in the film. 

We have enjoyed a lovely trip to The Judges Lodgings in Lancaster where we learnt all about a Victorian Christmas. We even met the Father Christmas himself!

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 :)