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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 


Year 1 Curriculum Information

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!

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