Year One

Welcome to Year One


Our Year One Team: Mrs Martin, Miss Carpenter, Mrs Lendrum and Miss Davison

Key Information

  • Children should bring their reading books and tricky word pots to school every day.  Reading books will be changed when needed.
  • Children need PE kits every Monday (Please remove earrings at home on P.E. days)
  • 1KM and 1EC do Forest School with Mrs Martin on alternate Fridays.  Please send your children into school dressed in suitable clothing on their Forest School day and please remove all earrings.
  • Spelling books will be brought home every Monday with a new set of words to learn.  Children will be tested on these the following Monday.  Please support your child to learn their spellings at home.


Please click on the link below to view the timetable for Year One:

Year 1 Timetable

Penguin Egg Discovery

Year 1 have made an exciting discovery today of 2 penguin eggs that have been laid on our school field.  We know that these need to be kept warm and dry so we have brought them into school to look after.  We hope they hatch soon!

Parent Christmas Craft

 Thank you to all parents, carers and family members who took part in our Christmas craft afternoon.  The decorations looked fantastic.

Gibside Christmas Trail

 Year 1 enjoyed a fantastic Christmas visit to Gibside.  Despite the cold weather they all enjoyed hunting for the reindeer sacks and toasting marshmallows over an open fire.

Autumn Walk

Today we went out into the outdoor area and forest school site to look for signs of Autumn.  We then discussed what we could see and what we found out about this season.

Remembrance Day

This week we have been learning all about why Remembrance Day is so important.  In art we have made our own poppy pictures using our fingers and paint brushes.


Kirkley Hall Zoo

Year 1 have had a fantastic day at Kirkley Hall Zoo.  We were able to handle some reptiles and insects and we saw lots of other interesting animals on our woodland walk.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Year 1 have had lots of fun baking cakes for the Macmillan Coffee Morning.

What the Ladybird Heard

Year 1 have been carrying out some investigations after it appears that Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have stolen Sadie our Year 1 cow.  The children have been making their own maps and thinking about what else they could do to help solve the mystery.