A year in 1IH


Where has the year gone?


I can’t believe that this is the last weekly update of the year. It feels like the children only walked through the door last month. The progress I have seen in them has been amazing. The writing, reading and maths has come on leaps and bounds.

Next week will be a very busy week. On Wednesday we will be going for our picnic in the park. Parents are very welcome to join us. Please make sure that the trip letters are returned as children will not be allowed to attend unless we have permission.
We will also be be having a class party on Thursday afternoon. A list of party food is up in the classroom. Please sign up for what you would like to bring.
I would just like to say a huge thank you for all your support this year. I have loved working with all the children and seeing them develop over the year. It
 has been a real pleasure being their class teacher. I’m looking forward to a fun week with the children next week.

Weekly Roundup

Well its been a bumper busy week in year 1 fitting a trip to Pizza Express and MAPP day around our topics in the heatwave!

We are so impressed with the children’s diary writing based on the book Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary by Simon Bartram. We have learnt that diary entries are written in the past tense in a chronological order, that they are in the first person and they also include lots of adjectives to describe events, thoughts and feelings. The children have been incredibly imaginative describing their own make-believe scuba diving holiday adventure. I have loved reading them and the descriptive accounts of what was seen as the bottom of the ocean! We look forward to finding out more from the diary accounts next week.
In maths we have returned to addition and subtraction, remembering that addition is the inverse of subtraction. We have been counting on and back on hundred squares and number lines, as well as building on our mental maths using our knowledge of number bonds to calculate answers quickly. Next week we will revise early multiplication (counting groups, i.e 3 groups of 5 makes 15) and division (sharing into lots, i.e 20 is made from 4 lots of 5).
For next week, we would appreciate your old kitchen and toilet rolls and empty margarine tubs for art activity. Thank you in advance for this.
I hope everyone has a super weekend. See you next week!

Weekly Roundup

Good Afternoon,

Gosh! What another busy week in year 1.

In phonics the children have been learning about plurals and how they need to change the ending of words and sometimes the whole word all together! It’s not 2 mouses, its 2 mice!

The children have been experimenting lots this week in Maths with the different containers, looking at capacity and volume. Next week the children will be consolidating their previous maths knowledge and looking at addition and subtraction.

We have had some amazing newspaper reports written this week in English. Next week the children will be learning how to write a diary entry, with a focus on writing in the first person.

Just a quick reminder that the summer fair is this Saturday! We hope to see as many faces as possible.

Finally, could you please ensure all Pizza Express trip letters are returned by Monday. We will also be leaving at 9am prompt as the workshop starts at 9.30am and we have been advised not to be late.

I shall be registering the children at 8.55am!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the summer fair!



Call them crazy but starting at midnight on the 15th July, Miss Atkins, Mrs Boothroyd, Mr Criddle, Mrs Salmon and Mr Brokensha will be walking 40 miles along the South Downs Way to raise money for Action Medical Research. This is a charity that funds research into diseases that affect children. They will be ably supported in their endeavour by their driver, Dave – Rosendale’s premises officer – who will hopefully have them back in time for work on the Monday!

If you would like to sponsor them and support the work of this important charity, here is the link to their sponsorship page. Further information about the work undertaken by Action Medical Research can also be found there: