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Hummingbirds (Year 1)

Welcome to Year 1


Our class is called Hummingbirds.  We are taught by Mrs Barnes every morning with the support of Mrs Djafari.   

Key Dates


Meet the Teacher (via Microsoft Teams): Wednesday 22nd September at 4pm

Parent Consultation Evenings: Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st October from 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Year 1 Sharing Assembly: Tuesday 3rd May at 9am

Reminder: PE will be on both Tuesday and Friday afternoons with Rising Stars.

Pupils should come to school dressed in their full PE kit representing their house team.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we update you.

Mrs Barnes

Stick Hunting and Number Fun!

Start of Autumn Term


Wow! I am incredibly proud of how well our Year 1s are adjusting to the beginning of KS1. Thank you for your continued support as we progress further into this busy term. 


In Literacy the children have enjoyed exploring our whole school text - LIFT by Minh Le. We have had lots of discussion around the character's feelings. We have enjoyed role play and travelled to places like the jungle - describing what we can hear, see and feel. We have also begun to look at our class book called Stanley's Stick by John Henley. In our photos, you can see us exploring and searching for our own special stick. We will use this to inspire our writing further!


We have been focusing on numbers from 0 - 20 in Maths. We have explored different concrete resources as a way to help make the value of a number. We have rearranged objects within a set/ group, knowing the value remains the same. We have practised writing numbers accurately too.


Reading plays an important part in every child's education. It is important our Year 1 pupils read with an adult everyday at home for ten minutes. Should you have any queries regarding your child's reading record/book, please feel free to speak to me during morning registration. Please refer to the Curriculum Newsletter, located in the relevant star above, for further information.


Spellings will go home in their Home Learning exercise book tomorrow (Friday 17th September). After two weeks of practice, which should be recorded in your child's textbook for marking, we will go through them together as a class. For this occasion, please ensure textbooks are returned by Wednesday 29th September, allowing time for new spellings to go out on Friday 1st October. We will repeat this pattern fortnightly. 


We look forward to more fun in our learning!


Please make a note of Meet the Teacher (via Teams) next Wednesday at 4pm. Invites will be sent out. 


Thank you


Mrs Barnes

Year 1 Class Teacher