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Food chains

Repeated addition

Spanish number dominoes

Minibeast crafts

Our class displays

Our trip to the Lake District Wildlife Park

Year 1 Marble Day

we enjoyed about keeping healthy with Gill from Phunky Foods.

using different equipment to show how many tens and ones are in two digit numbers

we are enjoyed finding out about different animal life cycles.

we had fun planting sunflower seeds.

We had fun collecting our Easter Bonnet prize from Hobby Craft.

We have had some fantastic entries for the school easter bonnet competition

using a number line to count back

Hobby craft easter bonnet competition

red nose day 2017

Science week 2017

we went on a spring hunt around the school grounds

Spring has arrived in year 1

Our fabulous art work has been inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night.

Look at our super number sentences

The boys in year 1 have been really interested in volcanoes and have been doing fantastic writing all about what they have learnt.

10.2.17 our finished artwork

8.2.17 we have created some fantastic artwork linked to THe Tale of jack Frost

7.2.12 Today is Safer Internet Day. This week we are learning how to stay safe online.

2.2.17 we have been looking at different types of clouds . We used cotton wool to show what they look like.

1.2.17 we have been hunting for 3D shapes around the school.

We have been very busy in year 1 creating Chinese lanterns.

This week we have been investigating wind.

We have been investigating colour mixing this week.

18.1.17 writing weather facts

18.1.17 matching months to seasons

13.1.17 excellent attendance this week. Well done Year 1

12.1.17 using bead strings to show the value of 2 digit numbers

11.1.17 using adjectives to describe how materials feel

15.12.16 Can you guess what our spring term topic is?

Making Christmas cards and calendars

15.12.16 The children have enjoyed creating Christmas peg board patterns today.

Christmas games


We have had a busy week preparing for the Christmas fair and showing you all our wonderful performance of Christmas Recipe. Thank you to all of you who came to watch Year 1 and 2 this week. We heard some lovely comments about the performances and we are sure you all agree how fantastic all the children were. 

Christmas has arrived in Skiddaw!!!

24.11.16 Lots of fun to be had decorating snowflakes for our seasons tree.


In Science this week we have been looking at animals during winter. We have found out that some animals migrate to warmer countries. Some animals adapt by changing the colour of their fur and some hibernate. We have created animals collages for our new Science display. 

In maths this week we have been measuring...

Children in need 2016

16.11.16 As part of anti bullying week we have been looking at how we can be a good friend and help each other.

15.11.16 We had fun visiting the library bus and choosing new books for our classroom.

Thank you to everyone who bought poppies, pencils, badges, bracelets and wristbands for the Poppy Appeal. We have been working on our cutting skills and have made our own poppies to remember those who have fought in the war. 

We have been learning to use colour wash in art this week

Our sports champions this week are...

our fantastic firework display celebrates our wonderful poems.

21.10.16 Wear it pink in aid of cancer awareness

We enjoyed using magnifying glasses to investigate the classroom

Our sports champions this week are...

21.10.16 we can group objects and count in 5's...

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21.10.16 We can group objects and count in 5's...

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14.10.16 Super shape work in maths this week

21.10.16 We are able to group objects and count in 5's

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14.10.16 We have used the Beebots to explore a map of the British Isles.

13.10.16 Look what we found on our autumn hunt ..

12.10.16 We all enjoyed taking part in our class assembly...

We are all smiling for national smile day!

5.10.16 Creating pictograms to show how we travel to school.

29.9.16 We have been creating autumn hand print leaves for our seasons display.

29.9.16 We have been using different materials to create lions for our African display.

We have been looking for these stamps in our books to see where we can improve.

29.9.16 We have been creating labels for our models we have made in the construction area.


We have enjoyed reading Traction Man by Mini Grey this week. The children have been investigating the foamy waters of the sink and have used props to retell their favourite part of the story. Lots of super adjectives were used to describe what the children could see and feel. Great work Year 1 smiley

21.9.16 Exploring our school

Look at our new bug rug. We love it!

Our sport champions this week are...

In gymnastics we have been learning to jump from two feet to two feet correctly and safely. 20-09-16

Celebrating a 100 Years of Roald Dahl 13-09-16

Working on our cursive letter formation 8.9.16

Naming body parts 8.9.16

Watching the Tour of Britain 5.9.16

Welcome to SKIDDAW Class!

Welcome to Year 1


Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome back and we hope you all had a lovely summer.

We hope that your child enjoys the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 has to offer. Miss Tarbit will teach the children all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Mrs Rickerby will teach the children on a Wednesday afternoon, all day Thursday and Friday. Throughout the week the children will also work with Miss Mossop who is the senior teaching assistant in Year 1.


The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. The children will have a more formal learning environment in Year 1 but they will continue to learn through play, alongside being involved in exciting topics so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. Phonics will be taught every day to help with reading, writing and spelling. The children are expected to become more independent readers and writers as the year advances.


We will listen to your child read regularly in school to assess their progress. The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school independently. Reading is essential to progress so please try and hear your child read as often as possible. Your child will not initially bring home a reading book so please don’t worry if they don’t have one in their bags. We are starting a new programme linked to phonics called Read, Write, Inc. The books your child will being home are linked to their learning in phonics. As the programme starts we will provide you with more information. In the meantime please encourage your child to read books you have at home and record these in their home school log book.


We are currently reviewing our homework policy so we will share more information about this with you in the near future. We will be introducing ‘Talk Homework’ throughout the whole school this year. It is a chance for your child to have a conversation with someone at home about a topic we are writing about in class. We will give detailed guidance about the topic and the kinds of questions you may want to discuss with your child.


The children will be doing PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has their correct PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We will be outside for one of our PE sessions so a pair of joggers/tracksuit bottoms and a jumper would be useful as the weather turns colder. All kits will remain in school for the half-term. If your child wears earrings please can you either remove them on P.E. days or provide tape to cover them. The children need to have a water bottle to keep in school. Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school.


Please use the home school log book as a communication between home and school. There is space for each day for you to write any notes or questions for us. We have provided space for you to let us know the end of the day arrangements. Please initial the boxes if your child is on the bus or going to after school club and also let us know as soon as you can if someone different will be picking them up. Each week we will attach a note in the log book which will explain what we have been working on during the week.


If you have any questions or queries about your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to a fun, happy and productive year with your children.


Many thanks

Mrs Rickerby, Miss Tarbit and Miss Mossop