Year 1

 Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

Welcome to Year 1

We have two classes in Year 1:

Class 1B: Mrs Broadwell / Mrs Head

Class 1P: Mrs Paling / Mrs Parker 

Please check this page regularly for updates on what we have been doing in class during the week, important updates and reminders and information about upcoming topics and events.

Year 1 Blog

Science Investigations

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In Science this half term we have been looking at how plants change over time and have set up some experiments to watch over the next few weeks. We planted some peas and a hyacinth bulb.  So far we have seen some changes - but no flowers!

In groups we set up our own broad bean experiment. One group had no soil, another soil,water and sunshine, the third, soil, sunshine but no water and the fourth soil, water but no light.

peas day 1


The children are recording what changes they notice. Please talk to your child about what we did and what they have spotted so far.

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Woodlands Homework for 11.12.18

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KS1 Phonics Workshop

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Please find attached the KS1 Phonics Workshop information for your reference

Phonics Handout for Parents

Phonics Workshop Presentation

Thank you

Mrs Berry-Simpson, Mrs Head, Mrs Parker, Mrs Paling and Mrs Broadwell

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Diwali Assembly

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This morning we had three visitors, Mrs Sandhu and her two children, who came to talk to us about the festival of Diwali. It is celebrated by members of the Sikh and Hindu faiths. We heard the story of Rama and Sita from both faiths, and then learned about how it is celebrated.

It was fantastic to see the children engaged in learning about this festival. Thank you to the Sandhu family for coming to talk to us.

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Meet the Year 1 Team!

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Welcome to our brand new Year 1 blog! 

Our first post is the perfect opportunity to introduce you to the Year 1 team for the 2018-2019 school year.

There are two year 1 classes, 1B and 1P.

1B is taught by Mrs Broadwell Monday-Thursday and Mrs Head on Wednesday afternoons and Fridays.


Mrs Broadwell                                 Mrs Head

1P is taught by Mrs Paling Monday-Wednesday and Mrs Parker Wednesday-Friday.


Mrs Paling                                  Mrs Parker

We are also very lucky to have Miss Wilson and Mr Smith working with us in Year 1.


Miss Wilson                           Mr Smith

Another member of our team is our HLTA, Mrs Cribbes.

Mrs Cribbes

Overseeing the whole of year 1 and year 2 is Mrs Berry-Simpson

Mrs Broadwell has a dog called Tilly?

Mrs Head is a cub scout leader here in Gildersome?

Mrs Paling is a huge rugby league fan?

Mrs Parker loves chocolate?

Miss Wilson is also a qualified hairdresser

Mr Smith's favourite food is steak?

Mrs Cribbes loves running?

Mrs Berry-Simpson loves horse riding and used to work at a stables?

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