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Welcome to Year 1


is a great day to learn something



Our team...

1JL - Mrs Leader and Mrs Adams

1AR - Mrs Rytting and Mrs Hersey 

Daily Routines


Please ensure that your child brings the following to school daily:

  • Yellow home (school) contact book
  • Green reading record book
  • School reading book (RWI Book Bag Book)
  • Library book
  • Waterproof coat/jacket
  • Water bottle

It is very important that your child remembers to bring their yellow book to school everyday. This is used to communicate messages between school and home. Please ensure if there are any changes in your child's home time arrangements you write this in. Spelling test scores will also be added to the book weekly.


PE Days


PE is on a Tuesday each week. Please ensure your child comes to school on this day dressed in PE kit and that it is in line with the school uniform policy. Please bare in mind we will try and do PE outside whenever possible so a jacket or jumper will be needed. 

Please remember to remove all jewellery on PE days. 



Each Friday the children will be given their homework. Year One homework will focus on reading, spelling/phonics and maths. The homework is as follows:

  • spelling/handwriting practice
  • look, cover, write, check spelling sheet
  • learning the fortnightly maths key instant recall facts (KIRFS)
  • reading RWI reading books as frequently as possible (RWI Book Bag Books are matched to their individual phonic knowledge)

Year One spelling Autumn

Year One spelling Spring

Year One spelling Summer term

KIRF Key Instant Recall Fact - these are given in homework to learn for a fortnight - these roll over every 2 weeks

Here are some of the fantastic things we have been doing and learning!

We are SUPERB ๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ Today we visited the vending machine to spend our stars ๐ŸŒŸ

We had a lovely day today, Reception came to Year 1 and we shared our stories of Goldilocks and the Three Little Squirrels with them ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ๐Ÿง’

Being SUPERB โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ Here are some of our SUPERB children visiting the vending machine for a SUPERB reward ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

Reading time in Year 1 ๐Ÿ“š We had a lovely time sharing a book with our friends from the other Year 1 class. Some of us used our imagination to tell stories of our own. In Year 1 we LOVE ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ“š

Being a Sportsman ๐Ÿ We had an amazing time at Sports Day today. We all tried our best to get as many points as we could for our team. Well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘โ›น๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Being a Designer ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ We have had great fun today preparing food for our Parents to join us at our parents celebration ๐ŸŽ‰ We sliced, grated and peeled foods then followed our designs to make and eat our healthy wraps. Our family members then helped us to evaluate our great design and making processes! What a super way to end the week and we even had time to share a story. It was great to see all the parents, thanks for joining us, ๐Ÿ“• ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅ™๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฏ

SUPERB ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿฉท๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก. Here are some of our SUPERB children visiting the vending machine. What will you choose on your next visit?

Being an athlete. Year 1 and 2 children were selected for an athletes sports event. They too part in sprinting, throwing, jumping and long distance running events. They were super stars ๐ŸŒŸ

Being an Artist ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ We had great fun today mixing colours to create our skin tones. We used the skin colours we made to paint our faces for our portraites.

Reading stars ๐ŸŒŸ Well done ๐Ÿ‘ 7 and 14 reads at home ๐Ÿ“•

Being an artist - mixing different skin tones to make our portrait outlines. We will add detail in pencil later

Being a scientist ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ we have been investigating materials. What is the best material to make a set of curtains? We used words like opaque, transparent and translucent to describe materials.

PE . Using the parachute to develop hand and eye coordination. We had to keep 2 balls on the cloth. Lots of laughter and concentration was going on here!

Year 1 enjoyed finishing their week of addition in maths by having a โ€˜sports day typeโ€™ challenge and using their addition skills to keep track of their teams score. We used the language of more or fewer to compare our scores.

Year 1 have had a fun week designing their own monster ready for writing an acrostic poem all about it. The children have been so excited as their poems are going to be entered into a writing competition by Young Writers. The winning entries will be published in a book of poems. Watch this space...

Year 1 had a visitor from Chartwells (our school dinner providers) who held a 5 senses workshop with the children linked to our science topic and also DT. The children enjoyed tasting new foods and discussing the different flavours sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savoury.

Well done! 14 home reads what a fantastic achievement x

Gym flight x we put together a 5 part sequence of different jumps. It was lovely to do this outside in the sunshine โ˜€๏ธ

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Year 1 have been learning to jump safely. We have been learning the principles of take off and landing. Look at 1JL jumping!

Problem Solving - I know who to call in an emergency and what number to call. 
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Have loved re writing and re telling the story of The Three Little Pigs. We added a detailed setting description and used adjectives to describe what we might see, hear, smell and see if we were in the story. The children even made a book front cover to go with our stories.

Out of school achievements x Well done x I think we have a dancing superstar in the making x

R.E. We have been having fun learning different creation stories ๐ŸŒ

Being SUPERB ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Some of our children been to the SUPERB vending machine. They are really looking forward to the experience they chose with their tokens ๐ŸŽซ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ

Well done to these year 1 children who are the first to get a star reading sticker for reading 7 times at home xx

Being a Scientist ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ we have been identifying and labelling parts of trees. We went on a tree hunt around school and looked for evergreen and deciduous trees ๐ŸŒฒ ๐ŸŒณ

Being a writer โœ๏ธ we used our senses to help us create some great setting descriptions

Being a Scientist. We drew around our class mates and ident, names and labelled the main body parts ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ

We had a great time visiting the residents at Ladysmith Care Home. We sang Easter ๐Ÿฃ songs and told Easter jokes. We also made all the residents an Easter card too. We really enjoyed our selves. ๐Ÿ’

Attendance Heroes ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ in Year 1 ๐ŸŒŸ

Being an Artist ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ This we we have decorated our sculptures taking inspiration from the sculpture Jaume Plensa. Can you see the different emotions on our faces? โ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™„

Being a Scientist ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ We had great fun in the Science Boffins assembly. We helped to make elephants toothpaste, we tried to get Bob back home and we created magic spells with fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ It was AMAZING ๐Ÿคฉ

Being a Mathematician โœ–๏ธโž—โž•โž–๐ŸŸฐ. We had great fun with Mr D today taking part in Active Maths. We solved lots of maths problems whilst being active. It was great fun ๐Ÿ‘0๏ธโƒฃ1๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ3๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธWe then changed focus and enjoyed doing active literacy too! We learnt verbs and adverbs moving in different ways to demonstrated our understanding. We did squat phonics, team challenge adjectives and created silly sentences too!

Science Day at Old Clee Primary ๐Ÿงช๐Ÿงฌ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿงซ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Have a look at the fun things we have been getting up to today on Science Day!

Gloop experiment. Can you make the best gloop? How long will it stay rolled into a ball?

Our Fantastic Elastic brain ๐Ÿง . Do you know what the parts of the brain are called and what their jobs are?

Spring Time Weather Watch ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿƒ๐ŸŒฟ. What is the weather like during spring time? We went on a spring time hunt to find out. We have looked at plants growing over time and have recorded a spring time weather diary this week. The weather is certainly warming up.

Animal Including Humans - We looked at how humans grow and change over time. We played โ€˜who is who?โ€™ With baby and toddler pictures of us. It was tricky to guess the babies but easier to guess the toddlers. It was fun to see what we looked like at different stages.

Balloon experiment ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ was it best to work on our own to find our own balloon or was it best to work as a team? We had 20 secs to find out. We found that working together was faster and better.

Being a Sports Hero ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€ We have had a great time performing our ball skills routines today. Please watch our videos. Click the links below ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Our amazing visit to the Grimsby Fishing Heritage museum. We had a great time going back in time to 1950 finding out about the fishing industry and what life was like. We loved exploring the Ross Tiger and pretending to be fishermen. ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ โ›ด๏ธโš“๏ธ

World Book day 2024 ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“šโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Book swaps, a visit from an author, a book in a jar, story telling with handmade puppets and a teacher swap for story time. What more can you ask for on World Book Day!

One of our fabulous stories x

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In art we are taking inspiration from the Sculptor Jaume Plensa who created a giant head sculpture called โ€˜dreamsโ€™. We chose an emotion to name our sculpture and designed what our head would look like. Next week we will be creating our sculpture using boxes and scrap paper. I canโ€™t wait to see the finished result x

Being a scientist. This week we have been studying animal poo! After looking at what animals eat, we have categorised them by carnivore, herbivore or omnivore! ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ

In PE we are looking at object control. We thought of ways we could move whilst balancing the bean bag on different body parts. We learned lots of ball skills and are starting to put a routine together to music ... watch this space!

In DT we have designed a hand puppet. Today we used a running stitch to join the 2 pieces of material together. Next week we will decorate it to look like our character design.

Being a mathematician. As mathematicians this week, we have been counting in multiples of 2 and 10. We have been using what we know to solve problems. Some children from Year 6 have been helping us to use mini counting sticks to practise our times tables.

Being a Scientist. We have been investigating materials. We needed to test which material would be best for teddy to use for his umbrella. We found plastic would be best, so we tested this material outside ourselves.

Being a Geographer. In Year 1 we have been learning about Northern Ireland. We can identify physical features, we know if it is more rural or urban and we can identify it on a map. We even collected lots of facts to build an information sheet.

Childrenโ€™s Mental Health Week - Who Listens to Me? Year 1 have enjoyed several activities during the week including an assembly from Compass Go, a who listens to me activity and mindfulness colouring laid out on blankets x

Being a Scientist - Year 1 looked closely at the weather in winter by using a thermometer to record the daily temperature, looking at the weather and making a wind vane to record the direction of the wind.

being a Historian - the children enjoyed re-enacting Grim Fest after learning the story of Grim the Danish Viking who rescued Prince Havelock from the Vikings. Legend has it Grimsby was named after Grim x 

Grimโ€™s band

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Grim sails to the RiverHumber

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Being a scientist - this week we have been planting bulbs and herbs. We know what plants need and are excited to watch them grow.

Being a Scientist - this week we labelled the parts of a plant and then added the function of each part. The children used a whole part frame to think about what grows above ground and underground.

Being a Designer - we used ICT software to design our hand puppets in DT today x I think they are going to look fabulous!

Being a Geographer - We looked Grimsby Fishing Heritage and how it all began.

World Religion Day - As Theologians we have been learning all about Judaism. We visited different classroom around the school taking part in dance, drama, art, crafts and food tasting.

Please read this poster about keeping children safe online x

Wishing you all a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year x we have sent the children home with a Santa stop here activity to make at home. Here is what it could look like x

Christmas Party ๐ŸŽ‰ Fun ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿคถ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽˆ

Christmas Wishes to Ladysmith Care Home. Unfortunately, the children were unable to visit Ladysmith Care home due to an illness at the care home. The children were very sad but thought it would be lovely to send the Christmas cards they had made them. The Y1 team dropped them in just in time for their Christmas Fair and they were so grateful. In Year 1 we love to spread Christmas Cheer!

What a fantastic morning we had making crackers with our family after our singing concert x here are some of our snap shots x

Being and Artist - the children enjoyed putting their artwork together to create their final piece x they look amazing!๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒด

Christmas jumper and Christmas dinner fun ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ

Being a Scientist - Cultural Capital Tallest Buildings. After talking about how engineering skills have developed over time we looked at some of the tallest buildings around the world. We were then given 10 cups and the challenge to make the tallest tower using other things from around the classroom.

TAP TAP SPLAT 2D shape - we had fun learning our 2D shapes playing* this game ๐ŸŸฃ๐Ÿ”บโ–ช๏ธ

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Being an Artist - We had great fun visiting Havelock Academy. Miss P and Miss C welcomed us into their art department so we could draw, paint, and collage. We even made our animals to add to our Henri Rousseau jungle painting. We had a great time ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

Children in Need Day ๐Ÿป thank you for your donations. The children all looked amazing ๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸฃ๐ŸŸก๐ŸŸขโšช๏ธ๐Ÿ”ต

Thank you to all of you for joining in with your odd socks today x

Today we took part in a Remembrance Day assembly and activities. We had great fun learning new facts and remembering important historical events.

As writers this week we have been learning how to write a fact file. We used the clues in pass the parcel to figure out what creature we would complete our fact files on. We spent time researching and are now experts! Can you guess what we are writing about?

Being a Geographer- Check out our wildlife journey movie using human and physical geography (click on the link below)

Being an Artist - We have been looking at words that describe colour and painting tints and tones like Henri Rousseau. We have also discussed different moods created in painting.

Being Historians learning about The Great Fire of London. Today the children enjoyed a drama workshop to learn more about Samuel Pepys and his diary about the events that took place each day during the great fire x as you can see the children were fully immersed in their learning x 

year 1 enjoyed Two’s Day Tuesday this week when they had to complete lots of maths challenges and solve problems all about counting in Two’s. The children started the day by making a crown with a number line in two’s. They then enjoyed activities involving doubles, odd and evens, money, ordering numbers, finding missing numbers, building stacking towers, matching up pairs of socks and lots lots more! What a fabulous day of maths.

As Designers this week, we have been looking at making structures more stable. We built A frames and used an anchor and a brace to strengthen our swing structures. ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿช›๐Ÿชš๐Ÿ”ฉโš™๏ธ

The season is Autumn x the children have enjoyed creating an autumn box by bringing in colourful leaves, confers and acorns. The children created autumn art using mixed media. They stuck on leaves, used leaves to print in paint and cut out leaves from coloured paper x

National Poetry Day October 5th inspired year 1 to learn and act out some poetry. The children took inspiration from the Poem Book The Train Ride and re-invented it. They enjoyed acting out their very own poem The Bus Ride (see school videos for our recordings). The children are also learning a poem about the seasons to link with their science called Autumn is here ( video to follow shortly)

Being scientists - investigating materials. The children were able to identify items in the classroom made of wood, plastic, glass, metal and rock.

Acting out the Great Fure of London. Someone was the flame trying to get through the houses which were contested and too close together. We saw how the fire spread quickly back in 1666. We then spread out to represent the hoses in 2023 and looked how the fire can travel between the houses.

Being A Writer. We have been looking at clues to decide what characters our new text is going to have. Can you guess them?

Being a Designer - this week we continued our topic on structures. We learned how to strengthen a tower structure and make it more stable using a โ€˜flangeโ€™.

Being a Reader. We have been to the school library and enjoyed looking at our nonfiction section. We looked at features of nonfiction books.

Being a Geographer. We are looking at England and the capital city London. We used Google earth to explore London and look at some of the famous landmarks. We then created a map of London and placed the landmarks on the map.

We have enjoyed retelling the story Oi Frog and matching rhyming words.

Seasons of the Year - in science we are looking at the changes that happen in autumn.

Being an Artist - this week we have looked at paintings by the artist Henri Rousseau. We used a view finder to look closely at the detail in the painting. We talked about what we liked and disliked about his artwork.

Being a Mathematician - we are looking at numbers to 20. We have shown how we can use the language of more, fewer and the same to compare numbers or amounts. We have demonstrated how we can say one more or one less than a given number to 20 and practised writing numerals and words.

Being a Writer - in writing this week we have read and acted out the story Oi Frog. The children sequenced the story and used picture prompts to recall and re-tell the story by themselves. Look at this fantastic writing! Watch out for this weeks a โ€˜reinventionโ€™ as we have changed the characters.

Being a Designer - in DT we are looking at structures. We are going to learn different skills needed to design and make a swing for our small world area. This week we looked at cutting safely.

Being a Geographer - the United Kingdom. We learnt about the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom. We then found and located the capital city of England and also located Grimsby on the map. We discussed the difference between immigrants and refugees when we talked about people moving to different countries.

Being a Scientist - we are learning about plants. We looked closely at some garden plants that we found around school. We used a flower identification sheet to name and identify the flowers we liked the best.

We have been SUPERB citizens this week learning all about how to be self-aware learners

We have had a fantastic first week! We have spent time getting to know each other and our new classroom routines. We have read the story The Colour Monster and talked about our feelings. We have done some super art - decorating and colouring the different colour monsters. We also did some great sentence writing about how the monster was feeling. Well done Year One x keep up the fantastic work ๐Ÿ˜