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Welcome to Year 1

Our teaching team consists of 1JL Mrs Leader (Year 1 Lead) and Mrs Hersey

1AR Mrs Rytting and Mrs Boswell

1LH Mrs Hotson and Mrs Challis

Daily Routines

Please ensure that children bring their yellow home/school contact book to school every day. This book is used to communicate messages between home and school such as change of collection details and record such things as weekly spelling scores.

Reading books are to be brought to school daily. The children will have 2 books a 'book bag book' that is linked to their phonic grouping and a library book they have chosen themselves. We encourage home reading as it greatly improves fluency and comprehension skills. Reading a book several times offers reading development - a book can be read initially to sound out new words, a second time to read by sight and a third time for fluency and comprehension. 

Coats, Sun hats and Sun cream - please ensure the children are prepared for the ever changing English weather. We do like to embrace the outdoors and have lots of outdoor learning environments that are shaded from the rain, so please bring a jumper/coat/jacket.


Weekly Routines 

P.E. for Year 1 will happen every Thursday and this will take place outdoors (weather permitting). Jewellery will also need to be removed prior to the P.E. session for health and safety reasons – this cannot be done by a member of staff so please manage this at home.

Please send children to school in their PE kits. Polite reminder that no logos are permitted. Please see the uniform policy for more information.

Homework - Each week, your child will be given a list of spellings to learn. These spellings will have a specific sound focus to help match their spelling with their phonic knowledge. Please support your child and help them to learn these words. New spellings will be given out on a Friday and a spelling test will take place the following Friday. The maths focus this term will be to learn number bonds to 10 (2 numbers that add to 10). Homework does not need to be handed in but practised throughout the week to support spelling and maths tests. 

Reading Challenge 

We have introduced new reading records to children in years 1-6. The children have been set a challenge to read a hundred books before the end of the school year. These books will be books provided by school and read at school or at home. 


Please watch the following links for a full explanation of how our reading records work.


The aim 


What to record


Important information  

Autumn 1 Spelling overview

In maths we learn Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS) to help us with our mental maths and quick calculations. A KIRF will be sent home as homework every fortnight. The children will learn these facts and have a test on them at the end of the two weeks. These KIRFS will roll over each term and be repeated.

Autumn 2 Spelling overview

Spring 1 Spelling overview

Spring 2 Spelling overview

Summer 1spelling overview

1AR 100% attendance

100% attendance summer 1LH


Being a Historian - Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Bob who was a skipper on the Ross Tiger. He brought some artefacts from his fishing days and talked to the children about life as a fisherman. The children used a brading needle to mend the fishing nets, spliced the ropes and tried on the waterproofs. The children asked lots of questions to find out about the past.

This week, in DT we have made wraps. We learned how to cut and grate safely. We enjoyed assembling and eating our delicious wraps. Yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹

Our fantastic visit to Old Clee Church. We had such a great time learning the history of the church, what people do at church and what Rev. Lynne does for her job.

Well done to the top 3 boys and top 3 girls in year 1. Mr Playford presented them with their 1st 2nd and 3rd place stickers for their combined overall scores.

A fantastic morning at Old Clee Primary taking part in our Year 1 Sports Day ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿโ›น๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฅ…

SUPERB children - the children have been saving their SUPERB stars โญ๏ธ and have now spent them at the vending machine. You are SUPERB! โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Coronation Celebrations.

Pay attention - it's a coronation!

The children of Old Clee enjoyed a day of royal celebrations. Year 1 started the day by making crowns, then they did some royal maths, designed a new crown, a coronation word search, sang God save the King and had jelly and ice cream. They even had a special visit from King Miller to judge the best crown in each class!

We ended the day with a whole school conga!

Have a look at a snippet of our fun day x


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1JL Coronation Celebrations

Being a Scientist - year 1 learnt about our 5 senses and how difficult it was to use Just 1 sense. We tested this by trying to identify the make AND flavour of crisps by using only our sense of smell or just our sense of sight x

PD - This week, as problem solvers, we learned who to ask in case of an emergency. 1AR know what to do ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿš’๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš‘,

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We learnt the 999 emergency song in our Personal Development lesson.

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1JL being problem solvers x We know who to call in an emergency

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To celebrate how great our children are, we started the week with a treat ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Well done to those who have saved 2 SUPERB coins to spend at the vending machine.

Well done to those of you who received an invitation to the movie day as a well done for achieving 100% attendance in Spring term.

Personal Development Day - Careers Day 

We started the day by sharing with each other what we want to be when we grow up. We looked at each other’s outfits and introduced ourselves. 
We then had a talk from the NE Lincs Council Road Safety Education Team. We dressed up in a real Lollipop Persons outfit and helped each other cross the road. We talked about the responsibility of a Lollipop Person and what an important job this is. They also told us about their job in the road safety team and the importance of educating children about crossing the road safely.

We then went to see the Fire Brigade and got to sit in the fire engine, try on the uniform and spray the hose. The Firefighters told us how they love their job because they get to help people when they are in trouble.

Next we saw the Paramedics. They showed us how to do CPR and we had to pump the chest to ‘Baby Shark’. We asked them lots of questions about their job and what they needed to do at school in order to be a Paramedic.

We were lucky enough to talk about 2 jobs when the nurse came to talk to us. We talked about the responsibilities of a nurse and how you need to be a very caring person too! In her spare time she loves to write stories. She has just published a book called ‘The Sneaky Tiger’.

Our last visitor was the Street Works Inspector, he told us all about his job and how he tries his best to make sure he keeps the streets looking smart and safe.

When 1AR grow up they would like to be...

When 1LH grow up they want to be...

Year 1 acting out their story following their story map.

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Following our story map to re-tell the dinosaur facts. We also have been editing our work and making improvements.

Thank you for your donations x the children all looked fantastic!

Being a Geographer. We have been making videos during field work using directional language and finding physical features in our school grounds.

Children enjoyed spending their SUPERB coins at the vending machine. Well done ๐Ÿ‘

Well done Year 1 โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ These Year 1 children have collected their certificates for 20 and 30 reads ๐Ÿ‘

Happy Pancake Day! ๐ŸฅžWe had great fun learning about Shrove Tuesday and love the pancake races with Ms Hazelwood!

Year 1 Councillors

Here are some of the things we have been learning!

We celebrated Mental Health Week by talking about CONNECTING with others. Compas Go came in to read the story โ€˜The Invisible Stringโ€™. This was a story about connecting by love to our family and friends.

Year 1 pupils spending their SUPERB coins in the vending machine.

We have all got a certificate for reading 10, 20 or 30 reads.

Some of our year 1 children spending their SUPERB coins in the vending machine. 2 golden stars turn into 2 coins to spend and they all chose a craft pack. Well done and enjoy crafting.

Being a Scientist - Year 1 have been looking at the structure of plants and what each part of a plant does to help it grow (what is its job) and then planted some bulbs and plants to watch grow over the spring term.

We have got our certificate for reading 30 books

We have got our certificate for reading 20 books

We have got our certificate for reading 10 books

Christmas Party ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽโญ๏ธ


1JL Christmas crafting with their parents

1LH Christmas crafting with our parents and carers

We have got our 10 book certificates x we have read a range of book types x

Science - Cultural Capital learning about tallest buildings. This was our STEM challenge to build the tallest tower from 10 cups x

Being a Designer. We used our DT skills of folding, joining, rolling, strengthening and making a flange to make our Christmas tree decoration x great job Year 1

Today we made a poster showing the properties of 2D shapes

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Phonics - we have had a lovely morning practising our phonics skills in a very Christmassy way ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

Being a Designer - in our DT project we had to solve the problem of making sure our swing did not fall over. We made an A Frame and this made our structure more stable. We anchored it to the table using blue tac.

Well done England!

Thank you for your donations and support. The children all looked fantastic.

Odd Sock Day for Anti Bullying Week

Being a Designer. In DT we understand what anchoring means and have been exploring how to make our structures more stable.

CHATTER - We used some great vocabulary in todayโ€™s CHATTER session with the CHATTER MAN. Can you tell a family member a penguin fact you chattered about?

Some children in 1AR got their first jigsaw piece for their reading challenge. Well done for reading 10 books!

Being a Geographer

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He is one of our wild life journeys we made during our geography field work. We had lots of fun filming and used geographical vocabulary to name places.

Here are some pictures of us making our wild life journeys

Being a Mathematician

year 1 had fun today learning to count in twos. We celebrated by holding ‘Twos Day Tuesday’. The children started the day by making a counting in twos crown. The children completed activities and challenges that involved making groups of two, counting forwards and backwards in twos, doubles to 10, solving missing number problems and making number lines. The children were engaged in activities all day. 

1LH Twosday Tuesday

Some children in 1JL got their first jigsaw piece for their reading challenge. Well done for reading 10 books!

Being a Poet

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This week have learned the poem โ€˜The Train Rideโ€™ and adapted it to write our own. Here is one of our poets sharing his poem.

Being a Reader - part of becoming a confident reader is using and applying phonic knowledge. The children enjoy doing different reading games to help build their reading skills. Here the children are ordering the alphabet, answering yes/no questions, matching pictures and captions, matching rhyming sentences and matching cvs words and pictures.

Being a Mathematician - Year 1 love learning outdoors in our big maths area. Here the children can put their maths skills into practice using concrete apparatus. Here the children were Solving addition problems using conkers, numicon and counters.

Being and Artist - Today we looked at paintings by the artist Henri Rousseau and we tried to copy his art work. We enjoyed choosing the right colours to paint the jungle.

Personal Development - SUPERB Problem solving. Year 1 talked about road safety and used their problem solving skills to practise how to cross the road safely. we also looked at the different road signs you might see whilst out and about near the roads.

Being a Scientist. We continued our topic on plants but this time we went outside to look for wild plants. The children were able to see that the wild plants grew where the seeds and bulbs got blown by the wind or carried by the animals. They used a plant key to identify the names of the plants they found.

Big Maths- we love taking our learning outdoors! Today we collected 10 things and made a giant numberline to help us count in tens. Ask me to show you how I can count in tens.

Being a Historian - The Great Fire of London. Year 1 asked questions about photographs they were given and unpicked the story o f The Great Fire of London. They used what they know about the present and made links to significant events from the past. They then ordered events on a timeline to show what happened on that tragic day.

1AR and their rendition of Roald Dahlโ€™s Three Little Pigs

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1JL Celebrating Roald Dahl day by learning one of his Revolting Rhymes - The Three Little Pigs

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1LH and their rendition of Roald Dahlโ€™s Three Little Pigs

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Being a Writer

This week year 1 learnt the story Oi Frog! By Kes Gray. We enjoyed acting out the story and thinking about the rhyming words. The children did some lovely writing recalling the main parts of the story.


Oi Frog! by 1JL

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Being a Scientist - using research skills to identify and name a variety of garden plants

The children have settled well this week and have done SUPERB getting to know the year 1 expectations and routines.

We have read The Colour Monster this week which talks about feelings. The children have been able to talk about the different emotions and feelings and how we can support each other to feel happy and confident at school.

We have done lots of art this week too! Making and creating the different colour monsters.

Well done year 1 we are very proud of you!

Sharing our aspirations