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Happy New Year

So... an interesting start to 2021.  Thank you for all your support so far. 

We will truly miss not seeing you all in school.  However, we are looking forward to starting this 'Home Learning' journey with you.  


Our 'Home Learning Platform' is Microsoft TEAMs so we will now be contacting you through TEAMs.  If you have any problems accessing your TEAMs account please contact us via the Year Group email  In addition to your TEAMs Home Learning there is a star above which has a vast amount of information on that you can use to continue and support learning at home.  Good luck!

We will see you for the register on TEAMs tomorrow Wednesday 6th January 2020.


To all our fantastic Year 1 children and families.  We just wanted to say a 'HUGE' thank you for all your support this term.  We are all so grateful for our thoughtful gifts, thank you.  We hope you have a lovely festive break and come back refreshed in the new year.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Festive fun in year 1!

Check on TEAMs for our 'Festive Movie'!
We had a lovely visitor today sent by Santa to deliver a special treat!

Next week we will be checking the children know Set 2 and Set 3 RWInc sounds. Please help them to revise these sounds this weekend and next week. Thank you for your continued support.

Week 7 reminders

Here are some reminders for our final week of school before Christmas:

From Monday 14th- class Christmas cards (we will do this in school)

Tuesday 15th- Christmas Tombola- children to bring in £1 to win a chocolate prize

Thursday 17th- Children will receive a festive treat from the man himself

Friday 18th- Year 1 Token treat- movie and popcorn day (organised by Staff) and Christmas Sparkle Day- wear a  sparkly head- band, badge, bobble etc


P.E. kits on Monday and Tuesday



Christmas Party Fun!

What an amazing party we have had! 

Here are some photos of our Christmas Parties.



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Following on from parent's evening feedback, please find below 'A Parent's Guide to Maths Mastery Teaching in KS1 at Springfield' to help you support your child throughout the year. 

Week 6 reminders (wb 7th December)

There are lots of things going on over the next two weeks at school, so here are some important dates:

Mon 7th Dec- Christmas Markets- payment on ParentPay, Y1 are visiting during the morning of Monday.

Wed 9th Dec- Children to come into school in their Christmas party clothes/Christmas jumper for our secret filming.

Fri 11th Dec- Christmas party day (Afternoon). Children to come into school in their party clothes with party hat making in the morning!

  Fri 11th Dec- Crazy Christmas hair day.


P.E. as usual on Monday and Tuesday.


**There is no spelling test this week. We have reopened the Spelling Shed assignments and these are for your child to consolidate the spellings we have already set this half term. New spellings will commence in January. 


Targets from Parents Evening

In your child's reading record you will find targets for Reading, Writing and Maths. Remember there is information on this webpage to assist you with any home support.

Christmas Jumper Day

Photos from week 5

Photos from the fun we've had in weeks three and four

Celebrating a Variety of Authors 


We would like to share an exciting opportunity available for children from the age of 4-6 years old.   One of our Year 4 students has organised an event that you can attend remotely to listen stories by some of her favourite authors.  If you would like to find out more, click on the link below.

Parents Evening Completed

Thank you to everyone who attended our virtual parents evening. We really enjoyed "seeing" you all and being able to talk about how well your children have settled into Year 1.

As we may have mentioned, there is now a writing star above with challenges for the children to complete.  Send any achievements in writing to our Year Group email.

Thank you again for your continued support.


Please see the Spellings star for this weeks spelling list. The assignment has been sent on Spelling Shed.

Parents Evening

If you have not booked an appointment for parents evening please log on and do so using the link sent last week.  There should be more appointments available now.  Please contact us via year group email if you have any problems;

Autumn 2 week 2

What busy week we have had in year 1!

We have started our new science topic about animals. The children have been Identifying and classifying animals into the groups of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds and fish. In PE, we had cricket coach Toby teaching us how to bat and field and in Maths we were learning about teen numbers and partitioning into the tens and ones.

In RWInc, all the children are working hard on reading their set 2 and set 3 sounds and we are really focusing on independent writing: saying our sentences in our head, then using our 'Fred fingers' to write the, down.

We also learnt about Remembrance Day and made poppies and started our computing topic about technology around us.

Next week brings parents evening- please log onto Teams just before your appointment time and we will call you. Please note, emails will only be responded to at the end of the week- anything urgent needs to go via the office please. We are looking forward to virtually meeting you all and talking about how your child has settled into year 1.


Spelling tests

This half term we are introducing weekly spelling tests. We are starting off with the common exception words/tricky red words and all children are being set the same words (maximum of 12  each week). We want to ensure that all children are be able to read, write and spell these words confidently.


We have set up the word list in Spelling Shed and have set this as an "assignment". When your child logs into Spelling Shed they can play a variety of games relating to the spelling list set. It is very important that the children can write the words as well, so we will  be sending home a spelling book for your child to keep at home and to use to practise writing the words. They will be tested in school.


Spelling lists will be set on a Tuesday for a test on the following Thursday. We have set the first list today (10th November) to be tested on Thursday 19th November.

This weeks spellings:














Your child's individual login can be found in their reading record.

Maths fun!

Flu Nasal Sprays

As Year 1 were home-learning, they missed the flu nasal sprays. We are trying to arrange a time when the nurses can come back into school to do Y1 and will let parents and carers know when that will be once it is arranged.

Our first week back after October half term has been filled with fun learning about Autumn and Bonfire Night 

Home-learning day and Wellies for Wednesday

Well done everyone for some great home-learning today. We have really enjoyed seeing your work on Teams.

We would like to take the children on an autumn walk around school tomorrow. If they have a pair of wellies they can bring in in a bag please could they do this, if you don't have any, it won't stop us going out- we can keep to the paths on the garden.

Many thanks your Year 1 Team

Thank you and take care

The Year 1 team are so grateful to our families for collecting the children so promptly this morning. The children were amazingly calm and sensible and we really appreciate that. 

Take care over the half term holiday, enjoy some rest and family time and we will be in touch with more information as and when we have it.

Isolation/home period and home-learning

As per the information given on Friday, the Year 1 children will be welcomed back to school on Wednesday 4th November. We will be providing home learning on Tuesday 3rd November with more information to follow on Monday 2nd November. Children will need to be online and available for a register on Teams at 10am on Tuesday morning. 


Well done to the children on a super first half term in Year 1. They have adapted really well to their new classes, routines, teachers and class rooms and we are so proud of them all. We cannot wait to see them again next half term and hope you all rest during the holidays. 

Mrs Newell, Mrs Gardner, Mrs Bonser, Mrs Houston, Mrs Carroll and Miss Ryan 

Half Term Fun Activities

Please find below different activities for your child to enjoy.  Please note these are completely optional.

Week 8- the end of a very busy half term

Welcome Presentation

We have uploaded our Year 1 welcome presentation to Microsoft Teams. Your child should have brought home their reading record, which contains their login in the front. Please use the email address to login (Teams user guides are saved below)

If you view the powerpoint please either leave us a "like" or a comment.

We would really like all families to try and log in to check that it is all working well!

Many thanks.

Year 1 Team

Microsoft Teams- Password and Logins

Your child's Microsoft Teams login and password is in the front of their reading record. We will be using Teams if our bubble closes so we would like parents to help their child to log on and access learning. See home-learning plan. Please see Teams guide documents to familiarise yourselves with the platform.


You also now have logins for Purple Mash, Numbots and Spelling Shed - in the reading record. For the rest of this half term, please allow your child to explore these programs and we may set activities in the future.



Week 7- learning learning! Lots of fun at the 'Dough Disco' too!