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Year 1 22/23

Robin Class:


To my wonderful Robin children, I have had such fun this year teaching you and watching each of you continue to grow and shine just like the superstars you all are. I am so so so lucky to be following you into Year 2 and to carry on working with you. You are all going to be just incredible and you deserve a summer filled with fun and love. To the Robin grown-ups, a huge thanks for your generous gifts, kind messages and overall incredible support this year. This class would not be what it is without all of us as a team! Thank you everyone and I will see you in September! Let’s go and rock Year 2! Miss Rundle. Xxx

A HUGE thank you from all the staff in year 1 for our fabulous gifts, messages, cards and thoughts.  We hope you have a wonderful break and look forward to hearing about your adventures when you return in September.  Stay safe and be good!



To our gorgeous Starlings!  We will miss you so much!  What a special class you are.  Thank you for the smiles, the fun and learning. We are very lucky to have had you for a year and what generous gifts! Thank you it is so nice of you all!


Goodbye and Good Luck 

Mrs G and Mrs H

Gorgeous Goldfinches!

Thank you to all my lovely Goldfinches. You are my last Year 1 class and I will remember each and everyone of you. You are all very special and you will LOVE year 2. 

Thank you to all the parents and carers for the kind wishes, cards and gifts. It's always strange when you begin to pick up on the other playground, I will miss seeing you all.

Mrs Newel xx

Passionate Protectors of the Environment!

We have been talking about how we can be 'Passionate Protectors of the Environment' at Springfield!  Please listen to and enjoy the song and learn the Poem at home.  The children will be sharing it with Reception Children next week.

Starlings enjoyed their fourth Forest School session this Tuesday:

Design Technology. The children have used their knowledge of materials and developing skills to design and make chairs for baby bear. They have all done a fantastic job!

Changeable weather conditions

Please can all children bring a raincoat into school every day. The weather is very changeable and we like to get the children outside, even if it is drizzling. 
Please also ensure your child has a water bottle for sports day too. 


If you are available to help walk down to Crossford Bridge for our Sports Day on Tuesday afternoon 4th July please email  We need some support to help walk all 90 children down the canal.  We are leaving school at 12.30pm.


Year 1 Robin have created their own pigs in Art as we explore different materials in our current topic!

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Today a small group of girls took part in a Disney inspired football festival at Wellfield Primary School. The girls walked to the event then took part in a variety of small games based on Disney books.

Another fantastic forest schools session. Thank you Grip Andrew! Marshmallows were tasty!

Wheelie Disco next Friday

Dear Year One parents,


On Friday 23rd June the Year One children are going to take part in a 'Wheelie Disco' on the school playground.  This is a well done for all their hard work recently especially in their phonic screening.  

Children are invited to bring to school their scooter, bike, buggy, skateboard or whatever they wish that has wheels.  They should still be wearing their school uniform.  

When the children come to school Robins should store their 'wheels' in the bike shed on the Reception playground.

Starling and Goldfinch class will push their 'wheels' through school and store them in our outdoor area.  

We will have the 'Wheelie disco' on the school playground with music and a cold treat.

Many Thanks,


Year One Team

Science - exploring materials. Which materials would you use to build the 3 little pigs house?

A wet forest schools - but we still managed to explore and collect nature treasure. Well done Starlings.

Welcome Back!

We hope you have all had an enjoyable 2 week break. We cannot wait to welcome the children back. A couple of reminders:

  • Starling class will have Forest School  every Tuesday. They need to wear their PE kit and will need footwear appropriate to the weather.
  • The Phonics Screening check will take place this week (Information for parents can be found below). We will report your child's score in the end of year report.
  • Tuesday 13th June is the "Fathers' Day Markets"- you should have had an email from the PTA and pay on parentpay if you want your child to participate.
  • PE will continue to be Tuesday and Wednesday each week.
  • Sports day is 4th July, at Crossford Bridge.

Thanks Year 1 Team



This half term we have discussed which colours are warm colours and which are cold. We looked at art by famous artists and discussed which colours we thought were featured in these.  
The children shared which were their favourite pictures and why.

After sorting some inspirational pictures into what we thought showed hot and cold colours we stuck them on two different pages. Then we looked at a colour wheel and explored these colours in our sketch books using water colours.

We then created a hot and a cold colour wash.  The children had to share equipment and work carefully with other children on their table. The colours had to blend into one another and they learnt about how the different amounts of water would affect the shade of colour used.

Finally using pictures as inspiration and considering the typical landscape in these hot and cold places we drew onto our colour washes using chalk, charcoal and pastels. Some of these were done on our wonderful art bus. 

Robin Class visit the Art Bus!

Phonics Screening Check

After the half term holiday, the Year 1 children will take the Phonics Screening Check. Please find below some information for parents about the check. This is a narrated PowerPoint, you will need to play slide show to be able to hear a narration over the top. We do not make a big deal of this check and call it a "Purple Booklet". The children have been working towards this from the moment they started RWInc and they should not feel worried. 
If you have any questions about the check, then please ask your child's class teacher at home-time. We will report the results in the report in July.

🌎 In Geography we have been learning the names and location of the different continents.
The children have also identified the equator on a map along with the North and South Pole. 🌎

This song has really helped our learning…


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Year 1 Robin Reading Books 


Year 1 Parents/Guardians, 


Please don't worry that your child is coming home without a reading book tonight. I have taken them all in and will pass on two new reading books for the week to all children tomorrow.

Many thanks, 

Miss Rundle :) 

Happy Coronation Weekend!

We have had a lovely day celebrating the King’s coronation. Enjoy your bank holiday weekend!


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Friday coronation party

Children can wear red, white and blue or dress as a prince or princess, king or queen tomorrow for our coronation party. Don’t forget to bring your crowns as well!


Today in Dance we used a Spring poem to develop 12 counts of our ‘Spring’ motif.  We listened carefully to the poem and we were creative with our movements.  We moved safely in space taking care of ourselves and others.  


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Gem from Swashbuckle set the year one children a challenge this week. She hid treasure around school. The children had to use the map they had drawn of school to find the treasure


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Following looking at and discussing different types of maps the children practised drawing maps of their table.
They then drew one of their classroom and then one of the infant part of school.

Well done to everyone who drew a map of their bedroom.
If you’re still to do so please bring it in next week so we can add it to your map book.

They look great!

Goldfinch forest school session 2

Early multiplication: Making equal groups in maths

Homework - crown homework due 5th May



On Monday 24th April, your child will be visiting GRIP Adventure in Sale as part of our Geography learning. 


Your child needs to wear: 


Warm clothing as we will be working in the adventure cave and taking a trip down the canal on the barge. 

Trainers or sports footwear that your child will be comfortable to walk in all day. 

Waterproof jacket/coat for potential rainy weather. 


PACKED LUNCH in a DISPOSABLE bag so that your child can get rid of any rubbish after they have eaten. 


Many thanks, 


Miss Rundle

Further Grip trips

Starling class are going on Wednesday 26 th April and goldfinch will now be going on Thursday 4th May. Please ensure you have given consent on parent pay. We are unable to take children out of school without consent. 
We do not need any parent helpers for our trips thank you. 

Goldfinch on their Forest Schools session. Fantastic behaviour and they absolutely loved it.

DT food- design, make and evaluate a healthy dipping platter to enjoy with my teddy at a teddy bear’s picnic 

Our DT project concluded with our teddy bear’s picnic on Friday. After making our platters we joined together in the hall (thanks to the weather) and enjoyed our dipping platters. We are so impressed with the skills the children have learnt during our project and the end results were fab!


We also had an Easter egg hunt on the garden. 

We hope all of our families have a super Easter break and we look forward to welcoming the children back in Monday 17th April. 
After half term:

P.E. will still be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Goldfinch class will have forest school on a Tuesday morning and our trips to Grip adventure will take place in the second week of the summer term. Please let your class teacher know if you can help as we do need parent helpers for each class and have only received a couple of volunteers so far.

Robin Forest School Sessions: Making Bird Feeders

Design Technology

In DT we are going to be designing and making a vegetable and fruit platter.  In preparation for this today we practised peeling, cutting and grating fruits and vegetables using foods provided by Tesco in Sale.  In the coming week we will look at healthy eating, we will design our own fruit and vegetable platter then put our ideas and plans together with our friends to design a group platter.  On Friday we will prepare these platters then we will enjoy them at our Easter picnic.  
Please can the children bring in their favourite teddy bear next Friday for our picnic.  
We would really appreciate a 50p donation towards buying the fruits and vegetables for this.  Thank you!

Other Activities From Week 5

In P.E., Goldfinch and Starlings have been learning how to skip with a skipping rope. In Maths, we have begun to look at comparing lengths and heights and measuring using non-standard measures and moving to centimetres.


Robin class will have their last forest school session this week. After the holidays it will be Goldfinch class. Information will be sent to you via email. We will also be going on our Geography trip with Grip adventure on the 24th, 26th and 27th April. A letter will be with you this week with all the information needed.

Science Week

On Monday we welcomed a parent from Reception who talked to the children about materials and how she uses Science in her job. She showed us an experiment which demonstrates how a nappy works and turns liquid into a solid.


On Friday, the children carried out their own experiments. We put carnations into water with food colouring in it and are eagerly looking forward to seeing if they have changed over the weekend. We also created a “rain cloud in a jar,” to show how it rains. It was fun to do some hands on Scientific experiments.

World Book Day - Book Swap!!!

What a busy week we’ve had!

We have continued learning about plants and trees in Science this week. The children made zigzag books about wild and common flowers, they made their own jigsaws and observed the seeds that we have planted.

in Maths, we have been comparing objects and numbers to 50. In PSHE, we have been learning about the importance of hand washing by conducting an experiment with glitter to see how quickly germs can spread if we don’t wash our hands. 

Don’t forget to book your parents evening appointments if you haven’t already.

Robin Forest School

#embraceequality on International Women’s Day 2023

Robin Class Assembly

Being Botanists! Observing and comparing trees in our garden. Which are deciduous and which are evergreen?

Starling Assembly

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When i grow up i want to be...
The class assembly video will be on Springfield YouTube account. We will add a link when it is uploaded.

Welcome back to the Spring Term

We hope you have all had a relaxing break and we are looking forward to welcoming the children back this week. 
It’s going to be another busy half term!
Here are a few reminders:
Wednesday 22nd February - Starling class assembly at 2:30pm in the hall. Parents are welcome.  Only four children require costumes.  We have spoken to these children's parents, if we haven't spoken to you please send your child to school in their school uniform for the assembly.  
Wednesday 1st March - Robin class assembly 2:30pm. Parents are welcome.


Robin class are doing forest school every Tuesday- please see details below and email for what to bring. 

PE will be every Tuesday - due to the class assemblies children will only need to wear PE kit on Wednesdays from 8th March. 

KS1 disco is Thursday 2nd March 5:30-6:30pm- please see email from the PTA. 

Parents evenings will be 21st- 23rd March.

Please bring in a clear jam jar for 23rd February for Science.


This half term we will be continuing our RWInc program- consolidating our knowledge of set 3 sounds and building fluency as we read.

In Maths we are learning about numbers to 50 and counting in groups of 2s, 5s and 10s.

In Science we will be learning about plants and trees and looking at how the seasons are changing as we move into Spring.

We will complete our food topic in design and technology. 

Robin Forest School 


Tuesday 21st February Robin Class ONLY will be beginning their forest school learning in the school garden. This will be from 21/2/23 - 21/3/23. You should have already received an email containing information about this. Please send your child to school in their PE kit. Please ensure they have a waterproof coat and bring wellington boots in a named plastic bag. 


Starling and Goldfinch children will have P.E. as normal at school and should continue to come to school in their kits. They are NOT completing their forest school learning yet. 


Many thanks! 

Robin Class Assembly


Wednesday 1st March will be our Class Assembly. Your child should have come home with their lines and the following letter attached. Please read for any information you may require. 



Dear Parents and Carers,


Your child has been given a set of lines to practise for our Class Assembly. It would be greatly appreciated if they could please practise their lines often with a friend or family member in order to make sure that they are familiar with what they need to say. Please keep these in your child’s bag as we will be practising them in school.


Our theme is St. David’s Day. Please could your child also bring a green/red/white top, jumper or dress (and dark leggings/trousers/skirt). This is to represent the colours of the flag of Wales. Please could these be brought in by Wednesday 22nd February. If your child is a robber or Dillwyn the Dragon, please do not send any clothes in for them. We have those outfits in school.


Your help is greatly appreciated and we hope you are able to join us for this special occasion on the 1st March at 2:30pm in the school hall. The gates to the main playground will be opened for you to enter near the dining room.


Kindest regards,


Miss Rundle



Our assembly is on Wednesday 22nd February at 2.30pm.  You will be informed if your child needs a costume. Lines on card have now been put in their book bags - please encourage your child to have fun learning them! Thank you if you have already started practising!  You are all welcome at the assembly in the hall.  We will also video the assembly if you cannot make it. 


Goldfinch Assembly is this Wednesday at 2.30pm.

SPELLINGS HOMEWORK - It seems we have been set Year 2 spellings by accident.  Please don't complete these spellings.  Your spellings are red words and teen numbers to practise.  Thank you. 

Starling class had their first art lesson on the art bus today. They used the printing they had done with Fiona to create an owl collage

Please can you send in a clean jam jar to help us observe plants over time. The children will be planting different seeds and monitoring how they grow and change. The jam jars need to be in school for 23rd February.

Goldfinch Assembly

Just a reminder, please can children bring in their costumes by Monday 6th February at the very latest. 


Keep practising your lines at home.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to share our assembly on Wednesday 8th February at 2:30pm. 



Copy of letter to parents:

Dear Parents and Carers,


Your child has been given a set of lines to practise for our Class Assembly. It would be greatly appreciated if they could please practise their lines often with a friend or family member in order to make sure that they are familiar with what they need to say. Please keep these in your child’s bag as we will be practising them in school.


Our theme is Chinese or Lunar New Year. Please could your child also bring a red top, jumper or dress (and dark leggings/trousers/skirt). Please could these be brought in by Thursday 2nd February. If your child is an animal or the Jade Emperor, we will provide a mask (unless you have an outfit at home, please do not buy anything new).


Your help is greatly appreciated and we hope you are able to join us for this special occasion on the 8th February at 2:30pm in the school hall. The gates to the main playground will be opened for you to enter near the dining room.


Kindest regards,


Mrs Newell

Goldfinch class owls artwork

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As January comes to an end, we have been singing our favourite January song...

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In History we have been learning about significant people, we have looked in depth at Mrs Spencer who was the Headteacher here.  We have chatted about the different ways we learn about the past.  We learnt more about Mrs Spencer from people whom she worked with and taught.  We asked them questions and watched a video clip.

Please check out children's writing from home sent into us via email.  Great to share, thank you!  

Here are our writing targets we are working on this term in school. 

Art with Fi Smith our community Artist

Happy snow day ❄️


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From History Detectives to Artists

This afternoon we went from being History detectives looking for evidence of school being old, to Artists drawing an old part of school.


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We hope your children came home and told you all about their Gymnastics lesson. They learnt how to use the equipment had a short amount of time exploring. They will continue to use the equipment for the whole of this half term. Here is a short video so you can see what they had/will have the opportunity to use and learn to perform on.

P.E.  Please wear shorts under jogging bottoms for your P.E. kit on Wednesdays.  Thank you. 
For now these can be of any colour however we ask that by the start of February your child is wearing navy blue shorts for PE as per the school PE policy.

Happy New Year!

We cannot wait to see the children on Wednesday 4th January and hope you have all had a restful break.

Some reminders for the Spring Term.

P.E. days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Children will need to wear their PE kit on Wednesday 4th January. 

Class assemblies start at the end of this half term with Year 1 Goldfinch on Wednesday 8th February in the afternoon. Parents can come to watch in the hall (Time TBC). 

Starling class assembly- Wednesday 22nd February

Robin Class Assembly- Wednesday 1st March

Year 1 Robin D.T. Christmas Cards

A DT Christmas treat for you all

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In DT we explored books, toys and Christmas cards that had moving parts. We learnt and practised making simple sliders that move up and down and side to side. We also learnt how to make a lever using a split pin. We then designed using recycled paper our own Christmas cards involving either a lever or a slider. This week we have made them using card and our very best drawing skills. We are so proud of our work. You’ll love seeing them when we send them home to you.

Photographs from our Christmas Show