Year 1 Class News

Summer of sport

Posted on Thursday 21 July 2022 by Mrs Taylor

It’s just 7 days to go until the Commonwealth Games begin in Birmingham. Watch this introductory video to find out more.

To keep active over the summer holidays, why not try these commonwealth personal best challenges at home. My Commonwealth PB incorporates skills that are used in 7 of the sports which will be taking place at the B2022
Commonwealth Games.

Use the QR codes below to see each challenge.

We’d love to hear how you get on!


Posted on Wednesday 20 July 2022 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to Roundhegians who recently hosted our sports day events.
Roundhegians run mini rugby sessions for girls and boys in Year 1 to Year 6.
The sessions take place on Sunday mornings at the club and they will restart on 4th September.
Information about individual age group teams can be found here.

Pupil health questionnaire homework

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2022 by Mrs Taylor

This week, our whole school homework is I can share my views about health.

We’re proud to be a happy and healthy school.

Each year, we ask you to complete a short health questionnaire. Your views can help us to become even happier and healthier.

Parents/carers: please complete this survey with your child, to find out their views on some of our key health issues at school, and comment at the end.

Please submit before Friday 15 July 2022 and as an extra incentive the class that submit the most responses will earn an extra playtime next week!

Super Sports Day

Posted on Wednesday 06 July 2022 by Mrs Weekes

What an amazing day yesterday! Our first full sports day since the pandemic and we came back with an amazing bang! Mrs Taylor did a grand job of organising everything, as always, and all the helpers that made it run smoothly were brilliant. Mr Roundtree is a little croaky today after his commentating but I’m sure you’ll agree, it was well worth it. You will see a photo of Mrs Burke completing her final egg and spoon race as a member of staff but you never know, she might be guest of honour next year. Thank you to everyone who came along to watch!

Sports day for Moortown Primary School 5 July 2022.
Sports day for Moortown Primary School 5 July 2022.
Sports day for Moortown Primary School 5 July 2022.
Sports day for Moortown Primary School 5 July 2022.
Sports day for Moortown Primary School 5 July 2022.

Living and learning: drug education

Posted on Wednesday 06 July 2022 by Mrs Taylor

This half term, part of our Living and Learning focus includes drug education. We have arranged for visitors to come into school to help to deliver this key aspect of education. 

We have been working with d:side for many years and they will be visiting school to deliver sessions to all classes based around drug education on Monday 11 July and Wednesday 13 July.

 d:side is a comprehensive drug & alcohol education programme that encourages children to make positive & healthy life-choices whilst promoting a pro-active attitude to life. They focus on developing the children’s knowledge, skills & attitude, whilst equipping them with the appropriate life skills to successfully manage sensitive situations with peers & encourage a positive approach to life.

As part of this visit, Dave Hill, from d:side, will be available in the playground after school on Monday 11 July 3:05-3:30pm to answer any questions about this learning. 

Living and Learning – relationships

Posted on Monday 04 July 2022 by Mr McGriffiths

For the past few weeks, we have been learning about relationships that are important to us, in particular our friends and family. We came up with lots of ways to be a good friend and what friends do to make us feel happy (a healthy relationship).  We thought about the importance of family and we recognised that all families are different. We respect these differences. The ways people care for each other in these families remains the same.  We spoke about special people in our lives and why they are special to us.

Finally, we reminded ourselves of the important NSPCC Underwear rule  and enjoyed the Pantosaurus song too.  We hope you can share this important learning again with your child at home.


We even created our own design of pants to remind us of the rule!

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Posted on Monday 04 July 2022 by Mr McGriffiths

Year 1 had an incredible time at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Thursday! The children were all brilliantly behaved and learnt so much about the different animals we saw. They also showed great perseverance because we did a lot of walking! During a workshop some of us were brave enough to hold a huge African land snail and a wriggly cockroach! Well done to everyone!


George and the Dragon writing

Posted on Friday 24 June 2022 by Mr McGriffiths

This week in Year 1 we have been looking at the story ‘George and the Dragon’ by Chris Wormell! It is a very funny story about a huge, fierce dragon who is terrified of… mice!!

We learnt a class version of the story and then began to change it to make it our own. We invented our own dragon and thought about how fierce it was! Then we decided what our dragon would be so fearful of. We had some great ideas: frogs, snails, worms, birds and even chickens!!

The next step was drawing a story map of our ideas and practising telling it to our classmates. We had a great time sharing our stories in the sun!

The final stage was the writing! We were very keen to get going and showed amazing stamina for writing! Everyone in Year 1 was so proud of the finished writing! Well done to all the children!

First week back!

Posted on Friday 10 June 2022 by Mr McGriffiths

It was really good to see the children eager to learn again after a half term break. They have clearly enjoyed their week and have been making excellent choices because we won the choice chip cup this week! Well done everyone! It is fully deserved.

We have also started our DT topic this week. We are studying textiles, in particular, joining pieces of material together by sewing. Today, we got some plastic needles and sewing cards out to practise threading needles, tying knots and beginning a running stitch. It was difficult and the children showed brilliant resilience to keep going! We were all very proud of ourselves.

It would be a great help if you could practise tying a simple knot at home! Thank you!


Posted on Thursday 26 May 2022 by Mr McGriffiths

This week in gymnastics we got all the equipment out and did some amazing climbing, jumping and sliding. The children were very excited and loved seeing how high they could climb. I was very impressed by their resilience and their bravery. I was also very glad to see all children taking safe risks in this way and showing good maturity to know when they felt they had gone high enough.