Year 1 Class News

Skipping ropes for sale

Posted on Wednesday 01 December 2021 by Mrs Taylor

This year we are continuing to work with Skipping School to develop the children’s skipping skills. Skipping School ropes (KS1 ropes and longer KS2 ropes) are now available to buy from the office.

Girls rugby opportunity

Posted on Wednesday 24 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Leos Junior Rugby Club are hosting a girls only training session, open to all girls in Reception to Year 6, on Sunday 28th November, with the aim of setting up a girls only rugby team in the area. Please see below for more information.


Posted on Friday 19 November 2021 by Mr McGriffiths

This week in Art we produced some wonderful prints, inspired by Paul Klee as well as our trip to Leeds Art Gallery. We designed our patterns and then drawn them carefully on polystyrene tablets. Next we had to roll out some printing ink so it was very thin before we rolled it on to our polystyrene design. The final stage was to firmly press our design onto the white paper and gently lift it off! It was brilliant to watch the ‘wow’ moment when the printed pattern was revealed! We can’t wait to do more printing next week!

Odd socks day

Posted on Monday 08 November 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Next week is Anti-Bullying Week.

This year’s theme is ‘One Kind Word’ and we will be taking part in Odd Socks Day on Monday 15 November.

Odd socks day is to raise awareness of our differences, individuality and personal choice. Come to school wearing your odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique.

This year, the Junior Leadership Team have requested a voluntary donation of £1 on the day to raise money for our school charity, Dog’s Trust.

Thank you for your support.

Rugby roadshow

Posted on Wednesday 20 October 2021 by Mrs Taylor

As part of our partnership with White Rose Rugby and Moortown Rugby Club, here is an invite to a free rugby event, just for our pupils, taking place after half term on Wednesday 3rd November. White Rose Rugby have been working with classes for curriculum PE and also delivering the Thursday after-school club.

We hope you can take up this opportunity for a fun evening at Moortown Rugby Club.

Adel Tennis Club coaching

Posted on Wednesday 13 October 2021 by Mrs Taylor

This half term, Year 1, 2 and 6 are developing and improving their tennis skills in sessions led by John Moore from Adel Tennis Academy.

Adel Tennis Academy are running half term tennis camps. Click here for more information.



Wonderful writing!

Posted on Friday 08 October 2021 by Mr McGriffiths

This week we have been reading a story called ‘We’re going to find the monster’ by Malorie Blackman and Dapo Adeola. 

The children have loved imagining what kind of monster the children are seeking as well as mapping out the journey the brave explorers take. We then thought of our own ideas for where they could search for the monster and wrote up our ideas wonderfully! We thought really carefully about what we were going to write making sure we included all our Year 1 must dos. We even practised clapping at the end of each sentence to remind us to use a full stop!

Well done everyone!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr McGriffiths

After-school clubs return

Posted on Thursday 07 October 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Our autumn term after-school clubs return next week.

Here is the schedule that has recently been sent out to all children.

We invest part of our government PE and Sport Premium in subsidising these clubs and we hope to get as many children as possible active after-school.

If your child is interested in joining a club, please sign up via School Gateway or contact the school office.

Living and Learning: 8Rs for learning

Posted on Friday 24 September 2021 by Mr McGriffiths

The Eight Rs for Learning promote good learning behaviour.

They include being resilientresponsiblereflectivereadyresourcefulrisk takingresponsive and remembering. Each attribute is represented by an animal, I wonder if your child can remember which animals they are.

We have been learning all about these in our Living and Learning lessons this week and we have been thinking of different times we have shown these attributes. In doing so, we have been showing excellent resilient, remembering and responsive behaviour. Mrs Taylor was very impressed by how much we remembered in our Monday assembly!

Although these eight attributes have been our current focus in Living and Learning, we refer to the 8Rs throughout the year. Can your child think of different ways they can show these attributes at home and at school?

Read more about the Eight Rs in our guide for parents and carers.

Bike to School week and Let’s ride

Posted on Wednesday 22 September 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Biking and scooting are one of the ways we encourage children to actively travel to and from school and next week we’ll be taking part in Bike to School Week (with Sustrans and the Bikeability Trust). We are pleased to be part of this UK-wide event, encouraging families to cycle, or scoot, to school. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate active school journeys and the positive impact it has on children’s health and wellbeing – as well as the environment.

Bike and scooter storage facilities are available by the side of the Year 4 classroom.

Also, taking place this weekend is the free Let’s Ride session held locally at the Brownlee Centre.

This free family community event is ideal for the whole family to enjoy cycling in a safe and friendly space. At the Leeds Brownlee Centre, Bodington Playing Fields, you can ride at your own pace as many times as you like with volunteers on hand to chat all things cycling.

Sign up for the event here.