Year 1 Class News


School Council elections

Posted on Tuesday 16 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

In our whole school assembly today, we launched this year’s School Council election process.  Our School Council is one of the ways that children are encouraged to take an active part in pupil voice.

The election process allows children to develop an understanding of one of the British Values, democracy, with two representatives from each class, chosen democratically by their peers.

Our current school councillors spoke about their role over the last year and the qualities needed to be an effective school councillor.

These included:

  • use the 8 Rs for learning
  • be respectful and polite
  • help others
  • be a good speaker and listener (to members of your class and in the meetings)
  • share and be confident with your ideas
  • let others speak
  • accept the views of others even if you don’t agree
  • be friendly and approachable
  • follow our school rules and make good choices in class and around school

Watch out for the whole school homework this week all about the election and democracy, ready for the elections next Thursday 25 October.

Ordinal Numbers

Posted on Sunday 14 October 2018 by Mr Parker

To learn about ordinal numbers, we took our learning outside. Racing in groups of five or ten, the children gained an excelling understanding of ordinal numbers. Plus, it was fun to take our learning outside and get active.

Time Travel

Posted on Sunday 14 October 2018 by Mr Parker

In our topic, ‘Time Travel’ the children have been learning about objects from the past and how they have changed over time. The children were given a picture of a vacuum cleaner and asked to guess what it was. After that, they were given other vacuum cleaners and asked to work together to put them in chronological order.

In this lesson, the children demonstrated that they could use the historical skill of recognising that changes happen over time.

Half term boys gymnastics

Posted on Tuesday 09 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Leeds Gymnastics, who run our gymnastics after-school club, are running a fun taster session at their club on Tuesday 30th October.  See the poster below for more details and how to book.

Active travel winner

Posted on Tuesday 09 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

To mark International Walk to School month and our recent promotion of the Park and Stride site at Marks and Spencer, we are running a prize draw every week in October.

All children who make an active journey (bike, scoot, walk or park and stride) every day for each week  are entered into a prize draw.

Each Friday in October, we will select a winner at random to win a £10 Love2Shop gift voucher.

Here’s our first winner.  Keep up those active journeys to be in with a chance to win the next prize.


Local Area Walk

Posted on Wednesday 03 October 2018 by Mr Parker

Last week, Year One went on a walk around the local area to kick off our ‘Time Travel’ topic. The aim of the walk was to compare old and new houses. The children took pictures of all different houses and wrote notes about the differences between old and new houses.

Bounce into basketball

Posted on Wednesday 03 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

City of Leeds basketball are launching new girls sessions.
First session commences starts Sunday 30th September.
Whether you have just fancied a go or played a little at school, you will be welcome.
£5 per session pay to play and all newcomers to the club/foundation will receive the first two sessions free.
So why not give it a try and … “Bounce” into basketball or reach “New Heights”  with City of Leeds Basketball.

School Savings Club

Posted on Wednesday 03 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

The School Savings Club paying in sessions for this year are at 3.15-3.45pm on the following dates (the penultimate Thursday of each half term).

  • 18 October
  • 13 December
  • 07 February
  • 21 March
  • 16 May
  • 11 July

If you’re unable to attend in person, please hand in any money to be deposited to the office in a sealed envelope addressed to Mrs Tiffany.

If your child would like to open an account, please ask at the office.

There is an extra incentive for pupils in Year 3 as Leeds City Council will add £10 to your child’s account.

Road safety assembly

Posted on Tuesday 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Anne, from Leeds City Council’s road safety team, delivered some great safety messages in our assembly this morning.

Can you remember the green cross code?

  • Think!
  • Stop!
  • Look!
  • Listen!

Mass park and stride

Posted on Tuesday 02 October 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Thank you to all families who joined our mass park and stride this morning from Marks and Spencer.  Special thanks as well to Leeds City Council road safety trainers, Dom Jacques and Living Streets representatives and especially Kerby for supporting this event to mark the start of International Walk to School month.

It was great to see so many families join the walk to school using Marks and Spencer to park their car rather than parking near the school gate.

Keep up those active journeys to school for a happy and healthy start to the day.