Year 1 Class News


Healthy Schools revalidation

Posted on Wednesday 02 October 2019 by Mrs Taylor

We are proud to continue to be a happy and healthy school.

‘Congratulations on re-validating your Healthy Schools Status using the School Health Check tool, indicating that your school has self-evaluated whole school health. This demonstrates that your school is continuing to embed and improve provision against the four core areas of Healthy Schools.’

Health and Wellbeing service, Leeds City Council

Our re-validation was based on the four core areas of Healthy Schools –

  • Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

A visit will be arranged later this year to externally reassess this self-validation.



This status is valid for three years before re-validation is necessary (August 2019 – August 2022). During this period, a visit will be arranged to externally reassess your self-validation. Once the school has had a successful reassessment, you will then receive a Healthy Schools plaque and feedback report. In the meantime, we do recommend that you update the School Health Check on an annual basis.


Comparing Objects

Posted on Sunday 29 September 2019 by Mr Parker

In Year One, we have been developing a good understanding of how to compare two groups of objects using the terms more than, less than and equal to. In the pictures below, the children are working in pairs to demonstrate their understanding of this.


Aldi Kit for Schools

Posted on Thursday 26 September 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Aldi’s Kit for Schools promotion is giving twenty primary schools the chance to win £20,000 to kick-start a health legacy for their school.

What’s more, every school who enters by completing their Aldi’s Kit for Schools poster will also receive an exclusive school sports kit! Help us collect stickers with every £30 you spend in store and fill up our school’s poster to give us a chance to win. Please bring your stickers to the school office before the promotion ends on the 3rd November. Thank you for your support.

New after school club

Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Mrs Taylor

This term, we will be running a new yoga and mindfulness after school club open to Years 1 – 3.

Led by yoga teacher, Heather Marshall, the sessions will run after school on a Tuesday.

Heather provided a session for Year 2 this week to give them a taster of what to expect at the club.

‘I enjoyed the relaxation.’

‘It was good to use our body to make the animal shapes.’

‘The games we played were fun.’

Please contact the office if your child would like to attend this club as we do have a few places left. Relaxation is definitely guaranteed.


Themed menu

Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Catering Leeds, our school meal provider, will be running a special themed menu on Thursday 3rd October.  Please contact the office, as soon as possible, if your child would like a school meal on this day (no action needed if your child normally has a school meal on this day).

Finger Spaces

Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Mr Parker

Today, we worked in pairs to help each other write sentences about our class novel, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. The particular focus of our writing this week is to use a finger space between each word. In the pictures below, you will see the children pointing out to their partner where they should use a space in their sentences

Bike to School Week

Posted on Sunday 22 September 2019 by Mrs Taylor

This week, it is Bike to School Week. Bike to School Week is a week long event designed to showcase the benefits of cycling to school.

Have you been inspired by the current UCI Road World Championships to get on your bike? Could you make biking to school one of your active methods of travelling to school this week?

To link with Bike to School week, our Year 1 class will be completing their Balance, Pedal, Go bike training this week.

If you are wanting to explore the area further by bike, this West Yorkshire Cycle map can help to find recommended routes.

Finally, have you visited the local Brownlee Centre? Take a look at some of their Let’s Ride sessions.


Leeds Playhouse

Posted on Thursday 19 September 2019 by Mr Parker

Today,  we brought our class novel ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ to life with a drama session led by Sam from Leeds Playhouse.  The children took part in lots of fun games and loved becoming some of the characters from the story. Each child got to act out being a ‘wild thing’ just like Max in the story. All the children were extremely creative in their acting and will hopefully use today to inspire them to do some amazing writing.

Tennis for Kids

Posted on Wednesday 18 September 2019 by Mrs Taylor

Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club are launching their Tennis For Kids courses at the club from this week (Thursdays and Saturdays).

These sessions are aimed at children between 4 and 11 years old. and both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Tennis For Kids is a great way for kids to learn the basics of the game whilst having fun and interacting with other children at an affordable price.


Judo taster sessions

Posted on Sunday 15 September 2019 by Mrs Taylor

This week, every class will be taking part in a judo taster session led by a British Judo coach.

These sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday so please remember to have PE kit in school and take earrings out on these days.

We look forward to learning some new skills.