Adel St John The Baptist

Welcome to Year 1


Year 1 Curriculum Map

Year 1 Essential Information

Welcome to Year 1!

Miss Riches will continue to teach the class, supported by Mrs Pullan. On Wednesdays Miss Smith will be teaching in the afternoon.

Things to remember:
• Our PE days in Year 1 will be Monday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit on both days. PE Kit consists of: black shorts or jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, black tracksuit top and trainers.

• All children should bring a named bottle of water to school. This will be brought home each day to be cleaned and refilled.

• All children need a pair of named, black pumps to wear inside while at school. These can be kept at school to change into each morning.

• All items brought into school (coats, gloves, hats etc should be clearly labelled with your child's name.

• Please send a pair of named wellies for your child to keep in school. 

• It is a good idea to provide a spare change of underwear in your child’s bag just in case it is ever required.


• Reading morning will be on a Wednesday, our first reading morning will be 20th September. Parents, carers and siblings are welcome to join us.

Home Learning
•  Your child will bring home their reading books from school on a Thursday and these need to be returned please on the following Thursday

• Please use Seesaw to record any reading or learning at home you complete with your child. 

Thank you for your support. Should you need to get in touch, please contact us through the school office or via email. If you do email us, please copy both teachers into your communication.

Miss Riches

Year 1 Class Blog 2023-24

Another lovely week in Year 1, we enjoyed having the instruments out in our music lesson. We’ve also loved using the Whiterose maths app to develop our maths skills.. In art we used pastels and crayons to add details to our watercolour backgrounds. On Thursday and Friday we were pleased to have Miss Christie with us as well! Have a lovely half term break!

We have been enjoying our Fire of London learning this week. We developed our water colour skills to create a fiery background and then painted on the outlines of buildings to create artwork for display. These will be up for you to see at parent’s evening. We are also looking forward to welcoming Miss Christie to Year 1 next week!

We have been using our ball skills in PE, in the role of attackers and defenders. In maths we have been solving additions by counting on on the number line.

This week we have enjoyed the story of Owl Babies and had a go at typing sentences on the desktop computers. The children have found out about the spacebar, enter and backspace keys!

Happy New Year! It has been lovely to see all the learning happening in Year 1. We have particularly enjoyed exploring with water colour paints. Please could you send pumps back into school if you haven’t already done so.

Another lovely week to finish our first term in Year 1. We have really enjoyed pur party and toy day! A big thank you for all the lovely cards and gifts, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and new year!

Feeling festive this week with our Nativity, Christingle service & Christmas lunch!

On Wednesday 13th December, please could Reception and KS1 children be brought back to school at 5.30 for the evening Nativity. They will come in via the main entrance. If your child is in our OOSC at that time, they will be collected by school staff. Children can collected from their classroom door at 7pm
Thank you for your continued support 
Reception and KS1 team

Another lovely week in Year 1. We walked  to church for our Advent service and we learning about shapes and making patterns.

We added the decorations children had made to the tree today!

We had a wonderful day at Lotherton Hall, meeting Florence Nightingale!

We enjoyed some watercolour painting this week, in response to our interfaith day.

We had a great time running our laps to raise money for Children in Need, thank you for all your donations!

We have been making moving pictures using sliders. We made them move up and down and side to side.

We painted poppies for Remembrance Day. You can see them in our classroom window.

We had a message from Beegu this week!

Thank you to everyone who has returned trip slips so promptly. Please let Miss Riches know if you can volunteer to help on the trip.

This week we have been using cubes to find one more and one less. We also enjoyed our first reading morning! On Friday we looked great as rockstars too!

Our Second Week

Our First Week


We have had a fantastic return to school and have enjoyed being with our friends again. Here we are exploring spirals to start off our art project!

Year 1 Class Blog

Wet Playtime!

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 1 Class Blog

It's been wet wet wet recently, and yesterday afternoon during yet another rainy playtime, we got the construction toys out. Year 1 had a great time working collaboratively and produced some very impressive creations!

"Spirited Art"

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 1 Class Blog

As part of Interfaith Week, we have been creating 'spirited art' inspired by the Christian value of peace. Year 1 used their painting, drawing, cutting and sticking skills to create their beautiful artwork.  

Interfaith Day

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 1 Class Blog

We had a brilliant day today on our Interfaith Day. Year 1 were separated into different classes for the day, each group including a mix of Years 1-6. Each 'class' moved around six different classrooms, learning about a different faith in each. Year 1 were able to share lots of new learning and worked really well with the older children.


Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 1 Class Blog

Year 1 have loved their first Bikeability session with Cycle North today. We are looking forward to two more sessions next week!

Reading Morning

Peter Dalrymple (PDalrymple) on: Year 1 Class Blog

We are pleased to be able to invite Year 1 parents to a weekly reading morning in Year 1, each Thursday from 8.50am - 9.10am. Come along to the classroom to enjoy some books with your child and their friends. The first of our new reading mornings will take place on Thursday 10th November. We look forward to welcoming you.

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