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Year 1

We had a great time at the Network Games

We have been looking at ways to help us feel calm and ready to learn. Which one is your favourite?

Look at our amazing dinosaur art work

We have been investigating dinosaur poo to find out if the dinosaurs were carnivores, herbivores or omnivores

Trip to EIS. Please read the letter.

We enjoyed the science workshop. We learned the names of the main parts of a flower.

Junk robots


On Friday, 25th March we are going to be making a robot out of junk materials in Design and Technology. We will need small cardboard boxes, yogurt pots, kitchen roll holders, coloured plastic tops off milk containers etc. 


Could you please send these into school with your child on Friday.  Please only send in used items, do not send in buy anything new for this activity. 


Thank you, Mrs Sewell 

We have been measuring using items we found in the classroom.

Knowledge Organiser Spring 2 Where I live: Sheffield

We have been learning how to draw robins

World Book Day

Our computing work

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We wrote and drew stories about bears and then we filmed ourselves retelling the stories. We hope you enjoy them.

More photos of the Santa fun run

We had fun at the Santa Fun Run

Warn and Inform -Letter to parents

Y1 are amazing and have successfully completed the mini-marathon!

Welcome to Year 1!


Welcome to Year 1 - here is some information about our learning in Year 1.

Drop off and Collection information- September 2021


Hello everyone. I hope that you all have lovely summer holidays. There will be some slight changes to drop offs and collections in September. I have included information relevant to year 1 below.


Staff will meet the children in the yard before school.   


Children in the breakfast club will stay with Mrs Rasdale and be taken to the Y1 classroom.


Start time: 8:50am


The gates will open at 8:40 and children can come straight into class. 


School finish time: 3:20pm


Children will be released from the Y1 classroom  to parents who should wait between the Y1 and FS2 classroom where the children were dropped off in the morning.


PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The children should come to school in their PE kit. Please send the children in jogging bottoms and a jacket/jumper when it is cold.


If you have any concerns about your child please contact the class teacher in the first instance. Mrs Sewell can be contacted via email ( or through the school telephone number.


Year 1 Homework


Year 1 homework can now be accessed and submitted using Google Classroom. If you have any problems logging in or accessing the work please let me know. You can send private messages using Google Classroom or email me at

Walk to Graves Park

Sewing club starting 15th June

Knowledge Organiser Summer 1 Digging for Dinosaurs

Knowledge Organiser Spring 2 Sheffield, city of steel

Images to promote Iceland

Look at our self-portraits made using natural or found materials

We have been learning all about brown bears. We hope you like our reports.

Knowledge Organiser Spring 1 Happily Ever After

If you are looking for this week's homework, it is now on google classroom.  Please use your log in details to access it.  Thank you, Mrs Sewell

Knowledge Organier Autumn 2 Memory Box

We hope you like our bonfire pictures

From next week, homework will be on google classroom.  Please make sure that you have logged on so that you can access it. 

If you have any problems with google classroom, please let me know. 

Look at some of our work on place value



Homework will be uploaded on to this class page by Friday of each week.  If you wish, you can email me your child's work to  Please do not sent the work to school in their book bag.  


Thank you for your support.  Mrs Sewell

Welcome back!  


What a fabulous group Year One are!  We have had a great first few days back.  


Tuesday and Thursday,  please send your child to school in PE kits.  White t-shirt and black shorts.  Children can also wear jogging bottoms and a hoodie or their school jumper. No football kits and no jewellery please.  


My PPA is on Thursday afternoon.  this will be covered by Mrs Walker and she will be teaching RE and PE.  


Homework will be on Fridays - it will be on this class page.  


Mrs Sewell


If you need to contact us, my email is and Mrs Bolland's is Please contact myself, Mrs Sewell, in the first instance if you have any concerns about your child.  

We cannot wait to see you all tomorrow.  


Please remember:


Wear PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  (school uniform om Thursday 3rd September).


Bring back the school reading books you were given in FS2.


Wear warm clothes, we have the windows open all day!


Bring a water bottle with your name on it. 


Be ready to have fun and see your friends again.


Mrs Sewell and Mrs Bolland

Looking forward to teaching you in September. Have a lovely summer holiday.

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Letter from Mrs Bell,


Dear children,

Yesterday I received a big envelope delivered by the postman. I was so excited to open it and so happy to find lots of letters from our children in year 1! Thank you for your 'Get Well Soon' wishes and I really am feeling much better. Your letters made me smile and feel very happy and I can't wait for us all to be back at school soon.


I hope you are all well and staying safe. If you are at home, show mum and dad how brilliant you are and, if you are at school, enjoy the peace and quiet and look after your teachers and teaching assistants. I miss your smiling faces and I miss 'Tea at 3'


I am really looking forward to seeing you again, whenever that may be. Thank you once again.

Love from

Mrs Bell x

Bird Feeders

We had lots of fun making our bird feeders. Please enjoy these at home and send us photographs of birds feeding if possible.

Bird Feeders

Our trip to Graves Park

To support our learning in history and science we walked through our local area and visited Graves Park.

We looked at Norton hall, Norton stables and St James' church and identified changes in buildings from the pictures in our booklets.

In the park we were on the look out for different species of birds and varieties of flowers. We also looked for other signs of spring.

Graves Park

The children received a letter from Batman asking them to help him make a new type of transport. The children designed rocket launches and after break made made rocket balloons. We had lots of fun testing our balloons in the classroom.

After lunch we received another letter from Batman asking us to make him a new parachute. We spoke about the different forces involved (gravity and air resistance).

We enjoyed testing our parachutes in the classroom.

Science Day

We made a street using different methods of joining cardboard

World Book Day

We used ten frames to do addition past 10

We used ten frames to solve number problems

We have been making pulleys for tree houses

We have been finding out which material is best to build a house

We have been learning that some metals are magnetic

We went to the KS1 athletics competition at Ponds Forge

We have been working hard to learn our number bonds for 10.

We have been looking at holly and we decided it was evergreen.

We are playing games to help us learn our number bonds for 10

We have learned how to use part whole models

We compared numbers and objects

We used the snake in the playground to count one more.

We have learned to line up objects before we count them.

We are practising our fine motor skills.

A strange spaceship appeared in our playground!

We love practical maths!

Welcome to Year One!


Mrs Sewell would like to welcome you to our Year One page.


This page will show the structure of our year and the exciting topics we will be focusing on each half term.


Please see the knowledge organisers to find out more details about what we will be learning.  


Autumn 1

We have lift off!  We are learning all about space and aliens and about the brave men and women who have been into space.  We are also learning about autumn, trees and the human sesnses. 




Autumn 2

Memory Box


This topic has a focus on local history. We are learning from local people about Norton, especially about the church.  We are also finding out about the countries that make up the United Kingdom.  


Spring 1

Happily Ever After





Spring 2

On our Doorstep


Where do you live? During this topic we think about our town and the homes we live in. We look at houses through history and different houses from around the world.


Summer 1

Digging for Dinosaurs

Do you like dinosaurs? This topic is all about the mighty dinosaurs who roamed the earth long ago. We learn about the different types of dinosaurs, the diets they had and how Mary Anning was one of the first people to discover amazing dinosaur fossils.



Summer 2

Deep Sea Dive


Our final topic takes us under the deep blue sea. We learn about amazing sea creatures and think about how we can care for our oceans and keep them clean.