Author Archives: Miss N. McDonnell

Year 1 2015-2016

Year 1 have had such a super year this year. They have worked incredibly hard all year and have done so well. Miss McDonnell and Mrs Weir are so proud of each and every one of them. Good luck in Year 2. You will all be fantastic!

 

Here are some of their highlights!

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Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 2016

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 2016

You may be aware that during the week commencing 13th June 2016, all Year 1 children will sit a phonics reading test. This is a statutory assessment, which means children in Year 1 all over the country will be sitting the same screening check. After the check, the results are submitted to the Local Education…Read More

Year 1 Plants

Year 1 Plants

Year 1 are enjoying their Science topic ‘Plants’. After conducting a plant hunt around school, we learned how to plant our own seeds. On our plant hunt we found lots of different plants, including daffodils, ivy, daisies, bluebells and even poppies! We planted sunflower seeds, runner beans and cress. We found out that different seeds…Read More

Year 1 Space Topic

Year 1 Space Topic

Year 1 have been really enjoying our Space topic. We have been busy doing all manner of Space related work, not least designing and building our very own Space Station! (You may have heard about it….!) Here are some of our best bits! Designing and building our own Space Station   We love playing in…Read More

Year 1 RE with some help from Year 5!

Year 1 RE with some help from Year 5!

Year 1 have been learning about special meals in RE. We learned all about the bread and wine. As Year 1 are too young to receive their Holy Communion, we put together some thoughtful questions to ask children who had experienced it. Year 5 were happy to answer their questions about making your First Holy…Read More

Year 1- European Day of Languages

Year 1 have really enjoyed their day learning about Europe. We have had a very busy day…… We learned ways to say ‘Hello’ in other languages. We sorted Euros and Pounds… We made flags using peg boards. Can you guess the flag? We even found matching flags and made our own copy. Then we had…Read More

Year 1- Endangered Animals

Year 1- Endangered Animals

As part of our ‘Animals’ topic, Year 1 have been reading the story ‘Oi! Get off our Train!’. They have really enjoyed the story which is about endangered animals. The children thought it was very unfair that some people are hurting these animals either through hunting or land destruction and wanted to do something about…Read More

Year 1 Thanks

Year 1 Thanks

We have had a fantastic time in Year 1 this year. The children have made super progress both academically and socially. They have blossomed throughout the year and it has been a privilege to be part of. Thank you all for your kind messages. I have some excellent memories and I hope the children do too.…Read More