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Year 1

Phonics

Year 1 are working really hard on our phonics at school and it would be great if you could also play some phonics games at home. Here are some links that will support your child with their Phonics learning.
 

https://www.phonicsbloom.com/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=phonics%20games

https://alsphonics.co.uk/about/

Mr T's Phonics - YouTube

Visit to Tamworth Castle

Year 1 pupils learned all about castles and those who lived in them during a visit to Tamworth Castle.

Battle of Bosworth

The children learned all about the 2 armies of the Yorkists and Lancastrians and really enjoyed enacting the historical drama.

Gorse Hill Farm visit

The Year 1 pupils wrapped up warm and set off on foot to the Gorse Hill Farm, all very excited to see and interact with the animals. For many children, due to covid, this was the first time they had seen animals so close up. Their faces were a delight and many overcame their fears, stoking and feeding the animals throughout the day. The day ended with a soggy march back through the puddles. What a great day!

Food for thought

As we had been learning all about our senses – including taste – we were delighted that students from the University of Leicester visited us to talk about all the foods that are good for us and help us to keep in tip-top condition!

Diwali  Celebrations in Year 1

We had a wonderful celebration of Diwali in Y1 with children dressing up in their brightest clothes. Mrs Patel decorated their hands with wonderful mehndi patterns and the children made divas and drew beautiful firework patters. They also learned Diwali dances in PE.