Class 3

Welcome to Year 1

Miss Hobson and Mrs. Presgrave would like to warmly welcome you to Year 1.

We are always busy in Year 1 learning new and exciting things. We know that happy children learn best and so we strive to help the children to feel secure and happy in their learning environment. As the children grow and learn we use the fruits of the Holy Spirit to help them live their lives just like Jesus. We encourage the children to be the best they can be by being actively involved in a wide variety of learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom.


Physical Education

PE is on a Monday and a Wednesday so please remember to bring PE Kits in to school on a Monday, and take them home on a Friday (white tops/black shorts and black plimsolls).



Listening to stories with your child and regular support with their reading book is very important, thank you for your continued support. The children will also be given homework on a Tuesday, which is to be returned to school the following Monday. This will include weekly spellings, and either a piece of English or Maths to consolidate what the children have learnt in school that week.

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you for your support.


Miss Hobson – Teacher                             Mrs Presgrave – Teaching Assistant



Additional Links:

Year 1 Newsletter Summer 2017

Year 1 Art and D.T. Overview

Year 1 French Overview

Year 1 Newsletter Autumn 2017

What a maths child should learn in year 1

Year 1 Newsletter Spring 2017

Curriculum Overview Year 1

Writing objectives for Year 1

Science objectives for Year 1

Reading objectives for Year 1

Homework Information


We Are Class 3



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A Visit to the Mobile Library

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Autumn Walk

We had a great time on our Autumn walk to Thornaby Cemetery. We saw lots of beautiful coloured leaves; red, brown, yellow and orange. We had to walk very slowly and quietly while we were squirrel hunting. We spotted lots of squirrels running up the trees! We made Autumn rainbows using different coloured leaves, bark and berries. On our scavenger hunt we had to find conkers, acorns, leaves, insects and a Y shaped stick. As part of our walk we had to use our senses. We made an Autumn cocktail using mud, leaves and berries. We loved the ‘earthy’ smell it created. After a chilly, but lovely crisp morning walk, we enjoyed a nice hot chocolate in school to warm us up!

Beamish Open Air Museum

In Class 3 and 4 we have been learning about Victorians in our History lessons, and so we visited Beamish open air museum. We dressed up as Victorian school children, their uniform was different to ours. In Beamish we went to the school and we experienced a real Victorian lesson. The teacher was very strict, we had to call her ma’am and we were not allowed to speak unless she spoke to us. The girls and boys had to line up separately, and inside the classroom we had to sit on separate sides on hard wooden benches. We used a slate board to practise our handwriting and our two times tables. We really enjoyed the day, but we decided that we much prefer our school with our lovely bright classrooms, we are glad we are not Victorian children!

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Buongiorno from Class 3!
During European Languages Day we learnt all about Italy. We enjoyed some delicious Italian ice-creams.

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Father Christmas came to visit us in school. We hope Rudolph didn’t damage our school roof with his hooves!

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We were fantastic at finding half of the food for the king and queens party.

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We have been learning about tens and units.

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We have been making material monsters in Science. Each monster only likes to a certain type of material. These monsters like plastic and paper.

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