Welcome to Year 1.

Science Week

We have had a fantastic Science week in Year 1. We have learnt how to make bubbles, been on nature hunts, made music out of bottles and even found a brand new material to make tea bags out of. We have all worked so hard and at the end of the week achieved our Crest Star Science Award and we even got a badge for our book bags.

SeaLife & Lego

For our trip this term we went to Sea Life Birmingham and Lego Discovery Centre. Our topic is An Island Home and we have recently been looking at the coasts around our country. We were fascinated by the wildlife that lives in our seas so decided to go and see them. We saw sharks, turtles, jellyfish, spotted Nemo and Dory as well as our favourite, the cheeky penguins. We then ventured over to Lego Discovery and used the earthquake tables to construct our own lighthouses and saw if they would withstand an earthquake and they all did. We also watched the 4D Lego movie and saw Birmingham in miniature, seeing how many local landmarks we could spot. We had a wonderful day out and the children were a real credit to Year 1.

Outdoor Learning

In Year 1 we love to get outside and learn in the great outdoors. Every week we do Forest School but every single morning we take part in independent activity outside. From construction to art, gardening with Mrs Phillips or maths with the wood, we do it all!  One morning we created an entire island for Katie Morag working as a class team. We have also created an under the sea world using fish and shells.

Parent Reading

This term we have focused on our reading at home and have taken part in the 5 times a reader challenge. We have won so many prizes! As part of the challenge we invited our parents in to come and read with the children, sparking a real love for reading. Thank you to all our parents who came in to read. Look for more dates next term.


This term we have been very lucky to do yoga with Mrs Rusbey from Yoga Wellbeing. We have had lots of fun practicing our skills and working on our stillness. We have had lots of fun and also practiced at home as part of our homework.

Year 1 Gymnastics festival

Twelve Year 1 children had a fantastic morning of Gymnastics at Sytchampton Primary school, with other Year 1 children from the Droitwich pyramid.

The children performed balances on the mats and on the apparatus and found different ways to travel to a table top and leave with a jump and a roll.

Well done to all the Year 1 children who took part. 

Christmas in Year 1

What a festive week we have had with lots of Christmas fun. We started the week with a crafty day with Year 2 where we made Clove oranges, wooden tree decorations, made and iced Christmas shortbread and peg doll angels.

We had a surprise visit from Santa who came to have a chat and gave us all a special gift.

We had a lovely Christmas party with year 2; playing games like pass the parcel, musical statues and Corners game. On the last day we played a Christmas quiz .

Everyone has worked really hard in our first term in Year 1. We hope you all have a magical Christmas with lots of fun and laughter.

Thank you for the very generous Christmas gifts you have given to us, they are very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.


We have be doing so well in our gymnastics lessons this term. We have got the wall bars out and have been practicing our balances at different heights. It was a little scary but we were all very brave and had lots of fun.

Dudley Canal trip

We went on a very special trip to find Santa. We took a boat from the Dudley Canal and Tunnels trust and went in search underground for Santa. The whole route was lit up with amazing coloured lights. We saw his sleigh but he was not there. We took a wrong turn and ended up in the North Pole but he was still not there. We went a bit further and found him fast asleep in his grotto. We had to wake him up but he did not mind and was very pleased to see us all. He boarded our boat and gave us some amazing gifts. Thank you Santa.


We took part in the annual whole school nativity in church. We played the roles of all the characters in the tablo. Don’t we look amazing.

Church Visit

We went to visit St Andrews Church in Ombersley where we met Reverend Winter and Mrs Hooper. We had lots of fun exploring the church and got to go in all the hidden places. We learnt about all the different cloths for the altar, what the metal grates are on the floor. We spotted King Henry 8thand even took part in a ceremonial procession with the Organ playing for us.