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Southey Green Primary School & Nurseries

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Class Teachers: Miss Simpson, Miss Armitstead and Miss Banks


Year 1 is a very exciting time for children and we make it even more exciting by organising special events throughout the year.

At Southey Green, we promise to provide our children with 6 unique  experiences in each year group. We call these 'Southey's Super Six.'   These tasks give our children something to look forward to each year and in places, provide an opportunity that the children may not have had previously.


Take a look at our topics for this coming year. We intend to teach the children a wide range of skills alongside an array of knowledge for each unit.  There may be slight changes throughout the year depending on weather, availability and other opportunities that arise.


Autumn 1 Best Bits

Our new Y1 children have settled well into school after the summer holidays.


Our Autumn 1 topic this term is ‘Under the Sea’ and in week 2 we had an exciting visitor who came to a school with a real-life rock pool! Children had the opportunity to meet some wonderful sea creatures, including a spider crab and a starfish. Ask your children to tell you some super facts about these creatures.

Autumn 2 Best Bits

Year 1 held a phonics and reading workshop this half term. Some of our parents visited to make this workshop even more special. We showed off our phonics skills, read wonderful books with our friends and even taught some of the adults phonics! What a great time we had!

This week in Y1 it has been Art week. We studied the art work of Kandinsky. We practised using a paint brush and controlling it to create different brush strokes, we mixed colours and discovered what happens when we add black and white to colours. Eventually we created our final piece inspired by Kandinsky 

Spring Best Bits

This term Y1 have been learning all about Kenya. As part of this learning we took part in an African drumming workshop. We learnt different beats and performed to each other. Some of us even took part in African dancing!

The following week we used our writing skills to write a recount of the day.