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    This week is anti-bullying week. We have been talking about choices and what respect means. ‘Respect is thinking about someone’s feelings, wishes or rights’.  We are encouraging children…

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    On Friday 16th November pupils can choose to come to school with messy hair (or a wig) for a £1 donation to the brilliant work that Messy Church…

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  • Your PTA needs you!

    As seen in the October newsletter…. PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION – FRIENDS OF WORMLEY SCHOOL – WE NEED YOU! A group of parents are keen to revive our parent…

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  • PGL Liddington trip – September 2019

    A reminder to year 5 parents that the deposit to secure your child a place on next year’s residential trip is due on Monday 5th November. Thank you…

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Welcome to Year 1!


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We hope you have had a great first week in Year 1! We have really enjoyed getting to know the children and playing games.

This term our topic is dinosaurs! We will be learning different facts, creating dinosaurs and lots of other fun activities! We are looking forward to the Science Dome and our ‘walking with dinosaurs’ experience.Image result for dinosaurs clipart

We will be going to Forest School on a Tuesday so please make sure all children have named wellies in school.

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We will have PE on a Friday. The children will come home in their PE kits so please ensure they are brought back into school on a Monday morning as we sometimes use our PE kits in the week too!

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If anyone is able to spare some time to listen to readers or change books, please let your class teacher know.

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We will also be sending home Rainbow Words with a letter explaining how these work. Please practise these at home with your child.

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Thank you for your support

The Year 1 team

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark woods…


Year 1 had a spectacular day searching for the Gruffalo characters in the deep dark wood. We built homes for different creatures and even had a bath to make us smell like a Gruffalo. We slithered like snakes and found treasure for the mouse. All the children were very well behaved and we hope that they had a fantastic day!


Fun in the Sun with year 1


Summer is well and truly here and we are lovin’ it!!! We have lots of exciting things going on this half term. So get ready for a busy few weeks!Image result for sunglasses emoji

We are beginning our summer concert dance for our performance on the 24th July! The children are very excited and working hard on this! You will have received a slip detailing costumes:

BOYS: a white tshirt and denim shorts or jeans Image result for white tshirt clip art

GIRLS a dark pink tshirt and black leggings or cycling shorts Image result for pink tshirt clip art


We are also looking forward to our school trip to the Gruffalo trail. Please ensure all packed lunches are disposable to prevent children having to carry them all day. We will be outside all day so please ensure children are wearing uniform with suitable footwear for the weather.

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We have been learning the story of the Gruffalo through Talk For Writing and are practising using describing words in our sentences.

In Maths, we have started to learn our 2, 5 and 10 times tables using objects to share into groups. We are also working on sharing objects out equally or dividing.


The weather is super hot! Please ensure your child has a hat and water bottle in school EVERY DAY and sun cream is applied before school. Image result for sun cream clip art

Children have been given weekly spellings which we will test during the week at school. We will send out new spellings as we feel necessary.

Thank you for your continued support!

Miss Tinsley and Miss Gajjar

Spring has sprung in year 1!


The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining and we can’t wait to take our learning outdoors.

Next week is Science week and children are able to get into character by dressing up as a mad scientist. They can wear a lab coat or large white shirt and goggles. We are going to be exploring time and space. On Wednesday we have a Science dome coming to school and plenty of other exciting experiments going on throughout the week.

The following week will be RE week where the children will be exploring the idea of salvation. We will be taking a trip to church and will need parent helpers, a letter will be sent out nearer the time.

Children have loved doing their reading challenge at home and school so far this term. Please don’t forget to take part in the sponsored reading challenge, speak to class teacher for more information.

Thank you for your support this term and we hope you have a lovely Easter.


Year 1 team

News in Year 1


Collaborative Inference Day 

On Monday 29th January the children will become reading detectives and will take part in a fun filled investigative day. They will develop their collaborative and inference skills by solving clues to reveal a mystery person. For this day the children may come into school dressed as detectives to really get into role!



We are expecting some very exciting visitors over the next few weeks. These will be linked to our topic of People Who Help Us! We have a nurse and a police officer planned so far!


Science Day

We enjoyed a great day at Forest School on Tuesday! We have been exploring different materials, what they are made from, what they feel like and whether they are waterproof!

We went to Forest School, got into teams and built hideouts using cardboard, fabric, plastic and wood. Miss Tinsley then poured water over the dens to see if they were waterproof!! We found out that only the plastic kept the water out!