Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

year 1 

Year One Staff 

Miss Firth - Class Teacher


Mrs Lynch - Teaching Assistant





       Welcome to Year One's Class Page


 Find out what we will be learning over the year here:

         Y1 Long Term Curriculum Plan 17-18.      


Important Information

  • Year 1 swim on Wednesdays. Half the class swim each half term, you will be notified by text when it is your child's half term. Children will ned a swimming kit brought into school on this day.
  • PE is on a Thursday. Children will need PE kits in school.
  • Our library day is Monday, books can be returned and changed if brought in.
  • Reading books are changed on Mondays and Fridays. Reading books and records need to be in the book box to be changed. Books can be changed if need be midweek.


  • We are working towards becoming more independent in our classroom. Please encourage your child to come into the classroom and put away their things independently.

June News

As part of our World Cup topic we went to visit the National Football Museum in Manchester. We found out about a very special dog who saved the World Cup in 1966 and how he saved the World Cup. You'll have to come to our class assembly on Friday 6th July to find out more!

We had lots of fun on our trip to Blackpool with Year 2. We went to the Sealife Center and found out all about life cycles and then went and had fun on the beach. We found lots of interesting shells and pebbles.

We have really enjoyed cooking as part of our world cup focus this term. We have been travelling around the world making food from each different continent. So far we have made Russian Perozhki, Brazilian Salsa and Australian Anzac biscuits!

May News

I was so impressed with Year One's first learning logs for this half term! Children had to show what they learnt about Florence Nightingale in any way they wanted and we had some brilliant results. Every member of the class should be proud of themselves!

We have been helping the FOTSPA get ready for the arrival of our nature garden in the bottom yard. We helped plant lots of flowers that would attract butterflies to the garden.

April News

We became artists this term! We studied the artist Van Gogh and looked at his sunflower paintings. We talked about how he used warm colours and different brushstrokes for the flowers. We painted our own sunflowers one week and the next week we invented our own flowers called moon flowers. These used colder colours to give them a contrasting effect.

March News

We made yummy Easter nests this week ready for the Easter holidays. We made sure to be safe when cooking and had lots of fun melting the chocolate!

This year it is 50 years since the Tiger who came to tea was released. We celebrated with our very own Tiger who comes to tea, Tod, and read the story together.

Our book focus in English has been Beegu and we have loved it! We felt sorry for Beegu being so lonely when she was lost on planet Earth so we made her lots of new friends to help her feel better.

World Book Day was so much fun! We shared our favourite stories with each other and the Year 5s and we made some book bunting to display our favourite books. Of course we loved dressing up too!

We had lots of fun during our measuring focus in maths this half term. We used non-standard units to measure weight, capacity, height and length.

We had a great pyjama day as a reward for winning the attendance last half term, we were cosy all day!

February News

Watch our performances from our poetry focus in English

January News

 We had lots of fun when we were visited by the Better Living team and really enjoyed learning about the best way to start our day.We also loved playing lots of different games with the parachute!

We really enjoyed taking part in the Todmorden mini Olympics and doing lots of different physical activities. We tried so hard and supported all of our friends!

This half term our topic has been Todmorden and our local area. We have used a variety of resources to help us explore the local area. We have really enjoyed all of our map work, including learning how to use a compass!

December News

Listen to our festive songs recorded in our music lessons with Mr Simpson

away in a mange year 1 2017 shader.MP3

jingle bells retake year 1 shade 2017.MP3

starry night 2 shade 2017.MP3

 We have been very excited to have some snow this December. We have spent lots of time playing out in the snow and exploring all of the different ways we can play in it.

November News

We loved getting spotty for Children in Need! We learnt about how the charity helps people less fortunate than us and how our charity work can help.

We had a special visitor in to our class to teach us all about car safety. Teddy taught us why we should always wear our seat belt in the car and how a seat belt keeps us safe. We hope you don't take a tumble again Teddy!

October News

We have been busy making puppets as part of our Toys topic. We designed them, cut our felt and even had a go at sewing them. We finished off by gluing on buttons, eyes and felt to make our puppets look like our original design. To finish we evaluated the puppets and the process.

We enjoyed our trip to Bradford Industrial Museum to take part in a Toys of the past workshop to help us develop our toy detective skills and find out more about what toys people used to play with. We learnt lots of new facts and skills and loved playing with lots of toys, old and new!

September News

We have all settled really well into Year One and are enjoying to still learn through provision alongside more formal teaching. Many of us have enjoyed completing our weekly challenges passports, which encourage us to explore new areas of provision we might not normally.

We have really enjoyed playing our weather station role play area, giving each other weather reports and dressing up for the different weather we might encounter. 

Our topic focus  this term is Toys through time, where we will be exploring how toys have changed for children over time. We have enjoyed exploring a wide variety of toys and using our toy detective skills to determine whether they are an older toy or newer toy.