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.

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.