Year 1 Blog

Trip to Leicester Space Centre – Tuesday 16th January 2018

Year 1 had a fantastic time at the National Space Centre in Leicester. When we arrived, the children were overwhelmed by all of the exciting interactive exhibits and real life space rockets! The children learnt lots about the planets and stars by listening to the displays and watching short films. They also had the opportunity to play with some of the exhibits to experience their learning first hand – they especially liked spinning the world around to see the clouds move. After lunch, the children climbed LOTS of stairs (or took the lift) to the very top of the Space Centre where they got to see a real life rocket. They were very excited to see how huge it was and watch it smoke at the bottom as if it might ‘blast off!’ at any second. The children enjoyed a quiz inside a special planetarium and were very quick to answer questions such as ‘Which planet spins on it’s side?’ and ‘Which planet is the reddest planet?’. What a super day out with such impeccably behaved, well enthused Year 1 children 🙂


Spring Term PE – Wednesday 3rd January 2018

This term we will be working on our multi skills, which are fundamental to participating in a wide range of sports. O  n top of this we will be looking to get more competitive, while learning how to play a simplified version of Netball. Our PE lessons will be remaining on the same days this term so PE kits are needed in school on a Monday and a Tuesday. A good PE kit should include a Winyates PE t-shirt (available from total clothing for only £5) or a plain white t-shirt, black or blue shorts or tracksuit trousers and a black or blue jacket/jumper. Earrings should also be removed on PE days and long hair should be tied up. Finally it is crucial that trainers are in PE kits as we will be outside a lot this term.

Welcome to Year 1! – Thursday 7th September 2017

All of the children have made a fantastic start to Year 1, managing the step up from Reception with ease. It has been brilliant to see their enthusiasm to learn and all of their excitement for our new topic of Julia Donaldson.

In Year 1 PE lessons will take place on a Monday and a Tuesday and all children will require a PE kit and trainers to take part.