Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Year 1

Updated 19h July 2019   

Welcome to Year 1


Welcome to Year 1 and thank you for visiting our class page.  We hope to show you all the exciting things that happen in Year 1 so please do keep visiting us!


In Year 1, we have a fantastic team of support staff to nurture and develop your child to be the best they can be.  Working with Mrs Turner, the class teacher, we have

Mrs  Carr, Mrs Fisher and Mrs Tran


We have an open door policy, if you have any questions or queries regarding your child, please do ask.


Junk Model Day

On Wednesday the children took part in a Live Read with Thomas the Tank about Rail Safety. It was read by an Inspector working for the British Transport Police and the children also completed an interactive quiz.

Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage had a wonderful time this morning at their traditional Sports Day - obstacle race, egg and spoon and 3 legged race to name a few!

Please come and support Year 1 on the Sweet Bingo stall at the Summer Fair. Many thanks for all your contributions - we have been very busy!

What a fabulous time we had at Temple Newsam today! The children behaved very well and were really interested in everything that we saw.

A big thank you to everyone for your support in the Maths Day yesterday - the children looked great! More photos to follow......

An afternoon spent using old-fashioned toys - dolls houses and jigsaws!

What can you do in a minute? How many times can you write your name? Can you complete a jigsaw? What number can you write up to?

This week the children have looked at some photos from the artist Carl Warner who creates photos of familiar scenes using food. It really caught the children's imagination and they have written some fantastic descriptions from it.  Here is an example below.

You might like to watch this short video with them.


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Contributions for Year 1 stall at the Summer Fair

Healthy Minds, Healthy Body Week: Yoga, Finding out where food comes from, Superhero Smoothies and Mindfulness activities.

Year 1 has a mouse living in the corridor who wants to know lots of things about the children! Please help by answering the questionnaire that they will bring home on Monday. Thank you

Summer 2 topic letter

Art Day - Learning Together

Fairy Tale fun - the children have been writing their own Fairy Tales using super vocabulary.

Year 1 Dance - have the children been singing 'Shotgun' by George Ezra at home?

Are the best toys made out of plastic? Year 1 have had great fun learning more about materials and their properties.

Simple multiplication in Year 1; making arrays using counters, Lego and multibase. Practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

Bikeability - the children showed great resilience even when the weather was bad!

St George's Day - descriptions, drama and designing shields!

Summer 1 Topic letter

Mindmate - lesson 4. Strong emotions.

The RNLI visited and the children learnt a lot about being safe in the water.

Mad about measure!

Bedtime story

Please come along to our Bedtime Story Event!

Red Nose Day

Science Week - investigating static electricity with Mrs Austin.

Science Week - Journeys of sneezes and airplanes!

Stone Soup - deepening our understanding of this traditional tale.

World Book Day - a big thank you to all the Parents and Carers in Year 1, the costumes were brilliant!

Spring 2 Topic letter - How does your garden grow?

Following our work on wild animals, Year 1 have adopted a leopard that is in danger.

Today the Year 1 children have played Snakes and Ladders to help them to understand 2 digit numbers.

Is it hot or cold there? - Year 1 have been travelling all around the world to hot and cold places!

NSPCC - Talking Pants

PSHE - NSPCC Talk pants letter

Mindmate - lesson 2. The children have learnt about how to recognise their friends' feelings. We used the book Elmer to help us.