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Hugo Meynell

CofE (VC) Primary School

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Year 1

Key information for parents:

  • Year 1 children come into school at 8.40am and enter school through their classroom door at the back of school.
  • Year 1 leave school at 3.15pm through the same door.
  • PE takes place on Monday and Tuesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit on these days.
  • Reading books are collected on Thursdays and new books are sent home every Friday.


Miss Shanahan and Mrs Garnett look forward to seeing you in Year 1.

To contact Year 1, please use the form below.

Alternatively, you can email us directly at


Our Classroom

Wacky Races 2024

Chance to Shine Cricket Enrichment Session


Year 2 loved our stories! ⭐️

PE & Sports Day Fun

Season Wheels & PSHE

Balance Biking

PSHE: What is a stereotype? Can we challenge different stereotypes?

  Summer 2  



What are the features of our local church?

How have our sunflowers changed?

Beat Goes On Workshop


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Tree Classification

How have our sunflowers changed over time?

Calendar Art Morning

How many tens are in my number?

What plants will we grow?

Science Week

D&T Exploring Sliders

Brooksies Theatre Company Workshop


Super Scientists

In Science, we tested different materials to find the most suitable material for Teddy’s umbrella. We learned all about Charles Mackintosh and his amazing invention. 

Year 1 have had a splendid World Book Day exploring many different book related activities. We shared our favourite books, completed a scavenger hunt around school, guessed the books the staff were reading and created our very own book cover.
We listened to audio books and watched a range of stories as part of our World Book Day Readathon. At the end of the day, we carefully unwrapped our Wonkalicious bars and discovered a golden ticket! What a fun day it was! 

Expressing Ourselves

During our Art lessons, we have explored watercolours and the colour wheel. We studied and shared our thoughts about Paul Klee’s famous artwork. We were truly inspired by Emma Burleigh’s artwork and loved how she uses her life experiences and nature as a starting point. 


If you look at our artwork, what do you see? 

Thursday 22nd February


Year 1 enjoyed creating a teddy time line during their history lessons. They identified the materials used to construct the bears and discussed how bears are similar and different.

Throwing at a Target

 Mental Health Week 


Year 1 have shared stories about feelings and thought about things that make them happy. As well as engaging in guided reading activities about mental health week, they created happiness hands to help them to remember all of the positive things in their lives. With Open the Book people, they created their own thank you prayers and thought about all the amazing things in the world. They developed their listening skills by listening to piano music and used the glockenspiels to create their own Music. It’s clear to see that they love music and find it very relaxing! As a class, they worked collaboratively to play a range of games and focussed on their key senses during a nature walk. They enjoyed expressing their views about a range of toys and puppets they like then designed a new one. The children have a good range of strategies to help them when they encounter challenging situations.

 Friday 19th January 2024

Year 1 have had a brilliant start to 2024! In English, the children read the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and sequenced the main events. In Writing, they made some predictions about what mischievous Nibbles might do to change the original story. They developed their understanding of questions and identified punctuation errors. In Maths, they have been learning about how part whole models can support their understanding of subtraction. They can record two subtraction sentences for a picture or set of numbers.  In Science, the children have identified common materials in the classroom. 

Science Scavenger Hunt

Gymnastics: Can you move like a giraffe, frog or snake?

⭐️2024 ⭐️

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

Guess Who?

Maths, PE, Art & English

Christingles & Surprises

Friday 20th October

Friday 13th October

Year 1 celebrated Mental Health Day by discussing how they keep themselves healthy. It is evident that they all know who to speak to if they are worried, upset or a little unsure about something. They shared a selection of activities which help their mental health. This ranged from talking to a friend, colouring, singing, dancing, cuddling a pet and reading a favourite book. 
In Art, the children discussed a range of festive pictures and used them to inspire their very on Christmas cards. They thought carefully about the size of their pictures and worked hard to evaluate and improve their designs. The children were delighted to find out that they could have their very own design on an actual Christmas card!
In RE, Year 1 thought carefully about Harvest and used their senses to describe a range of fruit and vegetables. They got creative and created their own paintings with Mrs El. In PE, the children continued to develop their listening skills and throwing techniques. 

Friday 6th October Detective Sniff, Touch and Sight

What are the features of our school grounds?

In PE, Year 1 worked together to collect treasure for their pirate ship. They moved in different ways to collect the treasure from the island. The children worked hard to develop their listening skills and teamwork skills. 

As part of their Science learning, the children used their senses to describe the cakes available on Friday. They used amazing adjectives to explain which cake they would like. On Monday, they recorded their own labels and sentences to describe their chosen cake.

Friday 29th September

The children have loved exploring the school grounds this week. They explored the wildlife area and looked at different areas for seasonal changes. Over the next couple of months, the children will be looking for signs of autumn. How will the weather change? How will the plants change? Which trees will lose their leaves? 

In Art, the children viewed a selection of work produced by Molly Hausland. They selected photographs of her work and explained what they liked about her different pieces of artwork. Following on from this, they took a close look at spirals in nature. 

In English, the children created lists about what they would take on their journey to the South Pole. They have started to think about how adjectives give more information about an item.
Year 1 have had great fun learning about numbers and using key vocabulary such as more and less. They solved real life problems and applied their knowledge to a range of situations. 

Rock Steady!

Jacob from Rock Steady kicked off our weekend with a whole school rock assembly. The children learned all about the different instruments in a band and how they play an important part in a piece of music. The children listened and appraised pieces of music and identified key instruments. We also had a surprise performance from our very own rock stars- Mrs Gleave, Mrs Southwick-Williams and Mrs Haywood! 

Run Rabbit, Run!

Our First Week 

Friday 8th September

Welcome to Year 1  2023-2024 

Our Treat Day

Our Tree Hunt