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Welcome to 1MG.

We are a class of 26 children with two teachers, Mrs McClue and Miss Gilchrist.

In Year 1, we will be learning lots of exciting new skills, through maths, writing and topic. We will also be learning reading skills through Read Write Inc.

Our Autumn Term topic is “Ourselves”. During this topic, among many other things, we will learn about changes, the human body and healthy eating.

We look forward to sharing what we get up to.

Things to remember

  • Our PE day is Tuesday. Please make sure you have a full PE kit in school and that all clothing is labelled. It would be helpful if you could bring your kit to school on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.
  • It is important to read three times a week so that you can be eligible for Pupil of the Week.  When your home reading book needs changing, remember to put it in the book changing box upon arrival at school.
  • It is also important to practise your spellings and ‘Beat That’ facts ready for the weekly test.



We have all settled well into our new class and being in KS1. We have started as we mean to go on and it has been a busy first month.

For the first two weeks we did lots of activities based on the book “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson.

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We have started our topic about ‘Ourselves’ and have labelled parts of the body, drawn self-portraits and thought about how we have changed. Lots of us brought baby pictures in to share and we look forward to doing some more work based around these soon.

Many of us have got involved in extra-curricular activities and have joined a variety of after school clubs.

We shared our first piece of ‘Star Work’ in assembly. Well done Patryk and everyone who was brave enough to speak in assembly about why his maths work was so good.

Watch out for what we get up to in October ...


This month we continued our topic on “Ourselves” and shared our baby pictures with the class.

We went on a walk around the local area. Everyone looked at the buildings and signs and acted as shape detectives. The leaves were beginning to change colour and fall from the trees as a sign of Autumn. We went past the old infant school where the building was being knocked down. Some of the grown-ups felt very sad!

We have been working hard on becoming more confident writers.

On the last day of October we held a Baptism with 1NR. Our baby was called Rosie Elizabeth.  Everyone joined in with the celebration.


We have continued to be busy learning lots of new things and getting better at others.

In PE we have started to create our own class dance. Watch this space for a performance of how we have got on so far.

Mrs Mobeen came to visit us and help us learn about how the birth of a baby is celebrated in a different faith. What she told us was very different to the Baptism celebration that we had.

We have watched the leaves fall from the trees as Winter approaches. Who can believe it? We’re nearly at the end of our first term in Year 1! We are busy learning our songs for the Christmas concert and looking forward to Christmas itself.


December in school has just flown by! We have been busy doing lots of “Christmassy” things and getting ready for a well earned rest.

We have taken part in our class spiral, walked to the church to take part in the Christingle service and starred in the KS1 and Foundation Stage production of “Lights, Camel, Action!”

Practising at the dress rehearsal.

We have enjoyed learning the names of colours in French, as well as the chorus to “Jingle Bells”. We have done lots of Christmas craft and were very excited to be let loose with the glitter!!!

Enjoying our Christmas Party.

From Mrs McClue, Miss Gilchrist, Mrs Drakes and all of 1MG, we wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January Update

Happy Easter from 1MG!

(Not all of us wanted to be videoed so some of us are missing!)

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