Year 1 Blog

KS1’s Victorian Week

Welcome to KS1’s Victorian Week. Teachers is Victorian Times were very serious…. as you can see! This morning in addition to our run, we have completed some ‘drills’. This is what Victorian children would have done for PE. We have learnt all about what Victorian school life was like and are really excited for the […]

Masterchef’s Banquet

On Friday, we had our Masterchef’s Banquet. First we learnt how to set the table properly and the 3 course meal began. For starter, the children had ‘Pizza Pinwheels’ – these went down a treat! For main, the children had tomato and cheese pasta – some children really wolfed this down and even had seconds! […]

Cooking Week – Day 1

Cooking week began with Year 1 brainstorming ideas for their menu. They then had to design their own menu and pitch it to the class.     Arthur, Archie and Hanga’s menu.                  Jamie and George’s menu.     Pyaari and Emmie’s menu.            […]


As you are aware, parking around the school grounds can be problematic for our school community and the local residents.Today we received the attached, with information from the thelocal authority. They shared some details about a strategy that they are using involving an ANPR system. Hopefully this may help to alleviate some of the parking […]

Live Marking!

We are seeing a really positive impact of our approach to giving the children feedback. Not only are they improving their ability to identify successful work, they are also developing their reasoning and evaluating skills by identifying mistakes, and why and how they were made. All of this is helping us to provide opportunities for […]

A great day for our Key Stage 1 gymnasts!

On Thursday afternoon, Mrs O’Neill accompanied 7 keen gymnasts from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to a KS1 School Games competition held at Tribe Dance, Cheer and Fitness on Cromwell St. Luckily, the girls were well prepared in their gymnastics lessons by Nikki from Flyte gymnastics, who even came back into school on Wednesday […]

1B’s Stars of the Day

Jessica and Pyaari were my Handwriting Stars. See why below - Pyaari persevered with her handwriting and did a super good job. Jessica tried really hard to make her letters look really smart! Bobby impressed me in Maths with his work ethic and understanding of weight. See his work below. Bobby impressed me with his [...]

Spring Clubs!

Today the children will have brought home the letter with information about Spring Term Clubs! We have over 20 clubs on offer next term so get in there and sign up quick!   Please click on the link below for the letter itself (we know some get lost in book bags!) Spring Term Extra-Curricular Activities […]

Our Gorgeous Guineas!

We loved having some quality time with Sophie and Emily today!  

Big Box Challenge!

We have had a fabulous Friday!! Miss Broome and Mrs Rosser set us a challenge….the BIG BOX kind! We had to work in teams to design and make our own mode of transport using boxes and other materials. We worked so well in our groups and our teachers are really proud of us! We think […]

KS1 Fireworks!

KS1 had a lovely time last night watching the fireworks! They enjoyed their yummy hot dogs and juice too. A huge thank you to the PTA too for providing the food for this event.

Happy Halloween!

We loved making our own masks for Halloween yesterday! We think we look quite spooky…what do you think?!    

Feedback and Marking

Dear Parents and carers, The staff at Park Hill are constantly striving to improve teaching and learning for your child. This term, we have reassessed how we give feedback to the children, and after a lot of research, we have adopted a new approach.  We have moved away from mainly written marking and feedback in […]

Autumn 1 Week 7’s Maths Marvel of the Week is……..

Autumn 1 Week 7’s Maths Marvel of the Week is…………….. Lana. Lana has been challenging herself in our maths lessons. She is completing more and more work everyday, and choosing harder and harder work to complete. Keep it up Lana!

Year 1’s Aeroplanes

Max says I really liked today’s lesson because we got to make and fly planes. Esme says I liked colouring in the aeroplanes and putting decorations on them. Arthur says today’s lesson was great because we got to make our own aeroplanes and I made mine colourful.

Farmer Pete has 10 sheep…

We have been looking at the Number Bonds to 10 this week and have learnt the song ‘Farmer Pete’ – please find the link below. You might like to practice these number bonds at home or even perform the song to friends and family.

Year One really know our class rules!

Today in PSHE, Year 1 explored the class rules and used role play to act them out. They are very good at sitting smartly and tidying up.

Ash End Farm

Year One loved their trip to Ash End Farm. We held baby chicks, chose our own egg to eat and fed lots of different animals. Thank you for all of your contributions! 🙂

1R’s First Week!

What a wonderful first week we have had in 1R!  All the children have really impressed us with how well they have settled into their new routine. They really are such a wonderful class – so polite and thoughtful. We have really enjoyed getting to know each other by playing lots of different games.  We […]

Welcome to a new school year!

What a great three days we have had in our first week of the new term. The teachers had some exciting training Monday and Tuesday, and we eagerly awaited Wednesday, when the children came. The term has started brilliantly, and we cannot wait for the year ahead!

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