North Baddesley Infant School

Growing together, learning for life

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Year 1

Good morning to our wonderful Year 1,

Here is your last blog learning page for this academic year, we cannot believe we are at the summer holidays after what has been a very different end to our year.

We would like to thank you all for being wonderful this year, we are just sorry we didn't get to spend as much time with you as normal.  We will be visiting you all in year 2 no doubt to catch up and see how you are.

We would all like to wish you and your families a very happy and healthy summer holidays.


Have fun and keep safe!


Year 1 Team smileyheart

Friday 17th July 2020

Good morning Year 1


Attached today is the guide to Rising Stars and how to log on.  Rising Stars is a reading scheme you can access from home.  The teachers have assigned books to each child relevant to their reading level and we hope you enjoy them over the summer. 

Keep on reading!!


Year 1 Team

Rising Stars Guide

Virtual School Sports Week

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th July 2020

The Wind

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Meet the pirates

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Some more stories for you

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Don't forget to look at the year 2 blog page for more stories read by other teachers.

Good morning Year 1,

The sun is shining and hopefully you will all have a sunny week.  This is our last week for the blog before the summer holiday and the children in school will be doing the same learning.  We have put some fun activities in for you which we thought you might enjoy. We said our goodbyes to Bubble B on Friday and we wish you all a very happy and healthy summer holidays.  Bubble A, we have one more week of fun ahead.


Watch this space for more information on Rising Stars, an online system for your child to access books over the summer assigned by level to each child by their teacher.


Have a fun week all


Year 1 Team

Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th July 2020

Rumble in the Jungle.mp4

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Friday 3rd and 10th July 2020

Good morning Year 1,

We hope you have all had a lovely weekend and had some fun.  If you have not already looked at the website, check out the moving on videos to see your new teacher for next year.  They are in the children section of the web site.  As your current teachers we will very much miss you but know that you are going to great teachers who are very excited to have you.

It has been wonderful to see so many of your faces and hear many voices as we phone you, watch out for more phone calls in the coming weeks.


Keep safe


Year 1 Team

Hi Year 1,

We hope you have all had a great week and enjoyed the learning we have sent home.  How many of you have spent some time out in the rain jumping in puddles?  Let's hope for some sunnier weather next week.  It has been lovely seeing lots of faces in school again this week and also hearing about what you have been up to at home.


Stay safe and keep smiling.


Year 1 team

Thursday 18th and 25th June 2020

Good morning year 1,

It was lovely to see so many of your smiling faces over the last two weeks and to continue to hear what you have also been getting up to at home.   We have some more exciting work for you this week as well as some more stories.  Keep looking up what others have been doing at home on the staying at home page, you may get a few good ideas.  I am going to try sock archery!!

Please remember to keep safe and remember our other values, respect and resilience.


Look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon


Year 1 Teamsmiley

meet the pirates.MOV

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Story time

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Monday 15th and 22nd June 2020

Thursday 4th and 11th June

Tuesday 2nd and 9th June

Dear Year 1

Welcome back to the Summer term.  We hope you have all enjoyed the sunshine over half term and had some fun with your families.  We have set some work for you if you are working from home. (this is for the week you are not in school).

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back into school and seeing your smiling faces.  If you continue to work from home, don't forget to send us in pictures of what you have been up too se we get to see your smiles that way.


We have missed you all so much and love hearing from you.


Keep smiling, keep safe and don't forget to be resilient and respectful.


Year 1 Team

part 2

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Story time

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Dear Year 1

Here is your learning for today and then you have a week off!! We hope you enjoy half term with your families and look forward to hearing what you have been up too.  We look forward to seeing some of you after half term and can't wait to see your smiling faces.  Keep looking out for story time videos on this page as well as more blog pages.


Keep safe and happy


Missing you all lots


Year 1 Team smiley

Poetry with Mrs Fisher

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Story time

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Story time part 2

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Story time

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Story time

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Story time

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Gruffalo Trail set up in North Baddesley

Look Out, Suzy Goose read by Mrs A.mp4

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Story time

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Tuesday19th May 2020

Good morning Year 1,


We hope you have all had an enjoyable weekend with your family.  The Year 1 Team have all been very and very resilient at getting the story time videos prepared for you. Lets just say it was far more complicated than we had anticipated but even though we were at the bottom of the learning pit for a while, as a team we have pulled ourselves out and thankfully have a bank of stories prepared for you.  We hope you enjoy listening to them.


Remember to stay safe and keep washing your hands!


Year 1 Team

Story time with Mrs Fisher and Mrs Young

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Hi Year 1,

We hope you are enjoying the stories.  Mrs Fisher and Mrs Young are also working on getting you stories however there have been a few technical issues!!  Watch this space and we will work it out. 


We have been really proud of the work you have been doing at home and love the pictures you send in.  To see your smiling faces makes us smile too.


Hoping to see you soon


Year 1 Team smiley

Story time

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Friday 15th May 2020

Dear Year 1,


We hope you enjoyed the story read by Miss Mahoney yesterday.  Today we have a story from Mrs Adimaly for you to enjoy - watch this space for more stories in the coming days.


Parents, unfortunately White Rose maths are discontinuing their free resources this week and there is a need to subscribe.  Can we point you to another excellent website - Oak National Academy - search for year 1 and there is a schedule of learning for Maths, English and other subjects.  These are led by teachers via a video and are a great resource.  Give them a go and let us know how you get on.


Missing you all lots


Year 1 Team

Story time read by Mrs Adimaly

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Thursday 14th May 2020

Story time

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Todays story read by Miss Mahoney

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Dear Year 1,

We hope you had fun celebrating VE day on Friday in your own way. If you have any pictures remember to send them into the office so we can put them onto the website. 


We hope you enjoy doing some of the activities we have set and look forward to calling you to find out how you are.


Missing you all lots


Year 1 Team.

Dear Year 1,

We have put some resources onto our page for VE day should you or anyone in your family wish to find out a little bit more about the celebrations.  Please do not feel you have to do any of the tasks, they are purely for interest.  Let us know if you did something to celebrate VE day.


We hope you are enjoying the sunshine.


Year 1 team.

Dear Year 1,

We hope you all enjoyed the video yesterday, we certainly enjoyed making it for you.  Enjoy todays tasks and don't forget to send in your photos.  We have received so many and it is wonderful to see your smiling faces as well as your great work.  Keep it up Year 1, we are all very proud of you.


Year 1 Team. wink

Tueday 5th May 2020

Dear Year 1,

Today we have a little treat for you from us.  Look on the website to check out our school video.


You may not be able to see us,

But we are all still your teachers,

We are here for you all,

You are loved and missed,

We are here to remind you,

We are all in this together.


Enjoy the video.


Year 1 Team smiley

Dear Year 1,

As well as the blog page, if you are looking for further challenges please go the following websites.  You will find video links with inputs to lessons which you might find helpful.


I see maths home learning - KS1 activities

White Rose maths home learning - Year 1


Have fun


Year 1 team.

Friday 1st May

Thursday 30th April 2020

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Dear Year 1

Don't forget to look under the News and Events section of the website.  There is a page called 'Staying At Home' with many ideas and activities for you to try.  Take a look at what your friends have been up to under the rainbow symbol.

Remember our school behaviours while at home, Ready, Safe and Respectful.

Keep safe everybody


Year 1 team.

Monday 27th April 2020

Friday 24th April 2020

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Dear children and families,

We hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and managed to eat some chocolate! We all have!

We have prepared some more daily blog pages for you to have a go at together at home.  Don't forget to email in any pictures of the exciting things you get up to so we can put them on the school website.  Take a look at the 'staying at home page' to see what your friends have been up to.

Over the next two weeks we will be making phone calls home to say hello and have a catch up as we miss hearing all of your news and your voices.


For now, stay home and stay safe.


Year One Crew

Friday 3rd April 2020

Thursday 2nd April

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Monday 30th March 2020

Dear all our children and families,


We hope you were able to enjoy some of the sunshine last week on your daily exercise.  It was lovely to hear some of your voices when we called, don't worry if you have not received a phone call yet, we are trying to get through to you all to say hello. We continue to put some work ideas onto our year group blog although we have been really pleased to see some of your own ideas for home learning - go to the stay at home page to see if your picture has been put up yet.

Don't forget the school values at home - be ready, be safe and be respectful - we are sure you are all doing to this!

Enjoy the challenges we have set this week and most importantly - Stay safe and stay in.


The Year One Crew.


Friday 27th March 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Year 1 crew

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Year 1 photo

Year 1 Photo: Mrs Fisher, Mrs M, Mrs Young, Miss Mahoney, Mrs Adimaly, Mrs Stone, Mrs Young.

Spring Has Sprung


We hope you have all had a super half term and enjoyed family time.

Our topic this half term will be 'Spring Has Sprung'.  Don't forget to look at the topic newsletter for more details on our exciting half term.


This week we will be focussing on the traditional tale Jack and the Beanstalk and basing our work around this story.  If you have your own version of this story at home please read it with your child.


In maths, we will be using the book Jim and the Beanstalk.  Jim has to use his measuring skills and so will the children.  Can you practise measuring things around the house?  Guess, what is longer than a metre?  What is shorter than a metre?


Hopefully the weather will improve enough to allow us to go for spring walks around our grounds.  The children will be identifying species in our school environment.

Welcome back Year 1. 


Don't forget to look up the topic newsletter on the website to see what we will be up to all half term.


Our learning this week:

Weighing - talk to your children about how heavy an object is.  Is it heavier or lighter than a pencil?  How do you know?




Telling the time to the hour and half hour.  Can you practise reading the time on an analogue clock to the hour and half hour?

Weekly Words


All weekly words can be found in the back of your child's reading diary.  Please continue to work through these words at your child's pace.

We are focussing on reading the words Mr, Mrs and people this week so please have an extra practise at these words.

Welcome to Year 1!



We have been busy writing cards to the Queen this week and hopefully will recieve a reply in the new year.


The children have had great fun making a tea cup for the postman out of clay.  They looked at many different designs of cups, came up with their own designs and made their own tea cups.


During music the children have had the opportunity to make a musical instruments and will perform  the story of the Jolly Postman in the coming weeks.


Suggestions for home


Read a bedtime story together

Who would you like to write a letter to?  Maybe they will reply.

Look at coins and their values.  Can you make some simple amounts using pennies.

Practise counting in 10s up to and back from 100