Shephalbury ParkPrimary School

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Year 1

Macmillan Cake Sale  

We enjoyed some delicious cakes as part of the Macmillan cake sale. Thank you to everyone who baked or brought in cakes and donated. 



After attending the Prince's Ball, we have been learning about the story of Cinderella. We have read the story and acted it out in groups and told the story through puppets in our puppet theatre. We've created story maps and story mountains for the story and are now innovating on these to create our own stories. 

The Prince's Ball

We were just settling down to start our English lesson when we received an invitation to the Prince's Ball. We hadn't brought our party clothes to school, so made ourselves crowns to wear. We all wrote out our invitations to be sure we would be let in and then worked our magic on a pumpkin to take us there! We had lots of fun dancing and some of us even got to dance with the Prince! We had to leave quickly as the clock struck midnight! 


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R.E. - The Natural World

Our afternoon lessons this week have focused on R.E. where we have been learning about how different religions give thanks for the natural world. First we went on a walk around the school grounds to identify natural things using our senses. Later we explored creation stories and learnt about the Jewish festival of Sukkot, building our own Sukkah in our garden. 

Our School Library

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting our school library and looking at all of the lovely new books. We each chose a book to take home and share with our families. We will be visiting the library on Wednesday afternoons, so please remember to bring your book to school so you can change it. Which book will you choose next? 

Katie Morag Delivers the Mail

To start our English unit on journey stories, we role played travelling to the Isle of Struay on the ferry from the mainland. When we arrived, we explored the island, meeting the characters in the story. We met Mr MacMaster and helped him to paint the walls, enjoyed painting with the Lady Artist and helped Mr and Mrs McColl in the Post Office. Katie Morag enjoyed paddling in the pool - and so did we! We helped Grannie Island to fix the tractor and went fishing with the Holiday People. After reading the story, 'Katie Morag Delivers the Mail', we acted it out and used puppets to retell the story. We're now beginning to write our own stories based on Katie Morag's adventures. 


P.E. in Year 1

This term we are practising our basic skills. These include running, jumping, throwing and catching. This week we have been practising our jumping skills. It was lots of fun! 

Curriculum Letter for the Autumn Term 2021

Our First Day in Year 1

What a busy start to the term our first day has been! We started with our first ever whole school assembly in the hall, practised our phonics and our counting and had lots of fun exploring our new classroom. Have a look at our photos to see all the fun we have had on our first day in Year 1!

Welcome to Year 1!


We have lots of fun learning planned for this term! From exploring life in Scotland, celebrating festivals of harvest and light, investigating the seasons and developing our English and maths skills, it’s going to be a busy term!


Our P.E. day this term will be on a Tuesday. Please come to school wearing your P.E. kit.

Remember to bring your water bottle to school, washed and refilled every day. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We look forward to sharing the next part of your learning journey with you!


Mrs Cargill, Mrs Levy and Miss Gibson

Year 1 Classroom