Year 1: Gallery

Year 1 - Find your brave , by Miss Jones

Date: 22nd Feb 2020 @ 1:24pm

From 3rd – 9th February 2020, Year One took part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme was ‘Find your Brave’. Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery could be about sharing your worries, asking for help or trying something new. Finding your Brave can build your confidence and make you feel happy.

We all have times where we need to find our Brave our

Just like with our body, it is important we do things to help our minds to be healthy and feel well.


Just like our body, our minds need a rest too.

We learnt about mindfulness and how being calm and quiet each day can help our minds stay healthy. We even tried finger breathing, yoga and mindfulness colouring.

Year One’s Tips for a healthy mind

  • Exercise
  • Eat healthily
  • Share your worries
  • Ask for help
  • Spend time outside
  • Be creative
  • Get enough sleep
  • Have time each where you can be calm and quiet
  • Remember you are special just the way you are

Year 1: seasons artwork , by Miss Jones

Date: 14th Jan 2020 @ 6:52pm

Year one are learning all about seasonal changes as part of our science and geography work.  We have already learnt the different types of weather and are tracking the weather each day this week. Today we learnt a song to about the four seasons and talked about how the weather changes in each season. We then investigated what happens to trees across the four seasons. This helped us create a piece of art using finger painting.

Year 1 - letters to Santa, by Weeks

Date: 11th Dec 2019 @ 1:23pm

Year 1 wrote letters to Santa yesterday using the writing skills we have been working on. Today Mrs McComb received an exciting delivery in the school office which she brought to year 1: a letter back from Santa all the way from the North Pole! The children were very excited to hear that Santa has put them all on his 'good' list, but he will keep watching until Christmas... 

Year 1 - book by the fire, by Weeks

Date: 28th Nov 2019 @ 4:53pm

After a busy day, year one enjoyed reading from a super book by our 'fireplace'. The book prompted discussions about kindness, individuality, and being brave. A great end to our day!

Year 1 - multiskills, by Weeks

Date: 28th Nov 2019 @ 4:49pm

Today year one travelled to Ellesmere Port Sports Village to take part in their multiskills event. The children practised jumping, hopping, ball-throwing, aiming beanbags and cup-stacking. One child said they did not want to leave. The children's behaviour was superb and they were great representatives of Oldfield. A big thank you to Mrs Egan-Simon for coming along to help.

Year 1 - Gunpowder plot role-play, by Weeks

Date: 21st Nov 2019 @ 4:15pm

This afternoon in year 1 we acted out a role-play of Guy Fawkes and his friends plotting to blow up the Houses of Parliament. The children used masks to get into character, and thoroughly enjoyed presenting their role-play to the rest of the class.

Year 1: Active Maths , by Miss Jones

Date: 2nd Oct 2019 @ 6:50pm

Year 1 enjoyed an active maths lesson on Tuesday. In groups, children had to run, skip, hop or jump to a hoop to collect a pictorial number card. They then had to work as a team to match it to the correct numeral. They worked brilliantly together and had lots of fun.  

Year 1: Mystery Objects , by Miss Jones

Date: 30th Sep 2019 @ 7:24pm

Year 1 had an unexpected surprise today. When the children returned from playtime, they discovered a mysterious cloth covering several different objects. There was a note that read: 


Here are some things to get you thinking about your new book.  




The objects included: a suitcase, an umbrella, a torch, a penguin book and teddy, a lost poster and a boat! 

The children used the objects to make predictions about our new book, which we later discovered is called Lost and Found. I was very impressed with the children’s excellent  speaking and listening skills as well as super predictions. 

We can’t wait to read more of our new book ... 

Year 1: Funky Fingers, by Miss Jones

Date: 30th Sep 2019 @ 7:19pm

We just love Funky Fingers time in Year 1. After lunchtime everyday, we take part in lots of activities to help develop our fine motor skills. We have lots of fun and it will help us with our writing.


Here are are some ideas if you wanted to try Funky Fingers at home:


Year 1: our first few weeks , by Miss Jones

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 5:22pm

The children in Year One have really enjoyed their move into their new classroom. We are all very impressed with how quickly they have learnt the new routines in their new class. The children have enjoyed working in our writing, maths, reading and phonics groups as well as doing yoga with Miss Jones and gymnastics with Mr Bell. They have also been very supportive to our new Reception children, helping them at play times and lunchtimes. 

Icing biscuits in Year 1, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 11th Jul 2019 @ 4:28pm

Thank you to Mrs Smith from Passion for Learning and Ellie, our 6th Form volunteer, who worked with a group of children in Year 1 this afternoon. The children iced biscuits for everyone in the classroom. What a lovely treat at the end of the school day!

Sports day, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 22nd Jun 2019 @ 10:44am

Thank you to everyone who supported our Sports Day this year. It was great to see and hear the support for all the children taking part, your cheers and claps were huge motivators! The weather was fabulous and a great day was had by all.

Thank you to those who supported the PTA by purchasing raffle tickets. There were some amazing prizes - our Year 6 pupils did a great job of writing letters to companies to encourage them to donate prizes. We raised a total of £216! 

Maths in Year 1, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 14th Jun 2019 @ 4:05pm

Maths in Year 1, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 14th Jun 2019 @ 4:05pm

Active maths in Year 1, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 7th Jun 2019 @ 2:07pm

We had lots of fun today counting to 100 using active learning. Thankfully the rained stayed away!

Welcome to our new volunteer, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 4th Jun 2019 @ 9:14am

Welcome to Sally Peel who is volunteering with us in Year 1. We are looking forward to working with her.

Gymnastics in Year 1, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 10th May 2019 @ 5:29pm

Year 1 are enjoying learning new gymnastic skills with Mr Bell on Friday mornings.

Learning in Year 1, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 3rd May 2019 @ 1:56pm

Wake Up Shake Up before school club, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 21st Apr 2019 @ 10:47pm

Wake Up Shake Up is a before school club which takes place in our school hall Monday – Thursdays. It is run by SR Development.

The club is open from 7.45 am and costs £2 per child per session. Pre booking is not required – simply turn up on the days you need to!

New playtime equipment , by Mrs Bailey

Date: 21st Apr 2019 @ 10:35pm

Our Reception and Year 1 children are enjoying playing with our new playtime equipment.  Playtimes are very active!


The goal posts and the base of the basketball hoop are made of plastic so we need to take particular care of these. Small resources are kept in the storage boxes,

We have reminded the children that this equipment is for use during school hours. Your support in reminding them would be appreciated.

Exploring our environment in Y1, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 16th Feb 2019 @ 5:36pm

As part of our work on Plants and Trees, we have been exploring our wonderful outdoor enviornment, looking at the different features of plants and trees on the school field.

Vocabulary in Year 1, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 11th Feb 2019 @ 2:14pm

Thank you to Suraya for teaching us a new word this week - deciduous!

We are enjoying reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and building up a huge list of new vocabulary to enjoy reading, listening to and saying.

Busy in Year 1, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 10th Feb 2019 @ 8:22pm

Space-themed PTA cake sale and coffee afternoon this Friday , by Mrs Bailey

Date: 5th Feb 2019 @ 4:52pm

The force is calling you from a galaxy far, far away! 




From 3pm on Friday 8th February 2019

in the School Hall


It’s time to get your imagination working over time. Think out of this world (literally) for our Space Themed bake sale this Friday. 

We can’t wait to see your creations!


Tea and coffee available 

Prizes for the best entries from each class.


Please label cakes with your child’s name and year group and give to class teachers or the school office on the day.


Please bake and buy generously. All proceeds raised go to the PTA

If you wish to support the cake sale but don’t wish to bake, shop bought cakes are always well appreciated.



We would also be grateful to any of you who can help set up or sell on the day - just reply email to let us know!

Christmas lunch, by Mrs Bailey

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 1:52pm

We enjoyed a tasty Christmas lunch today. Thank you to everyone involved in preparing and serving the meal. We listened to festive Christmas music whilst we ate. It was exciting pulling our crackers and reading the jokes inside!

A special thank you to Mrs Stark, Mrs Maddocks and Ms Denham for preparing the food , to our governors who came in to help serve the food and to staff who gave up part of their lunchtime to ensure the lunch went smoothly. 

Contact the School

Oldfield Primary School

Green Lane
Vicars Cross

Main Contact: Headteacher Mr Alan Brown or Bursar Mrs Louise McComb

Tel: 01244 981772

SEN Contact: Mrs Nikki Bailey

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