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Year 1 – Palm & Chestnut

Welcome to Year 1

Palm and Chestnut!

We would like to introduce you to the year 1 team:

Mrs Stafford - 1 Chestnut Class Teacher

Mrs Chalmers - 1 Palm Class Teacher

Mrs Hutchins, Mrs Drury, Miss Brooks and Mrs Baker - Year 1 TAs.


This spring we are beginning our topic of 'Dreams of Freedom' focusing on children's human rights and learning about key people in history including Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King.  After half term children will be learning about their local area and the topic of 'Robin Hood'


 Remember it is especially important to read regularly and practise your phoneme recognition. Be like a detective and try to spot them in your reading books! Also practise your spelling word lists as well as counting in ones -  both forward and backwards!


Don't forget to choose 3 things to attempt for this half term  from our homework menu  - which you can find below.
This year, we  have been seeing and sharing some wonderfully creative ways that you have interpreted the homework tasks.
So keep it up and let's  look forward to sharing lots of the fab things that you have been up to! 

Do you have any ideas, needs or wants for this page? Why not let us know!
Take a look at the
Children's Zone where you can play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourite

Welcome Wednesdays surprise

Please join us every Wednesday morning from 8.45 in the classrooms with your child to share a storybook.


Water Bottles cheeky

Please remember that children should bring water, in a water bottle, which they can drink throughout the day.

This should be taken home, washed and refilled daily. Thank you.


PE Kitsfrown

Both Palm and Chestnut have outdoor PE on Wednesdays.
Indoor PE is now on
Fridays for both Palm and Chestnut.
Children should bring their kit and keep it on their pegs for the week.
Please can we also ask all earrings (plus any other jewellery items) are removed prior to school on these days .


Library Books  laugh

All the children will have the opportunity to visit the library and change their library books.
Both classes will visit the library on Thursdays.
Please ensure they bring their book in daily to avoid disappointment

Welcome to Parkdale Primary School - see the special page for our latest update and advice on Coronavirus -


Current Term:

  • Spring 2020 Half-Term One - 96.8%
  • Attendance Year to Date - 95.95%
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Previous Term:

  • Autumn Half Term 1 - 96.70%
  • Autumn Half Term 2 - 93.54%
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Overall: 2017-18 = 96.8%, 2018-19 97%

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