Cross Country Trials – Friday 17th September 2021

We are looking forward to Fridays returning to being our day to be extra sporty at Selsdon Primary. In this vein, we are having our trials for cross-country this Friday! We are hoping this year sees us return to attending the Croydon-wide competition at Lloyd Park, showing all of Croydon what we’re made of.    As we were not able to attend this competition last year, we are hoping to return to previous great form and secure some team and individual medals. On Friday 17th September, we will be holding cross-country trials for Years 1-6 throughout the day. If you wish to take part on Friday, all you need to do is wear your PE/sports clothing (anything comfortable and appropriate for running long-distance) and trainers and when your teacher says it’s time for cross-country, you go to the start line!  If it is not your usual day for wearing PE kit, please wear PE kit so that you are ready for trials. We look forward to as many of you taking part as possible, and continuing our tradition of cross-country greatness!  Keep an eye out here for photos and super runners after the event!

Welcome to Year 1 2021-2022

Welcome to our blog for Year 1! We will be using this site to post general messages and important updates for both Year 1 classes (Badgers and Hedgehogs) so please remember to check this site daily for any new information. You can also see lots of pictures/videos of your children’s amazing work on here, which will be posted regularly by the classroom teachers.

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We would also like to remind everyone that school times have changed slightly this year. School starts at 8:45 (doors are locked at 8:50) and finishes at 15:00, with lunch from 12:00-13:00 and a breaktime during the morning.

On P.E. days, students are expected to come to school in their P.E. kits (coloured t-shirt, joggers/shorts, and trainers) so they are prepared for their lessons. Hedgehog class has P.E. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Badger Class has P.E. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Year 1 Team

End of the year

It is finally the last day of school! Hedgehogs class has been such a pleasure to teach and Miss Garnett and I will miss them dearly! Here are some photos we took this morning as a class. I wish Hedgehogs class a lovely and restful summer and the best of luck in Year 2!


For the end of our summer term project in Design and Technology, Hedgehogs class made a fruit salad. They had to design their fruit salad, choose the fruit they wanted to use, cut the fruit, and then combine them into a bowl. They then got to eat their fruit salad! Here are some pictures of the class making it!

Fruit Salad Friday

Badger Class used their culinary skills to make some delicious fruit salads. They made sure they were prepared, washed and then cut up all of the fruit. They added some fruit juice and enjoyed tasting their creations.

Weight in Maths

Hedgehogs have been learning about weight and mass in Maths. We have looked at various items with different weights and have measured which items are heavier, heaviest, lighter and lightest. We have also measured items with the same weights and have tried to balance the scales. To end the unit, here are a few photos of the children trying to balance the scale.

Measuring mass and weight

In Badger Class, we have been practicing measuring the weigh of an object using non-standard units of measure, for example cubes, paper clips or marbles. The children predicted how heavy they thought things would be and then got the chance to check by weighing the object and the unit of measure. They also thought about what unit of measure might be appropriate to weigh a pear… paper clips were not the best as they are too light and play doh is not the best as it is too heavy. We found that in this situation cubes would be good. Here are some pictures of our predictions and weighing.