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  • Assemblies, sorting and History!

    Published 30/11/22

    Assemblies, sorting and History.

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  • Monsters, Golden books and number lines

    Published 16/11/22

    Monsters, Golden books and number lines

     

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  • Amazing moving pictures for Design and Technology

    Published 03/11/22

    Amazing moving pictures!

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  • Great Wall of China, addition and exciting sentences

    Published 12/10/22

    Great wall of China, addition and exciting sentences

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  • Collage, sentences and models in maths

    Published 29/09/22

    Collages, sentences and models in maths!

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  • Paper plate faces, numbers and the seven continents of the world

    Published 15/09/22
    This week Year 1 have settled really well into their learning and their second carousel of activities for the year. They have been making paper plate faces to build on the learning about our bodies. They have been ordering their numbers to 20 in math
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  • Year 1 Superheroes!

    Published 20/07/22

    Year 1 have had a wonderful final week! The highlight was definitely our Superhero day. We dressed up as our favourite superheroes, had a parade and played lots of fun games.

    We also enjoyed finishing our DT project, designing and making our own playground equipment.
     
    We hope you have a lovely, relaxing summer!

     

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  • Flange Joints and L Braces

    Published 15/07/22
    Do you know a flange joint from a slot join? Fear not the children in Year 1 can enlighten you. In DT we have been studying and designing free standing structures. We have investigated the function of playground equipment and how it is
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  • Last battle, sports day and much, much more ...

    Published 08/07/22

    This week we have role-played the battle of Hastings with our beautifully decorated, colourful shields. We then moved into a new topic of superheroes and have written a description of Supertato who saved all the veggies from evil pea! In maths, we have been learning about weight and capacity. We practised weighing objects with weights and we have investigated the capacity of a variety of school containers. In PE we had our amazing sports day and during the week we practised our running and ball skills. In art we have been learning about different types of brushes and how to use them by applying different amount of pressure to make thick and thin lines. Finally, in RE, we made a mosaic of a mosque using our learning on Islamic patterns and in computing we have made a snail in the style of Henri Matisse using our paints IT package.

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  • Mondrian masterpieces!

    Published 01/07/22

    ​Year 1 have had a great week. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the Battle of Hastings in history and English.  The children did some drama all reenacting the battle between Harold Godwinson and William Duke of Normandy. We then wrote a descriptive diary as if we were one of the Saxon soldiers imagining what we might have seen or heard during the battle. We enjoyed painting our shields ready to act out our own battle next week! 

    In maths, we have continued looking at money. We made amounts in different ways. We then made different amounts using coins to buy items from our own shop in the classroom! 

    In computing, we did some digital painting and looked at the work of Piet Mondrian who used lots of lines, shapes and bright colours in his work. We created our own Mondrian artwork on the computers. 

    In PE, we have been practising relays, jumping and throwing ready for sports day next week.

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  • Forest school fun!

    Published 24/06/22

    Year 1 have had a lovely week, with the highlight being their Forest School Day on Wednesday. The children thoroughly enjoyed making beautiful crowns and sceptres, using things they found in our outdoor areas and we hope you enjoyed seeing what they made. They also had fun building homes for bugs in the afternoon, with some very elaborate creations and luxury homes for our bugs!

    In history and English this week we looked at what happened during the Battle of Stamford Bridge. The children explored, through drama and writing, what it might have been like to be a soldier in the battle and also made a story map to sequence the events. The children are so excited to find out what happens next and who eventually becomes King, which we shall reveal next week! 

    In maths, we have been looking at money with a focus on coin recognition and the value of each coin. We will be continuing to look at money and making different amounts next week so any extra practice by looking at coins and paying for things this weekend will be a help.

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  • Pond dipping and Orienteering!

    Published 17/06/22

    Year 1 have had another brilliant week and coped very well in the heat! We have been orienteering in PE and enjoyed using a map of the field to find markers. We were able to use the positional and directional language that we learnt about in maths to help direct us to different points. 

    In history, we have begun learning about the Middle Ages and discussing what life was like in the past. We then learnt about the four contenders for who should be the next King of England after Edward the Confessor. We had lots of fun learning about and acting out Harold Godwinson, William Duke of Normandy, Edgar the Atheling and fierce Harald Hadrada! In English, we wrote persuasively about who we thought should be the next King and why. 

    In science, we have continued our topic of animals and discussed habitats. We went to the pond and managed to find lots of pond snails, pons skaters, dragonflies and even a newt! In computing we learnt to use paint and drew our a lovely self-portrait using different shapes and tools. 

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