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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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  • New topics and an archaeological dig!​

    Published 10/06/22

    We have welcomed the children back to their last half term in Year 1! We have had a really exciting week. We have started lots of new topics. We will be focusing on English and history together this term and Year 1 had an exciting archaeological dig to find artefacts from the past. They have been guessing what these artefacts represent and what our next topic might be! All will be revealed next week. In maths, we have been learning about tally charts and graphs. The children have investigated the favourite animals in the class and built their own tally charts and graphs. It has genuinely been amazing to see how many animals have been represented and which ones were the favourites. In R.E. we have begun looking at the religion of Islam and thought about what more we would like to know about this religion. In art we have painted our diva lamps and practised our sketching skills. We have also done lots of reading and phonics this week, the children have amazed and delighted us! Go Year 1!

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  • Jubilee celebrations!

    Published 26/05/22

    The children have had a wonderful day today celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with lots of fun activities including designing and making crowns, having a tea party and playing with their friends and Jubilee themed colouring and word searches. We hope you have a lovely time celebrating in the half term also. 

    We would like to say a well done to the Hedgehogs who had their class assembly today and also did a fantastic job! We hope you have enjoyed coming in to see the children sing and perform. 

    We have had a busy week learning to tell the time and exploring earlier and later times. The children have enjoyed keeping an eye on our class clocks and letting us know when it is o'clock or half past the hour during the school day. In geography we have finished off our learning about weather by creating our own weather report at different times of the day, using the correct weather symbols. Our writing for the week focused on our science learning by writing a fact page about our favourite animal we saw at Hobbledown. 

    We hope you have a lovely half term break and look forward to seeing the children back and energised for our last half term in Year 1!

    The Year 1 team x

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  • Class assemblies and shapes!

    Published 20/05/22
    The children have been very busy this week with Moles and Otters class performing their class assembly and Hedgehogs are looking forward to their next week. In English, we read another traditional tale of the Hare and the Tortoise. We thought abou
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  • What a two weeks Year 1 have had!

    Published 13/05/22
    It really has been a busy two weeks in Year 1. We have been preparing for our Class Assemblies on top of all the rest of our learning. In English, we have looked at traditional fables - focusing on the Lion and the Mouse and the Hare and the Tortoise
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  • Local walks and traditional tales!

    Published 29/04/22
    The children have been very busy this week enjoying another traditional tale. We have been learning about Little Red Riding Hood and the children have worked on their acting skills by producing freeze frames to show different events in the story and
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  • Easter fun!

    Published 01/04/22
    Year 1 have had lots of Easter and spring themed fun this week. They impressed us with their wonderful singing on Wednesday and enjoyed making the beautiful spring crowns they wore for their performance. We have also gone on Easter egg hunts, made Ea
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  • All about Spring!

    Published 25/03/22
    Year 1 have had another wonderful week! In English, we have been very busy writing all about plants. First, we wrote some facts describing common plants using adjectives and sentence openers. Then we drew a diagram of a plant and labelled it
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  • Red nose day, poems with similes and some sunshine!!

    Published 18/03/22
    What a great week! We thoroughly enjoyed Red Nose Day and sharing our costumes with our friends. We have been writing poems about ourselves using similes - for example I am as cheeky as a monkey or I am as beautiful as a prince. They have been wonder
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  • Exploring our local area!

    Published 10/03/22
    We have had a lovely busy week this week! The children have been so excited about starting their swimming lessons, and we have been so impressed with how sensible they have been at the pool and loved hearing how much they have enjoyed it. As
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