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  • Mass, Traditional tales and Plants

    Published 16/04/24

    Welcome back Year 1! We hope you have all had a lovely relaxing holiday and are ready for lots of fun learning!

    This week in Maths we have explored mass. We have used scales and practised using key vocabulary such as: heavier, lighter, balanced, greater than, less than. Next week we will start to look at multiplication and division.

    In English, we have started our new topic of Traditional Tales. The first two weeks of this term we are reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We will be learning about the features of a letter and telling the truth. This links with our living value for this term - Honesty.

    In geography, we are learning about weather and seasons. We are going to learn how to measure the weather using weather equipment. We will be making our own rain gauge next week!

    We have started our new science topic for this term - Plants! We are going to learn the difference between wild and planted flowers. This week we are going on a plant hunt around the school. We are going to learn how plants grow and what they need to survive. 

    We have lots of exciting things planned for this term and can't wait to start!


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  • Poetry, partitioning and pond dipping

    Published 21/03/24

    Poetry, partitioning and pond dipping


    This week Year 1 have been learning about onomatopoeia and alliteration in poems. They have exceeded our expectations and writing some amazing alliterative sentences and a poem about the seaside packed full of onomatopoeia! In maths, we have been learning to partition numbers into tens and ones. They have used the dienes, drawn examples in their books and worked out some word problems. In science, we have learnt about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, and this week we went pond dipping finding newts and much much more. 

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  • Poetry, carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

    Published 06/03/24

    Year 1 have had a busy couple of weeks. We have started a new topic in English - Poetry! We stared by acting out and performing some poems. We then explored rhyming and similes. We are working as hard as ants! We have had a go writing our own poems which we will be bringing home at the end of this week. In Maths, we have learnt about numbers 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50. We are looking at how to represent numbers using tens and ones. In Science, we are learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We have learnt what the difference is between these animals, and we have had a go 'feeding' the animals their food. This week we have swum like dolphins as we have started swimming lessons! 

    We are really looking forward to our trip to Brooklands on Thursday. We can't wait to tell you all about it!

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  • Animals, subtraction and Beegu!

    Published 21/02/24

    We are very pleased with the way the children have settled into their usual routines after the half term holiday- well done Year 1!

    In our science lessons we are now looking at animals and have started sorting them into different groups (please see the pic above!) by looking at similarities and differences. This topic will continue for the rest of the spring term. In maths, we have continued with subtraction using our mental maths skills and different written methods. We have also been using different maths vocabulary each lesson. How many different ways can you think of to say ‘subtract’?

    We are also really enjoying our new class text ‘Beegu’ and we have been reading, acting and writing a character description with a focus on using adjectives. We are looking forward to welcoming you into class on Friday so that we can share all of our fabulous learning!

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  • Where the Wild Things Are!

    Published 01/02/24

    Where the Wild Things Are!

    This week we have finished our work on the story of "Where the Wild things are". We planned a wild rumpus to celebrate the end and bought in a party snack from home. We have continued our learning on addition in maths looking at patterns and links with the number bonds. In Religious Education we have learnt all about synagogues and draw some really colourful ones in our books. In Art we have learnt about the different types of crafts and we have wrapped wool around card and sticks and learn how to weave using colourful paper and card.  Finally in history we have been learning about early types of planes and comparing them with jet planes that we travel on today.

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  • Flying Machines, Art and Materials

    Published 17/01/24
    Welcome back to school! We have had a great start to this term. We have started a new topic in history - the history of flight! We have designed a flying machine. This week we will be learning about hot air balloons. In science, we explored a range o
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  • Forest School, Bossy Verbs and everything Christmas!

    Published 13/12/23

    Another busy week in Year 1! The children have now had their last Forest school session and it is definitely something we will all miss- and look forward to doing again in Year 2. We have had lots of fun making, creating, building- and looking out for those mischievous Dobbies! We were also lucky enough to have a campfire and toast sugar apples. A big thank you to Melissa, our Forest School leader.  In Carousel, with a focus on Room on the Broom, we have been Witches and Wizards creating a magical potion. This week, we have been using ‘Bossy’ verbs to write a set of instructions to go with our Christmassy spells. Year 1 have also been practising their Christmas singing and are really looking forward to putting on an amazing performance for you all this Thursday. Have a lovely weekend. The Year 1 team.

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  • Verbs, Dancing and Shapes

    Published 29/11/23

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  • Forest School, golden books and sketching the ocean

    Published 16/11/23

    Forest School and golden books.

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  • Moving pictures, The Gruffalo and adjectives!

    Published 01/11/23

    Welcome back Year 1! We hope you had a restful half term.

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  • Asia, Part - Whole Models and friendship

    Published 11/10/23

    This week we continued our geography topic on the 7 Continents with a focus on Asia. We visited China and, while we were there, we saw The Great Wall (please see the picture above!) and sketched an animal native to this country- the Panda. We learnt that Asia is the biggest Continent (which is why it comes first in the song!) as well as other fascinating facts. In maths, we have started our unit on addition and subtraction and have been using Part –whole models.  In our science carousel, we have been using our sense of touch to feel and then describe different objects in a ‘feely bag’. Finally, in our PSHE lesson, we came up with some wonderful ideas about being a good friend. Have a lovely rest of the week! The year 1 team.

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  • 5 senses, 5 Oceans and The Snail and the Whale

    Published 27/09/23

    5 senses, 5 Oceans and The Snail and the Whale 

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