Welcome to the Year 1 Blog!
As our new class begin to make the transition from Reception to Year 1, you can follow their activities and fun on our new Class Blog.
On our Year 1 blog you can find out about:
- The Year 1 Team
- Information about our school day
- Resources to help your child during Year 1
- The things we have been getting up to at school and at home
Click on the links above to find out more.
Our blog will be updated weekly to show the super things we have been doing and to help you find out about the things that are coming up too.
News of the Week
Week beginning 29.03.21
This week we have been very excited for Easter and have been busy making lots of Easter crafts! We have been thinking about the Easter story and have learnt about Easter symbols. We have also really enjoyed our class story 'Superworm' and have made sock worms and designed our own superhero costumes!
Week beginning 22.03.21
This week we have been celebrating spring at our Spring Festival! We have been playing lots of games, doing lots of activities and having lots of fun! We have also been reading 'The Enormous Turnip' and even made our own vegetable soup.
This week our story is 'Superworm' by Julia Donaldson
Week beginning 15.03.21
This week we have been busy bees learning all about different insects and spring animals! We have been exploring animal habitats and even made our own birds nests. We have also been learning about the different seasons and how the day length changes. We celebrated St Patrick's Day by learning about the story and created shamrocks using marshmallows!
Roll of honour- 19th March 2021: Arlan Jacob Henry
19th March 2021- Year 1 Showcase!
This week our story is 'The Enormous Turnip'
Roll of honour- 12th March 2021: Layla-Rose Aimee Angel
Week beginning 08.03.21
We have had a wonderful week settling back into school. We were all so excited to see each other and be back together again! We have been busy investigating volume in maths, recreating Claude Monet oil paintings and making our mothers day cards!
This week our story is 'Ruby Flew Too' by Jonathan Emmett
Roll of honour- 5th March 2021: Joel Joshua Natalya
Week beginning 01.03.21
This week we have been celebrating World Book Week and have been making lots of crafts! We have had lots of fun making our favourite characters and shared a story together. We have also been thinking about animals and what they eat. We wrote an animal fact file about the different groups and made them really colourful, too.
This week we are reading 'The Tiny Seed' by Eric Carle
Roll of honour- 26th February 2021: Tommy Stanley Ada
Week beginning 22.02.21
To launch our new topic 'What a Wonderful World', we have been doing the Great Big Bug Hunt this week! We have spent lots of time outdoors looking for minibeasts and seeing how many we can find. We have also been making our own bug hotels, butterfly crafts and creating natural art! In maths we have been thinking about length and measured different objects around our houses.
This week our story is 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle
Roll of Honour- 12th February 2021: Harry James Esme
Week beginning 08.02.21
This week we have been thinking about 2-D and 3-D shapes. We have been on a shape hunt around our houses and have been making faces out of 2-D shapes! We have also been drawing and junk modelling palaces for the Snow Queen! We have made some fantastic palaces out of lots of different materials and have had so much fun creating them!
A big congratulations to our star of the week...George!
George junk modelled a fantastic palace this week. He added lots of extra details and even made a drawbridge out of string to let people in and out!
This week our story is 'Jack and the Beanstalk'
Roll of honour- 5th February 2021: Teddy Maiya Daisy
Week Beginning 01.02.21
We have had another fantastic week of home learning! This week we have been writing about 'The Snow Queen', describing pictures and answering questions about the story. We have also been practising our yoga moves and balancing skills! On Wednesday we wore a piece of clothing inside out to raise awareness for Children's Mental Health Week.
This week we will continue reading 'The Snow Queen'
Roll of honour- 29th January 2021: Aimee Elis Angel
Week Beginning 25.01.21
This week we have been learning about toys and music in History. We have been thinking about our favourite musician and comparing the toys we play with now to the toys in the past. We have been making predictions about 'The Princess and the Pea' and looked at a different version of the story. We have also been learning all about nouns and have been on on a noun hunt around our houses!
A big congratulations to our star of the week...Arlan!
Arlan has done some fantastic writing about our story, adding lots of extra information and concentrating on keeping his handwriting neat and tidy!
This week our story is 'The Snow Queen'
Week Beginning 18.01.21
This week we have been learning about the five different animal groups. We have been drawing animals and finding similarities and differences between them. We read The Princess and the Pea and thought about whether we would notice a pea under our mattress!
This week we will read a different version of 'The Princess and the Pea'
Week Beginning 11.01.21
We have had such a fun week of learning! We have been making treasure maps, compasses and writing our own directions. We read the Magic Porridge Pot and even made our own porridge using our favourite ingredients! We have also been doing lots of writing about our story and thinking about odd and even numbers.
This week our story is 'The Princess and the Pea'
Week Beginning 04.01.21
This week was not quite what we had planned, but we have still had a wonderful week of learning! We have been doing lots of activities at home and it has been fantastic to see what the children have been getting up to. We have been sharing our favourite stories, going on winter walks and even made shapes using objects around the house!
This week our story is 'The Magic Porridge Pot' retold by Rosie Dickens
Week Beginning 14.12.20
This week we have had so much fun preparing for Christmas. We had three days of Christmas crafts and were particularly excited about the edible ones! We loved our Christmas carousel in the hall where we got to play lots of games and take pictures. We are also really proud of our Nativity that we hope you all get the chance to watch and enjoy.
Week Beginning 07.12.2020
This week we have been learning about the Nativity story. We have made our own puppets to use in our Nativity show and made some beautiful angels too. We have had lots of fun pretending to be inn keepers and telling our friends that there is no room in our inn!
This week our story is 'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson
Week Beginning 30.11.2020
This week we have continued learning about Polar regions. We have had lots of fun making an arctic base camp and pretending to be explorers. We have also been getting festive and decorated our classroom tree. We have made lots of paper chains to decorate the room and even made one that was over eight metres long!
This week our story is 'The Nativity'
Week Beginning 23.11.20
This week we have been learning about Antarctica. We have been doing some fantastic ice paintings and even made an Arctic camp! We have also been looking at the animals that live in Antarctica and have learned lots of penguin facts.
This week our story is 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers
Week beginning 16.11.2020
This week have been thinking about the materials are used to make different objects. We have spent time being scientists, classifying and sorting objects by the material they are made from.
.This week our story is 'Cuddly Dudley' by Jez Alborough
Week beginning 16.11.20
This week has been Opening Minds week and our theme was 'Making Connections'. We have had a great time solving problems, building structures, reaching out to friends and finding out how we are connected to our past.
This week our story is 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister.
Week beginning 9.11.20
This week we have been thinking about animals in Autumn and have found out lots of facts about Owls. We learned a new word to describe animals that come out at night - nocturnal.
We have also made bird feeders to put in our gardens at home and are hoping to have some photographs of the birds enjoying them.
To celebrate bonfire night we made our own fireworks and painting fireworks paintings just like the Henri Matisse did of Paris called 'Celebration Parisienne'.
We are excited that next week is our opening minds week. Here are some reminders for our grown ups...
Monday - Poppies on sale for a small donation
Thursday- Wear an item or accessory in PURPLE for our sign-a-long song.
This week our story is 'Can't you Sleep Little Bear?' by Martin Waddell
This video clip has two Little Bear stories for you to listen to and discuss. Click on the link to take you to the story,
Week beginning 19.10.20
We have had a great week finding out about Harvest and also looking for signs of Autumn.
This week our story is 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson
Week beginning 12.10.20
Week beginning 5.10.20
We have had a brilliant week learning about the signs of Autumn. We have been out and about looking for leaves that are changing colour and spotting seeds and berries on the bushes and trees.
This week our story is 'Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me' by Eric Carl.
Things to remember this week...
- Please try to fit in a couple of Numbot sessions to practise number skills at home. Click here for the link to Numbots. Well done to those who have logged on this week.
- As the weather turns a little wetter, please remember to send in wellies if you haven't already done so.
Week Beginning 28.9.20
This week our story was 'Someone Bigger' by Jonathan Emmett
Week Beginning 21.9.20
We have had great fun with our topic this week. The children have loved the story of Ginger and have enjoyed telling us about pets they have or would like to have.
We have also enjoyed cooking with apples we collected from the orchard - we made apple crumble and it was delicious! We also spent some time finding out the names of different apples. We were amazed at how different they all looked from each other.
Things to remember this week...
We are busy collecting Autumnal objects for our Autumn table - if you go on any Autumn walks, please remember to collect a few cones, conkers or interesting leaves for our display.
- Monday is our PE day - the children come in dressed for PE on this day (jogging bottoms if it is chilly).
- As the days become wetter, remember to send in wellies so that we can still make the most of the outdoors.
- Remember to send in your child's reading book and reading diary every day.
This week our story is 'Sometimes I like to Curl up in a Ball' by Vicki Churchill.
Week beginning 21.9.20
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