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Autumn 1

Tuesday 22nd October - Week 8 - Autumn Term 1

Today we visited The Castle Keep in Newcastle. The children enjoyed a tour of the castle and then after lunch we took part in an 'Castle and Courts' workshop, where we learnt how to medieval dance and thought about some of the food they would have had at a medieval feast. The children enjoyed climbing the 100 stairs carefully to the top of the Castle Keep where they were able to spot some Newcastle sites like The Tyne Bridge, The Swing Bridge, the cathedral and St James Park.  

7th October - Week 6 - Autumn Term 1


Last week in English the children thought our focus story of the week was marvelous. We read the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears.' The children could all retell the story independently and discuss their favourite part. On Wednesday the children made porridge, just like the characters in the story. They discussed the process in a group and then they thought of actions to help them remember the process of making the porridge. The next day the children all wrote some instructions of 'How to Make Porridge'. 



The children made fantastic progress in their Maths lessons last week. They were learning about less than and greater than symbols and how to use them within a number sentence. By the end of the week the children could say which symbol needed to be used between different amounts, using the language as independently as possible to explain. 




In RE this term we have been learning about helping others and the importance of belonging. We have been learning about different religions and their beliefs of helping others. Last week, we read the Islamic story called Be My Guest, in which a man has been asked to sacrifice his last meal to help a poor and hungry man. We talked about what is means to sacrifice something and the children all create a picture of their favourite food and sacrificed it by giving it to their friend. After the role-play we discussed how it made them feel both to receive the food and to sacrifice the food.  There was lots of lovely language used by the children... sacrifice, thoughtful, kind, grateful and helpful.


Well done to our achievers of the week... one fantastic writer and one fantastic musician...

27th September - Week 3 - Autumn Term 1

The children wrote some fantastic stories in English this week based on the traditional tale... 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We will be continuing with our traditional tales work next week looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It is fantastic to see children bring in Fiction and Non-Fiction books related to our work in class to share with their friends, some children have even visited their local library too.


In Maths we will be moving onto our next step of comparing quantities using greater than, less than and equal symbols.  


The children have all settled into Year 1 and are confident with the new routines and classroom environment. If you have any questions please catch Mrs Robson or I at the beginning or end of the day.

20th September - Week 4 - Autumn Term 1

What a wonderful week we have had in Year 1 this week. The children have achieved so much! In Geography this week the children were continuing to look at Castles and they were labelling different parts of the castle, using new vocabulary throughout the lesson.



In Maths this week we have been learning to count forwards and backwards in numbers and by representing numbers. The children were challenged to say one more/ less than a given number.



In English this week, we have been reading the story Rumpelstiltskin. The children loved joining in with repeating parts of the story and singing along with the song by Rumpelstiltskin. They have described one of the characters in the story and used adjectives within a sentence. On Thursday the children wrote a letter from the girl in the story to Rumpelstiltskin, writing sentences using their Phonic knowledge as independently as possible. Well done Year 1.


The children have shown a great interest in discussing dreams this week, both good and bad, and what it feels like if they have a bad dream. So in D.T this week we made Dreamcatchers... it was a fantastic mindfulness activity where the children could discuss with each other their design ideas while listening to some calming music.


15th September- Week 2 - Autumn 1

In Maths this week the children were learning how to sort objects into groups by a given criteria and by thinking of their own criteria for different groups, the children were learning to reason and explain why they had moved objects into different groups. Then came the problem solving, how can we count accurately how many different objects were in each group? The children learnt different strategies to help counting accurately easier. 


In English this week, we have been reading Traditional Tales and basing our learning around the story... Once Upon a Time by John Prater. The children discussed different characters from the story that they recognised from other Traditional Tales. They learnt how to sequence the events in the story and create a story map, then the children wrote some sentences about different parts of the story, as independently as possible. The children were introduced to adjectives this week and they are beginning to use these, with support, in their writing.

In Science this term the children are learning all about materials, this week in our lesson the children were challenged to discuss and make a list of different types of materials and sort a range of objects into different groups, depending on what they were made from. The children enjoyed this activity and continued to identify different materials outside at playtime, observing and commenting if things were made from two different materials.   


This week, all children received their homework book for English, a reading book/reading record book and a spelling wallet with this weeks spellings. If you have any questions regarding homework, please don't hesitate to ask us.

Miss Anderson

Welcome back to Waverley for the Autumn Term


4th September - Week 1 - Autumn 1

Welcome back to a brand new school year, I hope everyone enjoyed their Summer holidays. The children have been fantastic this week, coming into school with lots of smiles, exploring their new classroom, learning new routines and having fun with their friends. This week we have been settling into Year 1, completing daily Maths and English activities and exploring some new activities in the afternoon, such as History, Geography and Science. P.E will be on a Wednesday afternoon this year along with Music.

Any questions you may have about the new school year, please catch me at the door at home time or leave a message at the office.

Thank you,

Miss Anderson