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Friday 18th February

Thank you for a wonderful last week Year 1. Have a safe half term and we will see you back on the Monday 28th February. 


Friday 11th February - Week 6 - Spring Term 1


Firstly a huge thank you for all of the hard work put into spellings with the children. The results are fantastic and I am seeing the children apply this learning to their writing. 


We started this week off with an assembly to highlight the importance of Safer Internet Week. We have had lots of discussions around how to be safe online. We have completed activities about what to post online, playing safely on games and what to do if someone online makes you feel upset or uncomfortable.  


In art this week, the children have produced some fantastic paintings, in the style of the Russian abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky. Check out their art work in the pictures below. 


In Maths this week, the children have been learning to count in 2's, 5's and 10's. 


The children really enjoyed our English Non-fiction this week. Based on our book Hoot by Jane Hissey, the children carried out some research into owls. They used the IPads to find out information about the animals and then wrote a fact file about their research. 

Friday 4th February - Week 5 - Spring 1


Eventually we are out of January! Yay! The children have noticed that the mornings and evenings are getting a little bit lighter. This week we have completed lots of practical learning this week, baking, counting and even trying the game of 'play your cards right'. 

In Maths we are continuing our place value unit of ordering numbers to 20,50 and 100. Next week we will be moving onto counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. 


In English this week we decided to making some snow biscuits just like the character Jolly in our story. We read the instructions then had a go at cooking. While cooking, the children were using oracy skills to practise the sentences they were going to write in their instructions.  


In History this week, the children discussed what they had from out from their homework by talking to an older adult about the toys they used to play with in the past. The children then explored some toys from the past, noticing comparisons and using new language like artefact, newer and older to describe their thoughts. 

Welcome Back to the Spring Term


We've had a great first two weeks back after our Christmas holidays. The children have came back into school calm and ready to learn. Keep up the good work Year 1. 


In Mathematics this week we have been learning to find the difference. This was a brand new concept for the children and they have practised in many ways practically and on worksheets. They can all now tell me the difference from 10, using objects or Numicon. 


In English we have been reading a new collection of stories called 'Old Bear and Friends' by Jane Hissey. These stories link into our history topic of 'History of Toys'. The children have all enjoyed finding out what year the stories were written in, and discuss what happened in the stories. The children have begun to write a story about Old Bear using features of a narrative. 


The children have all worked so hard that we let them have a little Friday treat.... A PANTOMIME! We hope they enjoyed it. 





Friday 21st January - Week 3 - Spring 1


We have achieved so much this week. The children have made so much progress in their narrative writing. We have been reading the story Ruff by Jane Hissey. The children have loved this story, hearing the adventures of the characters and predicting what they think will happen. In computing we are continuing our digital art unit, the children tried really hard to complete a mosaic activity. In Maths this week we have started our place value unit, partitioning numbers into tens and ones. A fantastic working week Year 1. 

Friday 28th - Week 4 - Spring 1


The children have made lots of progress this week. We have been writing stories and the children have loved this. They have loved hearing of the adventures of Old Bear and his friends and then trying to write their own adventure stories. In Maths, the children have been doing lots of practical learning, of numbers, number representations and ordinal numbers.


Week 5 - Spring Term 1


Year 1 had a wonderful time at Forest School this week. They learnt about heating and cooling and at what temperature heating and freezing takes place. We made chocolate orange cakes on the fire. The children enjoyed rolling down hills, challenging themselves to climb back up and they learnt how to carve an orange. I can't, of course, forget to mention the hot chocolate to warm up next to the fire and toasted marshmallows on the flames too.