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Welcome to Year One!

Friday 21st January 2022

This week Year 1 have had a very creative Friday afternoon. Cherry class have begun their DT sewing project to make a picture using felt. They created a nature inspired picture using natural objects and will be recreating this using felt. Juniper class have developed their drawing skills by creating a series of butterfly drawings (listening to advice in order to improve each draft). Magnolia class have been busy experimenting with paint to create textured pictures with the art teacher Miss Fisher. Next week they will be using these paintings to create a collage.

Friday 14th January 2022

This week year 1 have been busy learning about Queen Elizabeth II coronation. They enjoyed watching a video of the event from the time and have completed some lovely sentence writing. These have focussed on using interesting adjectives to improve their writing. 

Week beginning 3rd January 2022

This week Magnolia class have enjoyed their first art lesson with our resident artist, Miss Fisher. She read the story 'The dot' to the children and the children creatively painted and drew their own artwork using dots. The other year 1 classes will also get a chance to enjoy art lessons with Miss Fisher over the next two half terms. 

Friday 17th December 2021

It has been a very busy week in Year One. The children finally had the chance to show all of the hard work that they have been doing in their rehearsals by performing this year’s nativity, A Bundle of Joy. All of the shows went really well and the children enjoyed being able to perform in front of parents and loved ones. This week the children have also been baking spiced biscuits and making Christmas decorations.

Friday 10th December 2021

This week in Year One the children have been learning all about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes in maths and in English they have been editing their stories. We also had our Christmas jumper day where we all sat down for a Christmas dinner together and some of the children have been making clay Christmas decorations. In science this week they have been following on with their outdoor learning to observe what happens to trees in autumn.

Friday 3rd December 2021

This week in Year One the children enjoyed a Christmas pantomime on Monday which was based around the story of A Christmas Carol. In English this week they have continued their work on writing a story and in maths they have been learning more about time and how hours make up the days of the week and how days make up the months of the year. In science they went on a nature walk to see how trees show us the signs of autumn.

Thursday 25th November 2021

This week in Year One the children have started to learn all about time in maths. In these lessons they have been learning how to read an analogue clock and what all the parts of a clock tell us about the time. In English this week the children have begun to write their own version of the story that they have been studying in class. A lot of effort has also been going into rehearsals for the Christmas nativity this week and the children have continued to enjoy the time, space and science activities in the outdoor area.

Friday 19th November 2021

This week in Year One the children have continued their work on subtraction in maths by using their number bond knowledge to answer subtraction questions. In English this week they have been learning how to use adverbs and time language so that they can begin to plan a story based around one they already know from the book they have been studying. In the outdoor area this week they have been looking at letter formation by creating the letters out of playdough as well as other activities connected to the topic of space.

Friday 12th November 2021

This week in Year One the children have been continuing their subtraction work in maths and they have been acting out scenes from the book that we are studying in English so that they can write sentences about them after. On Monday the parents of Year One were invited in to see a phonics workshop where they had the opportunity to try some of the phonics activities that we use in school with their children.

Friday 5th November 2021

This week in Year One the children were visited by the Ramayana Dance Workshop who came in to teach them all about the festival of Diwali through dance. In English they have begun looking at a new story called The Man on the Moon and in maths they have started a new unit on subtraction. In the outdoor area this week they have been building space rockets and practising the things they have been learning in maths using different items to count and subtract.

Friday 22nd October 2021

This week the children in Year One have been learning the number bonds to 10 in maths and they have been writing a fact sheet on safari animals in English which they shared with the rest of the class once they had finished. In the outdoor area this week the children have been continuing their work with number bonds using different resources, they have been telling stories using safari animals in sand and they have also been using the Autumn table to investigate things using magnifying glasses.

Friday 15th October 2021

This week Year one have been continuing the work that they have been doing on the structure of a sentence in English and they have been learning about addition in maths. The children have also been creating bowls to decorate in art and they have been sorting materials based on their properties in science. In the outdoor area this week the children have been building junk model cameras, continuing their investigations on the science table and they have also been practising to write out their numbers up to 100.

Friday 8th October 2021

This week Year One have been learning all about adjectives in English and how we can use them to describe different safari animals. In maths the children have been learning how they can add 2 numbers together and show this using physical resources. In their COEL time and outdoor activities they have been highlighting tricky words, sorting capital and lower case letters, practising to write their phonics sounds and also looking at various items under a magnifying glass on the Autumn table.

Friday 1st October 2021

This week in Year 1 the children have been learning how to read the names of numbers in their maths lessons and they have been practising to write out capital and lower case letters in their English lessons. In the outdoor area this week the children have been doing activities linked to their subjects like sorting objects based on the materials that they are made of which they have been studying in science. 

Friday 17th September 2021

This week Year One have enjoyed spending lots of time in the outdoor area, completing activities linked to our topic 'On Safari' and our book 'Handa's Surprise' which the children have been learning about in their English lessons. They have enjoyed learning to weave, paint African inpsired necklaces, use construction materials to make an African hut, sort animals with hoops and other activities related to letters and numbers.

Friday 24th September 2021

This week Year One have been learning about the different parts that are needed to make up a sentence in English and they have been continuing their work on place value in maths by sorting numbers into tens and ones. In their outdoor learning area the children have enjoyed drawing pictures of the people they care about, working with number by using Numicon and using small world safari animals which links to their topic.

Friday 10th September 2021

Year 1 has been very busy this week.  The children have started new units of work in English and maths.  They have also been learning about different countries in Europe.  They completed different activities to go with each country.  To finish off the week they were able to have time on the inflatables, which they all enjoyed.

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