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Year 1


A few little reminders….

It is PE on Monday so you can wear your PE kit to school. If it not raining we will be outside so make sure you wear something warm.

We are on the grass for playtime and lunch play and it is getting wet and muddy. If you haven’t brought any wellies in yet try and bring some in as soon as you can it will stop your school shoes getting spoilt.

Don’t forget to bring in your reading records on Thursday so Mrs Pegler can count your reading signatures. I wonder if anyone will get a certificate this week?

Class News

Friday 10th June

When we came into school on Monday we were very excited to find a parcel. When we opened it we found an egg! There was a note from an explorer named Horatio asking us to look after it.

We drew what we thought was inside the egg and we have written a letter to Horatio asking him all about it.

Our class book is all about an egg too! We cannot wait to find out what is in both the eggs.

Below is the topic web showing what we are going to be learning this term.

Class News

Friday 21st May


It has been another busy two weeks in Year One. We have been busy learning about our times tables and using arrays as well as writing a recount based on the Percy book 'One Snowy Night'.


We have also been investigating and observing plants. We looked really closely at some plants using magnifying glasses and then we drew and labelled what we saw. We had a discussion as a class about plants and recorded some interesting facts and information.

We decided we wanted to build a home for the hedgehog from the Percy the Park Keeper stories. First of all we researched hedgehog houses and designed our own. After this we worked together to build a new home for the hedgehogs using bricks, wood, twigs and leaves. We hope they will be really comfy in their new home!

We have been busy working on the laptops, learning how to save our work. We loaded the paint programme and created a picture of Percy the Park Keeper and then we had to save it.

Class News

Friday 7th May


We have had another busy two weeks enjoying our Percy the Park Keeper books. This week we have been writing our own Percy stories. We split our ideas into an introduction, a problem and a solution to help us.

We have been thinking about different types of animals and sorted them into mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, invertebrates and amphibians. Then we tried to describe the characteristics of the animals in these groups.

We also tried to match the animals to their footprints...... it was trickier than we thought!

We learnt about the life cycle of the oak tree from the Percy the Park Keeper story 'After the Storm'. We made a life cycle wheel and then tried to describe it.

We are very excited to be using the Percy the Park Keeper books for our learning, we will be mostly looking at the story 'After The Storm' but will also be enjoying some of the other Percy the Park Keeper stories too.

Here is our topic web to show what we will learning this term.

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Class News

Friday 23rd April

We have started our new topic by enjoying the story and today we retold the story. We have been working really hard on our sentences and trying to extend them using the words and and because.

In Science we have started looking at animals and thought of different ways we could sort them. We are going to be learning a lot more about different animals, especially those in the story.

We also have our own potting shed where we can learn about plants and flowers. We are having lots of fun planting seeds and can't wait to see them grow.

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Friday 26th March


We have had another really busy couple of weeks in Year One. We were really excited last week when we were able to borrow some toys from the past from the Museum in the Park. We were lucky enough to be allowed to play with them and try to see how they worked. We were also history detectives and we had to look for clues to show us that they were old. We were also very lucky because Steven from the museum joined us on zoom to tell us all about the toys and to answer our questions.

We are going to try and make our own toy peg car, we have designed what we want our toy cars to look like and what we are going to need to make them. We have also thought about the moving parts we will need to make.


Here are some of our designs.

Here we are starting to make the wheels for our cars. We cannot wait until they are finished and we can play with them.

Class News

Friday 12th March


Wow, what a busy two weeks we have had and we are so pleased to be back together again. It has been wonderful to see you all working and learning together, catching up with your friends and having fun, the class has been filled with lots of smiles and laughter.


We have had some exciting things happening at school.


Last week we had World Book Day and the children in school worked hard together to create a book in a box. We had a vote and decided to use the story Funnybones as we really enjoyed this book last term.

In maths over the last two weeks we have been doing lots of measuring which has been lots of fun. We have thought about length, height, weight and capacity, we have started to use a ruler and other measuring equipment.

We were very lucky and had a science day on Tuesday, first we were able to watch a performance from Kinetic Theatre and then did lots of investigating about light and colour.

Class News

Friday 26th February


Hi Year One 

I hope you all had a fantastic half term and looking forward to all the exciting learning we are going to be doing this term. As you know our new class book is 'Lost in the Toy Museum' by David Lucas. It is a wonderful book with lovely pictures.

Have a look at the topic web below to see all of the exciting things we have planned.


I cannot wait until we are all back together again in class, not long now!

We started the week with very exciting news, we had received a letter from Bunting the Cat, he had lost all of the toys from the Toy Museum and wanted our help to find them. We thought of lots of different ways we could help and decided to make missing posters. Have a look at some of the posters we designed.

We have drawn and painted pictures of our favourite toys and described them. We tried to give reasons why we thought that our toys should be in the museum so we could keep them forever.

Here is this terms topic web.

Class News

Friday 5th February


Well Year One, I can't believe it is February already, we have just been so busy. You are all working so hard whether you are at school or at home and you should be very proud of yourselves. I'm really proud of all of you - you are fantastic!!

Let's share all our hard work.

This week has been Mental Wellbeing Week. Here are some of the activities we have enjoyed.

In our English work we looked at the poem 'The Sound Collector' by Roger McGough and we have been collecting sounds ready to use in our writing next week.

We have been looking at counting patterns and had lots of fun making a counting in fives poster using our hand prints.

In our science work we have been thinking a little bit more about how to stay healthy and did an experiment to show why it is important to use soap when washing our hands. It was lots of fun and it taught us how to stay healthy and look after ourselves.

We have been continuing to look at portraits and created self - portraits from everyday objects. 'Take a look at our gallery below and see if you can guess who they are.

Class News

Friday 22nd January


Hi Year One

Well what a busy start to the term we have had with lots of learning happening at school and at home, I have been really impressed with how hard you have all have been working, well done everyone.


We are enjoying our new book and topic work, finding out all about our bodies and how to look after them. This week we have been thinking about how to stay healthy and made some posters to show others.

We have been thinking about the parts of our body, we gave Little Skeleton from the story a body and then labelled it.

Then we thought about our senses and how they help us find out about the world around us. We also matched our senses to the correct part of the body.

We are really enjoying our art work, we looked at some portraits by famous artists and then we had a try at drawing our self portrait. Can you guess who they are? Do you recognise your friends?

Hi Year One,


Well what a funny start to the term.


Although we might not all be together at school we are still all learning and having fun together. Hopefully it won't be too long until we are all back in the classroom and until then let's keep in touch and share all of the wonderful work we are going to do.


This term we are looking at the story of Funnybones. It is about three skeletons and their adventures. They are a little bit silly and like to try and frighten people but they are not very good at it.

As part of this work we will also be thinking about our bodies, how they work and what we can do to keep them healthy. We will be thinking about how we find out about the world using our sense and looking at faces in art.

Wow, take a look at the topic web below and see what a busy term we are going to have.

Class News

18th December 2020

Wow, what a busy end of term we have had with so many exciting things happening. We have been working really hard and done some wonderful writing all about Mog’s Christmas Calamity. We have read the book and watched the short film to give us all inspiration.

And alongside all of this hard work we have been busy recording our Christmas play, we hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed acting it.

We have busy with lots of different Christmas activities.

We have been making Christmas pictures,decorations, cards and calendars to bring home and share with you. We even had a treasure hunt and made reindeer food!

Last week, on Christmas jumper day we all enjoyed our Christmas lunch together. We made party hats, had crackers and puzzle mats. It was so much fun and delicious!

We have also had to put up with a really naughty Elf called Bernard who has been getting up to all sorts of mischief at school and out and about. We have been writing and drawing about his adventures every day for our morning work.

I cannot believe it is nearly Christmas and I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas filled with lots of fun and laughter.

I look forward to seeing you in the New Year for our next adventures together.


Merry Christmas Year One 

from Mrs Hall and Mrs Pegler

Class News

4th December 2020

Year One have had another busy couple of weeks, finishing some of our topic work. We have finally finished all our science experiments. We were surprised when we found out plastic was the strongest material because it stretched when we put the weights on it. We also talked about the different types of metal we could have used and thought that tin foil was not the best choice!!

We used all the information we had found out to write a set of instructions to the Three Little Pigs to help them trap the wolf.

It is a very exciting time in Year One as we are busy practising our Christmas performance and we had a new person join us. Bernard the Elf arrived on Tuesday with a note. Father Christmas has sent him to keep an eye on us all and make sure we are all trying our best and being super smart. So far so good……….

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20th November 2020

We have had a really busy couple of weeks getting engrossed in our class book. As well as writing about the characters and events in the story we have been designing a trap for the wolf to make sure he cannot ruin our classroom again.


To do this there are lots of different things we have to find out.

We have had to investigate different materials and then test to see which is the strongest.


We also have to look at different structures to find out which is the most stable.. This week we had a competition to see who could make the most stable tower using straws and playdough, then the Big Bad Wolf (a hairdryer) tried to blow them down.


Then we had to design and draw our traps.

Class News 

When we came back to school we were shocked to see that our classroom had been broken into. Tables were knocked over and there were things all over the floor.

What had happened? Who could it have been?

We looked around the classroom for some clues and this is what we found……

After a lot of detective work we worked out it was the Big Bad Wolf from our new class story ‘The Three Little Pigs’.

We decided that this was not good news and thought about what we could do about it. We had lots of good ideas such as calling the police, writing to the zoo and trapping him. We also made warning posters to tell others to be on the lookout.

We decided we are going to design and make traps to make sure he cannot come back again.


This term our class book is……

We will be joining the mouse on its stroll through the deep dark woods.

The setting of the woods will be the starting point of lots of our learning this term, investigating trees and natural materials found in our environment. Take a look at the topic web below to see what we will be up to this term.

This term we are going to be looking at the traditional tale.....

‘The Three Little Pigs’.

We are going to look at what happens in the story and the different characters. We will be building up to writing the story from the wolf’s point of view. We are also going to design and make a trap to catch the wolf. This means we will have to investigate different materials in our science work to find out which are the best for the job. Hopefully that Big Bad Wolf will not be a problem anymore!!

We will also be finding out about homes in the past and how they have changed over time as well as having the chance to use the Beebots to find their way from one pig’s house to another.

What a busy term we are going to have!