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Year 1

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A few little reminders….

  • It is PE on Monday so you need to 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 as well as the playground for playtime and lunch play and as the weather changes it will get 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 we can count your reading signatures. I wonder if anyone will get a certificate this week?

Friday 3rd February

We have been having lots of fun learning about our senses in our science work. We have been doing lots of investigations to find out more.

We stated be thinking about how important our sense of sight is. We had the challenge of trying to draw a picture of ourselves when we can't see. It was very tricky and a lot of us were tempted to take a peek!

Then we thought about our sense of taste. We tasted lots of different crisps and we had to try and guess what flavour they were. It was hard than we thought.

We were very excited to have our first turn in the sandpit at lunchtime. It was great fun and we could not stop talking about it when we got back to class.

Friday 12th January

We have had a fantastic start to the term and are enjoying our new book ‘Funnybones’. Here is our topic web to show you all the different things we will be learning this term.

In English we painted Funnybone skeletons and then described the characters thinking about what they did in the story.

We have already learnt the names of the different parts of the body and we had great fun labelling one of our friends.

Friday 10th November

We were very excited when we came back to school as someone had been in our classroom and made a mess. We looked for clues and we think it was the Big Bad Wolf. We made posters to warn everyone to be on the look out!

You might have guessed our class book is The Three Little Pigs. Have a look at our topic web below so you can see all of our exciting learning this term.

Friday 27th October

We have had a fantastic end to a very busy term and I am really proud of how hard you have all worked and what you have achieved. Of course we went on our trip to The Gruffalo Trail and had a really good time even though it was a little bit soggy. 

We made information posters to show everyone all the things you can see and do if you decided to visit the Gruffalo Trail too.

After looking at Digimaps we made our own maps of the Gruffalo Trail.

Friday 13th October

This week we went for a walk around the local area looking for signs of autumn and making careful observations of the different trees we could see.

When we got back to the classroom we drew maps to record our observations.


We have also thought about how trees change through the seasons and made a ‘wheel’ to show these changes.

In maths we have been doing a lot of work on number order. We went onto the playground to draw our own number lines. We then used these to practice our counting and to find the number one more and one less.

Friday 29th September

This week we have been carrying on with our work on instructions. We made owl ice cream and then we wrote a set of instructions to tell the Gruffalo how he could make his own ice cream.

Here are some of our instructions.

We also had our first reading café last Friday. This is a chance for us to enjoy books and stories together. We even have a drink and a snack.

In Year One it is really important we learn to work by ourselves. Mrs Hall set us a challenge to make a Gruffalo face using a paper plate and collage materials. Look at the finished products!

In science we have been learning to name the different parts of a tree. We made a collage tree and then labelled the different parts. We then compared different trees we can find in school.

Welcome to Year One

You have all settled in so well already and shown me that you are ready to learn and I cannot wait to share all the amazing topics and books we are going to be using for our learning this year. Here are just a few photographs of some of the activities and fun we have had in our first days in Year One.

The first book we are using is one of my favourite's ..... Oh help! Oh no! It's the Gruffalo! Have a look at our topic web to see what we are going to be doing in class this term.

The mouse sent us a letter with instructions on How To Make Gruffalo Crumble. We made our own and left them outside for the Gruffalo. He hasn't found them yet but we will keep checking.