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Friday February 16 2024

This week, the children planned and wrote their story in English. In maths, they have started subtracting a one-digit number from a two-digit number practically. They then moved on to subtraction on a number line bridging 10.

During our computer topic, the classes have learnt how to collect and record data and then transfer this to a graph using the ipad. In PSHE, the children have been discussing what the differences between what a  'surprise' and a 'secret' is. Some class also had the priviliege of going to do some gardening with Mrs Spademan. 

Friday February 9 2024

This week, the children have been solving addition sentences in Maths. They have looked at adding a one-digit number and a teen number together as well as adding two one-digit numbers together that bridge 10. The children have used a number of different methods to help them practically solve this including tens frames and base 10. They were then able to use a number line to solve these sums in a more abstract way.  

In English, the children have been learnt a five sentence story about a boy who builds a rocket and goes into space. They will then use what they have learnt this week to create their own five sentence story next week. 

Friday February 2 2024

In English this week, the children planned and have begun writing their own narrative on Paddington visiting Candy Land. Within their stories the children have focused on the setting description and what Paddington might come across whilst discovering the land including what he might see, hear and smell.

This week in maths, the children have moved on to addition of a two-digit and one-digit number up to 20. Throughout the week, the children have been able to explore different methods to help them solve addition sums both practically and pictorially. 

In outdoor P.E., the children have continued to develop their football skills with focus on dribbling a ball, whilst during science the children took part in a treasure hunt to learn more about their five senses - see, hear, smell, taste, touch. 

Friday January 26 2024

Wednesday was an amazing day as we had our History Off the Page day where the children learnt all about Queen Elizabeth II coronation day. During the morning, the children had the opportunity to make coronation day artefacts including writing a coronation day invitation, decorating mugs, flags and bunting, as well as making the Queen's beasts out of clay. In the afternoon, the children re-enacted the Queen's coronation and groups of children performed a range of acts for the Queen during our street party.

Also this week, Juniper class has started to learn how to thread a needle and secure it by tying a knot and Cherry class have been experimenting with colours and transferring techniques as part of art.

Friday January 19 2024

This week, Year 1 have been continuing to look at different ways to partition a teen number using a place value chart and a part-part whole model. The children were successful in partitioning practically and pictorially.

In English, we have been exploring the tools needed to write a settings description as part of our Paddington unit. Throughout the week, there has been lots of discussion and practise with how to write sentences that feature adjectives, prepositions and time of day. 

During indoor P.E., the children have been continuing to learn invasion games whilst in history the children have been looking at different members of the royal family.

Friday January 12 2024

Year 1 have had lots of fun learning this week but they were especially excited on Wednesday when they got to make marmalade sandwiches as part of our English unit. The children were able to follow our instructions to create a  delicious sandwich just as good as Paddington Bears. This was our English hook as over the next weeks the children will be using a story on Paddington to innovate their writing and create a similar narrative. 

Also this week, the children have been learning different ways to make 20 and how to partition numbers from 11 to 20 using base 10. In outdoor P.E. the children have started their football skills unit and Cherry have started their art unit with Miss Fisher. 

Friday 15th December

This week Y1 performed the nativity play, “A Bundle of Joy” to their families. The teachers were extremely proud of them for the wonderful singing and confidence when delivering their lines in front of an audience. Well done Y1.

Alongside this, lots of learning has been going on in the classroom. In Maths we have been focussing on 2D and 3D shapes, with the children learning to recognise and name shapes as well as sort them into groups using their properties.

In Phonics the children have begun to learn to read words containing the tricky split digraphs such as plate.

The children have also been using their chopping skills in DT to make healthy fruit snacks and in computing have been creating pictures using the Paintz app.

Friday 8th December

This week in Year One, we have been busy practising in preparation for our Nativity performances next week. The children have been working really hard on their singing and acting skills and are really looking forward to performing for their families.

The children have also been recording the weather every day as part of their geography learning and in Science, they have been learning about changes in nature during the seasons.

Friday 1st December

Year One have been showing their teachers the amazing progress they have made since September. They have been completing a piece of independent writing about a rainbow bat using their phonics skills to help them. They have also been calculating the answers to a mixture of addition and subtraction number sentences as well as some word problems. Well done Year One your teachers are very proud.

To get December off to a festive start the children enjoyed our panto performance on Friday morning. It was a great show and the children loved joining in with the songs and actions as well as the normal panto shouts of “oh no it isn’t!”

Friday 24th November

Another busy week in Y1! In English, the children have been writing their own version of the Tree Giants information text. They have written about Ice Giants using the shared story map that they created alongside the teacher. Some fabulous writing from the children, the teachers are all very impressed.

In Maths the children have been continuing to develop their subtraction skills and are becoming much more confident with recording their number sentences and counting accurately to find the answer.

The children have enjoyed exploring the activities in the outside area during COOL time and have also been rehearsing hard in preparation for the nativity performance in a few weeks time.

Friday 17th November

This week Year One have been learning how to subtract during their maths time. They have been using lots of different practical resources to support their working out and particularly enjoyed working with a partner to do their maths activities.

In English the children have been learning to use a variety of tools that will help them to write a fantastic information text. Today they have planned what they will be including in the piece of writing they will be doing next week about Ice Giants, they are very excited to make a start on this!

Our Science learning this week has been about the seasons and identifying the features of these.

On Friday it was Children in Need day, it was lovely to see all the children dressed up to support this great cause.

Friday 10th November

Another busy week of learning in Year 1! In English, we started our next Talk 4 Writing unit with a visit from the Tree Giants. The children were very excited to explore the school grounds for signs of these rare creatures who leave behind conkers and glitter when they dare to venture out from their hiding places. The children have been learning an information text about Tree Giants which they will be adapting to write about another unusual creature, the Ice Giant, over the next few weeks.

In Maths, we continued with our learning about addition of two numbers. This week the children investigated number bonds to 10 using various resources to support them.

In Geography, the children learnt how the weather is linked to seasons. In DT, the children practised their chopping and grating skills.

Friday 3rd November

Year 1 have had a great first week back after the half term holiday. In English, we have been working hard to make our writing more interesting by using an adjective to describe a noun. In Maths, we have been learning how to add, using lots of practical resources and images to support our working out.

Our topic this half term is ‘Whatever the Weather’. This week, the children have been thinking about where the hot and cold places are in the world and what sorts of animals live in these places.

Finally, the children have been tasting all sorts of fruit to identify their preferences ready for their DT project to design a healthy snack.


Friday 13th October 2023

This week we adapted the story of Billy's Beetle to Billy's Bee and we had so much fun doin so! In maths, we explored greater than and less than using the crocodiles mouths! In history, we explored radio and in computing we practiced our typing skills on the iPads. We have had a very exciting week with the launch of our new school project Agents of Change and we especially enjoyed showing our gratitiude to others!

Friday 6th October 2023

Another amazing week has passed! We have been learning our story Billy's Beetle through actions and drew our own S map! We have been using the keywords less and more in Maths. In history, we learned about the invention of radio and looked at some photos of old radios. In science, we sorted materials based on their properties such as rough, smooth, shiny and dull. In P.E, we enjoyed practicing our passing skills with our feet! In our art lesson, we looked at making sculptures such as penguins and pandas. Finally to end the week, Magnolia class won the attendance and received delicious chocolate cake!

Friday 29th September 2023

This week, we absolutely loved going on a scavenger hunt to find all of the lost diamonds just like the characters in our story Billy's Beetle! In Maths, we were counting one more within 10! We also had a wonderful history lesson where we explored all kinds of telephones. We had discussions about which ones we thought were older/newer! We again wowed our teachers with our phonics skills. In our R.E lesson we recapped puja and watched a video about worship in a Mandir! In our P.E lessons, we focused on our throwing skills and went on a scavenger hunt themed dance as pirates!

Friday 22nd September 2023

Wow, another week has flown by! We have yet again had another week filled with fun learning adventures! We have practiced counting on within 10 in Maths, looked at using adjectives in English, amazed our teachers in Phonics, explored materials in Science, looked at the puja ritual in RE and looked at typing in Computing. We have also enjoyed playing outside with each other! :)

Friday 15th September 2023

What an amazing week we have had! We have worked so hard this week and our teachers are so proud! We have practiced making numbers to 10 in maths, recapped some of our sounds for phonics, written sentences in English, practiced our playdough skills in Art, used our senses for RE, explored technology in computing and had two PE lessons. We hope you enjoy looking at some snapshots of our learning :)

Friday 8th September 2023

We had our first week back after the summer holidays and it was amazing! We enjoyed coming back to school, playing with our friends and getting to know our new class teams!

We had so much fun learning about our continent Europe and focusing on France. Our teachers had planned so many fun actvities for us to try; we made Eiffel Tower structures, Disney collages, learnt a French nursery rhyme, played team games, role played French cafe and tasted food! We really loved taking part in the French cafe and trying a variety of foods; including baguettes, croissants, pain au chocolat and some Boursin cheese! We cannot wait to see what next week brings! smiley

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