Category: year1

Spring Term Explore and Learn

The children have been busy embedding and deepening their class learning through their Explore and Learn sessions. The children have been finding objects more and less than 1 metre, making doubles and number bonds to 20 with a game of hide and seek the beanbags. History and Science learning continued with Apollo 11 spacecraft and …

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Year 1 Reading with Parent and Carers Session

Reading for pleasure is one of the most important gifts we can give the children. There is no pressure for children to decode unknown words, they can just enjoy. The children will develop a rich vocabulary from having books read to them at a higher level. You will hear these words being echoed back along …

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Mill Green Museum: The Great Fire of London

First we played a true or false game about the Great Fire of London. Then we matched labels to objects from 1666, the time of the Great Fire of London, and matched them to pictures of modern day objects. Next we went into the mill to learn from the miller how wheat is turned into …

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World Book Day

Year 1 celebrated our love of reading this World Book Day at school … in our pyjamas! We shared our favourite books with our friends and then made a class book to recommend them to each other. The funniest book of the day was called ‘The Book With No Pictures’ which Lawrie recommended. We could …

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3-D Shapes and Patterns

3-D Shapes We have been learning about 3-D shapes including cubes, cuboids and cylinders. We found objects in our classroom to match each 3-D shape including a cone-shaped carrot and a sphere-shaped pumpkin! Pattern In one of our lessons we went outside to make repeated patterns.  We used leaves, sticks, stones, didicars and other objects …

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The class went for a surprise visit to Santa and the elves in Santa’s grotto. The children decorated biscuits and talked to Santa before being given a little treat. It was so much fun!

Fruit and vegetables

Our Design and Technology learning this term has focused on eating more fruit and vegetables. We have learnt to identify and describe some familiar fruits and vegetables, using vocabulary like skin, flesh and seeds. We also gathered data on the most popular fruits and vegetables in Year One. We prepared the fruits and vegetables hygienically, …

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Year 1 had a wonderful day at the seaside when we visited Walton-on-the-Naze with the rest of the school. We enjoyed our lunch at the tower before heading to the beach for fun playing in the sand and jumping the waves with our friends.

Knebworth Park

Year 1 have been learning about plants and how they grow in science. Using our knowledge, we have then written explanations of plant life cycles in our English lessons.  On Wednesday 28th June we visited Knebworth House to find out more. In the walled garden we learnt about different pollinators. They are growing banana trees …

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Ark Farm

Ark farm came to visit us in Year 1. We got to meet all the animals and loved being able to stroke them all. We looked at the difference between the mammals and the birds, baby mammals need milk and birds are born from eggs. Mammals are like us and are hairy but birds have …

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