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Week beginning 6th November 2017


This week in Year One we have been very busy! In maths, we have been learning about counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and learning about the patterns for each times table. We have used hundred squares and number lines to help us with our counting and we even spotted some interesting patterns on our hundred square when we shaded in each times table! In literacy, we have been learning about using interesting adjectives in our writing. We tried to use all five senses to write a descriptive piece of writing about a desert island. Our teachers were very impressed at our super writing and use of adjectives! We have also been learning about Remembrance Day and its significance. As part of a whole school art project each class has created their own 'puppy art'. In Year One we each created a tissue paper poppy which we will make into a wreath to remember those who lost their lives in the war. We have also been continuing with our knowledge of materials in science, learning about different materials you may find on a pirate ship and their properties.

Week beginning 30th October 2017


This week has been the first week back after half term and Year One have been very busy! We have started our new learning theme 'Land Ahoy!' and are enjoying learning about all things pirate! Thank you to everyone that came along to Come and Learn on Wednesday, we all enjoyed being able to share what learning is like in Year One and to give you the opportunity to come and work alongside your children and see what we do! We have been busy turning ourselves in pirates by painting ourselves as a pirate for our topic book covers. We have also started the 'Taking Care Project' this half term, learning about our Early Warning Signs and about feeling safe. We have all had a fantastic first week back and are looking forward to a busy half term in the lead up to Christmas - there is lots to look forward to!

Week Beginning 16th October, 2017


This week we have been learning about 2D shapes in maths and thinking about the properties of the shapes. We discussed the number of sides, corners and whether the sides of the shapes are curved or straight. In literacy have been thinking more about adjectives and using them carefully in our writing. In PSHE we have been thinking about the key to being a good friend and we also made our final observations with our beans. We were able to take them home as it is our last week of our Get, Set, Grow learning theme.


Week beginning 9th October, 2017


This week in Year 1 we have continued our learning about seasonal changes.  In Science, we made spinners that show how a tree changes throughout the year.  The children enjoyed adding different coloured leaves and blossom to depict each season.  We also thought about the seasons during our music lesson, where we chose a variety of instruments to represent sounds or weather associated with Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.  During Literacy, we learnt about instructions and practised identifying their features before having a go and writing our own set for 'How to plant a bean'.

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Week beginning 2nd October


This week we have had lots of fun in science. We looked at the results from our experiment to see which cress seeds grew the best. We also planted our own beans and will be starting to record their growth in our own bean diaries.

In DT we made our own fruit salads. We were very careful to use a cutting knife safely. We think they looked and tasted delicious. We have also been learning to use adjectives in our writing and used a variety of different adjectives when describing fairies.

Making Fruit Salad

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Week beginning 25th September, 2017


This week we have been learning all about addition and subtraction in maths. We talked about all the different maths vocabulary that can be linked to addition and subtraction, for example, total, altogether, take away and less than. We used pictures to help us calculate the answer to questions and we found it was useful to see the problem as a picture.

In literacy we have been busy planning and writing our own fairy story, similar to Jack and the Beanstalk. After discovering a magic plant in school, we designed our own magic plants and thought carefully about the features of the plant. We have tried really hard to remember to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops in our writing.

In science we have thought about what a plant needs in order to grow. We drew our own mind maps to share our ideas. We then planted some cress seeds and changed the conditions of each pot of seeds. One pot we have put in the dark cupboard as we want to see if the cress grows without light. We will find out the results next week!


Picture 1 We discovered a magic plant in school.
Picture 2 What magical powers might it have?
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Week beginning 18th September, 2017


This week in year one, we have been working hard at becoming more independent with our learning, particularly in Maths and English.  We have been continuing to get more confident when working with numbers in a variety of ways including finding one more and one less, recognising numbers as words and even counting in 2s.  Using a range of equipment, the children learnt how to group objects in twos and then practised finding the total by counting aloud in 2s.  We discovered this was a bit tricky and required both concentration and perseverance!



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Week beginning 11th September


This week in Year One we have been very busy. We have been learning about one more and one less in Maths and doing lots of work practically, using a variety of equipment. We have also been writing in our maths books and writing one digit in each square which is quite tricky! We have been doing lots of phonics this week and have been impressing our new teachers with how much we know! We have also been doing some more learning about trees and plants in Science and have even been labelling the parts of a tree and the parts of a flower in our books. We have used our best collage skills to create our topic book covers in art. They are 'fruit faces' based on the artwork of Archimboldo and his fruit/vegetable portraits. We have also been learning how to log onto a Chromebook and what a username and a password are used for. Have a lovely weekend and see you next week!

Week beginning 4th September 2017


This week we have been finding out all about our new teachers, our new classrooms and what life is like in Year 1. We are all very excited to be back at school and we are looking forward to starting our learning theme 'Get Set Grow'. We have been learning the 4 Golden Rules and thinking about how we can be Golden Rule Superstars! In Literacy we have learnt how to use capital letters and full stops and we have written postcards to our Reception class teachers. In Maths we have been ordering numbers to 20 and some of us have even ordered numbers to 100. In P.E, we have been practising our catching skills. What a busy first week!