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The Queen’s Knickers, floating and sinking and more place value!

Friday 17th November | 5 comments

We have been reading the story ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allan. This is a fun story where the queen loses her pants!!

The children enjoyed creating their own pair of pants and using adjectives to describe them. They designed spooky Halloween pants, Christmas pants, Eid pants and even bonfire night pants! Then they wrote sentences about their knickers. In phonics we have learnt wh, ph, oe and ew.  In handwriting we have practised forming the capital letters A,B,C,D,E and F correctly.

In maths we have been focusing on place value. In our first session the children used ten frames and numicon to work out how many tens and ones each number had. In our second session we used dienes equipment – tens and ones. The children enjoyed using them for different tasks and many of them can now represent a two digit number with tens and ones. Please can you help your child practise writing the digits to 20. Many children are still mixing up the digits e.g. writing 31 instead of 13, 51 instead of 15. Number bond family of the week is 10 + 0 = 10, 0 + 10 = 10, 10 – 0 = 10.

In our science lesson we continued our work on materials. The children used their knowledge of materials to help the queen make something that would keep her knickers dry. They had great fun testing their designs!


In history we have been looking at Victorian artefacts and created our own class museums. They were all very interested in the finger stocks and the back straightener that was used by Victorian teachers. Some children wrote labels and helped position the artefacts in the museum and others used an Ipad to take photographs of the objects and label them.

A group of boys in 1B have been particularly busy in the construction area this week. Take a look at this fantastic cinema that they built!

Thank you for all your contributions for Children in Need. The children looked fantastic today and have really enjoyed guessing the number of sweets and putting their coins on Pudsey bear.

It was lovely to see many of you at parents evening last week. We hope you have found the packs we sent home helpful.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team







5 responses to “The Queen’s Knickers, floating and sinking and more place value!”

  1. Sarah (Holly's mum) says:

    To miss Bray, wow it’s been a brilliant week. Love from Holly.

  2. Mairi says:

    Was it the boat building that you needed the plastic trays, egg boxes etc for? I had a bit of a collection going at home but if I’m a bit late then we might just have to do some boat building at home instead 😉 Anyway, it looks like the kids are really getting into the projects, Finnan is certainly enjoying himself!

    • y1team says:

      We always need lots of junk modelling things in Year 1 – so keep collecting! We still need small boxes for our Royal vehicles that we are building next week.

  3. Sally lightfoot says:

    Great week for the boys. They loved this week. Arthur was over the moon with his special mention.

  4. Mehnaz begum says:

    It’s been a great week for Ayah. She really enjoyed Children in Need. She also had the most dojos this week. Which she was over the moon about.

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