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Vehicles fit for a queen!

Friday 29th November | 7 comments

Design and Technology

We have been busy designing and then making vehicles for the Queen. First the children looked at wheeled vehicles and thought about the Queen’s requirements. Can your child show you the axle, axle holder and body on a toy car? Next the children created designs and practised joining materials. Year 1 used lots of skills to build their vehicles including sawing and sticking. Did you know that pegs and card can all be used to make axle holders? The finished carriages and cars are certainly suitable for royalty and there is not a pumpkin to be seen!


We evaluated their amazing vehicles and wrote sentences about them. The children used time connectives such as first, next, after that and finally in their writing.

In phonics we learnt the phonemes wh, aw, ew and oe. We all enjoyed using our ‘reading sticks’ to share a book with our phonic friend.


We have been practising our subtraction and addition skills using different methods including part whole models and number lines. The children also learnt about fact families e.g. 5 + 4 = 9, 4 + 5 = 9, 9 – 5 = 4, 9 – 4 = 5. They also tried hard to solve some tricky problems using a number story about cars.


We are all very excited about our banquet next Thursday. Will Lord and Lady Farfield make an appearance? We have written letters to the Queen! We have told her about all our history work and knickers fun! Will we get a reply?

The children have brought home a copy of the ‘Bossy King’ song words to practise at home – enjoy!

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 1 Team

7 responses to “Vehicles fit for a queen!”

  1. Sonia (kaiyan's mum) says:

    Kaiyan enjoyed this week thouroughly and his favourite part was making the vehicle for the queen! Well done to all.

  2. Emma says:

    Sofia was so excited to show her carriage to us and tell us how she made it. It now has pride of place glittering under our Christmas tree.

  3. Nahed Akhtar says:

    Mohammed-Yaseen loved making this vehicle. Every time he worked on it in school he would tell me all about what he did on the day with the queeens vehicle.

  4. Mel says:

    What a super – duper week!

  5. Matthew says:

    This looks like lots of fun Henry!

  6. grandma and grandad says:

    Henry has been having a good time showing me the blog Well done henry
    good work!

  7. Satveer (Riya’s mum) says:

    Riya loved designing her vehicle! Looking awesome!

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