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Not 1 or 2 but 3 Billy Goats Gruff in Year One and a TROLL!

May 1, 2015 at 11:19 am


This week in maths we have been busy practising subtraction. We have used number lines and hundred squares to solve calculations. We also had fun in our ‘sweet shop’ paying and giving change. Maybe your child could make a pretend shop at home and practise taking away using money e.g 20p – 7p = ?

In literacy we have been doing lots of great work based on the traditional story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We have created our own masks and acted out the story – we had some very scary trolls!

The children then wrote speech bubbles for the characters and we used question and exclamation marks.

Jack must have told the Billy Goats Gruff how helpful we were planting his beans as we got a letter from them asking for help. The pesky troll kept breaking all the bridges and they couldn’t cross the river. After much excitement and discussion the children decided they would help and create their own bridges. This week we made them out of various construction sets and next week we are going to make them out of junk model materials. We hope they are strong enough!

The children all enjoyed the ‘S Factor’ grand final. Alfie was the year 1 winner and got a super science bubble set as his prize and Maya was the runner up and also got a small prize of a bubble making set. Well done to everyone who took part – you are all super scientists.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend and the Tour of Yorkshire – hope the sun shines.

The Year 1 Team

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1S and science S Factor fun!

April 30, 2015 at 6:33 pm


1S have had some super scientists showing off over the last week. Thank you to all of the children who participated in our class S Factor and well done! The children performed independently and confidently and we were all very impressed. Our winner was decided by the whole class and he/she is…

…Mr Alfie Dawes – Well done! You will be performing your terminal velocity experiment in the school S factor final on Friday. Good luck!


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Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?

April 28, 2015 at 3:12 pm


Year 1 have been acting out the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’.

This is what some of the children learnt during the lesson:

“It might not work out properly the first time but if you keep practising it will get much better.” Stevie

“Keep on going if you do something wrong.” Tia

“It was hard to talk like an animal but I kept trying.” Huzaifah

“I used a deep voice to sound like a mean, slow troll.” Harry

“I used a quiet voice to sound scared.” Maya

Look at some of our performances.

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Giants, tadpoles and beanstalks!

April 24, 2015 at 2:25 pm


Fee Fi Fo Fum!! What an exciting week in Year 1! The children got a letter from Jack and he had left them some magic beans to plant. The children were keen to plant the beans so we dashed up to the school farm and had a great time planting our beans and a variety of other seeds.

They are all growing in the year 1 corridor. What do you think will be at the top of our beanstalks? The children then read the story of Jack and the beanstalk and did some drama ‘hot seating’ the giant. They then created word banks to describe him using super adjectives. Some children were introduced to using a thesaurus to extend their vocabulary. They then drew their own giants and wrote wanted posters.

In maths we have been practising our addition skills using numicon, number lines and 100 squares. Some children have been taught how to partition and recombine to add bigger numbers such as 47 + 26 = ? Our number bond of the week is 16+4.

We also had fun collecting tadpoles from our school pond.

We now have a tank of tiny tadpoles in each class and we are ready to watch how they change. Very exciting!

Well done to everyone who entered the S factor auditions. We saw some super science experiments. The Year 1 winners will go through to the grand final on the 1st May.

1GJ had a great time at Rodley Nature Reserve – please see our separate post for photographs of this super day. Remember that 1S are going next week.

In PE we have been developing our ball skills – rolling, kicking and passing. Please make sure that your child has an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school and that everything is clearly labelled.

We have also resourced our outside area with some lovely new games and items. Perfect timing for summer sun fun.

Have a great weekend. The Year 1 Team.

P.S. We still need lots of cereal boxes, tubs, card etc. for our exciting DT topic. Please bring them into Year One ASAP. Thank you.


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S Factor fun in 1GJ

April 24, 2015 at 11:06 am


We have had a very exciting time at our S Factor auditions. We had four amazing entries. The children performed their science acts confidently and independently – well done! The rest of the class voted for their favourite act to go through to the grand final on the 1st May. The winner will be announced shortly…watch this space!

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An amazing day at the nature reserve

April 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm


1GJ have had a brilliant day at Rodley Nature Reserve – what a fantastic resource so close to our school! We have had fun pond dipping, bird watching, collecting leaves, feathers and flowers for our sticky boards and learning about bee keeping. What can your child remember? What was their favourite part? Thank you to the parents who came with us.

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