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Vegetable fun in Year 1!

September 27, 2019 at 1:20 pm


The children were very excited to find a trail of vegetables in our classroom! We followed the trail and found a letter from a boy called Oliver. He had left us a book to read.

Oliver also left us some tasty vegetables to taste. We all enjoyed trying lots of vegetables and used adjectives to describe them. Can your child remember what an adjective is? The children then wrote sentences about which vegetables they liked and didn’t liked! Some children were extended and used adjectives in their writing and they thought of some great describing words such as crunchy cabbage, sloppy spinach and sour, sticky rhubarb.

In phonics we have revised th, ng, ai, oa. In our key skill lessons we practised forming the letters e, f and s and the digits 6, 7 and 8 correctly. We have also learnt how to read and write the following common exception words – be, we, she, he.


We have been using the language of one more and one less to compare numbers. We have been working with a partner using cubes to show one more and one less of a range of numbers. The children have also enjoyed completing problem solving questions linked to one more and one less. We have also used the part part whole model to explore different number bonds for making 6 too. Can your child remember two numbers that make 6? The children have enjoyed logging onto mathletics and are looking forward to earning certificates for playing too!


We looked at pieces of art by Cezanne. The children then used different media to create their own pictures of vegetables. These will be on display in our classrooms.


We have been thinking about computer safety. We read the story ‘Chicken Clicking’ to help us think about what is safe when using the computer and the internet and what good choices we can make to stay safe.


Group 3 and 4 enjoyed sharing their favourite books this afternoon. They all spoke confidently to the group about why it is special to them.

Other Year 1 news…

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the Year 1 blog – the children really enjoy reading them. You can click on the ‘thumbs up’ symbol if you have liked reading this post.

Remember we are making soup on Wednesday 2nd October – everyone is welcome to come and enjoy it from 2.45pm in the dining hall. We will be going to the school farm that day, so if possible please can your child bring a pair of wellington boots to school.

Have a super weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Favourite toys, place value and time lines!

September 20, 2019 at 1:18 pm


This week we have been counting forwards and backwards, and filling in the missing number patterns. We have enjoyed playing a place value game with our partners. The children have tried hard to write the numbers in words to 10 too.


We have been reading the story ‘Nothing’ by Mick Inkpen. Nothing is a little bear who gets left in the attic and doesn’t know his name or who his family is. It’s a lovely book and the children enjoyed listening to it.

They all talked about their special toy and wrote about it using simple sentences.

In phonics we revised ck, nk, sh and ch. Please help your child practise reading the phonemes and words we have put in their reading record. We have also learnt how to read and write the following common exception words – I, my, do, to, is, no, go, me, of.  Your child needs to practise these words in their red spelling book which they brought home today. We have also practised forming o, g and q cursively and the digits 3, 4, 5 correctly.


We introduced the concept of a time line. Using cubes to represent each year we placed different aged people on a time line. They had fun trying to guess how many cubes the teachers would need!!


This half term the children will be thinking about playground games and working together to create a class set of playground rules. They had fun learning some new games this week.


The children all enjoyed using ‘Bug Club’ on the laptops. They have all brought home a letter with their user name and password so they can play it with you too.

Thank you to everyone who has returned their soup reply – the children are looking forward to sharing it with you on the 2nd October.

Recent letters sent home

Have a great weekend.

The Year 1 Team

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Lots of fun learning in Year 1!

September 13, 2019 at 2:44 pm


We have been talking about our families and the children all drew a picture of their family and labelled it. We have also begun our daily phonic lessons. This week we have revised ll, ff, ss, and zz.


In Maths we have been practising forming our numbers and counting. We have been finding out about number bonds to 10. The children have enjoyed learning a number bond to 10 song! You can also join in at home using this link:

Key Skills

Each week the children will have key skills lessons. This half term we are focusing on the correct formation of the letters and digits. This week we looked at the ‘Curly Caterpillar’ family and practised writing c, a and d cursively and forming 0,1 and 2 correctly.


We had fun looking at their baby photographs and talking about how they had changed. They thought about what they needed when they were a baby and what they need now. Look out for our ‘Guess Who?’ displays. Can you work out who all the babies are?


In PE the children had fun outside doing lots of  SAQ (speed, agility, quickness) activities. Our second PE lesson every week will be focusing on gymnastics and the children will be learning different balances, jumps and rolls.


We have all enjoyed painting and drawing our self portraits.

Friday Afternoons

This week we started our exciting Friday afternoon lessons. The children will do different activities each week. This half term they will do RE, music, food skills and a tree walk.

Other Year 1 news

We are visiting the school farm over the next weeks – please can your child bring in a pair of wellington boots to leave at school? They can use their new welly pegs to keep them together.

The children were very excited about their first homework task in their learning logs!! This work is due in on Wednesday 25th September. Thank you for all your support with reading, phonics, spellings and learning logs – it really does make a difference.

Don’t forget to bring your soft toy to school next week!

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 1 Team

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A busy first week in Year 1!

September 6, 2019 at 11:20 am

We have had a very busy three days! All the children have settled in really well and are getting used to the routines of Year 1. They have been investigating their new classrooms and outdoor area. Which area has your child enjoyed exploring the most? Can your child remember which hive they are in?

We have enjoyed getting to know the children. We have heard all the children read and they have a new book to share with you at home. Please help your child change their books before and after school.

We have also been to the school library and chosen a book – please share this with your child. We will change our library books every Friday.

We have sent home a newsletter and we hope this helps answer questions about PE kit and reading books. We will be doing PE next week so please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school.

Just a reminder to please send a photograph of your child when they were a baby or toddler. It will be used for the history lesson next week and will go on our ‘Guess Who?’ display. We can print them in school if you email them  – [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]

Have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team

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Welcome to Year 1

September 2, 2019 at 3:51 pm

We hope that you have all had a great holiday and are ready for an exciting year. We have been busy getting the classrooms ready and planning lots of fun lessons and visits.

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday morning. You will need to look for your peg label in the corridor, put your book bag in your colour hive box and find your drawer to put your fruit in. Then you can sit on the carpet and look at a book.

Have a look at some of our areas. Where would you like to play?

1G areas…

1P areas…

See you all soon!

The Year 1 Team

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