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  • 16 May 2017

    India across PE

    We really are enjoying our wonderful topic, India! This week we even linked it to our PE lessons where we had a wonderful time learning how to play cricket (India’s national sport). We learnt the performance to the song ‘Jai Ho’ and practised it together; we even watched our previous performances and discussed strengths (WWW; […]

  • 07 May 2017

    The Taj Mahal – Shades and Tones

    This week in Year 1, we have been focusing on mixing primary shades and tones. We started with our observational drawings of the Taj Mahal; we looked at lots of different pictures from different angles. Then we moved on to shading the background with watercolours using different tones. We even linked our writing to this […]

  • 03 May 2017

    All Star Cricket!

    What an exciting assembly! We welcomed a wonderful guest, Michael from All-Star Cricket Club in Uppermill. He gave us a taster session to show us the kind of activities which they do at the Summer Cricket Club and some of us even got the opportunity to join in and practise our cricket skills. Thank you […]

  • 02 May 2017

    An exciting visitor!

    Last week we received a letter from Mr. Gray to explain to us that he was currently in Pune, India. This was particularly fascinating for us as we’re learning all about India at the moment! We decided to write a letter in response to find out even more about India. We had so many questions […]

  • 25 Apr 2017

    Welcome back!

    Welcome back to Year One, this term we are starting a fascinating new topic, all about India! We have already discovered some incredible information and even learned some Indian dancing. Stay tuned for some exciting pictures, videos and information of the life of Year Ones as we discover India.

  • 08 Mar 2017

    Noah’s Ark

    We loved retelling the story of Noah and his Ark!

  • 02 Mar 2017

  • 02 Mar 2017

    World Book Day!

    Year 1 in their amazing world book day costumes! On Tuesday the children worked together, demonstrating their fantastic team work skills in order to create this wonderful world book day themed design for our classroom door. We used our wonderful costumes as inspiration to create a mind map about our chosen characters for the day. […]

  • 21 Feb 2017

    Miss Fernando’s Mysterious Box!

    While I was tidying up my parent’s beautiful, new house I came across a peculiar box and I decided to bring it in to explore with the children. Inside the box there was a medical kit and also outfits which belonged to a nurse and a soldier. We used our learning characteristics, exploration and critical […]

  • 09 Feb 2017

    Traditional Tales Day

    What a busy day we have had today dressing up as characters from traditional tales! We used our art and design skills to create wonderful Gingerbread men. Then we got really creative and designed brand new furniture to help the three bears replace the ones Goldilocks broke! Later, we used our writing skills to create […]

  • 01 Feb 2017

    Local Walk

    We became Street Detectives today and went on a local walk around the school to gain an awareness of where we are in relation to the local environment. Prior to our walk we looked at a map of our local area and familiarised ourselves with our surroundings, even discussing the aerial view and its purpose. […]

  • 26 Jan 2017

    Multiples and Maps!

    What a busy day we have had today! We counted in multiples of ten using a variety of methods (abstract, pictorial and concrete). First we explored patterns on the number square. Here are some of the fabulous ideas from the Year One children. “Multiples of 10 go down the column.” – Evelyn “We are adding […]

  • 21 Jan 2017

    Scavenger Hunt

    This term we have been looking at different ways of printing in Art and Design. Throughout the last few weeks we have printed using cotton buds and wooden blocks. We have also linked these skills to our Maths work on repeated patterns. This week, children explored and generated their own ideas of different printing methods. […]

  • 12 Jan 2017

    Story Detectives

    We have been very busy acting as Detectives and investigating the features which make up a good traditional tale.

  • 10 Jan 2017

    ‘Karate for Concentration’ – Taster Session

    Today, Year 1 had a fantastic time trying Karate during our wonderful taster session. The Sensei (instructors) taught us simple martial art techniques such as kicks and strikes along with the corresponding kiai (shout). They also helped us understand how martial arts could aid our concentration and focus. We all left the session eager for […]

  • 09 Jan 2017

    Happy New Year!

    A productive start to the year with Year 1 engaging in some creative role play and story sequencing for our new topic on traditional tales.

  • 13 Dec 2016

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

    Year One are all ready and excited for Christmas. We’ve had lots of wonderful events happening around school including Christmas jumper day, our production and the Christmas fair. We’ve even managed to link our Maths learning to Christmas by creating an estimation game for the Christmas fair, using the Tasc wheel to help us (see […]

  • 13 Dec 2016

    Welcome to Year 1

    We have had a wonderful Autumn term and everybody has worked extremely hard. We are very excited to be able to share our learning with you via our brand new blog.

  • 15 Nov 2016

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