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Year 1

Adults in our class this year are: Our class teacher is Miss Wells Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Allen Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. We hope you enjoy reading our weekly blog below.

Week Ending 25/9/20

In class this week we have been working on our phonics. The phonemes we learnt were ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘th’ and ‘ng’. We have also started to build up our wall of tricky words!

For our maths lessons, we estimated how many objects there were and checked our answers by counting them.


We also met Jigsaw Jack for the start of our PSHE topic, whilst in art, we have been using oil pastels to create images based on the book we have been reading, Here We Are.

Week Ending 2/10/20

We have begun to develop our use of mathematical language, such as more and fewer, when comparing two sets of objects. Our afternoons have involved lots of maths games to develop fluency in the subject.

Week Ending 9/10/20

This week we have continued our work on our new history topic about Travel and Transport! We have begun to make comparisons between the transport used in the past to the transport used now.

Week Ending 16/10/20

In class this week, we have been looking at 2D shapes and their properties.

For our History topic, we discussed what transport was used in the past and why. We then had a go at making our own Viking Longships!

Week Ending 23/10/20

In maths this week, we searched the classroom for 3D shapes and tallied the different shapes that we came across. To finish the week, we had a go at making our own 3D shapes and labelling them.

Week Ending 6/11/20

This week, in English, we started reading our new class book, ‘Knuffle Bunny’.  We have been considering how the main characters may be feeling and have been writing about our own toys.

We’ve also spent lots of time outdoors this week, as we have started our Geography topic on Weather and Seasons.

Week Ending 13/11/20

This week, in Year 1, we focused on writing sentences with capital letters and full stops. To help us, we compared two stories and wrote about the similarities and differences.

We have also learnt about what Remembrance Day is and made our own poppies.

Week Ending 20/11/20

For our Weather and Seasons topic, we filled out our own pictogram to show what the weather was like in January. We also learnt about Weather Forecasts and made our own.

To celebrate Odd Socks Day, we all wore different coloured socks and discussed how important it is to celebrate differences.

Week Ending 27/11/20

This week, in Maths, we looked at symmetry in insects and shapes. We also learnt what a Venn diagram is and filled out our own using pictures of sweets!

We have also had lots of fun this week practising our dance routine during PE!

Week Ending 4/12/20

This week, in year 1, we finished writing our stories about a lost toy and drew some beautiful pictures to illustrate them.

We also set up our reading corner and have been enjoying relaxing there with lots of books!

Week Ending 13/12/20

This week, in DT, we have been designing and thinking about what materials we would need to make our weathervanes.

Our week ended with us making our weathervanes and testing them to conclude what worked well and what we would change!

Week Ending 18/12/20

This week, in Maths, we have been working on addition and the different ways to make the same number.

We have also had lots of festive fun!  We made reindeer hats to wear to our Christmas party and enjoyed making lots of seasonal crafts!

Wishing you all a safe and merry Christmas.

Week Ending 8/1/21

This week in English, we have been working on improving our writing by using descriptive language.

In Maths, we have been continuing our work on subtraction and have had lots of fun completing word problems!

To end the week, we made the butterflies that we had described in our English lesson.

Week Ending 15/1/21

This week, in Year 1, we have been scientists and have been doing lots of experiments!

As we have been learning about the five senses, our first experiment focused on using our sense of smell. We smelt a range of things and used descriptive language to describe and compare the smells.

For our second experiment, we learnt about our sense of touch. To do this, we labelled the parts of the hand and had a go at touching different things to conclude how they felt and how they differed.

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