Year 1

Welcome to our Year One webpage, we hope you enjoy looking at all the exciting things we have been doing each term in our classes.

Our Year One classes are:

Earhart Class taught by Miss Keech & Mrs Phillips

Dickens Class taught by Miss Brett & Miss Cole

Churchill Class taught by Miss Dennis & Miss Butler


 Top Tips for being a brain box in Year 1

1. Practise your spellings using look, cover, write, check, this will help you to remember them so that you can blow your teachers away when they read your writing.

These are the spellings for Year 1:

2. Do lots of reading! Remember to explore different texts and books, you could read non-fiction books to find out interesting facts, or you could enjoy fiction stories, full of fun and excitement.

3. Try your best and never give up! 


What have we been up to?

Term 6 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers!

REMINDER!                                                                                                                                           Our Year 1 Assembly will take place on June 15th 2018 at 9:15 in the Junior Hall. We hope to see you there. The children are very excited to share their learning with you!

This term our topic is ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’. We will be exploring identification and classification of animals. We will learn about many animal groups and which features certain groups of animal possess. We will learn about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores, identifying foods these animals eat and why.

In English, we are going to be exploring ‘One day on our Blue Planet: In the Savannah’ by Ella Bailey. We are looking forward to exploring a new text and continuing to develop writing in the style of non-fiction. In Math’s, the children are going to be learning about Time and Money. We will offer the children many opportunities to explore these concepts in real-life, practical activities.

The children enjoyed a lovely visit from Miss Keech's dog, Rosie. She was very well behaved and we learnt lots of great facts about dogs and how to take care of them as part of our Topic learning.


We have been practically partitioning numbers into tens and ones! Tricky stuff!


In English, we have been exploring facts about the animals from the Savannah! We collaborated to sort the animals into groups.



Term 5- Globetrotters!

We will be exploring the 4 countries within the United Kingdom in greater depth, learning about their flags, national flowers, capital cities and each countries famous landmarks. We will be continuing with our learning about Plants from last term in Science, and using what we already know to design our own sensory garden in the meadow area. The children will be able to reflect on their learning about the 5 senses as well as using their prior knowledge of plants and their features. We are very excited to create a lovely garden that will make your senses go wild!

In English we are going to be trialling the Power of Reader using the fiction book, How to Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz, we are looking forward to exploring a new text and creating amazing pieces of writing using our imaginations. This term in Maths, we are going to be learning about Multiplication and Division. We know this is challenging, however we are sure that the children will use their persevering muscles to conquer such tricky maths.

In Science we enjoyed a workshop and show from FIZZ POP Science, we loved learning about different chemical reactions and making squelchy gooey slime!

In Maths, we have been solving challenges problems involving multiplication, division, halving and quartering. Tricky stuff!


As part of our Topic learning about the United Kingdom, we have enjoyed tasting traditional foods. We have tried Shortbread, Victoria Sponge, Welsh Rarebit and Potato Scones. YUM!



Term 4- Out and About!

Our Topic this term will develop our learning about the United Kingdom and deepen our understanding of different areas across the UK. The children will improve their geographical awareness of their local area, comparing and contrasting its physical and human features with a village in another country. In Science we will be exploring all signs of spring, searching for roots and shoots in our beautiful school grounds; then making the most of this time of year, we will be growing our own bean plants. The children will make observations over time to explore the structure of a plant and the purpose of each feature a plant has. In Maths we will be re-visiting place value and deepening our knowledge and understanding by partitioning numbers up to 50 into tens and ones. In English we are going to be reading two traditional tales, Jim and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood. We are also looking forward to writing our own Magic Box Poems.

Take a look at what we have been up to!

We have enjoyed all of the eggcellent Easter activities planned for us this week! Egg rolling, Easter egg hunts and loads of great fun together! We hope you have a lovely Easter Break!


Measuring and recording the weight of ingredients to make playing card biscuits. These particularly scrumptious biscuits helped Alice and her friends return to their normal size after they ate far too many cupcakes, which unfortunately made all of the party guests SHRINK!



Comparing the volume and capacity of different tea cups and mugs, to solve problems after a Mad Hatter's Tea Party took place in OUR HALL!!


Challenging ourselves to use synonyms in our writing! Violet and Ava have been busy using dictionaries to check the meaning of words and  using a thesaurus too! WOW go girls!

Visiting our local area on a hunt for human and physical features. The children used their excellent noticing muscles to make observations.


Exploring the features of plants and identifying a range of common plants and flowers around our school grounds.



Practising place value and matching numerals to pictorial representations. We have been trying hard to count in 10's.



Representing numbers in a range of ways.


Hot seating the Giant from Jim and the Beanstalk. I wonder why he lives in a castle that no one knows he not lonely?

Term 3- Weather Watch!

Year 1 are ready to become meteorologists in the making. They will be learning about different weather types and the seasons associated with them, and making comparisons between English weather and other countries around the world. The children will make observations over time using their knowledge of clouds, seasons, weather types and clothing to report every day. In Maths we will be re-visiting addition and subtraction within 20. We are excited to experience a new form of writing this term, whereby we will be exploring instruction writing and making Angel Delight. YUM!

Take a look at what we have been up to!

Developing our understanding of staying safe on the internet #SaferInternetDay2018


Creating a Weather Report just like real meteorologists!

Solving challenging problems in Maths.


Making Angel Delight using lots of 'bossy' imperative verbs!


 Using imperative verbs to give bossy instructions in English.


Term 2- Fire Fire!

We are going to be learning about Guy Fawkes and The Great Fire of London. In English we are learning about rhyming couplets ready to write some fantastic silly poems. In Maths we are focussing on addition and subtraction and learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We hope you are ready for a fun filled term leading up to Christmas!

Here are some photos of the fun we have had so far!

Our amazing Nativity Story! We hope you enjoyed it!


A super visit to see Father Christmas! A great big thank you to Emerson Park for having us. We had lots of fun and loved our presents.


Re-enacting The Great Fire of London, with our junk modelling Stuart Houses


Using a number line to solve subtraction problems in Maths.


 Finding out about different ways to move our bodies and balance in P.E.



Term 1- Incredible Me!

We have been busy learning about place value and addition in maths, exploring adjectives in English and getting to know each other and our bodies during topic lessons. It has been lots of fun, we hope you enjoy looking at our learning.



We really enjoyed our fantastic visit to Stanhill Farm. We have been learning about how to stay healthy, and we really loved exploring all of the delicious fruits and vegetables growing at the farm. We saw a huge variety of scrumptious food and were even lucky enough to buy some produce from the farm shop and use it to make a tasty vegetable soup. It was so tasty!



 We have been very busy in English! We have learnt the story 'We are going on a Bear Hunt'. The children have enjoyed acting out the story and going on a real bear hunt in the meadow area. They have retold the story using Talk for writing actions, and even re-written part of the story independently. Miss Brett, Miss Dennis and Miss Keech are very proud of the writing the children have completed. Well done everybody!