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Welcome to the Year 1 blog!


Each week we will be keeping you up to date with all the exciting and fun things that we have done in school. In addition to this please read our newsletter to find out what will be happening in Year 1 this term.


Autumn 2- Week 4

We have started to rehearse for our Key Stage Nativity, 'The Sleepy Shepherd' and are learning all the songs.

In Maths we have been practicing subtraction calculations and making our own addition and subtraction games.

As a class we have changed the story of 'The 3 Billy Goats Gruff' into the 3 monkeys and the big, bad bear. Today (Friday) we all made plans for our own stories which are looking forward to writing next week

Autumn 2- Week 3


Children in Need day - What a lovely end to a super week! The children looked fantastic and produced some wonderful artwork and Maths linked to Pudsey Bear.

In English we have been continuing the story of 'The 3 Billy Goats Gruff' and have been learning about when to use capital letters.

We had our first computing lesson this week and in pairs successfully logged on and created pictures.

Autumn 2 - Week 2


It has been a busy week in Year 1!

In preparation for our Remembrance Assembly on Thursday we read a super book called 'Flo of the Somme'. It is about a mercy dog and her role on the battlefields.

We also drew poppies to make a wreath.

In Maths we are continuing with addition and ways to make 10. We have used Maths equipment, counters, multilink and Numicon to explore making 10.

Our Science this half term is learning about materials and this week we sorted objects by the material it was made from.

Autumn 2 - Week 1


This week has been Black History week and Year 1 have talked about equality and diversity. We have read about Marcus Rashford and how he has helped children and families. We discussed what a role model was and wrote about our own role models and made medals

In English we are learning the story of ‘The 3 Billy Goats Gruff’ and have sequenced the story and drawn story maps.

We have enjoyed Maths this week, addition and number bonds to 10.

Our PE this half term is gymnastics. We learnt different shapes to make with our bodies  and made a sequence using 3 shapes.


Autumn 1 - Week 6


Another wonderful week!

In Maths we have been learning about the part whole model. We used fruit to help us.

We are continuing to learn about our senses, this week in was the sense of sight.

In Design technology we made fruit kebabs. We were very proud of our cutting skills. It wasn't easy but we kept trying. Lucas said 'The best bit was eating it'. Rose said 'I would like to do it again'.

On Thursday we walked to the part for a sponsored wellie walk.

Autumn 1 - Week 5


What a wonderful week it has been! In English we have been planning our own stories based on 'The Enormous turnip'. In Maths we have been learning about the Whole/ part model to help us with addition. 

Dan the Leeds Rhinos took us for another PE lesson this week and in art we have learnt about Primary and Secondary colours. We painted pictures in the style of the artist Mondrian.

This afternoon we talked about 'Special books' and Mrs Akers has asked us to think about books that are special to us.

Autumn 1 - Week 4


This week in Science we had fun labelling parts of the body, including skull, ribs and spine with post-it notes. We then talked and read about our sense of smell and followed this with a science experiment. 

We did our first spelling test today and tried so hard.

Year 1 are continuing to learn the words and actions for 'The Enormous turnip' and have been making our own sentences.

It has been a great week.

Autumn 1 - Week 3


This week we have been thinking about 'What makes a good friend?' We read the book 'Be a good friend' and made friendship cards and posters. in English we have started to learn the story of 'The Enormous Turnip' and have added actions.

We have been counting, sorting and solving problems in Maths this week.

Autumn 1 - Week 2


Last week we continued to practice retelling the story of ‘Funnybones’ and adding actions. In Maths we made our own numberlines both on paper and in the playground with chalking. This helped us to count forwards and backwards and to say the number that is 1 more and 1 less than a given number.


On ‘Dot day’ we read the story ‘The Dot’. It is about a girl who thinks we can’t draw. We talked about things we couldn’t do ‘yet’ and how with lots of practise and resilience we will be able to do them soon.


We have loved PE with Dan from Leeds Rhinos.

Autumn 1 - Week 1


We have had a fantastic first week. It has been lovely to see all our friends again. Our question this week was ‘What is special about me and my class?’ We have talked about this, written about how we are special and drawn fantastic self- portraits. 

‘Sam the skeleton’ joined us in class and then we read the story ‘funny bones.’ We have learnt actions to the story.  

In PE Dan, from Leeds Rhinos, taught us some games to help us learn some rugby skills.

New Year 1 Video Tour- September 2021

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New Year 1- September 2021

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