Year 1

Welcome to Year 1’s class page where you will be able to closely follow our learning journey throughout the year. Here you will find information about what we have been learning, examples of amazing work and all of the interesting activities that the children have been doing. Remember to keep visiting to make sure you are up to date with our learning journey!

Who’s Who?

These are the people you will meet in Year 1

Teacher:   Mr Payne    (Mrs Hayes Wed PM)

TAs:   Mrs Burgess and Mrs Kalgaonkar

Key information:

Outdoor PE will take place on Fridays

Useful Links

Term 4

This term we are continuing with our class topic Bones, Bones Bones. Throughout the topic we will be learning all about Mary Anning, who was a fossil hunter over 100 years ago. We will also be learning about dinosaurs and how they existed millions of years ago.

In English we will be reading Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett. We will be learning to retell the story off by heart and writing our very own versions of the story.

Term 3

This term our class topic is Bones, Bones Bones. Throughout the topic we will be learning all about Mary Anning, who was a fossil hunter over 100 years ago. We will also be learning about dinosaurs and how they existed millions of years ago. Furthermore, we will research the five different types of animals mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds.

In English we will be reading If I Had a Dinosaur by Alex Barrow and Gabby Dawnay. We will be describing different dinosaurs and writing information reports about what we have learnt in our topic lessons.

Term 2

This term we will be learning all about the geography of the United Kingdom. We will find out all about England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland including information such as their capital cities and each country’s traditions. In our English lessons we will be reading the picture book The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony. We will also begin practising for the Key Stage 1 nativity play at the end of term, Everyone Loves a Baby!

19th December

Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to watch our nativity Everyone Loves a Baby. Well done to everyone in Year 1 for an amazing two performances!

11th December

Today was our Christmas Dinner. We all made our own party hats and enjoyed eating together in the hall.

12th November

Today we were learning all about England. We looked at traditional English meals, role played an English tea party and wrote our own imaginary line-up for the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.

5th November

Today we kicked off our United Kingdom topic by painting flags and making London landmarks. These will be displayed in the classroom!

Term 1

This term we will be welcoming the children back to school where they will be introduced to the new adults that they will be working with and their new classroom environment. We will begin with the topic “All About Me,” where the children will get to know themselves and each other better by talking about their families and hobbies. Once the children are settled, we will begin to use the traditional tale “The Three Little Pigs” as inspiration to write our own stories and instructions on “How to Catch a Wolf.”

This week we were learning all about Autumn. We went outside and collected natural materials to create our own Halloween-inspired sculptures. The children were inspired by the poem “Orange, Yellow, Red and Brown,” to go outside and search for different coloured leaves. After that they carefully sketched them back in the classroom.

To celebrate Diwali, a dance teacher came to teach both Year 1 and 2 a traditional Bollywood dance. The children loved learning new dance moves that they had never seen before and hearing a new style of music.

After our discussion about how best to keep the three little pigs safe, we learnt all about the different properties of materials. We went outside to find items made of different materials with a range of properties. We also discussed whether they were natural or man-made materials. We found lots of materials that would help keep the Big Bad Wolf out of our own houses!

Today we were inspired by the story The Three Little Pigs and discussed what the children thought would be the best way to catch a wolf! We came up with lots of different ideas and then used materials from both inside and outside the classroom to create our own traps.

Today we were visited by the local fire service who told us all about fire safety. They explained what we should do if we see a fire and also how important it is to have a smoke alarm in your house. We loved looking inside the fire engine and finding out about the different tools. We even got to have a go at using the hose!

This week, we drew ourselves and labelled our important body parts. We talked about why each body part was so important and how life would be difficult without them. We also used mirrors to paint self-portraits. We thought carefully about the sizes and shapes of our different features and the colours that we used.