2022 - 2023
Year 1 have been learning how to use a number line in different ways to subtract.
We have also been working together to sort the properties of everyday objects in our Science lesson. We gave names to our sorting groups such as Planet Stretchy or Planet Transparent to go with our Moon Zoom topic.
Year 1 have been enjoying their Hockey lessons and have been practising how to use a hockey stick to control the ball along a pathway and to pass back and forth to each other through a gate of cones.
Year 1 have been busy making their lanterns for the church. They will hang from the trees lit up with a little candle. Take a look when you hear they are ready.
Year 1 have been enjoying their Splendid Skies topic this term. We have been learning all about finding the difference between amounts in Maths, getting Red and White classes together for some fun wellbeing activities, learning about a famous artist who makes cloud installations, testing the weather and finding out about the seasons.
Tree planting. we are looking after a tree as a class, and gave it space, soil, water, air and sunlight all the things it needs to survive.
Year 1 have been doing lots of active learning and using our playground to apply what we know. We have investigated the artist, Andy Goldsworthy and created our own artwork from nature. We have made number lines to help us calculate using the part-part whole method in Maths. We have also made 3-D model maps of our school, after investigating maps of woodlands in our topic stories.
Year 1 have been enjoying their new learning since the beginning of term. They have been finding amounts of objects in maths and comparing them using symbols. They have investigated trees and woodland settings as well as sorting animals and plants that live there. They have also enjoyed listening to stories set in a woodland and making designs of what a woodland could look like using small parts from the classroom.
2021 - 2022
Year 1 have loved reading for pleasure under the trees in the school garden this week.
Year 1 has a fantastic trip to The Turner in Margate on one of the hottest days of the year. We enjoyed painting like JMW Turner on the steps outside looking out to sea. We sat in front of paintings by the artist and made soundscapes and then we got to have sensory boxes to develop our own artistic ideas. The fact that the train was delayed on the way back didn't seem to matter to the children, who just enjoyed the extra time chatting away and enjoying their trip.
Year 1 have had a great Healthy Bodies week so far. We have done a lot of different kinds of exercise such as Movement to Music by the grandstand, Mindful Yoga in the classroom doing 'downward dog' and 'table top', making healthy flatbread and chopping up our salad, learning about keeping our teeth healthy and improving our lap scores around the playground.
Year 1 had a great first day back today for their new topic, Rio de Vida! They made fantastic headdresses and learnt all about carnival in Brazil.
Year 1 have done some amazing portraits of the Queen. They used graded pencils to sketch and place the features correctly, then they expertly used watercolours to add in the special details to show the Queen in her bright clothes. What a Jubilee celebration of the Queen as she is today!
'Year 1 have so enjoyed making and testing out their model cars. They have learnt so many skills as well as lots of resilience and independence.
The children in Year 1 have been learning how to navigate websites about dinosaur information. After getting into Reading Buddy pairs, the children had to select the correct dinosaur from an alphabetical list. They then had to read lots of facts to build up a profile.
Year 1 are really enjoying this term's topic, Dinosaur Planet. We went outside on a dinosaur fossil hunt for our first day back and to their huge surprise, the children found a giant dinosaur egg hidden in a ditch at the back of our Forest School area.
It has been taken away for a closer inspection. What dinosaur baby could be inside?
In Year 1 we have been investigating chronology as part of our topic in lots of different ways. Here we are using time lines but we have also made our own family trees and learnt about the vocabulary to do with the passing of time.
Year 1 really enjoyed their cheerleading taster session today. They copied a pattern and then got into their houses to create their own cheerleading performance. The children added in extra twirls, shakes and wiggles to make their group stand out!
'Year 1 so enjoyed their kite making day for their Design and Technology topic.
We learnt how to design our product, make it and then evaluate it. Part of the evaluation was seeing if we could get it to fly in the air, even though it was not a windy day. Some of them really did go up in the air!
Year 1 have shown some amazing skills in their gymnastics over this term. We have learnt to balance on 'points' and 'patches', which you can see from the photographs. We have learnt to point our toes and show our core strength in holding a tricky balance for 5 seconds.
Year 1 and Year 4 partnered up this week for some reading as our classes are 'reading buddies'. We read our own books to each other as well as the younger ones choosing a book that they would like their reading buddy to read to them. Both classes enjoyed it so much and look forward to our next meeting in a few weeks.
Lots more learning outside for Year 1! We investigated woodland homes for woodland animals and took a toy outside to build a safe, cosy home for them.
We made crowns using interesting treasures collected from the woodland areas in our school. We used our finished crown to help us write instructions on how to make one as well. We even had a parade wearing them around school.
We had a lovely sunny afternoon to do our land art. Year 1 were using their learning about the famous land artist, Andy Goldsworthy to develop design techniques using colour, pattern and texture with natural objects.
Year 1 have been enjoying our outside areas around school. We have been investigating woodland and trees. We have been finding out about different types of trees and using the words 'deciduous' and 'evergreen' to describe them.
We have been very busy with our Maths in Year 1 so far. We have been learning to count and sort by different criteria and compare different amounts of objects and numbers. We have been learning to write our numbers correctly and use the symbols for 'greater than' and 'less than'.
We have enjoyed doing Write Dance in hall all together. This helps us to strengthen the muscles needed for our handwriting.