Category Archives: Year 1

Exploring materials, special objects and teen numbers.

It has been another busy week in year one full of exploring and asking questions.

In maths we have investigated place value in teen numbers, focusing on using maths talk. the children are gaining confidence when describing the properties of teen numbers as well as using different manipulative to represent them. 

In English we have focused on using adjectives to extend our writing using the “It’s my birthday” text. 

Science has been great fun identifying different materials and grouping them into wood, plastic, fabric and rubber. We have also thought about man-made and natural materials.

In RE we brought in an object that is special to us. We each talked about why the object was special to us. We are looking forward to learning more about the special objects used in the Jewish faith next week. 


New Year fun in year 1

We have had a fantastic start to the spring term. The children have come back with lots of energy and enthusiasm. 

We discussed our new years resolutions and each class created a display of resolution balloons. Each child thought about one resolution for school and one for home. Ask your children what what they are hoping to achieve in 2020!

We started a brand new topic in science. This term we will be sorting and classifying materials. The children have been busy naming objects and thinking about the materials they are made from. Some children showed their investigation skills by asking questions about where different materials come from. Their teachers were very impressed. 

As part of our new RE topic we began to look at Judaism. We discovered some objects that are precious to the Jewish community and thought about which objects are precious to us and why. Next week the children will be bringing in some of their precious objects and discussing why they are important to them. 

A great start to our spring term. 

This week in Year 1!

This week has been extremely busy for our lovely year ones. Four performances of our nativity, a fabulous pyjama party and Circus Berzercus today! 

Thank you to all of the children and parents for their continued support with everything we do in school and we really hope you enjoyed the performances. We think the children did such a brilliant job. 

Just a reminder that next week (on Wednesday) we have our Christmas party and letters will be coming home detailing an item of food that we would like the children to bring in to contribute. The children can bring in party clothes in a separate bag to change in to. 

Enjoy looking at a few of the lovely photos below of our nativity: