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Mars – Year 1

Mrs Blackstaffe and Mrs Lawton (Class Teachers)

Miss Smith and Miss Beale (Support Staff)

Spring 2018

In Literacy we began the term by looking at narrative writing and studied the text The Last Noo Noo by Jill Murphy.  We really enjoyed this amusing text and focused on re-telling the beginning, middle and end of the story.  We then went on to study a poetry unit and have been enjoying composing our own poems, based on the examples we have been shown.

In topic we have been learning about what makes a healthy sandwich and how the different sandwich fillings can be categorised into food groups.  We have designed our own healthy sandwiches and have named them!  We will be writing instructions to make our sandwiches and this will focus on hygiene and safety.  Next half term we will make our own healthy sandwiches (and will eat them!)

In ICT we have looked at the illustrations used in traditional tales.  We focused on Little Red Riding Hood and became illustrators, designing a picture for each page of the book.  We will later put our illustrations together to form a class book.


Autumn 2017

Year 1 are looking forward to learning all about houses and their homes in their topic this term.  They will be describing and labelling their houses as well as telling their friends about where they live.  We will also be exploring the school grounds to find apples and making some tasty apple pies to eat.

In our English and Maths lessons, we have been building on what we have learnt in Reception and developing our skills further.  We have enjoyed using maths manipulatives to explain our thinking.

We are very excited about Christmas. We have worked hard to learn and perform a song in the nativity and within our Christingle assembly.  An elf has visited our classroom and has been up to lots of funny things!