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Year 1

Mrs Paganuzzi and Ms Shorthouse (Class Teachers)

Miss Harvey (Support staff)

Summer 2023

We were very happy to welcome back all the children in Year 1 after the Easter break. In english, the children have really enjoyed reading the story ‘Billy’s Bucket’. They have used the book as inspiration for their own writing; writing lists, letters and descriptions.  

In maths, children have started the new term counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. They have been enjoying using the counters and other equipment to help them count and have even learnt to make an array. 

In art, the children have started their new topic about birds. In the first lesson, they created sketches of a variety of birds. The children loved making different marks and a variety of lines. 

In Geography, the children have been singing a song to help them remember the names of the 7 continents in the world.  

This week, in science, the children walked around the wildlife area and school grounds looking for signs of spring. They enjoyed spotting daffodils, blossom in the trees and lots of new buds and leaves growing. 

Autumn 2022

Year 1 have a great start to their new school year and have settled well into their new classroom. We have been really impressed with how sensibly they have walked down the corridor, put their things on their pegs and sat at their tables.

The children have worked so hard in their phonics lessons every day and are super speedy at recalling the phase 3 sounds and tricky words. They have been doing lots of segmenting and blending and have loved reading the new reading books!

In English, they started by learning all about labels and captions and have now moved onto the popular storybook, ” We are going on a Bear Hunt”. They have used the text as a basis for sentence writing and descriptive work. The children are looking forward to acting out the story.

In Maths, the children began the term describing the position of objects and turns. They are now learning all about place value and how to represent numbers with objects. They are learning that groups of numbers can be arranged in different ways. The children are enjoying using lots of maths equipment including counters, mini figures and dominoes.

In History, the children are finding out about how toys have changed through history. They are discovering that old toys are made of different materials and are powered in different ways. They really enjoyed playing with the old-fashioned wind-up toys we have in school.

Year 1 are really enthusiastic about their new topic in PE. They are enjoying learning to control a ball and are mastering basic invasion techniques.

In Science the children have been naming their body parts and identifying which parts are linked to each sense. They have enjoyed playing ‘Simon Says’ and singing songs. In the next lesson, they will be using their senses to guess a mystery object. I wonder if they will guess it correctly?


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