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Autumn Term 1, Week 4 in Y1!

posted 24 Oct 2017, 14:34 by Vicki Bowes

At the start of the week a fairy door appeared and has been leaving the children letters and clues to solve problems. The fairy left the children a text called ‘Squirrel’s Autumn Search’ so we decided to go on our own autumn search and collected lots of leaves and conkers for our classroom. 

We used the leaves from our autumn walk to create lots of different sketches and prints in paint, pastels and pencils. After our autumn walk we wrote back to the fairy to tell her about the things we could see, hear and feel outside.

In maths this week we have been looking at different ways to represent numbers. Some of us looked at place value and how to build up different numbers.

We have been learning some autumn poems and spent time in groups rehearsing them and performed them to the rest of the class.

Autumn Term 1, Week 3 in Y1!

posted 24 Oct 2017, 14:09 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 24 Oct 2017, 14:10 ]

This week we have continued to look at the text ‘Supertato’. We have also been enjoying our weekly music sessions on a Tuesday morning. 

We decided to help make evil pea’s best better from the Supertato story by creating our own stories about a helpful pea. We planned them with a partner and used book creator to write our stories.

Year 1 have also enjoyed reading lots of adventure stories in the classroom, independently and as a group

In maths we have found different ways to represent numbers up to 20. We are using SeeSaw to evidence our learning through photos.


As well as taking part in weekly P.E sessions Year 1 have been taking part in some yoga inside the classroom. This helps our balance and strength as well as allowing us to relax during the school day.

Miss Draffan is really impressed with the amount of homework that the children are completing. Keep up the good work Year 1!.

Autumn Term 1, Week 2 in Y1!

posted 24 Oct 2017, 13:53 by Vicki Bowes

In English this week we have been reading the story of Supertato and designing our own Supertato characters. We enjoyed making the capes and masks for our potatoes. 

In maths this week we have been completing simple addition calculations with a partner, some of us tried some harder two digit numbers. 

In P.E we practised our football skills, concentrating on our dribbling technique. 

Year 1 have also been using resilient reader to answer questions about a different photo each day. 

Welcome to Year 1!

posted 12 Oct 2017, 13:26 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 24 Oct 2017, 14:40 ]

It has been a busy week for the children in Year 1 exploring the new classroom and learning areas. 

In English this week we have been practising our handwriting skills, remembering to sit all our letters on the line. We have also been writing about the skills we would like to have if we were a superhero using lots of descriptive vocabulary.

On Wednesday we took part in National Read A Book Day and spent time sharing our favourite stories with each other.

In maths this week we have been ordering and representing numbers up to 20. We have been working independently and in groups to solve the problems. We have also been practising counting up to 100 and timing ourselves to see if we can beat our time every day.

This week in our P.E session we had a sports coach teaching us some football activities. Miss Draffan and Mrs Thompson were very impressed with the children’s skills.

Every Tuesday we have Forest School in year 1 which all the children enjoy. This week we were learning how to tie an overhand knot.

Through our superhero topic we have created our own superhero masks and designed some superhero clothing for a superhero. We have also read the superhero book ‘Max’ and used our resilient reader skills to ask lots of questions about the story. 

Some children have been putting their skills to the test by rebuilding a broken bike. They have worked together really well to work out where each bit needed to go. 

Week 19 in Year 1!

posted 8 Mar 2017, 06:11 by Vicki Bowes


We have continued to learn about fractions, learning about how to half amounts or objects. We have even started learning about quarters of objects.


In English this week we have been writing about dragons. We are reading some different stories about dragons and then write our own.

World Book Day

We loved World Book Day this year and the children looked fabulous. Thank you for supporting such a fantastically fun day. We love reading books as it makes our writing so much better.

Week 18 in Year 1!

posted 17 Feb 2017, 05:16 by Vicki Bowes


We have continued to learn about money and also had a fun session on Friday making pizzas.

We made fraction pizzas. We designed them in our maths books and then made them in real life. 


As it is ‘Random acts of Kindness Week’ we have been writing about activities we love to do and that make us feel happy. 


This week we chose to draw a character from the film ‘Inside Out’. Here’s a selection of some of our amazing drawings. Maybe in the future we might be the next animation artists.


Week 17 in Year 1!

posted 16 Feb 2017, 02:10 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 16 Feb 2017, 05:20 ]


This week we wrote some descriptive sentences about fruit and we also started learning about the characters from the film ‘Inside Out’ 

Marvellous Me

Log on to our Marvellous Me to see what your child is doing in the academy and any key messages for the class. If you need any help logging in or downloading the app please feel free to contact Miss Mount.

Safer Internet Day

Staying safe in our local environment is so important and this week we learnt about how to stay safe with a talk from the police and work in our classroom.


Week 16 in Year 1!

posted 16 Feb 2017, 01:53 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 16 Feb 2017, 05:20 ]


We chose different coins to put in a purse, we used our counting skills to help us find the total amounts of the coins in each purse.

Our Assembly

Well this week we wowed the academy and our parents and families with our amazing assembly that was all about our learning in Year 1. 

Reflecting on our Assembly

On Friday this week we thought it would be a perfect time to reflect upon our learning from the last few weeks. We thought about what we were proud of and how we could make our best even better next time.

Week 15 in Year 1!

posted 15 Feb 2017, 06:49 by Vicki Bowes


This week we identified different coins, we wrote the names of each coin and learnt about how important it is to use the ‘£’ and ‘p’ signs when writing about money.


This week we read the book ‘Kitchen Disco’ and tasted some different fruits. We loved the book so much and we could not stop laughing.


In art we created a picture of our favourite fruit using oil pastels so we could create a colourful display in school.

Week 14 in Year 1!

posted 15 Feb 2017, 06:42 by Vicki Bowes


This week we have been using a new app called Seesaw. This is an app where we share our learning and we have been peer reviewing each other’s work.


We have started to write our story about Busy Bear, we used our plan to help us write a really exciting story. We have also been learning how to read over our work to check that it makes sense.


In maths we have still been learning about addition and subtraction. We read word problems and found the answers using a hundred square. We have also started our new maths unit all about money.

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