Year 1 Blog

Book Walk!

Date posted: March 3, 2017

This week we went on an exciting book walk, reading the story of Hansel and Gretel. We collected treasure on the way round to help us remember the story. The year 2 children were responsible for reading the story and keeping the Year 1 children safe. We had lots of fun! 


A home for nature!

Date posted: February 22, 2017

In Year One we had a visit from the RSPB to look at different homes for nature around our school. We thought about ways in which we can help to look after animals and insects around school during the Winter to prevent them from becoming endangered. We used our map skills to find different nature […]


Double trouble!

Date posted: February 8, 2017

In Year One we are learning all about doubling numbers. We know that a double is two of the same thing added together. Here are some pictures of us practicing doubles, perhaps you could test us on them at home!


Homework superstars!

Date posted: January 30, 2017

Across Year One, the children have been working really hard at home to create some fantastic pieces of homework for our topic of Africa! These have been celebrated in class and are on display in Otter and Hedgehog classrooms. Well done Year Ones and thank you to the parents and helpers for getting so involved […]


Elephant Rescue Team plan trip to Africa!

Date posted: January 20, 2017

In Year One we had a phone call from the WWF telling us about some elephants in Uganda, Africa which have been captured. We decided to become an Elephant Rescue Team and plan a visit to Africa to help save the day! I wonder what we will need to take on our long journey.. .


Tinga Tinga

Date posted: May 25, 2016

In year 1 we have been looking at pictures of African art from Tanzania, specifically known as ‘Tinga Tinga’. These inspired us to create our own pieces of art which we are very proud of!


Run Run Run!

Date posted: May 13, 2016

All children made a huge effort to raise money for cancer research in a mini ‘Race For Life’. Thank you for all of the donations and for the fantastic effort with running – we have some athletes in the making!


Giant snails in Otter Class!

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Lily from Otter class has bought in her giant African land snails for us to look at as part of our Africa topic. We have been feeding and spraying them and enjoyed learning about their special features and diet.


We celebrated the 90th Birthday of the Queen!!!!

Date posted: April 21, 2016

In Tuesdays assembly, we had a special guest Reverend Mark Elvin. He told us about the Queen and taught us the ‘National Anthem’ ready for tomorrow. Today, we sang the ‘National Anthem’ in class. At lunchtime the chefs had prepared wonderful cakes and a tribute for the Queen’s birthday with her photo and banners. . […]


Handa’s Surprise

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In Year 1 we have been focusing on the text of ‘Handa’s Surprise’ to help us learn more about Africa and African culture. We all tasted, smelt and felt the fruits from the story and voted on our favourite – we all loved the juicy mango the most!


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