Year 1 Gallery
St Michael’s Day
On St Michael’s Day, we listened to the story of St Michael and talked about why he is important to our school. We used transient art items to create pictures of St Michael, wrote prayers, made angel bunting and angels out of paper plates.
RE Autumn 1- Harvest
During our RE unit, we have learnt lots about the festival of Harvest and how this looks in our country as well as around the world. Prim’s Mummy kindly showed us lots of fruits and vegetables from their harvest on the farm and she told us lots about how they grow. We enjoyed singing the song ‘Cauliflowers Fluffy’ during our school Harvest service in church, using lots of fruit and vegetables as props. We then tasted some of these when we got back to school. We have also used line drawings and plasticine to represent the fruits and vegetables in our art work. We concluded our unit by answering the key question ‘How can we help those who don’t have a good harvest?’ The children had some great ideas that are recorded in our RE floor book.
Maths is fun in Year One!
We love to take part in lots of practical activities in Maths. Here is a taste of what we’ve been up to so far.
PE Spring Term 2022
Christmas Fun in Year 1!
We have been learning about The Story of Creation. We began by making our own creations with construction toys.
The children would like to share the story with you using words and actions.
(Video to follow)
St Michael’s Day- 29th September 2021
We celebrated St Michael’s Day by learning an angel dance and designing our own angel wings which are displayed in our classroom.
Diversity Day- 30th September 2021
Year 1 enjoyed an afternoon of workshops based on diversity in our families, school and our world.
Miss Smith talked to us in church about different places of worship in our world.
Multicultural Book Day- 28th January 2022
Year One led our school in prayer during the chuch service for Ash Wednesday
Fun with Phonics
In Year One, we enjoy our Phonics sessions. Look at us having lots of fun!
The ‘ea’ sound family- http://
We love learning new things in Maths and mastering skills that will help Maths ‘stick’ and help us in years to come. Here are some of our recent practical maths sessions.
Less than, greater than and equal to- http://
First, next, then, last- http://
Building number sentences- http://
Fact families- http://
Break the Rules Day!
In science we have been looking at our baby photographs. We did a quiz to see if we could guess who was who!
Spring term: Plants
We made a timeline of our birthdays to display in the classroom. We will also add significant events during our time in Year One. We have already added St. Michael’s Day.
In our History lessons we have been talking about things we enjoy now compared to things our parents and even our grandparents might have enjoyed in their spare time. Miss Threlfall brought in some of her toys from when she was six years old- we loved looking at them! We have also looked at a video tape and casette tape which we have discussed as being very different to the likes of Netflix, Disney+ and Alexa. We cuddled a teddy that belonged to Miss Threlfall’s Mummy and shared a book that belonged to her Gran who’s 93!
Children in Need- wear something spotty or yellow!
Christmas Photo Booth!
Year One have enjoyed taking snaps of each other in the Christmas Photo Booth this week…
Can you spot Mrs Coupe?
Behind the scenes of our Christmas Nativity
Year One looked fabulous and danced so well!
Year One explored why we remember and why we wear poppies to remember the fallen. The children painted some beautiful poppies to display in the corridor and we explored poppies using shapes.
Can you spot us all looking super in our red outfits?
Year One celebrate Bonfire Night!
The children collected different Autumnal leaves and made their own leafy bonfires on the playground. They even pretended the fire could warm their hands up and they all sat around the cosy fire together…
Celebrating the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot…
To end our Harvest unit we have learnt all about how Jewish families also celebrate Sukkot. The children have learnt about a key aspect of Sukkot; the Sukkahs which are built to remember the Jewish ancestors who travelled for 40 days and nights to escape Egypt. We have made our own Sukkah decorations of salt dough fruits to hang in one of the woodland dens to recreate a Sukkah.
We love to read!
This week we began a 10 minute slot of quiet reading with calm music playing in the background. We all chose a favourite book and sat and read anywhere in the classroom. We then shared what we liked about our book with a friend. It was the perfect way to start our week in school 🙂
Year One love Science!
Our wonderful Science experiments have seen us exploring our Science topic of animals in great detail this term. We have investigated why polar bears stay warm in their cold habitat, by testing how long we could keep our hands in ice water with a glove coated in lard to mimic the fat that a polar bear has. This week we have been investigating animal poo to find out more about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores! Don’t worry, Mrs Coupe made a special mix for the children to safely dissect so no real animal poo was harmed in the making of this experiment!