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Welcome to Year 1!


Our Class Teacher is Mrs Burtt

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Cooke, Miss Layman & Mrs Hale.



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Year 1 Non Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Curriculum Letter: Autumn Term 1.

Welcome to Year 1.

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Welcome Meeting.

Congratulations to Oliver for receiving CHAMP of the week. Angelica for receiving the Handwriting certificate and Samuel receiving the Wonka bar.

Today we practised our spellings and wrote a sentence using one of the words.

We have been learning to share our toys, use our imagination, make rockets using different materials, write and draw pictures to our family and friends.

We have been having lots of fun with numbers this week.

                 Our Learning Journey 2019/2020

We have been learning the ‘Waggle dance.’ Bees do this to show other bees where the best flowers are.

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PE: Rhythmic dance, using ribbons.

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In Maths, we used 2D shapes to make our mummy’s, flowers and bumble bees.

In Art, we painted pictures of our amazing mummy’s.

We made homes to attract bees into our garden.

In Maths, we have been learning about money. We went to Pruden’s Bakery to buy either a gingerbread man or a teddy bear biscuit. We had to use different coins to pay for them.

We have been making bumblebees using wool - linked to English and Science.

We had fun guessing each others characters on World Book Day.

In History, we have been learning about who invented the traffic lights.

In Science and outside learning we made a bug house in the Year 1 garden. Over the weeks we are going to observe how many different bugs it attracts.

In maths, we have been practising adding and subtracting, number bonds, repeating patterns and sequencing numbers.

In English, we have been practising our spellings, writing sentences, reading books, completing puzzles and practising our phonics.

In history, we have been learning about the Wright brothers. We made and tested our aeroplanes, some flew better than others.

Big Birdwatch Day.

Big Birdwatch Day: We enjoyed the cross-curricular learning that took place throughout the day.

In English we have been using the book The Room on the Broom to make rhyming sentences and magic spells. To end the week, we went to the Radlett Centre to watch the show.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Day: We made our own sweet and chocolate machines.

In PSHE, we have identified our dreams and goals.

In Maths, we have been ordering numbers, understanding the value of a number and partitioning numbers.

Thank you to Tony and his family for bringing in a lucky red envelope for each of the children. We would like to wish you a Happy New Year.

In History and DT, we learnt about Leonardo Da Vinci, he invented the parachute. We designed our parachute, made it and then tested it.

In English, we acted out a familiar story.

In maths this week we have been using different equipment to help us with adding and taking away.

We having been re-writing the story ‘Lost and Found.’ We had to use openers, time words and adjectives. We were also the illustrators.

In Maths, we have been using rulers to measure different objects around the classroom.

We had great fun at our skipping workshop.

We had great fun completing different activities for Take One Country.

In Science, we had to make a house using different materials. It had to be waterproof and wind proof. We worked as a group, we tested them and then evaluated what had happened.

In English we wrote adjectives to describe the vegetables and wrote instructions. In DT we chopped, made soup and then ate it. Some of us didn't like it, some of us liked it but some of us LOVED it.

Buddy Reading with Year 3

Look at the 100 square we made as a class. We can't wait to use it in maths.

Growth Mindset Day.

 We have been very busy in our first few weeks in Year 1. 

This week we have been reading 'The Three Little Pigs.' On Monday we acted out the story using different facial expressions, voices and body actions. We had great fun!

Andy Goldsworthy art. We made sculptures using stones.

In maths and computing we have been learning positional language and testing algorithms and de-bugging B-bots.

In science we have been testing materials for a boat for pirates to set sail in.

In English we found adjectives to describe Elmer, in maths we made repeating patterns and in DT we made Elmers.