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Welcome to Year 1!

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Burtt

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs O'Beirne

Year 1 Non-Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Welcome Meeting

Half-Termly Curriculum Letters.

We had a lovely afternoon with Year 2 celebrating Roald Dahl day. We completed lots of different activities linked to the story ‘The BFG.’

We have had a fantastic year in Year 1. All the children have shown they are true CHAMPS. We are extremely proud of them all. Thank you for all your support and the generous gifts. Have a brilliant summer holidays and we look forward to seeing you all in September. The chidREN enjoyed their rocket lollies.

We celebrated Bastille day by re-creating Henri Matisse art work.

Some our work displayed for Open Evening.

In Science, we carried out an experiment to see which biscuit was the best for Mr Barron to dunk in tea.

In Art, we have been learning different ways to make paper become 3D. We then used the skills we had learnt to make our ‘Trees of Life.’

We enjoyed releasing our butterflies into the wild.

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In Science, we worked in a group to show the differences between spring and summer.

Music Wow Day! We had great fun making castanets and dancing to flamenco music.

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A fantastic sports week had by us all.

We had a great time seeing the birds of prey this morning. They flew over our heads and we got to hold Dotty. We learnt lots about the different owls.

Our caterpillars have got fatter and are starting to move to the top of the pot to start to make their cooons.

In Maths, we went outside looking for 3D shapes.

We got a special delivery yesterday of caterpillars. We are excited to see what happens.

In Science, we have been looking at plants. We turned egg boxes into caterpillars and grew some grass seed.

Our TV advert for the Enterprise sale on Friday 19th May at 3.15. Come and help the bees at Year 1’s Burtty Bee stall.

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Some of our posters we designed for our Enterprise Sale.

In PSHCE, we have been learning about what makes a good friend. We made our own friendship potion.

We are all ready to celebrate the King’s Coronation in front of the parents. We thoroughly enjoyed wearing our crowns, waving our flags and singing our song for the King.

We collected natural resources from the woods to make our crowns. Look how lovely they look!

We had a fantastic time with Year 2 at the Radlett Centre watching the Smeds and the Smoos!

We enjoyed holding the ducklings. We had to be really careful and quiet so we do not frighten them.

In Art, we have been learning how to tye dye our t-shirts that we brought in from home.

Shirley spoke to us today about how to cross the road safely. We learnt that we need to Stop, Look, Listen and Think before we cross the road.

Bart Gee came to speak to us about anything is possible even when things might be difficult. We learnt how to hold a pencil using two hands and how to move across the floor when you can’t bend your legs and use your hands.

Happy Mother’s Day to our lovely mummies.

In DT, we have been looking at preparing food so we made potato salad. We loved it!

In PE, we have learning to dance around the maypole.

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GOAL Day: In the morning, we made Smeds and the Smoo’s alien biscuits, drunk pink milk, made aliens with year 2 using natural materials. In the afternoon, we completed different activities with year 2, reception and nursery. We made paper rockets, painted aliens, rockets with the bricks, alien drawings and alien faces. We had great fun!

World Book Day: we looked amazing in our costumes. Thank you for making such an effort with your costumes.

Book Day: we created our own planets, dot to dot pictures and salt dough aliens.

Book Week: we enjoyed ‘Buddy reading’ with the other classes in school.

We enjoyed using the different areas to consolidate our learning.

PSHCE: look at our lovely flowers. The leaves show the steps we need to make to reach our GOALS.

We enjoyed working outside finding graphemes we had been learning in the our phonic lessons.

GOAL DAY: GOAL DAY: We went on a honeybee fact finding hunt, we made honey sandwiches, we chalked hexagons on the playground to make a tessellated honeycomb and made our own bee hive for our garden using tin cans, toilet rolls, paper and sticks.

In English, we have been re-writing the story ‘FUNNYBONES.’ We wrote the beginning and end the same but changed what happened in the middle.

In Computing, we pretended we were robots, we had to give precise instructions to make us move across the playground.

In PSHCE, we talked about what makes a good talking partner. We had to work with our partner to decorate our welly boot.

In Science, we have been learning about how we change from a baby to an elderly person. Thank you to the mummies that came into school so we could discuss what we had learnt.

In Maths, we practised addition and subtraction sums, and forming our numbers correctly.

In English, we completed different activities to consolidate our learning.

We had lots of fun in our Christmas performance.

In English, we wrote letters to Santa. We then walked to the postbox to post them. We heard a little jingle when we posted them and saw some elves waiting to collect them.

In Maths, we have been learning to add and subtract 1, 2 or 3 from a given number.

We thoroughly enjoyed the skipping workshop.

In our 'Dressing the Tree' assembly, we sang 'Little Donkey' with Year 2.

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Our Fantastic Gade Valley Christmas Tree!

Our Christmas Tree decorations. We had a triangle shape piece of card, we used green string for the pine needles, coloured string for the tinsel and pompoms for the baubles.

We have been reading ‘The Emperor’s Egg.’ We have learnt lots about the penguins habitat, what they eat and how they look after their chicks.

Today is National Friendship Day so we made friendship bands and friendship potions.

We had great fun at our circus workshop. We learnt how to juggle and spin plates.

This week our chairs sent us a letter saying they had quit. The children wrote letters to persuade them to come back but we did have to work on the floor or bend down at the tables. The next day we were very excited to see that the letters had worked and our chairs were back.

Singing our Harvest Festival song- Dingle Dangle Scarecrow.

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We enjoyed our Teddy Bear’s Picnic today.

In English, we have been writing an invitation, shopping list and instructions of how to make a jam sandwich.

In Art, we listened to music to help us create line pictures.

Our trip to Hudnall Park, we used our knowledge about materials to help make homes for animals. The children said they loved it all.

In English, we made and ate porridge so we could think of some adjectives to describe what it looked, tasted and smelt like.

We used big paper and highlighters to practise our spellings.

In Maths, we used cubes to make number bonds to 5.

In Science, we went on a material hunt.

We worked together to order numbers 1 to 20.

Here are our portraits of The Queen.

Our Learning Journey 2021-2022

Enjoying the warm weather with an icepop.

In Science and PSHCE, the pupils have been learning about life cycles. We had our own caterpillars that we watched go through the four different stages.

We had a lovely trip to the Zoo. There were so many different animals to see and places to explore.

Sports Week: we have had lots of fun completing different sporting activities and we have shown the Olympic and Para-Olympic values.

In Geography, we found out facts about the four UK countries.

The pupils had a great time completing the water challenge today. They had to work out how to get 10 litres of water from one side of the playground to the other. We worked out that some containers were better than others and it was important to pour the water carefully. We kept going for 20 minutes but only managed to get 1 very muddy litre to the other side.

In English, we have been reading the story 'The Crunching Munching Caterpillar.' We worked in groups to sequence the story,include time words and key vocabulary.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee assembly.

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We read the story The Queen’s Knickers and based our English and Maths on the book.

For the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we made cakes, decorated them and then got to eat them. Even Mrs Burtt enjoyed eating hers.

In Music, we played instruments to the rhythm of the song.

In DT, we used levers and pivots to help Jack climb up the beanstalk.

Goal Day: Year 1 found a letter in the woods, it was from the giant. He needed help to get back to his castle because Jack had chopped it down. We used sticks and wool to make a ladder but we didn't think it would be strong enough so we planted some beans and sunflowers for the giant. We also drew pictures of what we thought the giant might look like.  

In English, we have been re-writing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We also had to make front covers for our books.