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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.

Curriculum Letter: Autumn 2.

Welcome to Year 1.

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Look who received the Handwriting and CHAMP certificate this week and have read 50 times. Well done to you all.

In Geography, we have been learning about our wonderful weather. We have been comparing the differences between a hot and cold country. We are looking at the Arctic and Jamaica.

In Science, we having been investigating the changes that occur to our environment during the season of autumn.

In PSHE, we have been talking about the importance of being kind. We said we need to listen, be helpful, play nicely and take turns. Finally, we drew ourselves in the I to show we are the I in KIND.

We have writing sentences using our spellings.

Look at our display with our lovely books we made.

In English, we read the story ‘ Lost and Found.’ We re-wrote the story, we made front covers and were illustrators.

Well done to the children who received certificates for reading 50 times, handwriting, CHAMP of the week and the Wonka bar.

In Phonics, we have been learning about vowels and consonants. We have been writing CVC and CCVC words. We have been using chalk and large pieces of paper with pens.

In Maths, we have learning about time. We made clocks and we played “What’s the Time Mr Wolf.’

Friday 6th November: Well done to the children who received certificates for reading 50 times, handwriting, CHAMP of the week and the Wonka bar for reading 5 times at home.

English: Our fantastic work on fireworks.

Maths: We have learning about 2D shapes. We made pictures using the different shapes.

A lovely message from one of the children.

In English, we have been reading Oliver’s Vegetables. We learnt about bossy words and used them to help us write instructions for vegetable soup. We then made our own soup.

Friday 23rd October: Look who received the certificate for handwriting, CHAMP of the week, 50 Reads and the Wonka bar.

In Art, we have been learning about Henri Matisse. He drew a portrait of a ‘Women in a Hat’ so we decided to draw ‘Mrs Burtt in a Hat.’ We used pastels to add colour, just like Henri Matisse.

Look at our fantastic artwork. I hope you can see the likeness.

Friday 16th October: Congratulations to Isla for receiving the CHAMP of the week certificate and Mukil for receiving the handwriting certificate.

Having fun at our disco.

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We have had lots of fun learning this week. In science we made glasses. In English, we used the iPads to help with our spelling,. In Art, we mixed colours to show primary and secondary colours and finally we completed lots of activities when the sports people came.

Our Class Assembly.

Please watch the 5 different clips to see what we have been learning in our class. 

English and History.

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Brain Break.

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Friday 9th October: Congratulations to Asa for receiving the handwriting certificate and Camden for receiving CHAMP of the week for being perseverant.

In English and History we have been learning about old and new toys.

We made new bunting for our houses: Squirrels, Red Kites, Badgers, Hedgehogs and Foxes.

Friday 2nd October: Well done to Sienna for receiving the handwriting certificate, Mukil for receiving CHAMP certificate for being motivated and Oliver for winning the Wonka bar.

In art we have been learning about the artist ‘Henri Matisse.’ We created our own pieces of artwork.

Look at our fantastic sentences. We have remembered capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

We have been using different equipment to practise our numbers, shapes and patterns.

Friday 25th September: Well done for Kitty for receiving Handwriting certificate, Amelia for receiving CHAMP of the week, Carter winning the Wonka bar for reading 5 times in a week and Martha, Oliver and ASA for receiving their reading bingo certificate.

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.

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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.