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Summer 1

What a busy half term it's been!

In English we have read ‘The Snail on the Whale.’ We thought of where we would like the whale to take us, sequenced the story and reviewed the book. We also focused on different animals and researched their habitat, food interesting facts about them. We then created our own fact files!

In Maths, we have been learning how to multiply and divide. We used fruit to divide with our friends, and we multiplied using different techniques too. This week we have been learning how to tell the time on an analogue and digital clock. We also discussed our own routines and what times of the day we do different things e.g. brushing our teeth, eating lunch, going swimming etc.

Our Project this half term was ‘WE ARE Amazing Animals.’ We learnt so many new things and had lots of fun choosing an animal to focus on. We did lots of sketching of our animal and learned how to change something on a sketch to improve it. The sketching pencils that we used helped us to create amazing drawings.

We also learned about the Artist Mahasundari Devi. Did you know she used different things to create Art? Such as pen nibs, twigs and matchsticks. We were inspired by her techniques and decided to create a collaborative piece of Art. We collected twigs from the playground and used them to create a fish scale. It looks amazing, have a look!

Spring 2


Wow! What a busy half term it’s been.  Our project this half term has been “We are Sailing the Seas”, we researched our own questions and found out lots of interesting facts about pirates, ships and the seven continents. We have loved learning the seven continents song I’m sure they will remind you of it at home. As a year group we have worked together to create a video sharing our fantastic knowledge.


On 2nd March it was World Book Day, we have enjoyed dressing up as an adjective and sharing our favourite books. We enjoyed looking at pictures of us reading in very unusual places. Some of us even read in the bath, up a tree and down a slide. We love “Stay and Read” this is where we get to read a range of fiction/ nonfiction books. This half term we have started reading buddies, we go to Year 4 and they listen to us read and help us by asking questions. They are great role models!


In English, we have explored the book ‘The Bear and the Piano’.  We listened to piano music, we created our own characters and changed the end of the story. We had the opportunity to show case our own talents like the bear did with the piano. Then we read ‘Beegu’, during this learning we talked about differences, what we class as home and using our imagination to translate speech bubble.


In Maths, we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes within our environment. We have been learning different strategies to add numbers together. We have even started solving word problems.

Both Create and Construct Class showcased fantastic assemblies. Create class focused on red nose day and the history behind it. We loved singing ‘Put a nose on it’. Construct class shared excellent learning focused on our Project. You would never guess what song we sang… Yes the song ‘the seven continent song’.


On 30th March we had an amazing day celebrating Neurodiversity week, we even worn odd socks.


We are really looking forward to Easter and learning about ‘Amazing Animals’ in our next project.


Spring 1

Where have the last 6 weeks gone?!

In English, we have been focusing on the stories ‘The Lonely Beast,’ and ‘One day on our blue planet…in the Savannah.’ We have been writing letters, using descriptive language and designed and created our own clay beast! With our second book, we have been focusing on nocturnal and diurnal animals. We labelled the animals we focused on and learned about the features of a postcard. We created contrasting posters and enjoyed sharing the facts with our friends. Nouns, verbs and adjectives were also our focus; we made our own Savannah story using our own.


In Maths, we have been learning about 3D shapes and their properties. We have also been busy estimating and measuring the length of different objects around our classes. We learned about the days of the week and months of the year. It was so fun to measure what we can do in a second, minute and hour!


Our Project based learning was so fun this half term! We chose one of the four countries in the UK to focus on and we found out what makes each one of them special. We made crowns, designed and created clay mountains, baked cakes, sketched famous landmarks and found out about historical people. We then hosted a ‘United Festival’ in the hall to show all of the adults what we have been up to over the last few weeks!

Autumn 2 

We’ve had a great half term in Year 1. We started the half term with a focus of Mary Seacole, creating remedies and discovering all about her achievements and life.


In Maths, we have learnt about number bonds, addition and we have even started solving challenging word problems. We have particularly enjoyed our Finance Friday lessons where we have been learning all about saving money, currency and we even had a shop role play area in Year 1 where the children bought fruit and worked out the change.


In PBL, we have enjoyed learning about Rock and Roll, recreating our own rock stars and making our own instruments. We were very lucky because Ms Scott came and taught us the song ‘Slow down Sandy’ and we even performed it in the whole school assembly. Then we had a special guest, Gladys who works in Reception at lunchtime, she is part of a Gospel group and came to teach us all about Gospel music. We then learnt the song ‘He’s got the whole world in his hands’ and then as a year group performed it to Gladys.


In English, we have enjoyed learning about traditional tales and discovering what makes a fairy tale. We especially liked growing our own beanstalk, making Grandma feel better by drawing what she needed in her basket. We described the characters and debated whether Goldilocks made the right choices.


You’ll never guess what happened in the last two weeks, evil pea arrived in Green Quad and trapped some innocent vegetables. We then read the book ‘Supertato’ and bought in our own potatoes, designed our own Supertatos, gave them super powers and then role played the story with them. At the end of the learning we recreated our own comic strips, using speech and thought bubbles, captions and onomatopoeia. Our teachers were very proud of our fantastic learning!


We are very proud of all the children this term and we can’t wait for all the exciting learning we will be doing in 2023. Have an amazing Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!







Autumn 1


Wow! What a great start to Year 1 we've had! We have been so busy exploring, creating, experimenting, designing, writing, measuring and lots more!

In English this half term we read the story 'Where the Wild Things Are.' We LOVED this book. During our time with this story, we made predictions, designed a wild thing, wrote a letter, discussed different feelings, role played the story, made a crown and had a WILD RUMPUS! This was very fun! 

We have also explored our different senses by going outside and exploring in the woods. During our morning out we collected lots of different Autumnal objects like different leaves, sticks, holly, branches etc. We enjoyed using adjectives to describe the objects we brought back to school!

During the last couple of weeks, we have been focusing on 'Space' and have read the story 'The Man on the Moon.' We have been busy sequencing the story, designing and describing our own Aliens, writing a letter to Bob and making a list of what we would take to the moon!


In Maths we have been adding, subtracting, measuring length, capacity and weight. To measure length we have used cubes and rulers. For capacity we measured water in different containers with coloured water. To measure the weight of objects we used balancing scales and cubes to know how many cubes heavy an object was! We have also been looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. Our shape hunts were fun and we made 3D junk models out of recycling! 


In Project this half term our topic was 'Blast from the Past.' We have created self portraits using oil pastels and looked at the Artist Van Goph. We discussed his creations and voted for which of his Art pieces we liked best and why. We looked at food that was eaten in the 1950's and how it differed to what we eat now. We also spoke about if we would like to eat things like tinned fruit with carnation milk, spam fritters, meatloaf or salmon sandwiches. We have also been listening and dancing to old Singers like Elvis Presley and the Beatles. This has been really fun! Another activity we did was sort toys into 'past and present.' We noticed that old toys were mainly made of metal and wood compared to toys we play with now that are mainly made out of plastic! We also noticed that the colours on toys are much brighter now!