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Year 1

Green Class

Teacher: Mrs Gurung

Red Class

Teacher: Mrs Hunt

Blue Class

Teacher: Miss Ballard

Curriculum Newsletter

Celebration of Work


This week Year 1 have been learning about number fact families in Maths. We have learnt that subtraction and addition are related to one another.

In English, Year 1 have been writing a set of Instructions on how to make stain glass window biscuits. Using their instructions, the children were able to make and cook their very own biscuit.



During our Maths lessons this week Year 1 Classes have been learning about Subtraction. We have been looking at the different kinds of terminology we use, to help us understand the subtraction rules and to write subtraction number sentence; e.g. take away, minus, less than, to know what is left, to break apart the total.



We had a great start to term 2. We have been reading 'The Pirate-Cruncher' and we are using some amazing adjectives in our character and setting description. In Maths, we started off recapping our learning from last term. This week, we started to look at addition using the part whole models. We are still continuing to learn to count forwards and backwards accurately and matching numerals with the right quantities. In Geography, we learned about the United Kingdom and its four countries and we also looked at the directions. In RE, we read the story of how Diwali, a festival of lights started and made and decorated our own Diva Lamps.

We had a very exciting science lesson this week where we identified and made our own weather measuring devices. We will be watching the weather daily and make recordings.






Year 1's First Field Trip by Safal, Alice and Richie:

We are learning about our local area so we went out for a walk to look around. We walked in partners straight up Postley Road and through the black gate to South Park. We safely crossed over the road and went to the playground.  We used our maths skills of counting to see how many buildings there were. We saw about a hundred houses and a hockey pitch.



Year 1 have been very busy with our learning. We enjoyed reading Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets and writing descriptive sentences in English. We also learned to join clauses using 'and'. In Maths, we have looked at comparing sets of objects as well as comparing numbers. In science, we carried out a simple investigation of finding out whether the oldest person was always the tallest. We fount out that this was not the case all the time. In PSHE, we looked at different types of emotions and feelings at different times. In music, we continued to explore different types of body percussion.





Mrs Hunt, Mrs Gurung, Miss Ballard and the team welcome you to Year 1 Red, Green and Blue class' learning page. Children have settled back in to school life well, exploring their new classrooms and building relationships with each other as well as the teaching staff.

In Maths this week, Year 1 classes have been learning to count accurately from zero to twenty using a variety of objects, ensuring quantities match the numerals correctly. The children have also worked hard in Maths sorting different items in to groups, such as: colour, shape, size, media and materials.


In English this week, Year 1 classes have been learning about what a sentences is - including the use of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in our sentences.

A great start for Term 1!