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Year 1

Green Class

Teacher: Mrs Gurung

Red Class

Teacher: Mrs LeCount

Curriculum Newsletter

Celebration of Work

06/07/2018 - This week, Year 1 have continued to learn more about the Great Fire of London. We have used our knowledge of this to write a good description using lots of amazing adjectives to make our description more interesting and lively in English. In Maths, we have started to learn about measurements. We began to measure and record the lengths and heights of the objects using non-standard units such as cubes. Then we moved to use standard units of measurement such as cm scale. We are also learning to compare the lengths and heights and using the correct vocabulary.



In Science, we made our boats using different materials which were water-proof, light and strong. After that, we tested our boats to find out whether they were really water-proof, float-able and strong enough to carry stones in the water.




29/06/2018 - In Year 1, we are continuing our learning about London. This week we looked at how the Great Fire of London changed London since it happened. We were very thrilled to experience what really happened during the time of the Great Fire through a drama workshop delivered by a very talented and professional actor from London. We learned so much about how the fire started, how people felt during the fire, how the fire was stopped and many other interesting facts. We worked in groups collaboratively to become different things such as an oven, fire, River Thames, building, bread roll, explosives etc. We had great fun and we also picked up on some good acting skills. 





25/05/2018 - Year 1 has been very busy this week! We started the last week of the term by having our own Year 1 Banquet as we have been learning about the banquets that kings and queens had in the past. As our bean plant had grown and needed more sunlight, we planted our seedlings in our vegetable patch in our outside learning area. We also learned about Islam and Ramadan in our RE lesson and some children were very keen at sharing what they do during Ramadan such as ways of praying. 




11/05/2018 - Year 1 have had a very busy week! We have started to learn about money in our Maths. We are trying really hard to recognise the value of coins and also using our addition skills to add money. In English, we have started to look at the features of a newspaper report. In Science, we have planted our beans and wrote about how we planted them and what we need to help them grow.

We have practiced doing the Hockey Race in our PE lesson. For History and Geography, we have continued to learn about different Kings and Queens of England. On Thursday, we had a talk about Fire Safety and we all know how to keep safe from fire.





27/04/2018 - Year 1 have had a rather amusing start of Term 5. We looked at how pants or knickers came in to fashion through reading 'Queen Victoria's Knickers' and 'The Queen's Knickers.' We have been designing and creating our own crazy pair of knickers for our very own the Queen Elizabeth! Watch this space for our designs. ​In Maths, we started off with learning to tell time and deepening our understanding of number and its place value. We have looked at the different parts of our body and senses in Science. In RE, we have been learning to appreciate celebrating Shabbat and its importance for Jewish people. We are very excited for our upcoming trip to Leeds Castle where we will be learning about castles, kings and queens.


16/03/2018 - Year 1 had an interesting week. For our World Book Day, we all came dressed up as our favourite characters from our favourite books and we shared interesting facts about our characters and even told the stories. In our Science lesson, we investigated three types of animal poos made out of coffee, stuffing and gravy and identified whether it belonged to a carnivore, omnivore or a herbivore. We found out that herbivores had plants in their scat, omnivores had mixture of plants and bones and carnivores had bones, meat and fur. See our lovely learning!




23/02/2018 - Children have been very busy in year 1 this week with their fantastic learning. Our learning in English is related to the text 'The Bog Baby.' We have been learning to write a set of instructions to care for a Bog Baby. In maths we have been learning doubling and we also looked at arrays to understand multiplication. In our science lesson we have learned to classify animals into carnivore, herbivore and omnivore and we had a chance to meet three animals from each group in our science lesson. In RE we learned about why Christians celebrate Shrove's Tuesday and designed our own pancakes. In Geography, we looked at maps and drew our classroom maps. In PE we learned to work as a team to win the game.


26/01/2018 - In Year 1 we have been observing different kinds of weather on a daily basis. We have also been looking at how the weather forecaster presents a weather report and have written our own weather reports in English. In Maths, we have been learning to add and subtract two digit numbers and solve word problems. In science we have learned about the changes in winter and spring season. In Geography, we have looked at different types of weather in different parts of the UK and how to forecast weather. In PE we have been learning to control balls using bats and experimenting with different movements. For RE we have been thinking and sharing our ideas about what makes a good friend and when we find it difficult to build friendships. 


8/12/2017 - This week the children in Year 1 were very proud to perform the song they have been learning to Year 2. They used instruments to mimic the sounds of the different transport. 

Year 2 (and the staff) thought we did a good job!


1/12/2017 - This week was a fantastic week for Year 1! We brought in our bikes and scooters and of course our helmets to the school for an experience day. We completed an obstacle course on our bikes and scooters. Then we had a race on our bikes and scooters with our friends. ​It was a very exciting and a fun day! Next we had to write about our experience day in a recount using time adverbials and amazing adjectives.



In Maths we learned how to solve word problems. In Science, we looked at how to identify appropriate materials to make things. In History, we have learned about the invention of the airplane. In Computing we learned how to take and edit photographs. Some of these pictures on the newsletter are taken by the children using a Tuff Camera. In Religious Education, we looked at how people celebrate Christmas and we have practiced singing Christmas songs for our Christingle Service.


10/11/2017 - We have been very busy learning about new things based on our Transport Topic. In English, we are learning to write a story in sequence using time adverbials. In maths, we started off the term by looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.


We have been using shapes to create models of transport. We have also been learning to write numbers in words in Maths. In science, we are learning about different kinds of materials and doing experiments to identify the properties of the materials. In PE, we are experimenting with dancing with objects and pretending to dance with them. We are using our body movements and the objects to create some shapes.  In Art, we are learning about Kandinsky’s concentric shapes. We are also learning to sing songs related to the transport in our music lesson.



29/09/2017 - In year 1, we have been learning about addition using different concrete and pictorial methods such as part whole models, Numicons, numberline, counters.

In English, we have been learning to follow instructions and write set of simple instructions through the story ‘A squash and a Squeeze’. We are also learning about different kinds of common animals and grouping them based on their different features in science.


15/09/2017 - The children have settled really well into Year 1 and have been enjoying taking part in learning new things.

We have learned the story of The Little Red Hen and we wore masks and acted it out. 

In maths we have been using a new resource called Numicon. It helps us to recognise numbers and we can use it alongside other resources like tens frames and double sided counters.


Mrs LeCount, Mrs Gurung and the Year 1 team are so impressed with how independent the children are being in their new Year 1 classrooms.