Welcome to our Year 1 Page

Class Teacher

Miss Cartwright

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Curtis

Mrs Lee

Working Together Mornings are every Monday.
Outdoor Learning is every other Tuesday. 
Home Learning is given out each Friday and due in the following Wednesday. 
P.E. -  Basketball is on a Thursday.
Multisports is on a Friday.

Please read at home with your child four times a week.

Welcome to our Year 1 page

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What have Year 1 been up to?

Science experiment to make slime!

The children made slime by measuring the ingredients. They used weighing scales to weigh the cornflour and measured out the water carefully. They slowly mixed in the water until the mixture became thick. They then added food colouring to change the colour. They put their hands in the bowl and experimented with handling. We discussed how it felt, if it was hard or soft and if it was a liquid or a solid. 

Writing Instructions

Year one have been practising writing instructions. On Tuesday the children planted a sunflower seed and then wrote instructions on how to plant a seed.  On Wednesday, after watching Miss Cartwright make lemonade, wrote instructions for each step. They then had to follow their own instructions and make lemonade themselves. 

I was very impressed with the results!

Practical Maths Carousel
The children enjoyed a variety of practical activities. They practiced place value by using dienes to make big numbers and they used dienes to add two numbers together. They used clocks to make different times; to the hour and half past the hour. They enjoyed solving number problems to play number bingo and practiced reading written numbers.

Moving Pictures - Wheel Pictures
After reading the story of Little Red Riding Hood the children made moving wheel pictures.
Beware of the wolf hiding in the trees!

Moving Pictures - Sliding Pictures
Year one have been learning about mechanisms.
After reading the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff they made a sliding picture of a goat crossing over the bridge. 
Trip Trap! Trip Trap!

In History we are learning about the Great Fire of London. We have been looking at differences between London in the past and modern day. We have compared houses and picked out the differences. The children designed their own 17th Century house and enjoyed building it using a variety of materials.

STEM week in Year 1!
 

This week the children enjoyed a variety of different activities with a focus science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They explored the five senses, discovered the best way to melt ice, challenged themselves to build the tallest tower using only pegs and lolly sticks.  They explored light and dark, went on a colour hunt… and that’s only to name a few!

We have been learning about coins in Maths this week. On Friday the children took part in a carousel of activities to practice reaching a set amount in different ways. They enjoyed coin bingo, buying and selling, making correct values and solving word problems. 

YOGA

We have been learning different YOGA positions to help us stretch our muscles and relax our bodies. The Sun Game is a big favourite in Year One as the children can have a turn at leading the class. 

In science we are learning about the four seasons. We went on a nature walk into the woods to observe the changing colours and to find out what had dropped off the trees. We collected different items and made 'journey stories' to record what we had found.

Year 1 children have been impressing me this week with their mathematics. Using cubes to find different ways to make a given number, they experimented by splitting the whole number into different groups and added the groups back together to remake the whole.