Home   Year 1

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to our Year 1 page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 1, access the resources linked to Key Stage 1.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 13th March 2020

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

Year 1 have been working fantastically well on adding detail to their writing this week and learning some new mathematical skills. Well done Everyone!

As we will be writing our own version of the class text Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs, next week. We have been working hard at how we can use adjectives to improve the reading for our audience. We have some fantastic imaginations in Year 1 and the vocabulary that the children were choosing to use was wonderful.

In maths we have been working very hard, learning new concepts. We started the week by beginning to understand multiplication and how we can add groups of equal numbers together. Then we moved on to division and practised how to share groups equally. We loved working together to check we were understanding the steps correctly.

In our topic work we have been studying science and geography. We went on a dinosaur hunt to find out names, diets and interesting facts about many common dinosaurs. Then we investigated where in the world they lived, which showed us the 7 continents.

Dinosaur Fact Hunt    

                Learning new maths skills     

       

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was Esme awarded for having a fantastic week.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Kai for fabulous maths learning.

               Attendance was 97% for Year 1S

Attendance was % for Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • Homework and is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • Read Write Inc. books are sent home on a Friday and they need to be returned the following Thursday. Please do not write your child’s name on the books as they will be used again for another child.
  • PE is on a Wednesday; all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a WATER BOTTLE in school.
  • Tuck shop is now available for a healthy snack at the cost of 50p.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 28th February 2020

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

We have had an amazing week!

This week has been our whole school ‘Well Being’ week where we have been taking part in some fantastic, different and exciting learning.

Our aim has been to spend time together as a class, enjoying new experiences and learning more about each other.

The circus came to school and showed us some circus skills including hula hooping, juggling and magic tricks.  We really enjoyed taking part in the different activities.

The children also enjoyed a yoga session in school on Friday! Here are some photos of the yoga poses we attempted.

We had a go in class first before we enjoyed our session with the yoga teacher.

Our session with the yoga teacher.

The children have taken part in mindful activities. We have focused on the Five Ways of well-being:

  • Give
  • Get active
  • Connect
  • Take Notice
  • Learn

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Skye for having a fantastic start in her new class and school. Skye is a fantastic role model too.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Zac Brown for fabulous work ethic. Zac is always busy getting his jobs done and he won’t stop until they are done!

               Attendance was % for Year 1S

Attendance was % for Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • Homework and is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • Read Write Inc. books are sent home on a Friday and they need to be returned the following Thursday. Please do not write your child’s name on the books as they will be used again for another child.
  • PE is on a Wednesday; all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a WATER BOTTLE in school.
  • Tuck shop is now available for a healthy snack at the cost of 50p.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 7th February 2020

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week in literacy we have continued to look at Traditional Fairy Tales. We have been writing using the personal pronoun I, so that they can write in role of Sleeping Beauty or the handsome Prince. The children have also been writing in past tense by adding ed to an action word.

In maths our focus has been learning to use number lines to help us to add and subtract.

Our topic work continues about light sources, the children have a good understanding of discussing natural light sources and manmade.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Hunter for working hard at improving his handwriting and for being a maths genius.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Gracie for her persistence of not giving up in maths.

               Attendance was 95% for Year 1S

Attendance was 94.2% for Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • Homework and is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • Read Write Inc. books are sent home on a Friday and they need to be returned the following Thursday. Please do not write your child’s name on the books as they will be used again for another child.
  • PE is on a Wednesday; all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a WATER BOTTLE in school.
  • Tuck shop is now available for a healthy snack at the cost of 50p.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 24th January 2020

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week in literacy we have begun to write our three-part story called Mrs. Noah’s Pockets. Our story is based on a traditional tale and we have been learning lots of new vocabulary. We have been working hard to make sure we use finger spaces between our words and we sound out our words to spell them.

In maths our focus has been naming and describing shapes. We used shapes in different ways to understand that a square is still a square no matter which position it is.  

Our topic work has been lots of fun we have been learning how to paint thick and thin lines. We have also learnt how to mix paints and use this knowledge in our paintings.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to for Esme for working extremely hard in her phonics class.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Zac Brown for his knowledge of sounds in his phonics group.

Year 1 creating art

 Attendance was % for Year 1S

Attendance was % for Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • Homework and is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • Read Write Inc. books are sent home on a Friday and they need to be returned the following Thursday. Please do not write your child’s name on the books as they will be used again for another child.
  • PE is on a Wednesday; all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a WATER BOTTLE in school.
  • Tuck shop is now available for a healthy snack at the cost of 50p.

Week ending 15th November 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week in literacy we have been looking at the characters in our class story No Dragon’s for Tea, linked to our topic of superheroes we have also learnt about keeping safe if there ever was a fire.

In maths our focus has been looking at fractions. We have used division to find half of an amount. We find halves and quarters of shapes we have shaded them.

In science: we have looked at materials and their properties. We know why certain materials are used for particular objects, such as glass for windows so we can see through them.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Noah for trying his best to Work super hard all week.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Isla this week for being an outstanding role model in our classroom.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 8th November 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week in literacy we have begun to look at superheroes, linked to our topic of superheroes we had special visits from the RNLI, and Farringdon Fire station.

It has been an exciting week. Firefighters came to our school to show us how they attend an emergency and they showed us, all of their amazing equipment and gave us lots of advice too.

The RNLI gave us lots of advice and they let us dress up too. We all know how to keep safe at the beach as well as what the flags mean.

In maths our focus has been counting in 10’s. We used objects to help us understand what counting in 10’s represented. Why not test us at home because we are really good at this!

Our topic work is all about Superheroes.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Max for trying his best to write neatly.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Ava Brown this week for being an outstanding role model in our classroom.

Year 1 RNLI and Fire Fighter visit.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 18th October 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week in literacy we have been looking at Peace at Last and how we can use this story to write a recount. After we will also write our own recount about our visit to Beamish.

In maths our focus has been to add and subtract as well as knowing our number bonds to 10. We have also looked at the hungry crocodile < > symbols. Test your children as I am sure they can give you an example.  

Our topic work is geography. We have looked at the different countries within the UK and we have also looked at the seas around us.

We have had a Give Racism the Red Card Day.  We talked about the right thing to do and how we all expect to be treated.

Year 1B all wearing red in support of Give Racism the Red Card.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Maisie for excellent behaviour and trying her very best to complete her work.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Lucy for her amazing story writing.

Attendance was 96.7% for Year 1S

Attendance was 95.0% for Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • Homework and spellings are sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • We have also sent home reading for pleasure books with the homework, to be returned on a Wednesday.
  • PE is on a Wednesday; all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a WATER BOTTLE in school.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 4th October 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week we in literacy we have begun to write our story Not Now Bernard. We have been working hard to make sure we use finger spaces between our words.

In maths our focus has been counting in 2’s. We used objects to help us understand what counting in 2’s represented. Why not test us at home because we are really good at this!

Our topic work has moved into history. We thoroughly enjoyed a trip to The Beamish Museum. We got to try out lots of traditional toys.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to  for coming into school really happy and ready to work.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Ava Brown this week for being an outstanding role model in our classroom.

Year 1 Beamish Museum Visit

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 27th September 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week we in literacy we have really enjoyed role playing the story Not Now Bernard. We have some amazing actors in year 1.

In maths our focus has been looking closely at counting groups and using a number line. We have learnt how to use a number line by jumping away from the starting number.

Our topic work has continued in the area of science. We have been looking at our senses and how we use them.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Marnie Carr for coming into school really happy and ready to work.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Joey Joyce this week for being an outstanding role model.

Year 1 Actors

Attendance was 94.8% for Year 1S

Attendance was 94.2% for Year 1B

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 20th September 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week we continued working on our correct letter formation and how to sit letters neatly on the lines. We have worked really hard at this.

In maths our focus has been looking closely at counting forwards and backwards. We have learnt how to write our numbers in words as well as digits. Why don’t you test us at home?

Our topic work has continued in the area of science. We have become scientists and began using scientific language like diagrams, equipment, data and biology.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, was awarded to Evie Gibson for showing a fantastic effort in all of her lessons.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Louis this week for his fantastic effort.

Year 1 Scientists

 Attendance was 92.4% for Year 1S

Attendance was 93.2% for Year 1B

Year 1 Class Blog

Week ending 13th September 2019

Welcome to Year 1’s class blog.

This week we began by looking at writing letters correctly, we made sure our letters sit on the lines and they are the correct size.

In maths our focus has been looking at numbers and their place value on a number line from 0-10 and 10-20. We have ordered numbers, counted numbers and have written numbers.

Our P.E. lessons will be on a Wednesday and we will be learning gymnastics. We will learn how to do forward rolls and cartwheels, especially looking at how to keep ourselves safe whilst doing gymnastics.

Star of the week for Mrs. Bewick’s class, last week was awarded to Ava for showing a fantastic effort in all of her lessons.

This week it is Freddie for taking the time and effort to write beautifully.

Star of the week for Mrs. Stamper’s class was awarded to Ava B this week for being a superstar in everything she has done.

Year 1 Class Councillors

Marnie Smart – Year 1S  
           Ava Russell – Year 1B

   Reminders:

  • Homework and spellings are sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • PE is on a Wednesday, all children need to have a suitable PE Kit in school.
  • If your child is wearing earrings they must be able to remove them themselves for P.E.
  • Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school.