Year 1

Mrs Leaver (Teacher) / Mrs Telford (ARMs) / Mrs Cunningham
YEAR 1

Welcome

In Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) we build upon and respect the very good start the children receive in the EYFS. We aim to create and provide a safe, secure, motivational and thought-provoking environment that encourages children to become curious and independent learners.

There is a balance between adult directed, child led and independent activities; which incorporates creativity and investigative learning with a solid foundation in more formal methods.

This approach allows for a smooth transition for the children from the Early Years Foundation Stage and encourages the development of self-esteem, independence and mutual respect.

Kick off!

For day 2 of our Sport Relief week the children chose to have a football match. My Stephenson taught them some new skills which they practised before having a final match. It was very close between the two teams but Ryan's team just won  1 - 0, well done all !...

Musical magic

In our music lesson today we had the glockenspiel, hand bells and chime bars out. We learnt about low and high pitch and where to locate these to play them on the instruments. We used the instruments to accompany a song and then made our own sound effects to accompany...

Building the Taj Mahal

This week we learnt all about the buildings in India, specifically the Taj Mahal. We learnt that it is a symmetrical building and researched the answers to questions we had. We built our own version of the Taj Mahal using blocks, playdough and junk modelling. [gallery...

Sandwich making (and eating!)

Today, as part of our topic on 'The Lighthouse Keeper's lunch', we followed instructions to make our own sandwiches. We had a mixture of jam, chocolate spread and Biscoff sandwiches, all of which were delicious! In class we then had to write our own instructions to...

Habitat hunting with the RSPB

Today we had a visitor from the RSPB who took us around our school grounds to find different habitats for wildlife. Following this we made a map of where there were good habitats and where we could improve. We felt our field needed some work as there was litter...

Part whole model

Today in maths we recapped using a part whole model to partition numbers. We explored how a whole can be a number of different things and different sizes, how the parts can be different sizes and then applied it to numbers and partitioning in to more than two parts....

Vehicle building

To link with our topic on India we were given a challenge to build a vehicle that we could use to explore the forest. Last week we designed our vehicles, thinking carefully about what they would need, and this week we have been building them. We learnt how to connect...

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