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Measurements in Maths

In Maths Year 1 have been learning to compare and solve practical problems for length, height, mass and time. We focused on ‘talking like a mathematician’ using specific language when comparing and solving. When comparing length we looked at the height of different objects and our class friends. We used key vocabulary like ‘taller’, ‘longer’ …

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Once Upon A Time at Merry Hill

This week we have been really enjoying traditional tales; The Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk! Panthers and Lions have been exploring the traditional tales in a variety of ways- reading, writing, acting, drawing and – best of all- sharing their learning on our online learning platform, Seesaw! If you’d like to see …

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Moving in 2022!

A very happy new year to you from the Year One team at Merry Hill! As we say goodbye to 2021 and moving into a brand new school year, we are celebrating all the great learning the children have been doing since September. We thought this would be a great time to showcase the finished …

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We have had lots of fun getting into the festive spirit this week. On Wednesday we all wore Christmas jumpers! Then we had our delicious Christmas lunch. It was lovely to see the dining room decorated and have music playing. To make the day even better we even had a visit from Santa himself in …

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Panther trip to Reveley Lodge

Panther class were very excited to go on their first school trip yesterday! We visited Reveley Lodge and travelled back in time to live like Victorian children. As a part of our Time Traveller topic, we learnt all about the lives of Victorian children.  First the children dressed up in traditional Victorian smock dresses and waistcoats. …

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The Merry Hill Shape Detective Club

This term in PE we have been making shapes with our bodies in Gymnastics. In our Time Travelers topic we have been looking at the globe in Geography and looking at shapes from above (aerial view) in our maps. In Maths we continued learning all about shapes by becoming 2D and 3D Shape Detectives. We …

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Lion class visited Reveley Lodge

Lion class were very excited to go on their first school trip yesterday! We visited Reveley Lodge and travelled back in time to live like Victorian children did. As a part of our Time Travellers topic, we learnt all about Victorian toys, including the differences between life ‘then’ in the ‘oldendays’ and ‘now’ in modern …

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Christmas Has Arrived!

We were all very excited this morning with the arrival of our Merry Hill Christmas tree. We each hung our chosen decoration whilst listening to Christmas music. Thank you very much to the Friends of Merry Hill for organising!

Outdoor Maths Fun!

We have been really enjoying taking our learning outside in Year One and being inspired by our school grounds. We linked our learning in Maths with the natural world and the passing of the seasons by doing some ladybird Maths! Ladybirds are one of our first signs of Winter, as in Autumn when our weather …

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Mindfulness Design and Technology

This term in our Mindfulness Monday sessions we are focusing on Design and Technology, following on from the fantastic learning we did on the book, ‘I Can Be Anything, Don’t Tell Me I Can’t!’ by Diane Dillon. We started by looking at a variety of pop up books, and pictures with moving pages featuring sliders, …

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