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Exploring the 5 Senses!

Following on from their learning about the human body in Science, Year One have been learning about the five senses. This week the children investigated different several activities in the classroom to discover and discuss which senses they were using. We all had a lot of fun! We tasted lemon, we smelled mint leaves, felt …

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Peace at Last

Over the next couple of weeks, in English, we will be learning to recognise and join in with predictable phrases from a familiar text. Our book at the moment is ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy. This week we have started by reading ‘Peace at Last’ and learning the story of Mr Bear- who tries …

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Fine Motor Fun

This term we are continuing the children’s fine motor skills they learnt in Reception, during Fiddly Fingers. We do this first thing every morning, before the register and it is a great chance to get our fingers warmed up and our muscles ready for holding a pencil! Some of our activities have been: pre-writing our …

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Mindfulness Monday

We begin every week with Mindfulness Monday at Merry Hill. Our Mindfulness Monday mornings ensure we a calm start to the day and prepares us for a week of learning. This week, the children were excited to get their brand new sketchbooks. The began by designing their own title page in a style of their …

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Our First Week in Year 1

What a fantastic first week we have had settling in to our new classes. In English, we have been reading Funnybones by Janet and Allan Ahlberg to learn all about the human skeleton. Both classes enjoyed drawing around each other and labeling different parts of our bodies. We are really looking forward to writing and …

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Welcome to Year 1!

We would like to welcome you all to the Year 1 Blog. It has been a joy to get to know you all and build relationships with our new Lion class and Panther class at Merry Hill. Our first week has been full of fun learning activities, games and getting to know each other. We …

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Year 1 memories

What a year! We have loved our time with Panthers and Lions…you are all superstars and have done soooo well this year! We thought it would be lovely to look back on some of our memories from Year 1…

Our last week in Year 1

We have had a fabulous last week in year 1, filled with lots of smiles and giggles! We LOVED the sponsored slide! A big thank you to the FOMH for organising it for us! We created a huge MH logo outside on the field using natural materials. We were very proud to show this off …

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Happy birthday!

A very Happy birthday to these children who have celebrated their birthdays in July       Joseph ((5th)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90w2RegGf9w We hope you had a special day celebrating! A very happy birthday to these children that will be celebrating their birthdays over the summer holidays:   Jack (15th August), Victory (30th August), Zahra …

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Playground Plans

This week in Science, we designed our own playgrounds. We applied all of our recent learning about materials to ensure all of the equipment would be suitable based on their properties. We designed our 3D plans using junk modelling and also applied our recent Maths knowledge about 3D shapes. We invited Mr Hobbs into class …

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