Category: year1

Taking away by counting back

This week in Year 1 we have been learning how to subtract by counting back. We  used the taking away story of first, then and now. For example, first there was 16 birds on a tree, then 8 flew away, now there are 8 birds. After this we practically moved counters from the first to …

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Mini Explorers

Andy Goldsworthy Over the last few weeks we have been looking at Andy Goldworthy’s sculptures. We found out that Andy Goldsworthy uses natural materials to form his sculptures. For example he uses sticks, rocks, leaves and even cow dung! We used the natural objects found in our forest area to design and make our own …

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Vocabulary Day

The children looked splendiferous as they entered school today! We really enjoyed becoming word detectives to find out the meaning of new words as well as celebrating the range of words we knew. Some children celebrated words in their home language, others chose words from their favourite sport and some from books, conversation and films! …

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Sensational Scientists!

Over the last few weeks in Science we have been identifying, grouping and comparing animal groups. So far, we have learnt about mammals, birds, fish and amphibians. In week 1 we learnt that mammals are animals which have hair or fur. In week 2 we learnt about the difference between birds and mammals. We learnt …

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E-books

This half term in computing we are learning about e-books. We started the topic off by looking at books and e-books and comparing them – what’s the same and what’s different. We noticed that e-books could make sounds and sometimes the pictures move too. In week 1 we used Purple Mash to have a go …

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Benchmarks

This week we have been looking at different benchmarks on a number line. We found 0, 5, 10, 15 and 20! We then practised placing the benchmarks on an empty number line. This was very tricky but we knew that 5 is between 1 and 10 and 15 is between 10 and 20. After this …

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Happy Holidays!

We hope you have a great holiday and a happy new year. Thank you for your hard work over the autumn term. We have had the best time settling in to year 1 and learning new exciting things. How you can help at home: Continue reading your colour banded books Complete your Maths Mastery pack …

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Materials

This half term in Science we have been learning about materials. We used the Word Aware approach to learn that a material is ‘What something is made from’. Then we went on a materials hunt around school. We looked for plastic, metal, glass and wood. We recorded our work on Seesaw. Then we learnt about …

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Supertato!

This week in English we have been learning the text ‘Supertato’. We were very surprised to come in to our classroom to find vegetables tied up around the room. Then we spotted Supertato flying through the air with his cape on. We have been working hard to learn the text, by drawing a story map …

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Louie Braille

Our significant person that we are learning about in History is Louie Braille. Louie Braille is still significant today because he invented a system which supported people who are blind. When Braille was young he was sent to a special school for children who were blind. However, there were only 14 books available to read. …

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