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  • Quiz Time!

    Hello Year 1!

    As we will be back at school next Tuesday, I thought I would give you the answers to this week’s quiz today so that you can see how you got on!

    1. Paddington’s favourite sandwiches are marmalade.
    2. The strongest of the pigs’ houses was made from bricks.
    3. Stick Man’s family live in a tree.
    4. mouse  meets the Gruffalo in the woods.
    5. The name of the book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
    6. Hairy Maclary is a dog.
    7. Jack finds a giant’s castle at the top of the beanstalk.
    8. Goldilocks eats a bowl of porridge at the bears’ house.
    9. Winnie the Pooh’s best friend is Piglet.
    10. The owner of the chocolate factory is Willy Wonka.





  • Happy birthday!

    A very Happy birthday to these children who have celebrated their birthdays in February




    Blue (3rd), Bradley (4th), Douglas (18th)                                          Zuzanna (1st), Arabella (2nd), Muhammad (5th)

    Emily (17th), Ralph and Millie (17th)




    We hope you had a special day celebrating even though it’s a bit different to usual!


  • Quiz Time!

    Hello Year 1!

    Thank you to everyone who had a try at my Maths quiz last week! I’m going to give you the answers so that you can see how you got on and then I’ll show you this week’s quiz.

    1. A rectangle has 4 sides.
    2. 9 + 6 = 15
    3. Double 8 is 16.
    4. I would have 5 sweets left.
    5. The order of the objects from heaviest to lightest: a cara tablea brick, an apple, a pencil.
    6. The number pattern is counting in 2s : 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
    7. There are 7 days in a week.
    8. November  comes after October.
    9. Half of 14 is 7.
    10. I could use 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p coins to make 37p, but you may have found a different way.


    This week’s quiz is to do with books and stories as it is World Book Day on Thursday.

    Have a try at these questions and remember to post your answers on Seesaw!

    1. What kind of sandwiches are Paddington’s favourite?
    2. What sort of material is the strongest of the pigs’ houses made from?
    3. Where do Stick Man’s family live?
    4. Who meets the Gruffalo when he takes a walk through the forest?
    5. Can you finish the name of this book: The Very Hungry __________________.
    6. What kind of animal is Hairy Maclary?
    7. What does Jack find at the top of the beanstalk?
    8. What does Goldilocks eat in the bears’ house?
    9. Who is Winnie the Pooh’s best friend?
    10. Who owned the factory in the story of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’?
  • Great start to the new half term!

    Hello Year 1!

    We wanted to share some of the AMAZING work we have been sent this week. It is so lovely to see you have all got stuck back into home learning sooo well after the half term break! All of the adults at school are very proud of you!

    Thank you and keep it up…only 1 more week!

  • Quiz Time!

    Hello Year 1! I hope you all had a good half term!

    I’ve got a Maths quiz for you to try today. Good luck!

    1. How many sides does a rectangle have?
    2. 9 + ? =15
    3. What is double 8?
    4. If I have 12 sweets and I give 7 of them to my friend, how many will I have left?
    5. Can you put these objects in order from heaviest to lightest?

    a brick           an apple            a car              a pencil                  a table

    1. What are the missing numbers in this pattern?

    10,  12,  _______,  16,  _________, 20

    1. How many days are there in a week?
    2. What month comes after October?
    3. What is half of 14?
    4. Which coins could I use to buy a cupcake that costs 37p?

    I look forward to seeing your answers on Seesaw!

    Mrs. Gavriel

  • Time to celebrate!

    We would like to say a big thank you for all your hard work this half term. It has been lovely to see all the fun you are having. You are all amazing!

    Have a fantastic half term. Make sure you relax, have fun and get outside!


  • Pancake Day!

    This year, Pancake Day is on Tuesday 16th February.

    Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the day before the start of the Christian festival of Lent. Traditionally, people would use up the nice ingredients in their cupboard and make pancakes before getting ready for 40 days of fasting before Easter. During Lent, they were not allowed to eat rich foods – one of these was eggs, which are the main ingredients for pancakes.

    I hope you get a chance to make some pancakes next Tuesday – I wonder what your favourite topping is?

    I have found a story called ‘Mr. Wolf’s Pancakes’ by Jan Fearnley, which I hope you enjoy. I think you might recognise some of the characters!

  • Athletes

    Here are some PowerPoint presentations that you might find helpful for your English work this week. You can use the information to help you complete your non-chronological reports. We look forward to seeing your finished work at the end of the week!


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  • Quiz Time!

    Hello Year 1!

    You might have noticed that I am a day early with my quiz post this week! This is because I’m going to be letting you know about something else in tomorrow’s post, but I wanted to give you the chance to see how you got on with last week’s Animal Anagrams! Have a look at the answers below…

    1. wco = cow
    2. bbirat = rabbit
    3. igetr = tiger
    4. arbe = bear
    5. ogd = dog
    6. rhmatse = hamster
    7. nloi = lion
    8. oietosrt = tortoise
    9. lubl = bull
    10. serho = horse
  • Quiz Time!

    Good morning Year 1!

    Thank you so much to everyone who had a go at my general knowledge quiz last week – it was lovely to see so many of your answers on Seesaw!

    I will now share the answers with you so that you can see how many you got right…

    1. The opposite of loud is quiet.
    2. You would do backstroke in swimming.
    3. Humpty Dumpty fell off a wall.
    4. We use our tongue for tasting.
    5. Monday is the day that comes after Sunday.
    6. Bread is a solid.
    7. Ten more than 26 is 36.
    8. There are four 5p pieces in 20p.
    9. We live on planet Earth.
    10. Polar bears live in the Arctic.


    Let’s move on to this week’s quiz now!

    Written below are some Animal Anagrams for you to try. An anagram is a word that has been written with the letters in the wrong order.  For example, cat might be written as tca.

    Can you try and unscramble these animal names?

    1. wco
    2. bbirat
    3. igetr
    4. arbe
    5. ogd
    6. rhmatse
    7. nloi
    8. oietosrt
    9. lubl
    10. serho


    Good luck Year 1 and I look forward to seeing your answers on Seesaw!

    Mrs Gavriel


  • Children’s Mental Health Week

    Good morning Year 1!

    This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and this year’s theme is Express Yourself.

    Expressing yourself is about how you show your feelings and ideas – it could be through art, music, writing, poetry, dance and drama. Most importantly, it’s about doing activities that make you feel good and show who you are (your personality).

    The Children’s Mental Health Week’s website has a range of ideas and resources, including:-

    • A link to a Children’s Mental Health Week assembly
    • Free resources for families (in the Parents and Carers section)


    This week on Seesaw, Mrs Gavriel will also be reading poetry and stories connected to the ‘Express Yourself’ theme as well as suggesting some activities you could try.

    Finally, as parents and carers, you also need to look after your mental health. On the Merry Hill website, there is a list of sources of advice and support available to you.

  • Happy birthday!

    A very Happy birthday to these children who have celebrated their birthdays in January




    Alex (31st)                                                                                                                                                Rhea (30th)


    We hope you had a special day celebrating even though it’s a bit different to usual!


  • Let it snow….!

    Hello Year One!

    We hope you have enjoyed some time in the snow! It definitely cheered us all up and gave everyone a reason to smile! We hope you had a lovely day and spent lots of time outside.

    Thank you to those of you who sent in photos of you in the snow. We wanted to share the happiness!



  • Quiz Time!

    Hello Year 1!

    Thank you to everyone who tried my Maths quiz last week.

    I gave you the numbers 2, 4, 8 and 3 and you had to add them to make different totals. I’m going to show you the answers now so you can see how you got on!

    4 + 3 + 2 = 9

    8 + 2 = 10

    8 + 3 = 11

    8 + 4= 12

    8 + 2 + 3 = 13

    8 + 4 + 2 = 14

    8 + 4 + 3 = 15

    This week I have a general knowledge quiz for you to try! Have a go at answering these questions and I’ll give you the answers next week.

    1. What is the opposite of loud?
    2. In which sport would you do backstroke?
    3. What did Humpty Dumpty fall off?
    4. What part of the body do we use for tasting?
    5. What day comes after Sunday?
    6. Is bread a solid or a liquid?
    7. What is 10 more than 26?
    8. How many 5p pieces are there in 20p?
    9. Which planet do we live on?
    10. Do polar bears live in the arctic or the desert?


    Good luck and I look forward to seeing your answers on Seesaw!

    Mrs Gavriel

  • ZSL Zoo Bedtime Stories

    Zookeepers at ZSL Whipsnade and London Zoos have swapped their brooms for books to launch a series of virtual bedtime stories in a bid to keep their beloved animals in touch with their youngest fans during lockdown.

    The stories will be available to watch online on Whipsnade Zoo’s Facebook page each weekend until Sunday 21st February.

    We hope you enjoy!